In short: Ho ho ho! In full: Travelled up from Birmingham, to stop with family. This was by far the most fun race I've run. Convinced my partner, who's still recovering from serious head injuries after a car crash last year, to take part - and we managed to run about 2/3, with some walking in between. Although not glorious contryside, the route takes in some famous sights - he mentioned what a beautiful city Liverpool is. Certainly not PB material, due to the huge numbers involved - and not what I'd consider a *serious* race, but a wonderful atmosphere. Bit of a queue for goodie bags at the end, which could possibly have been done more efficiently - but a medal, goodie bag and T-shirt is a pretty good haul. Fantastic morning - worth every mile of the M6 there and back again! Date of review: December 3, 2006
In short: good escape from commercial Christmas and just have fun - my kids watchingthought it was great fun too! In full: car par k recommended could have had speedier entrance system - each car waiting for machine produced ticket was too slow - perhpas tickets could be handed out next time Date of review: December 3, 2006
In short: A truly heart-warming event. In full: Thank you for the invitation to report on today’s Liverpool Santa Dash.
I thought the vast majority of people had a most enjoyable day, certainly, we did, and I say we because I jogged around the course and my family were able to drink coffee in a race-side café. The event organisers, the runners, the families and all the supporters had to contend with near Artic conditions as freezing gale force winds whipping up off the River Mersey. There were problems mainly due to there being too many runners and I do appreciate that this was an attempt at a World Record; however, I would strongly suggest future consideration should be given to either limiting the numbers of runners or enhancing the event regulation. That said, I do not want to digress from my foremost judgment of this being a truly heart-warming event and an event ideally suited to the reincarnated or first time runner.
In short: Fabulous morning!! It was amazing to see a sea of red!! put me right into the festive feeling!!! In full: Great organisation and it was lovely to hear the band before the start. Unfortunately could not hear all the great speaches, sound really did not carry! This year it was hard to know where we started and where we finished!! But then I ask myself does that really matter when I'm dressed as a Santa!!! I had an amazing morning!! Fabulous goody bag, medal and t-shirt!! The Event - Fabulous!!!! Go do it!! I'll be back nest year!!! Date of review: December 3, 2006
In short: it does what it says on the tin In full: a chance for mums,dads,grandads and grandmums to dress up as santa with their kids to 1.have a laugh b4 xmas 2. get in record books and make money for needy charities Date of review: December 3, 2006
In short: PIty about the lack of a start and a finsih - and what was going on at the end????? In full: Great fun run, just a pity that the organisation at the end was almost nonexistant! A couple of my friends gave up waiting for their T-shirts!!!! Having one narrow route through the end to hand in your numbers was crazy, for the world santa record, and the free for all for the goody bags was vicious in places.........
That said it was a fun run, and my first 5K (doing things my way the only other race I've done in the GNR).. just a bit more thinking at the end and it'd be great!!!