Liverpool Half Marathon 2013

New start / finish area

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25/04/2012 at 12:40
Reading through the Event Rating comments for the 2012 event I would advise that the race is likely to have a new start / finish area at the Pier Head. This was proposed for 2012 but due to building work in the finish area it was not possible. Neither was it possible to arrange starting pens this year due to the physical restrictions of the roadway. The would have been access only from one side if pens were introduced.

Whilst I appreciate the 'constructive criticism' I would always advise that there is normally a reason why things don't (or can't) happen. This is why we have a de-brief and development plan in place for each of our events.

Since 2009 when I managed to bring the event back into the city I would argue the event has improved significantly and this development process will continue.

The race limit will be set at 7,500 due to physical restrictions along some parts of the course and entries will open on Friday, 4th May.

There will be a reduced entry fee of £2 until the end of July.
cougie    pirate
25/04/2012 at 12:57
Excellent stuff Mr Rothwell. Its a great race.
25/04/2012 at 13:27

Alan When I saw in the email it was £2 I thought it was a it really £2?

25/04/2012 at 13:59
Reduced by... £2 to £26 and £28!! After which it will revert to £28 / £30 until the end of November. Between December and until the entries are sold out it will be £32 and £34. This is to try and secure entries at an earlier date so we can purchase all supplies and services accordingly. We have too many people turning up the week before looking to enter and it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage as we are guessing how many people will or won't enter. It about providing a better level of service for all concerned.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
25/04/2012 at 20:08
I'm in.
It's illegal to run this race without me
25/04/2012 at 20:27

Bumping this to the top of the pile 'cos this is my favourite race ( read that as 'one and only so far' , but that's because it's my favourite)  of 2012.

Looking forward to next year's already.

07/05/2012 at 15:37

I'll be entering this on payday, it's on my birthday so can't miss this one. What a way to celebrate being 47.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/05/2012 at 19:34

I will chase you. Life couldn't be more exciting, could it?

07/05/2012 at 20:12
Will be signing up for this later in the year. Love this race
07/05/2012 at 20:20

Hi Alan, completed womens 10k yesterday,maybe not relevant to your thread but wanted to say, have completed this race for many a year, i found quite a considerable drop in numbers? Also a lot of women were not pleased with t shirts at finish, sizing seemed to be a problem, for us ladies running and training we like room in our shirts, the cadets/scouts did a great job of handing them out and trying to answer why they were so small!!! My size large didnt even fit my neice who is rather skinny.. maybe a thought for next year...or did the men take all the bigger sizes??

08/05/2012 at 08:06

The men had their own shirts. The women's T shirts were a women fit. I'll just order standard sizes in the future and wait for the complaints from the smaller end that they were too big. The race IS diminishing in size and it is possible it won't happen next year as too many ladies want to run the Race For Life events.

All the other events are increasing in size each year except the Women's 10K. I have tried to introduce a 5K and this year and attract male runners to the day but it has made little difference.

Just to add that if you look at the thread after the Tunnel 10K there will be the same complaints about T shirts not fitting. Despite the fact we order sizes indicated on the entry form people tend to take which ever one fits them on the day. I'm afraid it's a problem we are unlike,y to solve.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/05/2012 at 14:12

I was next to the T shirt distribution area. People were coming up and asking for them to be held up and were assessing which one they wanted, which meant that they were paying NO attention to what they'd requested and were simply changing their mind on the day. It's bloody annoying. Just move through and pick up the one you asked for! It's not a Savile Row suit!

It would be an absolute tragedy if the women's 10k were to disappear but its a case of "if you don't run it, it won't be there next time". I started with RfL and so I would never disrespect it but for a lot of women it really IS a walk in the park. The 10k is the next logical step. I did the women's 10k because I felt comfortable with it and I progressed through the ranks to marathon from there. But I understand that if it isn't viable, it's not worth continuing. And THEN you'll get complaints from women wondering what happened to it!

08/05/2012 at 15:31

Remenber Woolworths!! Everybody loved the idea of it but nobody shopped there... and what happened?

LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/05/2012 at 16:09
09/05/2012 at 08:01

I think next week I'll write a review of the changes to the HM course and perhaps do a video of the course (like we did for the marathon). That way everyone can see the course before they do it.

Will also draft a review about the future of the Women's 10K.

12/05/2012 at 08:11
Hi, I am trying to enter online for the half marathon but there is only the printable entry form there? I don't have a printer and like the ease of online entry! With the facility be avaliable?
12/05/2012 at 13:27

flipping heck Sharon, you are keen!

Am guessing it just isn't up and running yet - i have entered on-line for past 2 years no worries, but just bumping you to the top so someone who really knows anything about this can answer you

13/05/2012 at 01:30

Did the half marathon this year and looking forward to preparing a bit more for next years!! Obviously men and women got the same t shirt at this years event. Wouldn't have minded had it not been for the footprint I found on my t shirt (hasn't fully come out in the wash ) Only discovered once I went through my race goodies on the way home by which time it was too late to do much about it. Felt a bit gutted to complete half marathon but can't really wear the celebration t shirt!!

Edited: 13/05/2012 at 01:30
14/05/2012 at 16:44


14/05/2012 at 17:21

I see the discounted entry fee is proving very popular already!

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