Man VS Tram: The Story
Find out if Joe managed to beat the tram!
Man vs Tram is what everyone in Manchester is talking about.
Here's what happened when Producer Joe from XS Manchester Breakfast decided to take on a tram in a race from Piccadilly Station to Deansgate tram stop.
1. It all started with a tweet...
Getting back to being fit, I’ve decided to test myself with a run. I’m not doing 10k or a half marathon etc— Joe McGrath (@RadioJoeM) January 14, 2019
I’m going to race a tram
2. Then Paddy Power got in touch...
THIS. IS. MENTAL.— XS Manchester (@XSManchester) June 3, 2019
Paddy Power have been in touch with @AdsBrown about Man VS Tram and they want in.
You can now place a bet on the tram or @RadioJoeM. Who do you think will win? https://t.co/UkypObhxEz pic.twitter.com/HcIWxRbIm6
3. There was some speculation as to whether Joe was taking the challenge seriously after this revealing image from Adam.
4. Whilst training hard for the event (and definitely not on a night out) Joe managed to sustain an ankle injury. Was the race going to be cancelled?
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: there has been rumours circling about me picking up an injury just before Man VS Tram on Thursday.— Joe McGrath (@RadioJoeM) June 9, 2019
I’m here to let you know the rumours are true. Tomorrow on @XSManchester breakfast we will be doing a live medical to see if the race can go ahead! pic.twitter.com/0rZBMdLg2h
5. The 'tram' even got in touch with some fighting talk...
Weirdest/best email I've ever had... pic.twitter.com/iqW9s6PMkW— Joe McGrath (@RadioJoeM) June 12, 2019
6. Then came the official press conference.
7. And the route was decided.
Sadly the route wasn't my choice! I could of cut down Whitworth street but I was told I mist stick to the route below :( pic.twitter.com/W3kzzw3b9B— Joe McGrath (@RadioJoeM) June 14, 2019
8. Some last minute training took place, thanks to Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard.
9. Things were getting serious.
MAN VS TRAM - THE DAY OF THE RACE— XS Manchester (@XSManchester) June 13, 2019
THE JOURNEY SO FAR!!!! The race has happened but you won't find out who won until tomorrow morning on XS Manchester Breakfast.
Who do you think will do it? @AdsBrown & @RadioJoeM tell all tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/tprU2RYU1s