It's been an emotional day in Manchester city centre as 40,000 runners and thousands more spectators gathered for the Great Manchester Run.

The event comes less than a week after a suicide bomb attack happened at the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Thousands turned up for the Great Manchester Run Credit: Manchester Evening News
Runners prepare to start the Great Manchester Run Credit: Manchester Evening News
Runners prepare to start the Great Manchester Run Credit: Manchester Evening News
Batman and Robin prepare to start the Great Manchester Run Credit: ITV News