Special guests to make Metrolink Announcements ahead of Great Manchester Run
Posted on 19th May 2023 at 15:46
Sir Mo Farah (pictured) has recorded special announcements to be played across the tram network (TfGM press office)
Passengers riding the Metrolink the weekend of 20/21 May can expect to hear some familiar voices as the city gears up for this year's AJ Bell Great Manchester Run.
Ahead of running his last ever race in Manchester, the four time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah will be taking over the Metrolink airwaves alongside Commonwealth Games champion Eilish McColgan to share travel advice in advance of the event.
The decorated duo will be encouraging people to 'get on your marks, get set, mo!' ahead of the races which will see significant disruption to the city centre whilst the races are being run.
The athletes are the latest in a long-line of famous and familiar voices to be heard across the UK's largest tram network, with Tony the Tiger, Professor Brian Cox, Sir Kenneth Branagh and many others having made guest announcements.
Danny Vaughan, TfGM's Head of Metrolink, said, 'We're delighted to have Sir Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan making announcements on Metrolink, and I'm sure our passengers will enjoy hearing their voices in the lead-up to what is a brilliant event.
Sir Brendan Foster, founder of The Great Run Company, said, 'We hope their voices will inspire runners and spectators alike as they travel to and from the event on Sunday 21st May. We can't wait to see everyone come together and celebrate 20 years of this iconic event.'
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