In short: Brilliant support - almost deafened me! Made up for the killer hills. In full: A great race. Tough hills, especially the long slow one up to 5 miles, but made up for it with the downhills in the last half (I did the 2nd half 8 minutes quicker than the first half) and really fantastic support. It was great to see how many local people had turned out and made a real 'event' of the day. The support was such a boost. Managed to chop 2 minutes off my pb and come just inside the top 500.
Could do with a lot more loos at the start though - didn't even bother trying to use them after a marshal told me there was a queue 'a mile long' with about 10 minutes to go till the start!
Overall a real confidence booster in the build up to FLM and one for next year.
In short: A well organised race for runners with a wide range of abilities. The only thing that spoils this is the potential for wind with a seaside half marathon. Not a problem this year. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Very good , got pb and found it enjoyable . Love running through city streets rather than boring country lanes so scenery rating of no significance . As usual with most races , disappointed with toilet facilities. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Who needs marathons In full: What a great day out. I ran for as long as it would take me to do a marathon but didn't feel like that at the end. Well organised and the wine gums went down a treat. Thanks for the fun. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: great course9 even the hills), great atmosphere, let down by congested start and finish area and park&ride just did not work! Will leave reeive some of congestion next year by not doing this one again. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: An absolute pleasure. In full: My first half-marathon and definitely won't be my last. A magnificent day, in great surroundings, amongst wonderful people. Even the hill (Parliament Street) just after the glorious sites of Liverpools waterfront did little to dampen my spirits. Roll on 2006! Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Good event, well organised good course In full: My first half, so nothing much to compare with but felt the race day organisation was excellent, park and ride efficient, as was the left baggage facility. Though could have done with more specific signage coming into Liverpool as got lost several times (or was that just us!?) Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: A great race, well marshalled, quick, and a T-Shirt! In full: A quick dash through Eastleigh. Scenery is far from special but great organisation and strong police presence ensure roads are practically traffic free (much to the odd driver's disgust!). Plenty of car parking spaces and well signposted. All in all - Excellent. Date of review: March 14, 2005