McNeil & Rowe First Finishers at 2023 Manchester Half

Stonking performances over 13.1-miles saw Jack Rowe and Lauren McNeil take the titles at today’s 2023 Manchester Half. Dry and fresh conditions in Greater Manchester helped propel both to record-breaking times, leading a field of 16,500 others.

PUMA athlete Rowe broke the Manchester Half course record finishing in 1:02:40, besting Andrew Heyes (1:04:40) and Tommy Power (1:06:09).

McNeil obliterated the previous best female time, finishing in 1:10:02. Lauren Howarth (1:11:22) and Gemma Astin (1:11:55) also broke all previous winning times to complete a talented podium.

A huge congratulations to our first three wheelchair finishers, Matthew Clarke (58:59), Steve Montgomery (01:10:38) and Rob Smith (01:13:18).

You can watch a stream of the finish line on our official YouTube channel.

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