Liverpool Marathon MAY 2104

Like a phoenix rising!!

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25/03/2013 at 09:27

According to Liverpool ECHO sources, Liverpool City Council is putting out tender instruction for a LIVERPOOL Marathon to take place annually from May 2014. Suggestion is it will start at the Pier Head and finish somewhere else...

Think I'll enter this one, anyone else?

25/03/2013 at 09:35

Won't be alive then, well I don't thin so.

25/03/2013 at 09:41

Ha Ha 2014. Mis-typed in my excitement!!

25/03/2013 at 09:49

Well if it will be an annual event let's actually enter 2104, be a lot less to enter as well.

25/03/2013 at 10:08

Don't kid yourself...

25/03/2013 at 11:01

If its true its good news, lets hope it works

25/03/2013 at 11:07

Joe Anderson has announced it so it must be true. 

25/03/2013 at 14:44

So, not a trick question, what will the Council get from this deal that they weren't getting from the previous organisers

25/03/2013 at 15:05
Money
25/03/2013 at 15:36

How can that be? if they are now saying they are prepared to subsidise it, I believe to the tune of £30-50k, saying that 5,000 runners could mean a break even. 

Surely everything there is available now. They do state that it will not be finishing at Pier Head so this has to be the big stumbling block. 

K80
25/03/2013 at 15:44
I'd be interested.
25/03/2013 at 15:56

Both Me and Mrs Warkie would love to run another Marathon in Liverpool,very close to the Liverpool half though

25/03/2013 at 15:58

Makes no sense to me how or why LCC can put out such a statement. Without knowing the specifics of a course and the likely numbers (5,000?) then it is impossible to suggest a break even figure. I suspect moving it May won't help as there is London, Manchester, Brighton and Milton keynes in April.

To correct Mr. Anderson, Liverpool City Council is NOT rescuing the event and neither did BTR 'let anyone down' - both comments attributed to the career politician in the Liverpool ECHO earlier today. Left alone to get on with we would have been much further ahead.

Political and commercial interference has not helped.

The propsed cash support from LCC is another red herring. Would love to comment further...

25/03/2013 at 16:00

Dave The Spartan - how perceptive!

25/03/2013 at 16:08
AlanRothwell wrote (see)

Dave The Spartan - how perceptive!

 

Ex-Spartan.....

 

See how easy it is to mis-read something ?

25/03/2013 at 16:12

Dave - you will always be a Spartan to me!

25/03/2013 at 16:14

Ah.. But If I had been based at the companies Liverpool site, I would have been a Harrier...

and as the company is long gone so are the Spartans

25/03/2013 at 16:21

So come on Dave the Ex and Alan, if the reason is Money, where and how do the council profit, you seem to be alluding to them making on this switch, whilst they are saying they will contribute.

Now I rarely believe a Politician, but I can't see how 5000 runners paying up to £49 each can need any subsidy. Also if this was required how did the previous outfit put it on without making a loss.

25/03/2013 at 16:26

I didn't allude to anything, Other than if a politician thinks it's a good idea it is because he can see a way of making money.. For the city / council / others

25/03/2013 at 16:36

EKGO - the entry fee was £46 not £49 and at 5,000 that would deliver £230,000. This amount is insufficient to deliver a quality marathon event. Anyone who undersatnds the ACTUAL amount required to host an event will know this.

LCC will NOT be putting it's own money in to this event as they clearly stated in the Terms And Conditions of our 'arrangement' that any marathon event would NOT have a commercial impact on LCC - and that was BEFORE the austerity measures. the marathon we delivered had no financial impact on LCC. So where precisely has this £30,000 - £50,000 contribution come from given there seemingly isn't a local authotity in the country that has any spare cash.

They seem to have created a different set of rules all of a sudden.

It is my view they just don't want BTR to host the event. 

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