Liverpool Marathon 2013


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14/02/2013 at 23:40

Alan, have you thought to re-submit your Plan B at a time when people are in the office to receive it? It's possible that it's not reached the right desk as it was a weekend?

15/02/2013 at 07:55

It has been received. I requested confirmation of receipt on Monday.


16/02/2013 at 00:32
So they can't even claim that then. Fingers crossed, Alan. I for one am still holding off on Chester in hope.
16/02/2013 at 08:53

And STILL no contact from them... staggering... and yet they profess to want to 'work with BTR Liverpool to resolve the matter'. Unbelievable.

16/02/2013 at 09:07
You have the opportunity and good reason to contact them, maybe you should do this. I dare say they will have more pressing issues with this being potentially 8 months away.
17/02/2013 at 21:42

In their eyes it maybe 8 months away, but we as runners need to plan training,maybe around other events we want or need to participate in and book accommodation. That 8 months will soon disappear. Liverpool council need to communicate quickly or this marathon that brings over a million pounds into the economy of Liverpool will be lost. Chester are on a win win with this as it stands.

Alan,  I really do admire your perseverance.

PS I'm hanging back on Chester.

17/02/2013 at 22:40

hang in there Alan, i think u have a lot of support and people can see the hard work that u put in

perhaps u can get a little possey and storm the council building  demand some answers

I still cant believe that there are complaints about loss of trade, were those retailers complaining not in Liverpool for the last 2 marathons!!! I still cant get over the fact that it took us ages to get food as the restaurants were rammed!!! It surely is never that busy on a sat night in October!!!

18/02/2013 at 06:56

Judith, thats precisely the point I'm making, the council see it as a long time away, and they have things more pressing to deal with. To get this moving the onus is on the Organisers to progress this or it will not happen.

18/02/2013 at 06:57

and Mrs 3medals are you coming doing Manchester?

18/02/2013 at 07:15

LIVERPOOL MARATHON CANCELLATION CONFIRMED. Further to my latest proposal to Liverpool City Council which introduced an element of (simple) revision to the use of the waterfront roads AND allowed access to the Liverpool ONE car park I have been advised that LCC is unable to 'accept my offer'.

No explanation, no dialogue or discussion. Just no.

Despite the claims of Mayor Anderson last week that discussion would continue I can confrm that has been none.

Consequently I will launch the 1st Wirral Half Marathon and 10K shortly (to be hosted on marathon day, Sunday 13th October) now that LCC have finally  declined (without explanation) the marathon the running community deserves.

Sorry to one and all but I really couldn't have done any more and I shall prepare a full report about LCC involvement in this event going back to 2006. It will make for compelling reading after which you will wonder how we have any running events in the city. It's an absolute disgrace. 

18/02/2013 at 07:34
That's disappointing, I guess there'll be plenty of support for an alternative local marathon so lets hope it is something that can happen, good luck
18/02/2013 at 08:10
Gutted Alan! I'd got quite excited when I thought it was going to be back on. Thanks for your hard work. I'll be there for the half! I think the council might be getting one or two harshly worded letters about this debacle. Utterly disgusting way of treating people.
18/02/2013 at 08:18

What's particularly reprehensible is the lack of explanation. No dialogue or discussion and yet Mayor Anderson gives the impression that LCC will be making a concerted effort to ensure the race is retained. KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SPORT.

Or at least be open and honest about the reasons for cancellation.

Personally I don't shop at Liverpool ONE so can't really say I'd boycott the place - not that that would any impact mind!

18/02/2013 at 08:20

Chester's gain this year I think. Polticians change so hopefully so will attitudes in time. Don't give up or let them grind you down.

18/02/2013 at 08:38

They don't change in Liverpool as far as I can see...

cougie    pirate
18/02/2013 at 08:48
That's rubbish news. And the mayors emails seem to give a completely different story ! strange eh ?
18/02/2013 at 08:57

I shall leave you to be the judge of who has been truthful on this matter. I can live with the event being cancelled. We just move on and create another event. What's difficult to accept is the manipulation that goes with it.

Not once has it been formally explained why LCC won't allow this event to go ahead.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/02/2013 at 11:59

Message for the Mayor. Just in case one of his fat arsed minions is reading.....

18/02/2013 at 12:17

Losers all round as it stands. Buisiness', charities, LCC's reputation, BTR and runners too. If the council has not come back by now, looks like they will not and are settling for their statement  'organiser cancelled not us and we will look for a different organiser' which some will believe and some will not. Whether thay can get someone else in for this year is unlikely as runners will have committed elsewhere before anything can be set up.

Not good to leave it standing as it is. While other BTR races are safe for now, if the council have right of veto over road closures and the half and the santa dash do close roads, will they be safe in the future ? The council will not have liked the bad press over this and with politicians and councils you can never assume.

I would be tempted to now try for a meeting directly with Joe Anderson to try and resolve because it will be his decision. Attempt to find out the specific objections. Go with your plan B but also have a plan C in reserve. If it is to be on again, it will end up as a route that no one is going to be over the moon about but both side can live with at a push because there are no winners there at the moment

This of course may well go nowhere but maybe worth one last shot ?

18/02/2013 at 12:25

Shoppers 1 Runners 0 . Why do they have to have shops open on a Sunday ?

Hope Liverpool's loss is Wirral's gain . Things are much nicer on this side of the water anyway

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