Liverpool Marathon 2013


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19/02/2013 at 12:06
AlanRothwell wrote (see)

Same thing has happened to the Triathlon.

Alan, Sorry to ask you this but what happened to the Triathlon? I know it has been cancelled. Is it going to be organised by another company?

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 12:07
19/02/2013 at 13:17

The Triathlon Company that delivered the event over the last couple of years are no longer operating in the city. A new company has been brought in this year... don't know much more than that really.

The event is now over two days in July 13th / 14th I think and in previous years the event has closed down the Strand on one side only so as not to inconvenience access to Liverpool ONE.

I used that as a basis of our Plan B approach to LCC which has been rejected. Given that it works for the Triathlon I see reason why the format can't work for the marathon. LCC gave no reason why it was unacceptable. Just no.

19/02/2013 at 13:20
So for the weekend 13 October has anyone found an alternative marathon yet
19/02/2013 at 14:11

Plans are in place for a WIRRAL HALF MARATHON and 10K on 13th October. We'll just use the structure that is in place and finish at New Brighton. More news about this as and when confirmed with Wirral Council.

Chester is the week before?

19/02/2013 at 15:17

In for Chester week before and in for York week after was hoping for a marathon streak

19/02/2013 at 22:32

Chester the week before and Snowdonia a couple of weeks after....

20/02/2013 at 14:32

alan has tried to talk but lcc cant be arsed city of health and wellbeing what a joke as usual  money talks city council dont want any road closure its a bloody sunday shops should be closed anyway lcc walked away from runners needs so next election lets rn from joe wont be too hard looking at his build

20/02/2013 at 15:45

A lack of LCC clarity and transparency all the way down the line for me. Contradicts their aims and ambitions stated on the LCC 'sports / leisure' section of the web site.

26/02/2013 at 16:40

Perhaps somebody should organise a flashmob mass jog along the waterfront on the day of the non-marathon.

03/03/2013 at 09:28
Just got an email this morning, seems the Pope's election could cause an issue for the Rome marathon on 17th March, start time could be anything from the original 9:00am up to as late as 4:00pm depending on the outcome (maybe he's running it!) with three potential routes again depending upon outcome of the papal election. How can the organisers manage three possible routes, two possible start times, in a matter of three weeks and in a City where half of the religious world be congregating, along with the Irish for the rugby and St Patrick's day, when Liverpool can't get a simple run sorted in 12 months.
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
03/03/2013 at 09:56
Where there's a will there's a way
03/03/2013 at 10:55
EKGO - the Romans have neither a yellow duckmarine tour or any architecture quite so spectacular as the Liverpool 1 carpark. Either of which would have surely meant running was outlawed altogether in Rome.
03/03/2013 at 15:55

Agreed - the carpark in around 2000 years will be the English version of the Coliseum, so I guess it needs protecting.

04/03/2013 at 07:39

I can't get a reply from Joe Anderson either about misinformation put by his office.

25/03/2013 at 11:36

I see thay are now talking of bringing this back as a May marathon in 2014 and are looking for someone to run it. 

25/03/2013 at 11:56

Yep. It seems the event is still all about local authority command and control and a commercial return for LCC. It seems strange how we (BTR) have had no help over the last four years to deliver the event and now LCC are looking to support the event commercially.

Moving goal posts... and political / commercial interests... one day I'll reveal all...

25/03/2013 at 12:09

Whats going on? Just had a text from my parents who live on Wirral saying Liverpool Marathon has been resurrected?

25/03/2013 at 12:12

It will be but NOT with us. Liverpool City Council are putting out expressions of interest for any company to consioder a new marathon event to take place in MAY 2014. Mission accomplished it seems.

25/03/2013 at 18:54
Maybe one of the people who critised the organisation/price/route in the past will take up the challenge and see if they can organise it.
25/03/2013 at 21:03

Who cares who organises it as long as you get to run.

How many people run London because of of Virgin sponsoring it ?  


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