I can't quite believe this. I niaively assumed that it would be run by RunLiverpool who put so much effort into putting succesful events on over the years and so much into promoting interest in a marathon in Liverpool.
I can't see how an outsider with no understanding of a local area can put a race on without inside help.
Like Funk's idea of a Manchester marathon although not sure how a Manchester marathon organised by RunLiverpool would go down with the locals!!
I followed Belly Boy Barnes on the sub 3 thread last year. I remember him saying that this is such a great opportunity for those who are selected so it would be a shame to lose it although I agree it needs to be re-worked and the plan tailored to individuals rather than the same sub 3, for example, being applied to everyone.
There is a really interesting article somewhere on RW (I'll post if I can find it) about a coach who got marathon runners to essentially drop mileage, run 3 times a week and use some triathlon training to run a quick marathon rather than increase miles as they had done in the past , which had led to injury. 18 of 22 runners ran PB's. Proves that you don't have to run loads of miles to run a fast marathon.