Liverpool Half Marathon 2012

Run to the Mersey Beat! 18.03.12.

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09/01/2012 at 17:13

woo hoo, me and a mate have just entered this one.

Hopefully can edge under 2 hours now.

Coming from Manchester so might even come over the night before - any good (cheapish) hotels near the start anyone can suggest?

Also is Liverpool centre likely to be lively afterwards on the Sunday- wondering whether to stay over to rehydrate.

09/01/2012 at 20:22
Me and a few friends are doing the run and plan to make a day of it round the bars afterwards.
10/01/2012 at 00:04

Will enter this when I get paid next month

 Will be my third time running round Liverpool - did last year's half - was a great day but found the last few miles along the front absolutely soul destroying - seemed to go on for ever, you could hear the finish line but it was always round the next corner, and the next and the next!

Did the Santa Dash in December - oh my god the weather was vile wasn't it? Actually, it wasn't too bad for the main race but we had to hang around for my daughter to do the mini one and it was like the arctic!! Oh, and I have a complaint there were no selection boxes left for her so we had to go and buy one - they were on offer 2 for 1 so guess who got the spare!

 So anyway, this time Liverpool half will be part of my training for VLM in April. Depending on how that goes I may well give the Liverpool marathon a go later in the year - depends whether the VLM ends in me hanging up my running shoes!

10/01/2012 at 08:07
Bridget - sorry to hear about the selection box! It seems the same people who take more than one T shirt also take more than one selection box!! it is a problem when the vast majority of people who take part are let down by a minority of greedy people.

We will have a funnel arrangement for the kids this year so only those taking part with official running numbers will be given the appropriate event souvenirs.

The half should be good once again and numbers are healthy and increasing at the moment.
s c
10/01/2012 at 15:43

Thanks for sorting me out Alan, finally got entered for this and nice to meet you in the shop last week. (I was the guy who turned up as you were spleen venting at BT! ).

Checked a number of hotels in city centre and many seem to be full up for the night of the 17th. I'm only coming from Cheshire so I may just get in early and park up near start/finish.

Only the small matter of training for it now. Only 9 weeks from this Sunday.

Thanks for tip Kirsten, I may enter Reading HM which is on 1st April (yes we are all fools!)

SC

Edited: 10/01/2012 at 15:46
10/01/2012 at 21:37

Glad to here about the funnel for the Mini Dash 2012 - I fortunately had a selection box at home I could compensate my son with.  Otherwise it was a great event - he loved running his first race, being congratulated by Father Christmas and hanging his medal on our tree.

I'm also waiting for pay day before entering this one, and I'm looking forward to adding another excellent RL event to my races done list.

11/01/2012 at 07:43
SC - the phones were only off for two days - and no explanation or apology!!

Managed to get out and run on Sunday and last night. I'm going out tonight as well so I don't listen to EFC v Spurs on the radio. Expecting the worst...
s c
11/01/2012 at 12:42

That's typical of BT. Certainly different if you tried to withhold payment from them for two days, they soon get in touch then!

Reading HM now full, so it may be Stafford after all.  Always like to run a "new" HM, is this a flat course?

SC

11/01/2012 at 15:17

It's a farily flat course, some inclines that may catch out those of us that don't train properly (I'm talking to myself there!) but no severe inclines.

Alan, is there any news on the finish for this? If it is by the Liverbuildings, does that mean we come down Upper Parliamant St like the Marathon, or are we running that bit longer on the waterfront?

Also, have you any plans on measuring the route that we can run along with you on?

It's St Patricks day the day before, so Liverpool will be full and saturday night will be a sea of green and guinness! 

11/01/2012 at 15:33
Scouse Elvis - if we move the start and finish it won't change the course other than a bit of modification somewhere in Sefton Park. You will still come back along the promenade. I just need to ensure we can get access through from where we are now to the Pier Head and that involves four different land owners and a set of rusting gates!!

If all else fails we will leave as is for 2012. If I have to revise the course then you are welcome to come along.
11/01/2012 at 16:46
Im doing reading!!  And this one of course, 3rd year on the trot for me doing LHM.  Cant seem to get motivated for any running this year though......... Just going to plob on doing the training i do and use this half as a training run for one of the other 3 halfs i got planned after this one.
12/01/2012 at 16:45
Was thinking about doing this so I'll keep an eye on this thread!
12/01/2012 at 16:50
David - entries are going well and we are now over 4,000 so don't leave it too late. They close on February 26th or before if the race limit of 8,000 is reached. Marked increase in daily entries now so the clock is ticking!!
12/01/2012 at 17:26
Thanks Alan I'll bear that in mind.
15/01/2012 at 13:09
This thread is very quiet!! Where is everyone... I presume you are all out training!!
15/01/2012 at 17:58
You must be right Alan. Just been out for a steady 8.
15/01/2012 at 19:57
Training IS being done.....Just not a lot of it. Only four half mile today. Will build it up in time for LHM.

It is quiet this thread this year Alan.... Isnt 'Cake' and .....ahh cant remember her name? She couldnt do it last year because her face froze or something? Think she helped you out, Liverpool......Just remembered 'Liverbird' thats the girl!! Is she doing it this year?
15/01/2012 at 20:04
Only 8 weeks to go , so it looks like an 8 week training plan . In my opinion this is THE best race out there , so all of you thinking about running it just sign up before it sells out !
16/01/2012 at 08:08
I've got a meeting on Thursday to see if we can move the start / finish to the Pier Head which would make it even better. Just need to look at access along the Albert Dock wall (where the cobbles are) which we would cover and then access over the black bridge and down the side of the Museum. What a great finish!!
16/01/2012 at 09:42

That sounds great Alan....fingers crossed you can get the go ahead.  If not, I'm sure I'll be thrilled to see the finish line regardless of where it is!

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