Liverpool Marathon 2013

EVENT CANCELLED

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08/02/2013 at 11:52

Dear all - please be advised that I have had to cancelled the Liverpool Marathon this year. Any disppointment you may feel doesn't come close to my own after two years planning and two years delivery. Looking at an alternative Half Marathon and 10K race on the Wirral side instead on the scheduled day (13th October).

The use of Liverpool roads is proving just too difficult.

Thanks to everyone that made it such a great race.

Facebook and Twitter seems busy!!!!!!!

08/02/2013 at 12:18

That's sad news, glad I did it last year now though...really great event.

2 laps on the Wirral side ?

08/02/2013 at 12:18

That's rubbish Alan - sorry to hear all your hard work looks to be going down the pan.

I found out yesterday I didn't have in place in the RideLondon 100 so was only looking at the BTRL website last night for entry information for the Liverpool Marathon.

I've supported family running it in the past couple of years - very disappointed I can't follow in their tracks.

Edited: 08/02/2013 at 12:22
08/02/2013 at 12:21

Oh no, that is gutting for you Alan.  So sorry.   What a shame for the CIty too.  

08/02/2013 at 12:48

Shame on Liverpool Council.

Is the half safe?

08/02/2013 at 12:59

None of the other events are affected, just the marathon.

08/02/2013 at 13:04

Err Liverpool is a GREAT city Nick. 

08/02/2013 at 13:05

that's why I moved away to Chester... 

08/02/2013 at 13:19

I have no idea of the ins and outs of the reasons why Alan is struggling but I will say Liverpool Council been hit hard by government cuts. Not saying this is reason why marathon is affected but won't help.

Alan, I am hoping you can work something out for 2014, as my home marathon, it was one I was wanting to do next year and I met you at Manchester marathon expo last year and you were very passionate about it.  So gutted for you. 

 

cougie    pirate
08/02/2013 at 13:21
Gutted for you Alan - the first year was a great marathon and last years was just about perfect.

I'm not sure the cuts are to blame - they didn't give any finance or resource to the race did they ?

All they've done is take 1000's of visitors out of the city for the weekend. Very short sighted.
cougie    pirate
08/02/2013 at 13:30
I think that was the half ?
08/02/2013 at 13:40

DF3 - the American lady is coming over for the HALF MARATHON. The decision to cancel is about restricted road use in the city centre, not finance. The City Council does not support the event financially. Come to think of it doesn't 'support' the event..

cougie    pirate
08/02/2013 at 13:44
This is the Mayor of Liverpool - http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/mayor/message-from-joe/

"As Mayor of Liverpool I pledge to:


Deliver a new sense of civic pride, making our city cleaner, greener and healthier.

As Mayor of Liverpool I will continue to make Liverpool a city in which we can all be proud ??? an international beacon of enterprise, culture, learning and sport."

Hmmmmm.....
08/02/2013 at 13:52

Rotten news Alan, massive disappointment for all concerned.

08/02/2013 at 14:01
Sorry to hear more sad news from a city in terminal decline. Such a pity because as Nick says, if it wasn't for the people who live there it could be a great city.
08/02/2013 at 14:14

Email issued to major of Liverpool commenting on my dissapointment. Surely they must see the benefit of the 1000's of additional visitors over 1 weekend?

08/02/2013 at 14:25

Probably not, but it will be interesting if I get a response!

 

08/02/2013 at 14:42

I did it last year. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. My guess is it had nothing to do with money but more the fact that the city shops and businesses have had a complaint about the road closures on some of the main arterial roads into the city taking up a full day.

No excuse in my mind there are plenty more ways of getting into the city without driving all the way.

Sorry to hear it Alan 

08/02/2013 at 14:52
Any marathon needs the good will of the people of the city. Sounds like, as Chiilboy says that there is a bit of general mean spiritedness in Liverpool.
08/02/2013 at 15:08

That's a shame, sorry about that Alan.

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