Should I do Liverpool or Wilmslow half?

I have a place for each so now to choose...

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16/03/2010 at 13:24

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?

JPenno    pirate
16/03/2010 at 13:27

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

LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/03/2010 at 13:32


But then again - I would say that.....

JPenno    pirate
16/03/2010 at 13:53
As LB is doing Liverpool, that must increase the reasons for doing Wilmslow
16/03/2010 at 14:05
Macp - if you don't do Liverpool I would like your number back as we have a waiting list!

If you do then great to have you with us.

Alan Rothwell

'runliverpool' initiative
Farnie    pirate
16/03/2010 at 14:10

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 )

16/03/2010 at 14:21
Here here... or is it hear hear??

16/03/2010 at 14:27
I am on the waiting list for liverpool so am biased about what youshould do. However i live in liverpool and have tried the route and it is pretty spectacular.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/03/2010 at 14:29
JPenno wrote (see)
As LB is doing Liverpool, that must increase the reasons for doing Wilmslow

Somebody disagree with him for goodness sake!
16/03/2010 at 14:52
I STRONGLY disagree!

LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/03/2010 at 14:54


Thanks Alan!

Farnie    pirate
16/03/2010 at 15:33
AlanRothwell wrote (see)
Here here... or is it hear hear?? Alan
do you know what, I don't know .....
Farnie    pirate
16/03/2010 at 15:34
<blockquote>Hear hear (Wikipedia):
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16/03/2010 at 16:24
Now I know!

17/03/2010 at 00:58
I've not been able to get a number for the Liverpool Half so If you decide to do the Liverpool half would your friend be willing to sell me their Wilmslow number? I live and work in Manchester so could pick it up / pay you.


LIVERBIRD    pirate
17/03/2010 at 09:47

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.

Farnie    pirate
17/03/2010 at 09:52
cos it is better than wilm-slow innit
17/03/2010 at 16:04
Do Liverpool-Parliament Hill is fun -hope its still part of the route?
LIVERBIRD    pirate
17/03/2010 at 16:09
It is indeed!
19/03/2010 at 11:42

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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