Liverpool Half Marathon 2012

Run to the Mersey Beat! 18.03.12.

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cougie    pirate
18/03/2012 at 14:47
Great race as ever Alan and almost perfect weather.
Bring on the Marathon eh ?

Tee shirt is fab and I shall be poncing around in the gym later in it.
18/03/2012 at 15:03
1.32 for me today First race since May2010 due to injury so more than happy. Loved the course. Last time I did it it started and finished in the park. This was much better. Liked hitting parliament Hillnearly on too. Great weather. Well done and thanks to Alan and the team for a well organised event at least so far as I was concerned.
18/03/2012 at 15:06

LOVE the T shirt and weather was great.

Collection of T shirt much better than last year & did not miss the goody bag, I have already decided the tech T will be worn as my main training top.

Only minor niggle is the arrangements at the start - notices with anticipated finish times would seperate out diferent paced runners and ease congestion also speaker by the tax building would help others know what was happening (think Chris was giving loads of encouragement but to be honest could not hear what was going on - in fact had no idea the race had started). These are MINOR points - the race was brill and will be doing it again.

second Liverpool half & I manged to cut nearly 20 min off last year (training does make a differencce it would appear!)

WELL DONE

18/03/2012 at 15:39

Missed the goody bag

Great event, well organised and couldn't have ordered better weather.

Got to High 5 Kris too - legend.

Congratulations to all involved - you deserve it.

18/03/2012 at 15:57
Does anyone know where / when there will be photos - didn't catch who was doing photoraphy this time
18/03/2012 at 16:45

link to photos is on Run Liverpool web site - not up yet tho.

Thanks for a brilliant race - must be my favourite 1/2 marathon by a long shot - knocked 13 mins of last years time and 6 mins of my 1/2 marathon PB.

Really really enjoyed it - excellent course - and great support.

18/03/2012 at 16:53

lovely weather got round just under 2 hours was pleased as had been sick this month and training got put back a lot so athough normal time is usually 145 was glad to finish loved t shirt but didnt realise there were goody bags where were they ? i was feeling a bit dizzy and not with it at finish so must have missed them !!!!!

cougie    pirate
18/03/2012 at 17:26
There weren't goody bags I think.
Quality tee and medal were far better than the goody bags you normally get at races.
18/03/2012 at 18:08
An excellent event. Well organised, good support all the way round. Better quality t-shirt than last year and cool design too.
Thanks to all concerned.
Iron Muffin    pirate
18/03/2012 at 18:20
cougie wrote (see)
Great race as ever Alan and almost perfect weather. Bring on the Marathon eh ? Tee shirt is fab and I shall be poncing around in the gym later in it.


In the gym later.... respect.

Are you the cheerful pirate who sped up te hill and shouted hello?

18/03/2012 at 18:23
As far as I was aware there was no goody bag. Certainly didnt see anyone handing any out.
18/03/2012 at 18:23
Fantastic race, well organised, thanks to all the supporters, they really helped, looking forward to next year's race already!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18/03/2012 at 18:56
I had a great day. After a really disappointing Marathon in October due to illness, everything came together today so I banished the ghost of October 2011.


18/03/2012 at 19:31
Great day, even if I did struggle a little on the 3 mile finishing straight!

Bit of a bottleneck prior to start, but with those numbers only to be expected.

Did also wonder whether having expected time markers before the start to try and get similar runners together would help. Must be frustrating for quick runners having to pick a way through slower runners who went off early and also puts pressure on slower runners to perhaps run faster than they should. Just a thought!





18/03/2012 at 20:04
Fabulously organised as usual. Only thing I could say needed improvement was the parking on the dock, only seemed to have one pay station open so was massive queue. But despite this really enjoyed the race (third time of competing and will be signing up for fourth)Oh T shirt superb!!
18/03/2012 at 20:38
Love this race. Good organisation, lovely course. I agree that it was quite congested in places but time markers at the start are rarely adhered to in my experience. This race is quite rightly growing in popularity so bigger crowds are to be expected. Really enjoyed my run, no PB but need to put the training in for that I suppose!
18/03/2012 at 20:50

Ref Paul Plested blog

Yes mate far to many bottlenecks this year, but on saying that what a fantastic event well done Alan and the team again.... the t shirt is fantastic....

18/03/2012 at 22:22
Nice start and finish on the sea front, and good useful shirt, but other than that quite a dull route for me, I wouldn't fancy running that regularly.Pity about the bottlenecks but to be expected with the numbers I suppose, and it was really chaotic at the end, lots moaning that they didn't have a goody bag, I'm not a fan of them myself, I can get leaflets in the post,  
18/03/2012 at 22:29
Cracking race.  I thought the course was excellent and managed a PB.  Not run it before, but will definately do it again.  Sefton Park certainly feels a lot different half way through a half, than it does in the second half of a full marathon.  Only complaints are before the race - the car park pay station was ridiculous, and somehow the queues to the toilets were prohibitive in spite of there being loads of portaloos.  Being a bloke I was able to take the open air option.
18/03/2012 at 23:36
I enjoyed the day but IMHO the start needs to be staggered by expected finishing time. I'm not especially speedy but seemed to spend most of the first 4-5 miles trying to get past slower runners. I guess I should be a bit more pushy at the starting line!
Edited: 19/03/2012 at 00:59
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