"Lord, I don't ask that I should win, but please, please don't let me finish behind Akabusi."
Great City Games Manchester 2015The 2015 Great City Games in Manchester involved the usual array of world Class athletes. The 2015 event was given added spice with the return to competitive action of Jess Ennis-Hill.
Stuart was in Manchester for two days, writing for Oxford Mail, reporting for Planet Sport and chatting to athletes.
The John Rylands library provides an impressive backdrop for the track.
Double Olympic champion Felix Sanchez was one of the many top-class athletes in action.
Dinah Asher-Smith pulled off an excellent victory over double European champion, Dafne Schippers
Meghan Beesley won the rarely-run 200 metres hurdles
Jess Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, met the press.
Tiffany Porter on her way to 100 hurdles victory
The event allows spectators get really close to the action!