Come and support our 10k runners

| 14.05.2019

Come and cheer on our runners at the Manchester 10k Run this Sunday (19th).

There's a fantastic team of people taking part in the event (see below). We really want to make our presence known, so please join us if you're in the area and help us make some noise.

Where to meet

We'll be setting up a cheer point outside Xpress Pizza on the A56 from 1:30pm. We'll then be heading to the Rain Bar with the runners at around 4:30pm for a post-run celebration. You're very welcome to come along to both or either.

Our team

Here are brief introductions to some of the team, and a little bit about why they're running for the BSA. Please consider sponsoring any or all of the runners - you can do so by clicking on the links to their Justgiving pages below (JustGiving sends your donation straight to BSA and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you're a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more).

Thank you for your support!

The Insteppers

Taking time out from their research project of people who stammer at Oxford University (which recently featured on BBC Breakfast), Nicole Eichert, Mairead Healy and Jen Chesters (pictured right) have been training hard for the 10k.

“We get so much from doing our research with people who stammer, and we're so grateful to all the participants who come and work with us. We would love to give something back.”

You can sponsor the team at

Michael Smith

Michael started running seriously in 2016 and will be aiming to break his current 10k PB of 35m 57s. He says, “Growing up with a stammer, I know first-hand how difficult for young children and teenagers it can be, with just trying to fit in. By raising money for the BSA I can help sufferers get the support needed.”

You can sponsor Michael at

Rory Cowen

Rory is running the 10k to raise awareness of stammering. “I am a stammerer and have experienced how isolating the condition can be. This is why I am taking part in the Manchester Run.”

You can sponsor Rory at

University of Sheffield team

Lucy Dyson, Judy Clegg (pictured right) and Maddy Lamb are a team of Speech and Language Therapists and academics running for the BSA. “We want to raise awareness of their new campaign 'Stamma' and raise money to support their development and running of a new webchat service."

You can sponsor Lucy, Judy and Maddy at

Rachel Everard

Rachel is the Service Director here at the BSA, and is taking the Manchester 10k so seriously that she’s even refusing offers of cake. Which of course means more for the rest of us (thanks Rachel!). “As a person who stammers myself and through my work as a Speech and Language Therapist, I know how difficult it can be to have a stammer. I want to make a difference to the lives of people who stammer.”

You can sponsor Rachel at