RunLiverpool Marathon 2011

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16/10/2011 at 17:22

Race Jase, I was blown away with just how much determination you had in the final stages of the marathon. You should feel very proud of third place and I'm sure that a 2.30 marathon will follow very soon.

I am going to save that blog and read it when I'm struggling in training or the night before my next marathon. It is really inspiring to know that the front runners struggle just as much as the ones at the back of the field. You make it look so effortless. Thanks for the blog. It was certainly like reading my own thoughts in places (not the bit about running sub 6m/m).

16/10/2011 at 21:35

That was a brilliant read Race Jase.....a fantastic effort and your determination wasincredibly impressive.  The blog was a wonderful insight  into what it feels like to be at the 'sharp end' of a race whilst most of us are challanging our personal demons much further back. 

It was heartening to see that you felt the same emotions coming out of the tunnel...and for me personally, seeing you pass me (by Blundell St on Wapping) defined my race.  I remembered you were number 8 and hoping for between 2:20 and 2:30 and then (the leader passed me at 2:31) I seen you in third place I screamed out 'go on Jase' and then thought.....oh shit....this course is tougher than he thought!!! 

 Thanks for posting and congratulations on your placing!!!

16/10/2011 at 21:46

I can only echo the sentiments of those above Jase, brilliant read and it's heartening to read how proud you were for you and your family. My Mum surprised me by saying how proud she was of me and I finished in 5 hrs and 57 seconds!

Good luck with parenthood as well, thats what got me running in the first place (getting away from screaming kids!

16/10/2011 at 21:46
By the way Alan, Jase said I can come and collect the prize money on his behalf
16/10/2011 at 23:25

Jase did u say you're doing London, oooh RW meet up???  I'm staying with  my friend who lives  in Cambden Town and will probably go down early Sat to spend the day in London just chilling, so perhaps we could organise a meet up or a meeting place on Blackheath common, cos i know that i wont see you for dust once you start hahahaha not doing your pace

i will read your blog when i get a minute i'll look forward to reading it


17/10/2011 at 04:13

Race Jase- nice read well done

17/10/2011 at 15:22
Can't be that much though ?

Marks Bug run events are listed and they're not massive huge events , great though they are
17/10/2011 at 19:50

hi Alan

just got an email saying we could buy another marathon tshirt online for £6, im presuming thats on runliverpool website but cant find it anywhere

18/10/2011 at 01:24
Boothy, email has a survey in it I thought
18/10/2011 at 07:12
Can the last poster turn off the lights please...
18/10/2011 at 08:26
Boothy - it's £3 in person at the shop or send a cheque in for £6 to cover postage. They are not online.
18/10/2011 at 09:08
Hey Alan

I entered the race but dns'd it as I had the start of an unexpected honeymoon that weekend. I did spectate for an hour opposite Albert Dock and your stewards did a fantastic job marshalling the people who wanted to cross the dock road. Some of the people wanting to cross were quite impatient and the guys there doing the job were really efficient and polite.

Well done! You did Liverpool proud, I stayed in the Crowne Plaza and spoke to numerous runners and spectators the night of the marathon who had very little negative comment, all seemed to enjoy themselves...

Well done!
18/10/2011 at 12:42
Corinthian - some people are never happy but most enjoyed the race and the day. For example I've just sent an email out to all offering a second finisher's T shirt for £3 (it's what they cost us) and had a reply back saying we should be paying people to take them off us as they are worthless cheap tat. I think in the grand scheme of things most people will treasure them as a souvenir of the day and a reminder of their achievement.

Sadly there are people out there who are never satisfied and can't see beyond the entry fee!!
18/10/2011 at 12:49

OMG - I can't believe that, the prize is in the achievement not the goodies ! !

18/10/2011 at 14:58

i will say it for you Alan


18/10/2011 at 16:22
cheers alan,i'll get a cheque sent out,i dont mind what size,its just one that i'll keep and hopefully frame with my medal and photos. I've not actually wrote my opinion on this thread about my 1st marathon but have read every comment left. Basically it was just getting repetitive about what people enjoyed and didnt enjoy(ie the start). I would just like to say overall, the day was fantastic,i came down from Bolton and ran with 7 others from Liverpool. My wife and 2 boys braved the rain and took 3 trains to get there. My training was virtually finished 5 weeks prior to race day due to my IT Band playing up and even though my time was over an hour slower than it couldve been,i couldnt care less,it was a fantastic experience and the crowd were quite simply superb. I'll never forget coming out the tunnel and when i saw my 3 year old just round the corner from the finish i just couldn't help but pick him up and run to the finish with him    Thankyou to Alan,the team ,the volunteers,the spectators(who were superb) and everyone who took part. We will all be back next year
18/10/2011 at 16:51
Thanks for the further comments folks. Really appreciated.

Well my legs pretty much seem back to normal now so going to start ramping up the training again now.

Hope everyone else is just about recovered? I do find that post marathon there is always a bit of a lull and an emptiness that exists. The only way to rectify that is to find the next challenge to build towards.

Xabidood thank you for shouting. Like I said in the report I really wanted to return the favour but was concentrating so hard on putting one foot in front of the other. It did give me a great lift though having people shouting support from the other side of the road. Really helped push me on.

Lol scouse Elvis.

Hannahs mom - yes I'll be at London and a pre race meet up might be nice. That said I do have a tendency to be very nervous before a race and so meeting new people at that point might not be the best idea. Post race at Chandos however. Try and stop me. I would have been at rigbys this time but had to get a train back darn sarf.

Alan - I just can't believe some people and their whinging. I think mcattack is spot on even if you are too much of a gentleman to agree!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/10/2011 at 17:12
Corinthian wrote (see)
Hey Alan I entered the race but dns'd it as I had the start of an unexpected honeymoon that weekend.

Liar! You DNS'ed because I did...

18/10/2011 at 17:18
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
Corinthian wrote (see)
Hey Alan I entered the race but dns'd it as I had the start of an unexpected honeymoon that weekend.

Liar! You DNS'ed because I did.

So LB and Corry are an item 

LB I thought I was your one and only

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/10/2011 at 17:20

Hello Slowie!

Corrie's my plaything.

YOU'RE the real thing.

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