CDT student runs in the Manchester Purple Wave

Congratulations go to year 2 CDT student David Brooks, who was part of the 2,300 university staff, students and alumni taking part in the 16th Great Manchester run on Sunday 24th May 2019, collectively raising over £28,000 for worthy causes, with University of Manchester’s Chancellor Lemn Sissay, MBE.

Purple wave runners including CDT student David Brooks and UoM Chancellor Lemn Sissay
Purple Wave runners including CDT student David Brooks, pictured left of University of Manchester Chancellor Lemn Sissay MBE.

David Brooks stated

The Great Manchester 10k Run was a fantastic opportunity to join 30,000 runners in an event that began in the city centre and took us out to Manchester United's iconic football ground, Old Trafford, and back again. The turn-out from the University was excellent, with about 2,500 students taking part in purple t-shirts to form the "Purple Wave". The atmosphere was like that of a carnival, with music being played on every corner of the race and supporters being pushed to cheer us on as loudly as possible. As a result of all the encouragement, and from a little bit of training too, I was very pleased to finish with a personal best time of 36:43, putting me at 3rd amongst the purple wave and 99th overall! Overall the Run was a brilliant occasion and I'm looking forward to trying to beat my personal best next year.

Who knows, maybe sometime soon the runners will all be wearing graphene trainers!

Purple wave runners at the start line

More information about the run can be found on the University of Manchester website.

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