RunLiverpool Marathon 2012

Run it! Live it! Love it! Again!

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16/10/2012 at 16:50

Molka, it was my first and I couldn't walk really after it.  Couldn't even cross the roads before the green man cycle ended so was being offered piggy backs

I took yesterday off and iced/compressed/elevated the hell out of my knees and foot (which was oddly bruised) about 6 times for 10 mins each.  Today is much better and I can now walk almost freely again.

Just a comment for john Bush 4 who i finished pretty close to at 05:01:20.  Your annoncement came as i was coming up to the finish line behind you.  Good effort there as you looked to be in some pain and reading about your injury makes it all very impressive.  As bad as it sounds its amazing to see so many people pushing through pain and in many cases for some amazing cause, was inspirational.

I had serious knee pains beyond 13miles in training and wasn't able to push through it, I think it was too many miles too soon as I only had a few months in training.  But i was determiend to complete it for the charity we were supporting by hook or walk-stretch-run cycles

16/10/2012 at 17:34

What an amazing race - missed it last year as we were on holiday just before it and so glad I got to run it this year.  Great atmosphere, great entertainment on the way round and fantastic support from the crowds.  Loved the experience of running through the tunnel as well.

Managed to beat my pb by 15 minute finishing in under 3:30 for once.  I put it down to actually carb-loading properly this time and bringing energy gels.  Being organised really made a difference.

The 10K didn't really annoy me, I've done the Belfast marathon previously and some people run it as teams of relay runners so there are relay points at 6, 13 and 20 miles.  Anyone who thinks it's demotivating seeing people finish after 6 miles, it is a lot worse watching fresh faced runners joining the race at 20 miles when you just want to lie down.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/10/2012 at 18:09
DiogoDog wrote (see)

Derek, the man has a point.  Why did you have to make the start and finish so far apart?  I would have got a much better time if they had been closer together. 

 

Ok - I laughed!

Perhaps someone should let Dave Bedford know he needs to move Blackheath a little closer to Buckingham Palace?


 

16/10/2012 at 18:19
Fit-Running-Cat wrote (see)

a decent flckr stream here with 1200 photos. seem to be in order, so I can see ultra cougie and 2old.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7697975@N02/sets/72157631769551787/

Thanks FRC, found a decent one, there's also some good stuff (esp coming out of the tunnel) here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nozzawales

Edited: 16/10/2012 at 18:20
cougie    pirate
16/10/2012 at 18:23
Ffs - I've done nine London marathons and the start line is 220 miles away from home. I've always got there on time. Some people are just too dumb. I'm amazed they can even run.

"Right left right left er what was it again ?"
16/10/2012 at 18:35
DerekRothwell wrote (see)

"Bagagged lorries left Birkenhead Park too early, left me at the start with a rucksack!
In full: For me personally, the biggest gripe was having the start and finish so far apart, the logistics of getting to the start made a lot of people late for the race - added to the fact that the baggage lorries left early - you were knackered for a good time"

Really is no answer to this is there?

I heard them announce the baggage lorries were leaving in 6 mins..

 

 

 

16/10/2012 at 18:37
AlanRothwell wrote (see)

26 minute video is on www.run247.com. Brilliant. Great work Paul Shanley!!

Put the kettle on, click on, re-live!!

 

I've watched this and you can see people's stories in their faces 

16/10/2012 at 18:54
Ultra cougie wrote (see)
"Right left right left er what was it again ?"

Be fair you missed out "breath in, breath out".

 

16/10/2012 at 19:06

2old - we should in theory get both medals. In doing 26.2 miles, we definitely did 6.2

Molka, dog oil - that's the answer. Available from health food shops like Holland & Barrett, it's in a bright yellow tub. It was originally used for greyhounds' legs after they'd raced and now more and more humans are buying it. It's like a Vaseline-type substance and you just rub it in. People with arthritis use it as well. Best of all, it's less than a fiver for a tub.

No dogs are in the tub.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/10/2012 at 19:09
Kandinsky wrote (see)
Fit-Running-Cat wrote (see)

a decent flckr stream here with 1200 photos. seem to be in order, so I can see ultra cougie and 2old.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7697975@N02/sets/72157631769551787/

Thanks FRC, found a decent one, there's also some good stuff (esp coming out of the tunnel) here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nozzawales

 

Ultra cougie wrote (see)
Ffs - I've done nine London marathons and the start line is 220 miles away from home. I've always got there on time. Some people are just too dumb. I'm amazed they can even run.

"Right left right left er what was it again ?"

I quite agree. I had people wandering around the help desk in LIVERPOOL trying to get race numbers at 8.40 in the morning. They didn't seem to see the urgency of getting OVER THE WATER for the half nine start. And they had no idea how they were going to get to the Wirral.

I've read all the reviews now and with the notable exception of "that one" they're all really very positive. When reading reviews you have the employ the "knock the top one off and the one who thinks it was crap" and take the median view. Well on average I'd say this has been received VERY positively and will be high on people's "to do" list next year.

16/10/2012 at 19:54
gee gee - yes that was me.

Whereabouts was that then?
16/10/2012 at 21:20

Thanks guys for the replies it was my second marathon, feel much better now been on my feet for the last 2 days in work walking round like the tin man from the wizzard of oz,dog oil has been ordered will give it a whirl for future after race pains and niggles

16/10/2012 at 21:30

Pulled out this year's race due to achilles problem (volunteered at UPS water station..which was great fun but hard work!). Having seen first woman home with broken ankle feel as if I should have done it after all. She's certainly tougher than me. Next year even if I break my leg!

16/10/2012 at 21:50
Ultra cougie wrote (see)
Ffs - I've done nine London marathons and the start line is 220 miles away from home. I've always got there on time. Some people are just too dumb. I'm amazed they can even run.

"Right left right left er what was it again ?"

Cougie, I assume this is you:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7697975@N02/sets/72157631785933065/

Sorry for chopping your feet!

17/10/2012 at 08:12

Regarding the Reddballoons comment (Event Rating) about baggage vehicles leaving early - they didn't. They left on time just as they do in the Tunnel 10K. 15 minutes before the start of the race.

I presume Reddballoons hasn't taken part in GNR? Now the start is quite a way from the finish!!

Time management. I swear by it... oh Race Instructions. Always a good source of information abut the day.

17/10/2012 at 10:18

Alan-the video is great apart from it cutting away from showing a prossession finishers just  a few seconds before I finished so it may be that Im now dumped in a hard drive somewhere .Is there anyway of asking if that bit of film exists?I know the race and day are not about me but .......then again?

I cant believe some runners didnt work out they had to get to Birkenhead by a certain time!!!!

17/10/2012 at 12:10

gramck24 - just before the tunnel I think, it is all a bit of a blur now, I finished with mish1 I think. But I like that top, I was going to get one but they are so bloody expensive. what time did you do, I did it in 3.20 chip time and about 3.21 gun time. you must have finished and gone home by then because I didnt see you after the finish. I was wearing a blue Yorkshireman marathon top.  

LIVERBIRD    pirate
17/10/2012 at 12:27
Very restrained Alan....
Very restrained
17/10/2012 at 12:35

gee gee - Mish dropped me at mile 15 as i was struggling for some strange reason... still can't put my finger on what happened from that point as i was 100% fine. Finished in a disappointing 3.41.

Target was 3.20 and so i lost 21 minutes over the final 11 miles. Wish i could have another crack at it now.

 

cougie    pirate
17/10/2012 at 12:39

Cheers Ojoman ! Top photography !

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