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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?
"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..
AlanRothwell wrote (see)
26 minute video is on www.run247.com. Brilliant. Great work Paul Shanley!! Put the kettle on, click on, re-live!!
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
Ultra cougie wrote (see)
"Right left right left er what was it again ?"
Be fair you missed out "breath in, breath out".
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.
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
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/
a decent flckr stream here with 1200 photos. seem to be in order, so I can see ultra cougie and 2old.
Thanks FRC, found a decent one, there's also some good stuff (esp coming out of the tunnel) here:
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.
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
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!
Cougie, I assume this is you:
Sorry for chopping your feet!
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
Cheers Ojoman ! Top photography !
Gramck-Maybe thats where I went passed you then ? I know mish went passed me at the end of the sefton park loop and then I must have caught her up coming back down parliment street. I really enjoyed the whole day.
Alan -The only point I would make about getting to Birkenhead park was in James Street station there was only one guy on the till so it took a long time to get tickets. Maybe just like the parking at one if you could pay ahead online and then just have a print out ticket or ticket sent in the post people would have been able to get on an earlier train.
Gee Gee - the same issue arose last year and was brought to the attention of the service provider!! I think two staff were on at Moorfields.... they are aware of the event...
Alan - I can't believe you didn't have helicopters on transporting runners to the start line.
What kind of marathon are you making runners rely on public transport!
Alan-can you get the Duck tours to ferry us across to the start next time?
The exit from the Q Park at Liverpool 1 was a pain as I had to wait until 4 to leave and Im sure when I booked it said it would be possible to leave earlier.Next time(did I say That??) I will park away from the area so I can get a faster exit.
Saying that it was inspiring to hang around and watch the later runners finish. How can anyone run for that long? It must have taken so much out of them.
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