RunLiverpool Marathon 2012

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23/10/2012 at 15:41

im doing the de ja vue track marathon in crewe november 4th 105.5 laps


23/10/2012 at 16:33
Rdrunner wrote (see)

Think i'm going to give Edinburgh Marathon end of May a go, anyone else done this one?

Like DiogoDog I did Edinburgh in 2011 as well.  The start was well organised, it's one of the few races I've done where you started running well before the start line and didn't grind to a halt straight after.

It all went somewhat downhill after that.  The course wasn't great but then the route maps were available before entering, so with the aid of Google Streetview you can see what you are signing up for.  That said the change from tarmac to gravel track through the country park was murder for me.

As for the finish, DiogoDog had the same experience as me and my running buddy that day.  A complete shambles for an event run by a commerical enterprise.  Quite how any marathon organiser can think for just one whole second that it would be acceptable to declare pre-race:

"The finish line is on Linkfield road. There is NO ACCESS for spectators to this area. Spectators can watch the finish live from the reunion area on a jumbo screen. Do not attempt to reach the finish line."

is totally beyond me.  Thankfully there were lots of spectactors inside the last mile and their support was amazing.  The few quid I spent on getting my name printed on my t-shirt was the best money I'll ever spend.

Perhaps they sorted things out for this year, I don't know.  However,  I would say that running that day was toughest thing I've ever done (mentally and physically) and to try to deny people the much-needed support to drive them on to the finish is just plain crazy.  GSI Events (the organisers of the EMF) will never see the colour of my cash again.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/10/2012 at 16:34
They like to make you suffer Alan. It makes them feel important.....
24/10/2012 at 09:09

I think it was evident that the 2012 RunLiverpool Marathon was a big improvement on 2011. It's called development. I think for any event to be failing after a number of years is inexcusable, especially in a marathon context.

The event has to improve year on year on every level and I believe the RunLiverpool Marathon in 2013 (should we be allowed to deliver it) will be an improvement on this year. I don't doubt that. We just need the green light to implement our 2103 event plan!

24/10/2012 at 11:04

I'm sure there are better threads to ask this is, but heh, I loved training for this Marathon, loved running it and loved this forum - so I guess I don't want it to suddenly wrap up!

So, my question - Is it normal to lose weight in the days and weeks after a marathon? 

I waited until Thursday last week before venturing out for a short easy 4 mile jog just to remind myself what running was, did another 3 on Friday, then nothing until another easy 4 Monday night.  My right knee felt pretty uncomfortable in all of those, so I'm giving myself a few more days off and think I'll probable have a really easy remainder of October. 

Like most of you I'm sure, I was running 40-45 miles per week in the later stages of my training. My weight before tapering was about 74kg (I was 81kg in January before I started running), I probably went up a bit through the taper and carb loading, but I'm just surprised (pleased, don't get me wrong, I'm very pleased) that today despite practically no running and eating normally I'm slightly under 74kg again.

Is that normal?  Makes me wonder if I was loading up on carbs and energy drinks all the time for training (and always having a Mars Refuel drink after each run) which was negating my running efforts in relation to weight?


24/10/2012 at 18:48

Hi Martin same for me, I did the Loch Ness marathon 4 weeks ago and have done a bit of training since for a half but nowehere what I was doing and I've lost 2 kilos!

I've put it down to the diet returning to something more normal, no carb loading, no energy drinks and a lot less chocolate!!

26/10/2012 at 13:57

Liverpool 2012 was my first - and I loved it. One of the best days of my lift and I'll remember it forever.

I'm eyeing up one for next year (in the second half) - and I'm thinking something on the contient.

Anyone done Berlin?

What about any other European ones?




26/10/2012 at 14:53

New York is the best. I've done it six times!! Brilliant. Not done any European marathons but the Stockholm Half was really good so I suspect the full marathon would be more so ( although I think it is in June?)

26/10/2012 at 20:49

Loch Ness is the best I have done. The scenery is just stunning. On top of that it was a great race too.

I did Liverpool last year and that is definitely the next best!!

Any news on next year Alan.

26/10/2012 at 22:18
Gp77 - Just heard Berlin is full. Filled up in three hours apparently!
I'm trying to work out what to do next year. Feel like there is unfinished business with this marathon lark!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
27/10/2012 at 09:24
Dublin was my first. It's coming up again on Monday. Loved every minute of it.
28/10/2012 at 08:14
I'm looking at doing Manchester in the spring. Big question is can I persuade Mrs cybarev to let me do it?
28/10/2012 at 16:01
There are still places at Belrin if you're prepared to pay a little, ??170 odd.
But so many others you could do.

Some nice events around 20 milers to keep things interesting too
04/11/2012 at 13:52

Its oh so quiet .........

LIVERBIRD    pirate
04/11/2012 at 19:15
I'm always lurking
cougie    pirate
04/01/2013 at 12:35

Any news Alan ? Are we go for 2013 yet ?

06/01/2013 at 18:47

Good to see Liverpool Marathon got No. 9 in the top 10 Marathons in the UK in this months RW magazine. Personally I think it should have been No. 1 but what do i know!

14/01/2013 at 12:29

You may know (?) we've moved office and I'm changing the profile of the business and a BIG part of this is the web site. All confirmed event information and a lot of other stuff will be on there, including a marathon announcement.

Should be complete by the end of this week.

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