I have a place for each so now to choose...
I have a place in the Liverpool half on 28/3 but my mate I intended to run with has pulled out. I could get an entry for Wilmslow (from an injured friend) on the same day. I've done Wilmslow twice before (and really enjoyed it) and have never run in Liverpool.
Wilmslow is much easier to get to/from (I live in Manchester) and wouldn't be such an early start after the clocks have gone back!
So I have a dilemma - a bit more hassle to do Liverpool or the easy option of Wilmslow. Has anyone done both and have a view on what I should do?
I have done both and my view is
If you want a fast time then Liverpool is far better, Wilmslow has a very congested start and is a pain in the arse to get to the start/baggage area with all the cars double parked, also causes problems getting away after.
Liverpool is also the bigger event this year 5500 entries against 4000 (I think) for Wilmslow.
If you want scenic countryside then wilmslow wins
But then again - I would say that.....
Having done both and having travelled to both from Manchester I would say Liverpool everytime
OK so Mobberley is quite pretty, but once you have seen one Cheshire manicured lawn you have seen them all, and Wilmslow just can't beat the finish along the Mersey (the last few miles made me go all a bit )
JPenno wrote (see)
As LB is doing Liverpool, that must increase the reasons for doing Wilmslow
AlanRothwell wrote (see)
Here here... or is it hear hear?? Alan
Alan is holding a list of people waiting for a place if you want to add yourself to it.
These places are like gold dust now.
Thanks for all the responses, the runnersworld jury is most definitely pointing to Liverpool. As luck would have it, my wife & I are spending this weekend in Liverpool, staying right on the river at the Malmaison, so I will have a little pootle out on Sunday morning. If it charms me, then I'll be back the week after for the big race!
Any thoughts on where we should go for a gentle trot on the Sunday morning from the Malmaison (on Princes Dock)?
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