The Manchester project has to be one of TSG’s proudest moments as it saw the birth of the TSG HeavyDeck solution into the sporting industry and put us onto the path that’s taken us to where we are today. 2009 saw in the first ever Great CityGames in Manchester and TSG installing its very first temporary IAAF accredited running track on Deansgate in the heart of the City Centre.
The Great CityGames provides an extremely unique opportunity to see top athletes from across the globe compete in an urban environment and 2009 also saw Usain Bolt run the fastest ever time for a flying 150m dash @ 14.35seconds.
A variety of other great athletes have since been a part of the games including Yohan Blake AKA the Beast, Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford. The event works on an exceptional premise – ‘taking the sport to the people’ and draws crowds up to 20,000 to see some of the world’s best athletes compete including Olympic, World Championship and European Championship medalists.
Not only have the names developed in the previous years though but so has the event itself, now offering a variety of sporting disciplines including the 200m running track, long jump, shot put and pole vault.
So why not make your way down to Deansgate next year and not only get close to the action but see us and some world class athletes in action – and best of all it is completely free to spectate and no tickets are required.
List of events:
Manchester Great CityGames 2009
Manchester Great CityGames 2010
Manchester Great CityGames 2011
Manchester Great CityGames 2012
Manchester Great CityGames 2013
Manchester Great CityGames 2014