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Great Manchester Run

Old Trafford, Manchester , 20th May 2018

Stood on the corner

at a moments attention

looking on as the club i volunteer with

engaged in a mighty test of endurance in the northwest sun

Heat making everyone sweat

as feet hit the tarmac of Manchesters roads

rooting them on, the hardy bunch of volunteers

ready to applaud and guide them toward their rewards

it might not be cash – but that medals more than gold

even taking in its colour – as every year the

roads of Manchester take a pounding

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Poetry Sport

Marathon

Marathon

pinnacle of the amateur athletes preparation

stood by the line , waiting for the sound of the air horn

twenty six miles following the road

alongside the record breakers and club runners

and teams in fancy dress.

Guiding the way, the marshals on the miles

leading the athletes to their goal.