Liverpool Marathon 2013

EVENT CANCELLED

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11/02/2013 at 13:14

Good old Plan B

11/02/2013 at 15:24

to be fair it does pretty much shut down the entire centre of the city for a full day.

Loved running it in 2012 though, hope you can resolve the problems and get a route agreed.

cougie    pirate
11/02/2013 at 15:44
London manages to shut down for their marathon and plenty of other occasions ?

There are plenty of ways to get into town even with the road closures.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
11/02/2013 at 16:18
Nick, Liverpool attracts millions of tourists every year. It has been European capital of culture and is an extremely vibrant, exciting city with a rich heritage and an extremely important place in history. Without wishing to give you a history lesson you're clearly not interested in because you seem to have made up your mind about the place, you should probably come and see what all the fuss is about. I handed bibs out last year to people who had travelled from all over the WORLD to run the marathon and had chosen it BECAUSE it was in Liverpool.
11/02/2013 at 16:39
Good to see the Echo advertising the Chester marathon on the same page as they report the Liverpool marathon cancellation
11/02/2013 at 16:41

Liz & Phil don't moan about the London Marathon finishing in their street......

11/02/2013 at 16:43

Advertising generates revenue and subject matter is irrelevant. Good on Chester to seize the moment. I would do the same if the roles were reversed.

cougie    pirate
11/02/2013 at 16:55
The echo website also had an advert for snickers.
I guess it must be activated by some kind of marathon tag ?
11/02/2013 at 17:29
Liverbird I have been on many occasions, and have worked there, experiencing the local atmosphere and personality, so am content with what I have seen and what I know about it. I'm sure many people visit, I suppose if I had not been there the things to hear about it may attract me. Mind you I once went to Rotterdam
LIVERBIRD    pirate
11/02/2013 at 17:38
It has its problems, same as anywhere. But if you've not worked there in a while, you might be surprised at what it's like now. I think it's evolving at breakneck speed. It has the fastest growing economy outside of London now. And we can still afford to buy houses in the North west.
11/02/2013 at 19:13
I'm from the north west, and I'm sure you're very attached to Liverpool and I wouldn't deny you that, I would simply say people in Liverpool are great to others from there but my experience of their attitudes to those not from Liverpool is bad by other city standards. Go to Newcastle that has problems but give me the Geordie mentality any day
11/02/2013 at 19:53

Is there any chance of the race being re-instated if the council agree to the new propostion for The Strand? Wanted to do this last year, but being a Preston girl opted for the Guild races instead. Well it is only 'once every 20 years'. Was looking forward to the Liverpool marathon this year but may have to go Chester way if this is definitely a no go.

Edited: 11/02/2013 at 19:53
11/02/2013 at 22:08

"I'm from the North West" perhaps says it all.  So am I.  I'm from that part of the NW where anti-Scouse sentiment at least borders on racism.  But I've always found Scousers warm and friendly; and never felt an outsider.  It's hard to objectively compare cities; experiences vary dependent on whether you work there, study there, live there, who you know there etc.  But for me, Liverpool and its people/culture are great.

12/02/2013 at 07:01
Keep Left wrote (see)

"I'm from the North West" perhaps says it all.  So am I.  I'm from that part of the NW where anti-Scouse sentiment at least borders on racism.  But I've always found Scousers warm and friendly; and never felt an outsider.  It's hard to objectively compare cities; experiences vary dependent on whether you work there, study there, live there, who you know there etc.  But for me, Liverpool and its people/culture are great.

Couldn't agree more,but then again I married a Scouser

12/02/2013 at 07:07
I'm still married to a scouser, but that doesn't change what I see or what my opinions are. I also see that people generally have a poor opinion, I think it's based on experience and the scouse population could learn from how others see them
12/02/2013 at 07:54
As someone who doesn't usually get involved in social media, I have read with interest the various comments here. I would question whether or not Nick Windsor actually works for the council, as he seems to have done a very good job of deflecting the reason for this forum, sniping at the people of Liverpool wont get the Marathon back.

If Alan and his team did not request a route change the blame can only come from the city council but then I notice that there is a meeting suggested by Joe Anderson, the mayor, to thrash out the difficulties.

When is that meeting, surely it must be soon as people will start to look elsewhere.
12/02/2013 at 08:26

I'm not really sure what the difficulties are. I note that Tweets fron JA on Friday evening sugested a possible meeting to resolve matters. I came in on Sunday and prepared a suitable and workable Plan B response which I sent at midday. Acknowledging there is no one in Council office on Sunday this did at least ensure something to consider was on a desk, somewhere.

As of 5.00pm yesterday I had not received an acknowledgement of my efforts and prompted confirmation of that my suggestion had been received.

It has been this morning with the comment 'there's a lot to consider.' Can't say I agree with that as it seemed straightforward to me.

GillliesS - people come on to these Forums with hidden agendas all the time and you may well be right.

Some suggestions that have been forwarded to me from members of the Runners Revolutionary Party (Social Media) include and Open Discussion Evening, perhaps on Radio Merseyside, a marathon protest run around the Town Hall during a lunch hour, several petitions and a suggestion that some members of the running community attend marathon meetings to see what really goes on.

Food for thought. 

LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/02/2013 at 09:22
Tweets to @joeforliverpool if you want to tell Mr Anderson how much you love him by the way.....
12/02/2013 at 09:38

I do like the English language (English isn't my first language by the way).Something I have learnt is that when somebody says "There is a lot to consider", generally, it isn't a very good sign.

Another good sentence is:
This is very interesting ....

12/02/2013 at 09:41

DD - as I said as far as I'm concerned there isn't a lot to consider... if you understand what is being proposed!

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