In short: Even if you don't get a PB its a race worth doing. Organisation was better than last time In full: Even if you don't get a PB its a race worth doing. Organisation was better than last time and its so cheap. People had gripes about the shuttles getting back into town but given that half of it seems to be dug up and the other half closed (for the race) I've got no complaints.
Will be back next year - this time I will get a PB Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Did PB and broke 1:40 barrier at last, right foot no longer works but who cares! In full: Nearly missed start as I thought it was the queue for the loo. Did anyone else lose their time clip? I thought the bindings were c**p. Good natured racers all round especially the lady who I spat Lucazade over! Sorry but it tastes horride. P.S. That was NOT a hill at 8 miles, just a gentle rise. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Expensive, crowded and dull In full: Too many runners = too many rules = nowhere to warm up and no access to where you want to be (before or after) without (literally) going round the houses and/or arguing with the race officials. Poor 'goody' bag containing advertising flyers, a Mars bar and some washing powder (who's idea was that!). I dont think a duller part of the beautiful Georgian city could be found. I wont be spending my money on this one again! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Well organised and friendly atmosphere but mile markers were hard to spot - first one I caught was 5 miles - which was more than a bit frustrating when you were hoping to pace yourself... Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Excellent organisation and improved from 2005, great atmosphere plus goody bag including Mars bar to chomp at the end and washing powder for the kit! Great day and PB! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Very enthusiastic crowd In full: Thanks to all those supporters and marshalls who stood for hours in the cold to support slow runners like me! Your support was well appreciated. The last three miles seemed uphill and against the wind, or was I just tired? Well organised, but I wonder how many missed the start in the long queue for the toilets - I nearly did! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Agree mile markers could have been more prominent - esp at 2 miles which seemes to be obscured by crowds. Quite an undulating course. No goodie bag was a disappoinment and toilet queues unreasonable but altogether a well-orgainsed race Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A good 1st Half (apart from the wind) In full: Other people have already said it, but a change of scenery would have been nice! Other than that (and the very cold wind) congrats to the organisers for an extremely smooth-running event. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Excellent Value In full: Excellent Value ! defo worth doing it if you live on and around Liverpool. Long trip from London. Well organised.
Didn't sleep a wink night before was swaying around trying to have a cold shower to wake myself up had 8 expresso got caught in the queue for the lavvies when firecracker went off. Weaved in and out on course for the 1.45 then the HILL. Never recovered from that really cramp in hammies and foot was painful (i think I tied me laces too tight ) excellent experience. Bottom Line 1.55 24s
In short: fast field, great weather! In full: Minor gripes: The supplied cousre map was fairly poor esp for the start / finish part of the course. Early mile markers were frustrating to spot and I agree about the deceptive '9 mile' water station (on an incline too!)very demoralising. For the money even a bite size choccy bar (30p?) / banana wouldve been appreciated at the finish. Chicane near the finish seemed unecessary. Toilet queues were comical, lots of blokes queuing not realising there was a urinal. Overall though the course was well marshalled and had great crowd support.