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Jan 2020
8:24pm, 20 Jan 2020
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Paul N
I’m staying in Manchester City centre - Princes Street. Anybody know of somewhere nearby that would be good for a bit of speed work in the morning? A half mile, well lit, car free stretch would be fine.
Jan 2020
8:32pm, 20 Jan 2020
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njosmith
It has been a long while since I ran in Manchester but a good option might be to make your way to the canal. I am not aware of a specific spot but once you are past Castlefield I think there would be a good place.
Jan 2020
8:42pm, 20 Jan 2020
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Paul N
Bridgewater Way - looks perfect. many thanks.
Was faffing around the other canal tonight but it was a bit grim.
rhb
Jan 2020
8:52pm, 20 Jan 2020
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rhb
Depends how nearby you mean? Central you'll struggle to get car free for half mile.

Nearest I'd consider is Store Street as it's quieter but not car free, about 400m with bit of incline. Is next to Jutland St for hill reps too.

Adjacent to bottom of Princess Rd there's an unused slip way at the end of Birchall Way, probably about 300m, car fumes around though.

Further out there's a long flat bit by the Quays near Imperial War Museum etc. Or else the path from Holt Town tram stop up behind the athletics stadium to the Etihad Stadium. Or use athletics stadium if open early enough.

I'd avoid canal paths for speedwork as other users bikes / pedestrians may make it awkward.

I've probably overlooked something glaringly obvious.

Enjoy!
rhb
Jan 2020
9:03pm, 20 Jan 2020
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rhb
P.s. Alex Park might work, just up princess rd a bit, wide flat paths is a relatively new (& fast) parkrun course.

Map on this page

parkrun.org.uk
Jan 2020
9:22pm, 20 Jan 2020
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Paul N
Cheers rhb, a few options there!
rhb
Jan 2020
9:41am, 21 Jan 2020
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rhb
How'd you get on?
Jan 2020
6:17pm, 21 Jan 2020
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Paul N
Went down the tow path, was grand but a lot darker than I was expecting (stupidly I had a head torch back at the hotel).

Got out about sixish so it was reasonably quiet until the last mile.
rhb
Jan 2020
6:23am, 22 Jan 2020
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rhb
Nice one glad you got your session done ok.
Jan 2020
7:37am, 22 Jan 2020
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Paul N
Cheers man, three days away with work and managed to get a run in all three days. Happy with that.

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