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Live Reporting

Matthew Henry and Andy Donley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    Well that’s it from us today.

    It has been brilliant, so many inspirational stories that have made this edition of the Great Manchester Run so special.

    Thank you to everyone who has got involved, well done to every single runner who has taken part and good luck to those late starters still out there.

    Been inspired by today’s run? Why not sign up for next year?

    Great Run
  2. Great Manchester Run Highlights

    BBC Two

    If you've missed any of today's TV coverage, or just want to watch it all again, then make sure you watch tonight's highlights programme on BBC Two from 18:00 until 19:00. 

    The show will be packed with emotion, laughter and good old fashioned hard work.

    Don't miss it!

  3. Get Involved


    That's the spirit Sarah! Sun, fun and running, all in the name of charity. What's not to love?

  4. 'Elite athletes have it easy!'

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC Two

    "We had it easy really! 

    "A lot of people here are going out working full weeks, busy family lives, fitting training around that, but still coming here and running personal bests and quick times. 

    "It’s really great to see their elation as they cross the line."

  5. 300,000 finisher

    We have our Champagne Moment. 

    The 300,000 finisher in the history of the Great Manchester Run is... (drum roll please)

    27-year-old Rohit Bedi from Manchester.

    Your place in history is assured.

  6. Weather report

    Ah, here's the rain. Brollies are up around MediaCity. 

    Then again, there have been people saying on Twitter that it's been too hot to run PBs.

    Not anymore my friends, not anymore.

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    We didn't pay Toby to say this I promise.

  8. Post update

    Just to point out, a number of places around the city are offering free or discounted drinks and food to runners today. 

    I did hear rumour of free paella going somewhere in Spinningfields. 

    Free. Paella. Two words that look pretty exciting when placed in succession. 

  9. Post update

  10. Get Involved


    Karen Shaw: Watched amazing runners at Great Manchester Run & inspired to sign up for next years half marathon.

    Dusty Gaskell: Some inspirational & amazing stories on #GetInspired

    Stevyn Monaghan: Massive well done to all the runners today, good on ya.

  11. Great Run stories


    We have a shout out for a certain Margaret Butler, who is running today to celebrate her 65th birthday. Happy birthday and good work!

    If I'm still able to run 10k at 65 I'll be very happy. Especially as the use of the word 'still' there was rather generous to my current abilities...

  12. Weather report

    weather report manchester run

    Remember us talking about how the weather was great? Remember when I described it as scorching? Well, you should also remember that this is Manchester.

    A heavy rain shower has been forecast for 2pm. And it's looking pretty gloomy in MediaCity already.

    With one wave left to start their race, and thousands still out on the course, please stay away rain.

  13. Elite Men's Race results

    Men's race Greater Manchester Run
  14. Elite Women's Race results

    Women's results Great Manchester Run
  15. Wheelchair race results

    In case you missed it earlier here is a quick round-up of the Elite race results.

    Wheelchair results Great Manchester Run
  16. Great Run stories


    Judy and the rest of the Kidneys For Life runners
    Image caption: Judy and the rest of the Kidneys For Life runners

    Judy Skidmore is running today dressed as a kidney bean, to raise money for Manchester charity Kidneys for Life.

    Judy’s son will need a kidney transplant when he's older and his classmate Natalie Elliot, 11, received one just seven months ago.

    Keep up the good work Judy, and all the kidney beans out on the course!

  17. Get Involved


    Well done James, we knew you'd get there! (see 11:43 for a slightly less red-faced, medal-less James)

    A seriously good time, thanks for sharing your Great Manchester Run with us. 

    Go have a well deserved lie down!

  18. 'Hospital bed to Great Manchester Run'

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    Video caption: From hospital bed to Great Manchester Run - Meet 15-year-old Brooke Taylor

    Another inspirational story this time from 15-year-old Brooke Taylor. 

    Born with a birth defect, after a series of health complications, Brooke will be completing the run with her Mum and surgeon from the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, who Brooke is raising money for. 

    Her Dad, Mark, says: "Not only has the man saved her life he will now be running with her, it is absolutely fabulous."

    Watch more about Brooke's story in the video above.

  19. Post update

    The Green wave have set off on their 10,000m from Portland Street to Deansgate, just the Pink wave left to run.

    A long wait for them!

  20. 'Proud to be from Manchester'


    Corrie star Tina O'Brien has just been speaking to Phil Jones.

    "It made me really proud to be form Manchester, as I was going around it made me feel quite emotional.

    "If I can do it, anybody can do it!"

    Tina O'Brien Great Manchester Run