Rocking Out at the Manchester Marathon

April 8, 2019

Rocking Out at the Manchester Marathon!

 

60 children from Altrincham Chorlton and Sale put on a winning performance at this year’s Manchester Marathon singing crowd-pleasing, upbeat songs to the 20,000 marathon runners who braved the challenging 26.2 mile route.

Belting out classics such as I’m Still Standing (Elton John), I Predict a Riot (Kaiser Chiefs) and I’m Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and The Waves) got plenty of positive reactions from the passing runners, with high fives and air guitar moves giving the competitors a much need energy boost as they approached the half way point.

This is the sixth year we’ve been a part of the Manchester Marathon and each year it just gets better. The children rehearsed their socks off for this performance and we were delighted to see their moment in the spotlight getting so much positive feedback.

Manchester Marathon runner Sinead Ferguson from Sale told us: “Running a marathon takes not only physical preparation but mental endurance, which is perhaps the toughest thing! But reaching the half way point and hearing the volume of voices coming from the Little Belters was just so uplifting. Their smiles, energy and hearing them sing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ as I ran past really helped me push on. If only they could have been there for all the months of training!”

(Image courtesy of Grey Dog Photography)

As well as the uplifting pop songs and enthusiastic voices, the costumes and props really helped to put a smile on the face of the competitors. Being part of this iconic Manchester event was a fantastic experience for us and the children.

If your child loves to perform and wants to be part of this and lots of other performances, why not come along to one of our groups? There’s no audition, all abilities welcome and the first session is free.

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