We're up and running!
Brilliant that you do it for a good cause too. You are amazing!
I know...it's not a cheap hobby when you start working out how much you spend on travel, entry, etc etc. I still am amazed you have done so many....you will be in the "100 mile club" before long!
Just to say a big thankyou to Alan, Yvonne, all the volunteers and the people of Liverpool.
I had a great time on my first visit to Liverpool.
Hopefully I will come back some day and improve on my time.
Well that was my first marathon so none others to compare it to, but it was a great experience. Funnily enough I was the 2nd person to sign up for it online so I've been waiting a long time for it and it didn't disappoint.
I know the delay at the start was a bit annoying but it wasn't the organisers fault and a couple of the previous half marathons I've done have had delays.
As has been said the crowd support was fantastic. It was very good at Hamilton Square, but coming out of the tunnel and through the city was something else. It was great being in the tunnel hearing the noise of the drummers which really pushed me on up the slope and then out into the open with a unique view of the Liver Building.
I didn't find the parks too bad, as I have done the half marathon there a few times and looking at the course map pre race i always expected that point to be the bit where I may struggle so I was prepared for it a bit and I quite enjoyed it.
I know a lot has been said about the course and the use of the parks, but I suppose it's a balance of being able to run on streets and being able to have them closed for the duration of the marathon. I also like the tunnel as it is a particular feature of Liverpool/Wirral and I'm not sure of any other marathons which use such a long tunnel if at all. I also don't know any other marathons in the UK in a similar sized city that use that much of the city centre. I know they have the BUPA 10k in the centre, but The Greater Manchester Marathon is called Greater Manchester because it doesn't go into the city of Manchester at any point, whereas this did go through the centre of Liverpool.
I finished the marathon soaking wet from the rain and only noticed on Monday that I had sunburn on my shoulders, presumably from the first few miles.
Drink and gel stations were plentiful so couldn't ask for more.
Best of all though I didn't need to use that change I had carried round with me for the reduced price recovery drinks as they were FREE!!!
Thanks to Alan and the team for putting it all on.
A very good evening to everyone,
Hope you're all started to get over the aches and pains.
It feels really funny now all the excitement is over. Been out for a little run just to help loosen everything up and can't wait for parkrun at the weekend.
Mikey hope you're feeling better now. Really gutted for you mate that it all went so horribly wrong after the months of training. Hopefully see you at pennington flash one saturday.
I hope I get to keep in touch with some of the wonderful people I have met along this marathon journey. It's been such fun
I emailed marathonfoto and got following:
Your images should be available for viewing within 5-7 days after the event has occurred. If you have not received information to view your images by 10/18/11, please contact us and let us know. Thanks!
Imeccentric wrote (see)
Good to see you all in the boozer , or on the course thanks for all the shouted "go pirate support" , we had a great weekend in Liverpool , the city did itself proud , and the RW folks were brilliant company as ever . Ta !
It was good to meet you and all the others
and i enjoyed shouting "go pirates " lol
it was good food after, it kind of made the marathon seem all that more special rather than rushing off at the end too, nothing like a good drink and food lol
i was very sad to leave liverpool after i have to say, will have to come back again, it must be a massive boost for the city
Ulen (madasaboxoffrogs) wrote (see)
Is it just me, or are loads of other people singing Beatles songs to themselves today? I've got Help, Can't Buy Me Love and Hard Day's Night stuck in my head on a loop...
Hi there, newbie to your forum here, I am just here to say I have started a page on Facebook where I have uploaded about 500 or so images of runners from the Liverpool 2011 marathon on sunday, I have also started a group so it is easyer for you good people to tag yourselves and friends, I hope you dont mind me posting on here!!.
I would also like to take the time to congratulate all of you who took part in sundays event... you all deserve more than medals. I myself couldnt do it as one's knees are shot to bu**ery after years slogging around with massive amounts of kit on my back in the army.
Again well done to you all!
oh yeah nearly forgot to add the links
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