RunLiverpool Marathon 2011

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15/10/2011 at 00:54
Alan
Is there a reason the Run Liverpool events are not listed on the events page of the Runners World site? Without the listing it is difficult to find the forums. They all appear on the John Schofield site but not here.
15/10/2011 at 01:56
Also how do we leave a review of the Liverpool Marathon we all loved?

Chester guys are leaving their feedback so...
15/10/2011 at 08:36
I think RL events are not listed because we don't have our online facility with them. I'm not entirely sure but will look into it.
15/10/2011 at 08:42
Not all the events listed have online payments with runners world Alan, Helsby half for example.
15/10/2011 at 12:31

Alan

You need to find out thats why Runliverpool events aren't in the top races to (rating in magazine)because we can't rate them ive e-mail RW but to no avail

15/10/2011 at 17:02
As far as I know it just needs the online form to be completed - there's an "Add Event" link under the Events tab. No need to have online entry through RW.

Not sure if it can be done retrospectively for the marathon, but it would be worth a try to capture the feedback ahead of next year.
Edited: 15/10/2011 at 17:03
15/10/2011 at 18:02

FRC

I'm number 2364 (Collins)

Some great pics on marathonfoto.com.  I won't be paying the prices they want but it would be nice to put some on facey.

Had a strange Saturday.  No running and a few afternoon beers in the sun. 

Just entered a 10k in Regents Park, London, March 17th, will be making a weekend of it as I did earlier this year.  Charity run for Missing People, Madeleine McCann's mum and dad did it last time.  As they say 'Never Give Up Hope'. 

15/10/2011 at 18:26
Hey lager. Nope don't recognise you at all

Funny we live 2 mins apart and have never run across each other during all the training on virtually the same 16-20+ miler.. one of these days.

In winter look for yellow running jacket, usually a black hat... maybe with MrsFRC too.

I was no 3908... and very very surprised to see I finished before you... You were flying first 15-20 miles according to times. Did you hit the wall - You looked on for well sub 3.30 time ?

There are loads of photos on that face book group
Edited: 15/10/2011 at 18:28
15/10/2011 at 18:30

Some top fotos on the Marathonfoto website.

Hope everyone's recovery has been going well this week?

I did a blog on the race if anyone is interested in reading at all.

The Long & Winding Road

15/10/2011 at 18:54
Good read that Jase. Made my eyes water reading your paces. Sub 6 min miles in a marathon I'm going for a lie down.
15/10/2011 at 18:57
Race Jace - I have a really nice trophy for you and you left without taking your 3rd place (cash) prize. I will arrange for you early next week!! Very well done.
15/10/2011 at 19:06

Yes FRC,  had a mare.   Last 10 miles was 30 minutes slower than first 10, due to many walk stops with calf cramps.  3:49 was a PW for me.

I'm basically lazy so I followed the Furman 3 runs a week training plan.  I just don't think that is enough.  I averaged 30 to 35 miles a week which is too little.  I find it difficult and a bit boring to do 5 or 6 runs a week but if I want to improve I suppose it's the only way. 

I work shifts, so my runs are usually mornings or afternoons.  Will see you sooner or later, no doubt. and say hello.

15/10/2011 at 19:22
Nice one Jase, a brilliant run and a great write up - you felt pain where I did. I'm not quite as satisfied with finishing 25 minutes slower than planned as you are about the 9 minutes - but they were challenging conditions.

Edited: 15/10/2011 at 19:23
15/10/2011 at 20:36


Well done Race Jase, nice to hear it from your perspective, well done on a great race,
Will you be returning next year?
15/10/2011 at 21:03

Jase

great account of the race.  Exactly how I felt on the tunnel exit.  You put it in words very well,  but truly you have to experience it personally to know that feeling.  Tear to the eye and lump in throat all again!

Hope you come back next year and win.

15/10/2011 at 23:10

That was a really good read Race Jase - and congratulations!

15/10/2011 at 23:32
Brilliant stuff Jase - congratulations on your 3rd place. Really interesting to hear your perspective as one of the leaders.

I don't think I could run 1 mile in 6 minutes, never mind 26 of them!

I saw the 2 guys ahead of you as I turned from Upper Parliament Street towards the parks, but I think I must have missed you as the road split to dual carriageway.

Glad it's not just me that still has a tear in my eye thinking about that exit from the tunnel. I've been trying to explain it to people each week, but as you say it's just one of those things you've got to experience it yourself. Thanks for sharing your memories of it all.
16/10/2011 at 12:10

Thanks folks, glad you enjoyed it. It was fun writing it.

Mish/Lagerman I wont be back next year as I'm only doing London next year but I will be back at some point in the future. I want to focus on shorter distance races for a while as I cant seem to run much quicker than marathon pace.

Alan- thanks. I'm sorry for going without my prize. I asked a marshal by the baggage but he didnt know where I should get it from and then I went to that Posrche VIP bit but couldnt find any officials. I then had to dash back to Lime St to get my train. Look forward to receiving the trophy and cash. My wife has already spent it!

16/10/2011 at 12:41

Race Jase - really enjoyed reading your blog - another world to runners like me. I was just about passing mile 15 when you finished!!

Interestingly enough though the emotions are very similar - even though I was literally miles behind you my last mile was my quickest albeit at 10 minute pace.

I won't be back next year either - I am a 1.45 HM runner but have not been able to beat 5 hours in 3 attempts at the marathon. No surprise this year as I hadn't done ant marathon training for 8 weeks as I had decided not to do the run - then changed my mind the day before!! Going to concentrate on HM's to see if I can get near my PB of 1.35 (Chester 1996!!) - best as a veteran(54 in december) is 1.47(chester 2010)

Had a terrible run from mile 16 onwards but i will NEVER forget exiting the tunnel - that is probably my best experience of doing a mararthon and I've done London twice and they were pretty special.

Good luck with the shorter distances and hope all goes well with the baby.

Just a quick note for Alan - after having a week to reflect on the run I have to say it was just superb!! I for one would recommend it - it is what a proper marathon shoud be, a real challenge!! Well done!!

16/10/2011 at 15:35
Combination of injury & work commitments meant I couldn't make it this year, but looking forward to next year. Sounds like a good time was had by all.
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