Liverpool Marathon 2013

EVENT CANCELLED

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08/02/2013 at 22:35
Hey 3000 finished it last year, probably another 500 at least paid and didn't turn up, don't tell me it don't make good money
LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/02/2013 at 22:48
If it made such great money for so little work, I'd be staging one.
08/02/2013 at 23:28

Nick: If it was such easy cash why don't you get your grammar sorted, send out the leaflets and get a race organised ? Must be easy I guess.......I can't wait.

09/02/2013 at 00:24
When I'm not on my phone I'll post a more detailed response, but when we came in 2011 the waterfront was heaving and we struggled to get food, how can they say they're not going to benefit

Alan thank u for all ur hard work we did first year and I did the fab four run, I have made friends thru ur marathon that 2 years on I'm still friends with and for that I thank u, xxx
09/02/2013 at 07:38

Like to add my bit as I ran the 2011 Marathon,which was a well organised event,fantastic support from the people of the City and fellow runners

I am gutted as I was looking at entering again,the reception we had coming out of the Tunnel would be worth the entry fee alone ..

Thanks for the memories Alan,will see you at the Liverpool Half in March

09/02/2013 at 07:38
http://www.clickliverpool.com/sport/other-sport/128956-council-bid-to-resurrect-liverpool-marathon-for-2011.html

They were all for it previously?
09/02/2013 at 08:09

Liverbird, look back I didn't say it was easy, but I maintain there's good money to be had. As for my grammer cidermonkey when animals of limited intelligence find they've run into a blind alley they will try to jump a 20 foot wall, it appears by resorting to insult you may be facing your 20 foot wall.

 

09/02/2013 at 08:13

09/02/2013 at 08:14

1-3medals you have to understand the liverpool mentality for earning money, yes someone could have been around selling food to the masses, but unless it falls into the lap, the locals aren't interested. Point in question a factory offering 300 jobs (about 5% taken by locals) has recently closed and received 10,000 complaints against them for burning a deadly fuel - wood!

09/02/2013 at 08:30

Are you talking about the Sonae plant?  It never re-opened properly after the last of several fires and safety scares, and was closed by its owners.  It wasn't closed by 10,000 complaints as you suggest.

 

09/02/2013 at 08:46

Yes you're right it was closed by the owners, and I didn't suggest it was closed by the level of compliant but it had a concerted effort of campaigning from the residents since opening. people have lodged complaints since the first year of opening when one resident was wrongly rumoured to have received a pay off, what I'm saying is the  10,000 are typical of the area.

09/02/2013 at 09:02

So, never mind the side issues what about the real important stuff. What alternative Marathons are there for that weekend.

09/02/2013 at 10:33

It does appear Nick is a huge fan of Liverpool, a race organising expert as well as being a local industry guru. Sort out the literacy and you'd be dangerous......

09/02/2013 at 10:38
What's with the swiping at people's literacy? I though this was an internet forum, not an GCSE English class. Grow up for heavens sake Cidermonkey(apparently names have capital letters)
09/02/2013 at 10:55

and this from the council's own website (Dalestreetnews) about the 2012 marathon

'

The second RunLiverpool Marathon is proving a big hit with runners from as far afield as Australia and Brazil! Interest in the event from beyond Merseyside has been increasing over the last six months with many countries and continents being represented.

Scandinavia is the most popular region outside the U.K. and closer to home the race is popular with runners from the North Midlands and East Yorkshire. 73% of entrants are from outside the Merseyside area proving once again the popularity of Liverpool and the city region as a tourist destination.'

I suppose this years could be ' Great opportunity to visit Liverpool. There is nothing going on and the roads will be empty'

09/02/2013 at 11:17

I do have quite a breadth of industry experience, particularly north west related and can tell you that it suggests anyone who opens a business in Liverpool will either be a multi-national that doesn't listen to people on the ground floor (eventually failing), totally lacking in business savvy, or a Scouser. It's nothing personal just what those in the industry know.

The Scouse population is notoriously difficult to work with, does not accept outsiders, will support their own even when in the wrong, and can do no wrong, there's always someone else at fault. Anyone offering a different view.

09/02/2013 at 11:19

Nick Brown - I take exception to your simple approach to maths and would advise the event isn't a goldmine. As you have no idea as the ACTUAL costs then I can't see how you can make such a casual comment. This isn't about money generated by the event.

The event was estimated to have generated a £1.4 million economic benefit to the city in 2011 but seemingly it wasn't spent in the right areas.

The impact of extended road closures on the Liverpool waterfront and the perceived negative commercial effect on waterfront businesses is why it has been cancelled. I was asked to consider a reversal of the course (finishing on the Wirral side) and I don't consider that to be in the best interests of the event in the long term. It merely moves the problem of inconvenience for Liverpool roads users and their access to waterfront businesses.

I believe the course in it's current form to be the best for RUNNER'S and I'm convinced that finishing on the Wirral side is neither practical nor acceptable to the local residents of Wirral or Wirral Borough Council.

09/02/2013 at 11:20
If you all have some time to spare go onto run britain and download the race organisers pack and just look at the hoops myself and Alan have to jump through to put events on for runners. And for evey hoop there is a cost and with health and safety today the cost is greater. I dont know Alan on a personnel level but if he is like me he will have bought enough medals ect to cover 3500 people just incase they all show up. I was part of the preston guild team and just for traffic management cost just over 10.000 and road closures cost a fortune so yes if you put events on open roads you can make money but on closed roads not so unless you get the masses turn out. I will put money on it that next year the liverpool marathon will be called The Great Liverpool Marathon under the great run banner. Foster will have seen that it attracted 3500 runners and with the great run data base he cant loose just look at the manchester 10k.
09/02/2013 at 11:22

Thanks Alan, good points, I wuld guess a reverse wouldn't work either running past the iconic elements near the end has to be the aim.

Is there a compromise anywhere that could allow it to happen?

09/02/2013 at 11:26

Appreciate the responses, clearly the money taken can leave room for a profit, but if it going to take a Great run (business style) takeover it will end up another aimless three mile walk from the start and will lose character.

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