Run to the Mersey Beat! 18.03.12.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for putting the race on first.
Im sure it's an awful lot of hard work and hope you feel rewarded for it.
Here's my view for what it's worth. Great car parking Ok oK so it was a fiver, but well organised and a car full of people hardly makes the fiver break the bank.
The Start/finish line fiasco as some are sugesting. Well, I started at the back, by the time I hit the clock 17 mins had past. I was hardly going to win the race anyway so what does it matter? Hardly a person overtook me and overtaking so many others in the first 7 miles made me feel great. So what's it matter that's what a chip is for.
The route- Personally I think the route is realy nice. I love the park runs and the bit through the city. If I wanted to go and see where the beatles lived or run past Anfield then I would of left the car at the car park and got a bus over there. Only slight critique would be the support, Lots come out for their loved one but not just general support. I wonder how many of the local radio and or newspaper's encouraged people to get off their asses and cheer those fundraiser's on. However that said, those that were out were great, some great scouse whit.
No goody bag? as said, who wants a list of leaflets and useless stuff anyway, but what I would of liked is an Isotonic or recovery shake at the end as opposed to more water and a banana. Great Tshirt though and much better than last year's although my wife has moaned its white and she does the washing, oh and a nice medal that will last way longer than any goody bag.
The only concern for me was my time, it was 3 mins quicker than last year but a disappointing 2hr1min ? so god knows what went wrong? especially as my first 6 miles was done in 50 mins. Maybe I just never respected the course and way off my PB.
So the money? big City races cost a lot to put on, it's dear but great to run with so many other enthusiasts and fun runners.
So well done Alan and team, see you next year.
This was my first Liverpool Half yesterday and have to say I thought it was great.
Loved the route, thought it had a nice mixture of city, parks, dock and seafront. It was slightly congested in places but that is expected in most city races and certainly not dull compared to some races I have done.
Like a lot of people here I didn't miss the goody bag at all, much prefer having a decent tech t-shirt (that I will definitely be wearing when I next go out running!) medal and a bottle of water.
It is great to see the race getting more and more popular, I will definitely be doing it again next year and will be convincing as many of my running buddies as possible to partake too!
I don't think it was expensive, as previously said when you compare to the likes of the GNR it doesn't compare! Totally appreciate the cost it must take to put on an event like this and with more people comes more cost!
Massive thank you and well done to Alan for organising a fantastic event, I hope you are now enjoying a well deserved chill before the next event!!
You must have better handling and steering that me Paul.
Not being able to get past people def. put a couple of minutes on my chip time. Its not the end of the world, I still PB'd and at least I've left room for further improvement in my next race.
Orbutt wrote (see)
Barry - Pictures will be available from here but they're not up yet.
Didn't run it this year as I was injured ..Mrs Warkie enjoyed the run and got a PB as well ..not seen the T-Shirt yet as it was left at the mother in laws however the missus was really chuffed with it..
Hope to be able to run it next year will defo be at the festival of running and the Tunnel run...and...yes we will both be doing the Marathon again
Great race, weather and day out. PB for me too.
Can I can count the 10k time and claim 2 PBs ???
Better than the £9 i paid at liverpool one for 3 1/2 hours.
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
I was chuffed to bits with the organisation. I get fed up of people complaining. 6300 finishers cannot be wrong.
I've read a lot of the comments which much make for improvements as generally this race gets better every year.
It is agreed that the start is very narrow and with the race numbers getting bigger every year it is only going to cause more of a issue so I believe a staggered start will make it easier, the Manchester 10 is an amazing race and the aim needs to be to make Liverpool as big.
And let's be honest barring the elite (say 5% of the field) we've all done it and had delusions of Farah and Radcliffe when insisting on starting behind the club runners and running down the middle of the road which created bunching but I've never been in a race without it happening so we need to understand it may slow us down a bit but your not gonna make the olympic team now anyway !
So if you are really serious get there early and get near the front and if you notice lots of people going past you run down the side of the road these two things would make the race more enjoyable for everybody.
I believe everybody is very happy with the tech shirt as to have something you can will use for training is great and who really wanted a load of leaflets and a teabag
Thank you to everybody involved, all the smiling faces, the claps, the cheers and especially to the guy who stopped when I fell at 12 miles to see if I was ok, that was want sums the race up for me
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