We’re delighted to share your lineup of incredible hosts, who will be unleashing electric energy from the crack of the start gun all the way to the epic finisher line at the event.

Don’t miss these talented Master of Ceremonies who will be keeping participants and spectators entertained and encouraged on the day.

Let’s meet your hosts!



Sports presenter Pien Meulensteen will be revving up your marathon engine from 8am at the Start Line in Trafford. As the youngest and first female to commentate on a live Premier League game on Sky Sports, Pien is bringing her poise and passion for sports to the role.


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Award winning presenter and national radio broadcaster, Janine Marsh will be part of the MC Finish Line Crew. If you’re from the North-West you may have heard her on the Rock FM Breakfast Show, or more recently, avoided a traffic jam from one of her travel reports on BBC 5 Live. Janine loved cheering on runners at the Manchester Half 2023, and she can’t wait to motivate participants through the finish line this year.

Janine was the Master of Ceremonies at the start line of the Manchester Half in 2023.


Everton Football Club’s Stadium Announcer Graeme White is a recognisable voice to Premier League football fans and radio listeners in the North West. Graeme has also hosted 11 marathons in total and is excited to be part of the action for the first time at the adidas Manchester Marathon. He’ll be bringing his great sense of humour and bags of energy to the finish line.

Graeme has hosted 11 marathons in total during his career.



Cheshire-based Andy Hamilton is bringing a wealth of experience to the Talbot Road finish line commentary team, as he celebrates his 9th year at the event. The 3 hour 26 minute marathon runner and sports coach is an expert in making participants feel uplifted and proud of their monumental achievement – and we’re glad to welcome Andy back to the team this year.

Andy will celebrate his ninth year commentating at both the marathon and Manchester Half this April.



Sports Announcer Matt Ward will be doing the live stream commentary on the day, bringing over 16 years experience of announcing and commentating at running, cycling, triathlon and international rugby events across the UK.

Matt has also voiced a number of highlights programmes on Channel 4, S4C and Eurosport, and been the lead commentator and MC on the start and finish lines of six Manchester Marathon and seven Half Marathon events in the last decade.

Matt has over 16 years of experience in commentating at sports events.


Keep your eyes peeled for this star-studded line up on the day and enjoy the incredible atmosphere created by your hosts!