Beat me and beat a legend: a challenge from Ron Hill

Ron HillMarathon legend Ron Hill has thrown down a challenge to the people of Manchester ahead of the We Love Manchester 10k on Sunday 24 June: "beat me and beat a legend".

Three times Olympian Hill is set to complete the 10k race next month in around 52 minutes.

“I know I won’t be the fastest runner taking part in this event, but to really push the people of Manchester to get the best possible time they can, I’m setting them a challenge to see if they can beat me,” said 73-year-old Hill.

“Not many people can say they have beaten me in a race before, however this is their chance. I may be getting older, but I’m still fighting fit and will make sure I give the people of Manchester a run for their money.”

The race - which takes place on Sunday 24 June - will help raise money for the We Love Manchester charity (formerly the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s charity), supporting good causes in the city of Manchester.

Starting at the Regional Athletics Arena at Sport City, runners will race around the outside of the Etihad Stadium the home of Manchester City FC and the local area before crossing the finish line at the back at Sport City.

Race Director Graham Jackson said: “This race is getting bigger and bigger and it’s great to see the people of Manchester getting involved. Ron is a legend in the running world, so to beat him not only will runners have completed the race in an excellent time, but they can go home knowing they’ve beaten great athlete.”

The We Love Manchester 10k (formerly the City of Manchester 10k) is in association with K-Swiss and is a race for all people of every standard and ALL are welcome.

The entry fee for the race is £18 and £16 for affiliated club runners, including chip timing, and you can enter online now through the following link to the runbritain online entry system.

For more information, tel: 0161 703 5806 or email: or check out the event website at: