In short: Great warm up training run for FLM In full: Good testing 20 miler - found it tougher than the stafford 20 the previous weekend. a few climbs on a two lap course. easy to find and park and excellent organisation. no real support en-route but the marshalls made up for that - big thanks to you if you were out there today. lots of water stations some with high 5 energy drink which was a nice touch. even got a goodie bag at the finish - no medal but you get a bag of food including a cheese roll and a quality sweatshirt which makes a nice change - wearing it now and its very warm - lol.... would definitely do it again.... Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Beautiful Scenery. Very tough as I thought it would be. The hill from 4 miles is a beast. Well marshalled with plenty of water stations. In full: Very well organised except for all of the waiting around for the presentations after the race. A big thank you to all of the marshalls who must have been frozen in that arctic wind. An excellent pre-London race. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: good drinks stations, perfect weather In full: Weather perfect for 13 miles. Got my bag back within 20 seconds. Changing facilities excellent. Can we have a full marathon for 2008 PLEASE. Can meseyrail stop digging the tracks up for this race PLEASE. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Another good race In full: Good enjoyable race, pretty fast with just a slight hill. I just wish people would start in the correct places by looking at the time guide markers. Definate for next year though! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Top race and a pb as well In full: Had no problems with the buses before or after the event. Nice course apart from the hill. Plenty of water and Lucozade as you ran round. Really enjoyed the day. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Brilliant! A challenging/undulating full marathon with superb views! In full: I have just returned from this marathon and found it quite challenging.Some undulations early on but mostly flatish until 22 miles.Then a few rises in the road that just about finished me off! Well done to the organisers for doing a great job i hope this becomes an annual event.The tent at the end was the best yet with soup/hot drinks/sandwiches etc, and the police even followed the runners on bicicles!The marshals were good offering encouragement & the pipers @ the beginning a nice scottish touch. As usual toilets were thin on the ground around the start but available on the route! Overall a grand day out!! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Great Race, super organisation, fab sweat shirt and a cheese sandwich that Gordan Ramsey would be pround off! In full: A really good preparation for the FLM, the hills make it a good hard run. Very pleased as I managed to get a PB even though the final mile was so tough! Well done all the marshalls, super job!! A lot of other bigger races could well do with taking a leave out of this race. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Very well organised. Airport course. Medel and goody bag excellent. In full: Im slightly biased as i managed a PB, all of 5 seconds. The wind was a bit strong as its an airport circuit. It was really good to have a water station half way (A lifesaver!). A sign post at the main road would have been usefull in driving to the race. Im sure i heard the anouncer say the temp was -5 including wind chill. There were not very many spectators so the atmosphere was a bit subdued. I only managed to get a race number at the last minute as the race deadline was extended. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Great race good support In full: A few more bands around the course would be nice, especially on the last 3 miles which are a bit painfull around the park again. Overall though good organisation-maybe the 10K organisers could take a leaf out of this book? Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: really enjoyed myself today,good course with brilliant support from the local spread throughout the whole course,varied course,flat with a few hills,excellent and regular water stops,good organisation,not keen on a two lap course though,thanks bath! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Very impressive In full: Runner's village was great, well organised race, nice flat course, sunny day and a Mars Bar! Shame about the missing mile markers (or maybe I just missed them!) Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Good race, great route and smooth organisation. In full: My only complaint is the lack of carparking near the event, I like to take my disabled son to events and it can be hard work sometimes.
Other than that I had a fabulous day, the sun undoubtedly helped!!
Good organisation and excellent facilities make this a fantastic event (having said that more toilets would have been nice). But who can fault the big tent, the masseurs, the warm up lady and great PA encouraging everyone to welcome the finishers.
The marshalls deserve a special mention, well done to all, thanks for all the encouragement but it still didn't help towards a PB, 3 minutes away!!
In short: great day out, done Liverpool proud In full: transport to the race by the buses was great,changing tents were a bonus.the start was very good with most people at their correct starting point.marshalls with very helpful and pleasant.crowd were great and very up lifting.Big problem with the baggage tents(some people were waiting over 30 mins.Also even bigger problem with the buses going back to the car park,took over a hour.Be back next year Date of review: March 19, 2006