I did about 10k with running club yesterday, as I hadn't got my long run in over the weekend due to pushing a bit too hard at parkrun I did it yesterday and carried on after runclub. The Mersey is very high so we changed our route a bit, going to walk down there today and see how it's doing.
If I do another HM before the Manchester HM next month I will try some gel, my stomach felt very empty and rock like past around 15k. I carried water with me but didn't really need any , although I was fairly thirsty after. I sped up on the second half and got my 3rd fastest 10k this year. My current goal will mean I cut a heck of a lot of time off my 10k pb for 2 10k's in a row, so in danger of burning out if it isn't realistic, but doable based on my parkrun time.
Ill attach a photo, not from the run but one of my routes last week. If I get there today Ill take another one, I expect ducks are swimming on that lower path. One of the great things about manchester is how easy it is to get out of or into of the city. 10 min walk from my flat and I'm onto the river.