Musician and writer, Peter Hook has been confirmed as the official race starter for the Therme Manchester Marathon.
On Sunday 3rd April, thousands of runners from all ages and abilities will be celebrating everything great about the North West in the Therme Manchester Marathon, so it is fitting that music legend, and keen runner, Hooky will get the race started.
The former Joy Division and New Order bassist has raised thousands of pounds for various charities, including The Christie Charity where several of his friends and family have been treated over the years.
Since taking part in his first race back in 2006, Peter has experienced the transformative power of running and now runs 10k three times a week.
“This is such an honour,” he says.
“I know all too well the strength and dedication needed to do 10k, never mind a marathon.
“My mind boggles at the thought. I enjoy running immensely and can definitely say that it has helped me cope with some very traumatic events these past years.
“No matter how bad I feel going to run, afterwards I could take on the world!
“Congratulations to all the competitors and you never know…I could be tempted!”
Famous for its fast, flat route and friendly atmosphere, the Therme Manchester Marathon 2022 will welcome a strong elite field as it hosts both the England Commonwealth Games qualifiers and European Athletics Championship Trials 2022, right through to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible.
The route takes in Greater Manchester, travelling through the city centre, Altrincham, Sale and finishing in Trafford.
Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.
“It is fantastic to have a local legend starting the Therme Manchester Marathon in 2022,” says Nick Rusling CEO of Human Race, the organisers of the Therme Manchester Marathon.
“It’s so important to us that the event reflects this incredible city’s identity – and as we all know, music is key to that.
“We’re also thrilled to be continuing to support The Christie Charity.
“What an amazing way for us to kick off the Therme Manchester Marathon.”
To find out more about Therme Manchester Marathon 2022 and sign up, click here.