Liverpool Rock 'n Roll Marathon

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03/10/2013 at 21:03

Following my London rejection, I'm considering other marathon options for spring 2014.

Edinburgh and Liverpool look like the most likely. 

Gone slightly off Edinburgh after seeing that the route is out of the city and doubles back on itself from mile 10 onwards. 

Anyone got any experience / info on the Liverpool Marathon on 25 May? The official website is a bit short on info. - no route map etc. 

Any advice gratefully received!

03/10/2013 at 22:06

I thought that marathon had gone tits up?

03/10/2013 at 22:09

The link is here - http://uk.competitor.com/liverpool

 

sounds like a new one.

cougie    pirate
03/10/2013 at 22:22
Yeah it's a new race. All over the Liverpool side which I think is a mistake. The best views of the City are from the Wirral side.

Route is secret so far but the organisation seems to put on decent races elsewhere.

I liked Edinburgh personally - I'm too busy running to remember to see the sights.
04/10/2013 at 14:15

"This unforgettable course will feature a flat and scenic tour of the city centre, starting and finishing at the iconic waterfront, and passing many famous landmarks that showcase the city’s natural charm."

Given that one of the nails in the coffin of the last Liverpool Marathon was the waterfront finish I'll be interested to see where this actually goes.  From what I've read so far on the Echo's website there is more to this than meets the eye.

cougie    pirate
04/10/2013 at 14:21
If they're doing flat - then where are they going with the course ? 26 x 1 mile loops of the city centre ?
24/10/2013 at 11:42

Does anybody know how legit this is?  Would love to do a marathon in Liverpool, but the lack of detail is concerning.  Thanks

seren nos    pirate
24/10/2013 at 12:32

it will be legit because it is  abig company with a good proven track record.......

I think i will be doing it as an excuse to visit son

 

 

24/10/2013 at 12:34

I post on a site with a lot of American's and the consensus there is that the Rock N Roll marathons are excellent events. It seems a large and well established brand in America

With regards to the waterfront finish, they hold a night time one in Las Vegas which closes down the main strip for a Saturday night and I think the Edinburgh half they do is all in the city centre (unlike the marathon there) so they do seem to have a track record of convincing cities to close roads

25/10/2013 at 10:26

Great, appreciate the confidence.  They do look fantastic events, I just get nervous!

26/10/2013 at 15:07

I and OH signed up! We going to love it! Liverpool is fab and will come a few weeks after Manchester in which I am going to do my best but this one going to be 26.2 miles of party!! 

01/11/2013 at 12:32

I've just found out one of my favourite ever bands are headlining a festival on the friday before this. In keeping with the rock n roll theme, I'm thinking that a day ticket can;t hurt too much...

07/11/2013 at 12:32

The city council wrecked the last Marathon because the finish couldn't take place on the waterfront as it would upset the shop keepers and cause too much disruption to the city centre etc etc. We all knew it was LCC rubbish at the time, & guess what ? As if by magic we now have happy shop keepers who don't mind the start & finish on the waterfront. What's more we have a staggered half & full start so we are guaranteed a steady stream of starters & finishers from the half start at 8 through to the tail end marathoners well into the mid afternoon. Don't get me wrong I'm thrilled we have our marathon back, but what has changed in the minds of the city council to allow this large rich franchise run the marathon in 2014 ?

07/11/2013 at 20:17

Course has been posted.  Hope it's not too windy on the last few miles.

http://uk.competitor.com/liverpool/course

 

08/11/2013 at 07:31

Half course?  Is marathon two laps??

MovingAlong    pirate
08/11/2013 at 09:33

@Bev - use the filter above the map to change to Marathon course. Its not 2 loops.

I'm in for this, course looks pretty decent, although they seem to have kept the mentally tough part of Sefton Park late in the course as per the previous marathon!

Does the half seem to be the same course as the standard Liverpool half? Been a while since I ran it.

08/11/2013 at 12:40

MovingAlong.....Thank you ! DOH!!

09/11/2013 at 22:19

Course now on line and looks ok. Last 6 miles is flat, so this may help. Just entered and hoping it will be a good one after the excellent Chester 2013 Marathon.

11/11/2013 at 20:36

I'm waiting to see if Berlin is definately out the running before I commit to this but this is probably my 2nd choice for my annual marathon next year


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