Mersey Tunnel 10K / 10th June

Tackle The Tunnel!

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08/05/2012 at 08:16

Anyone thinking about the RunLiverpool Marathon this year might want to sample some underground running by taking on the Tunnel 10K in June. This one travels through the Wallasey Tunnel and presents a good opportunity to experience running through the Mersey Tunnel if you have never done it before.

The Marathon uses the original Birkenhead Tunnel which is a different experience again.

08/05/2012 at 09:57

Hi Alan.

I'm in for this one. I did it in 2000 (I think) and it was a great experience.

If it's half as good as the recent Half Marathon that you organised then it will be great

08/05/2012 at 11:30

You may have done it through the Queensway Tunnel (Birkenhead). I think it is well appreciated by those who take part and the event has grown from less than 1,000 entries when we brought it back in 2006 to around 3,500 last year. have a look at some of the images in the gallery on

08/05/2012 at 11:42

No, it was definately Kingsway - they sent the traffic through one tube and the runners through the other. I think they'd used Queensway the year prior to me doing it.

Edited: 08/05/2012 at 11:43
08/05/2012 at 13:38

I took part in it a few times but it was always through the Kingsaway tunnel. Some people have told me they ran through the Queensway tunnel when they did it.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/05/2012 at 14:07

*thinks about whether it would make a good blog*

08/05/2012 at 15:33

I would be interested to find out when it was staged in the Birkenhead Tunnel and why it changed to the Wallasey one. Probably easier to close one side of Wallasey. 

LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/05/2012 at 16:13

What you need to do is find some really old farts who ran it then.....

09/05/2012 at 07:58

I'm pleased to say the Birkenhead Tunnel was before my time! Does anyone have any recollection of when the race used the Birkenhead Tunnel? Where did it start and where did it finish??

09/05/2012 at 20:36

Alan - I've checked my medal and I ran through the 'new' tunnel on May 28th 2000.

The previous year my brother in law ran through the old tunnel - so we know a when, just not a why but I would think it's less impact on traffic to close down one tube rather than an entire tunnel.


09/05/2012 at 21:02
Im thinking about this one, im just returing back from injury so im going to see how i get on over the next few weeks. Really could do with the tunnel training ready for the marathon.

I ran it in 2010 and its a great race

Alan - when do the entries close for this?
10/05/2012 at 07:58

End of May.

16/05/2012 at 13:13
Thanks Alan, going to see how I get on with my run tonight and ill get my entry in tomorrow if all goes well
LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/05/2012 at 13:14
Did Chimps tell you I'm considering it?
16/05/2012 at 13:53

No he didn't!! I'm impressed.

18/05/2012 at 10:55

As an outsider from God's own county ( Yorkshire) can Alan explain how one returns to the race start after completing the event - I have a wife to pick up !

18/05/2012 at 11:07


You'd need to hop the underground from New Brighton to Liverpool.

Edited: 18/05/2012 at 11:08
18/05/2012 at 11:10

Thanks Orbutt - how near is this to the finish and is it signposted ?

18/05/2012 at 11:13

It's walking distance and signposted.

18/05/2012 at 12:11

Thanks again

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