Liverpool Marathon 2013


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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 13:00
Indicative of a lot of things regarding Liverpool. Could be such a great city but why does everything have to be made so hard, don't envy you with that problem Alan. Move it up to Southport, looks nicer too
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 13:11
It does make you wonder why anyone would present Liverpool City Council with any opportunity
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. 


08/02/2013 at 13:21
It's a pity
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 -

"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."

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 14:22
You think he'll be bothered?
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