Emily and Sophie ran the Great Manchester Run half-marathon!

Emily and Sophie ran the Great Manchester Run half-marathon at the weekend, both raising money for charities close to them.


On Sunday, I ran the Great Manchester Half Marathon, raising £236 so far for British Heart Foundation. My training was very sporadic, and in the last couple of weeks I was struggling with some knee pain that thankfully went away on the day.

This time last year, I hadn’t ran further than 5K, so to run just over 21K made me very proud – and very happy that I don’t have to do it again!

The run was a lot more up and down than I was expecting, which made seem a lot more difficult that the flat routes I have been training with. But, the rain held out and it might’ve inspired my parents to sign up for the 10K next year.

My favourite part was seeing my parents at about mile 9/10, when I really needed some motivation to finish. 


I really enjoyed the Great Manchester Run half-marathon, more than I thought I would anyway! Having trained for six months in the lead up to the run, I found it tough but I was proud of completing my half-marathon.

I chose to do this half-marathon to raise money for St Ann’s hospice who we support with PR and communications. The High-Rise team have grown close to many people who all have vital roles at the hospice, so I wanted to give something back to them. I have so far raised £415 which is amazing and I’m so grateful to everyone who has donated to my JustGiving page.

I enjoyed being part of the St Ann’s supporters team and it was great crossing the finish line with so many people cheering me on!

To find out more about the charities we support with PR and communications, please see here.