Park Run has become a massive phenomen over the last 10 years, with over 1 million running every week. Manchester is blessed with many, including Wythenshaw, Worsley woods, Platt fields, Burnage and Heaton Park.
Theres also a park run right on our Saturday door step. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/stretford/
It starts at 9am each Saturday, and is a friendly flat course. And of course, you can continue your run with Manchester Frontrunners if training for a bigger run.