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Alan and the team - I have to say i thought the organisation from start to finish was brilliant (obviously you have no control over the delayed start, maybe a couple more tanoys in around the Pens may have helped to keep all informed?)
Great course with brilliant support - tunnel wasnt as bad as i thought but the hill to upper parliment was a killer!
Ran an even pace for sub 3:30 until the hill to parliment street, managed to keep running until mile 23 where i pulled over for a pee, i'd held it in for about 9 miles as i thought i'd find it hard to get it going and so was the case. Lost a few more mins in that last 3miles.
Got to finish in 03:39:45 and a PB by over 3mins.
Love the medal and will be back again. Although i'm glad i dont live in Liverpool as i could look at Sefton park more than twice a year (half and full marathons) haha
I wasn't running but was out supporting "our" two runners who were. Really enjoyed offering support to everyone, especially (three of us) being out on bikes so could keep popping up in places around the Liverpool side of the course.
Started on Castle Street, over to Sefton Park to catch people on the loops (4 times), Ullet Road (near the Esso garage), then the entrance & exit from Princes Park and finally back in to town to the 26 mile point. We kept spotting the same runners and ended up adopting a few, especially anyone with their name on their top. I've got a sore throat today from all the shouting.
The only thing I saw from an organisational point-of-view was an ambulance was trying to get to a runner by the Aviary Cafe (Sefton Park) by trying to turn off Croxteth Drive (at the Obelisk) and go down past the 20 mile drinks station. Unfortunately all the bollards were in place so they had to go further round the park to get to the person needing help.
Well done everyone - the runners, Run Liverpool staff, volunteers and people of Liverpool. All should be very proud in my book.
Good god...my legs! What have I done? So - due to the support etc of the people of Liverpool thinking of coming over for the santa run now...that would be a bit easier (surely?!) - and my daughter would like that, infact she wants to go in a race so may enter in the kiddy 1k one.
Congratulations to everybody who completed yesterday and to Alan and his team for achieving what some doubted was possible. Sorry to hear about the couple of DNFs - hope you all feel well again soon.
Shame, but no surprise, to hear that there were a few teething problems. Such things are inevitable with a brand new event on this scale and we already have the assurances we need that the lessons will be learned. All that remains is for those who participated to bombard the local media with suffcient praise to overwhelm the whingeing and whining (mostly about notification of road closures) which I see, from the Daily Post website, has already started.
Found results here - in order or gun time...
daily post results
I agree with everyone else - it was a brilliant day. Shame about the delay at the start and could have done with more toilets but once we got moving it was great. Loved the Wirral side, especially the views, enjoyed running through the tunnel, a fast mile downhill and then back up to the crowds in liverpool centre. Parks were less exciting but there was good support and entertainment. The last couple of miles downhill and back through the crowds kept me going to the end. Volunteers and organisation were brilliant, really encouraging!
I got overtaken in the second half by someone with FRC on their shirt, maybe fit-running-cat?
Was my first marathon, started too fast and got slower and slower. For the last 8 miles I was convinced never again but am already reconsidering!! 20 mile times definately looked wrong on the tdl website, apparently it only took me 4 minutes to get from 13.1 to 20 miles, I wish!
Thanks all at RunLiverpool
Not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but my time is not showing on the results at here?
daily post results
Has anybody else had this problem and any ideas who to contact? Another person I know was also not on there so presumably a few people have been missed off?
Thank you to all at Run Liverpool for a superb race, crowd support was great and the music stations and the drumming was out of this world a big clap to all.
Really enjoyed it, my legs would argue different this morning! Course was great - Upper Parliament street climb really took its toll. but the descent was great fun.
For my first ever marathon I can say it was a real experience, will I be back next year.... we will see,,,,
Thank you to Alan and all of his team for an amazing event. In spite of some low points I absolutely loved it. The support from volunteers, spectators and fellow runners was superb and made me very proud of our city.
As a first-timer who had a tough time in the final phase of training I found the race incredibly hard but I did in 5.04 so delighted to get a PB (!) even if it did take longer than I'd hoped. My favourite bit was a couple of people cheering me on when I hit rock bottom and had to walk for a couple of miles at mile 18. Also the random runner and spectator who answered my cries for help on around mile 19 and decramped my legs when I was rolling around the floor in agony.
I am going to join the 'My first, my last, my everything' crew as although I thoroughly enjoyed it I'll be sticking to halfs and 10ks from now on.
Any post-taper tips from anyone? I've read that having a couple of walks today and tomorrow then a very light short run thursday is supposed to be a good start before doing light jogs for the next few weeks.
Good shout by 15west on the santa dash that will give me a nice little race to keep me running for and finish off the biggest running year of my life.
A few have mentioned the times on the TDL website.
I think they are the time taken from last checkpoint to current.
For example my 10k says 50mins (which i know is correct) and my half says 55mins. I know i got to half way in 1:45 so it seems to tally up
Paul Platt wrote (see)
A few have mentioned the times on the TDL website.I think they are the time taken from last checkpoint to current.For example my 10k says 50mins (which i know is correct) and my half says 55mins. I know i got to half way in 1:45 so it seems to tally up
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