In short: Highly recommended. In full: Only my 2nd marathon (first was over 10 yrs ago!), but I now feel encouraged to do more, a testament to this event. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Thanks to the organisers & volunteers for a well run event, with start & finish both having good transport links. Thanks also to the public for their support - especially strong in central Liverpool.
There are some inclines, but it wouldn't take much hill training to cope reasonably with these. New Brighton Prom - a popular section of the run - was great this year, but can be very windy. I thought that there might have been congestion in the tunnel, but when I reached it (approx 1hr 45mins) the crowds had thinned out, and overtaking wasn't a problem.
Suggestion to the organisers - might selling the event be a little easier if the history of the route were mentioned on the RunLiverpool website, e.g. Birkenhead Park, where the race started, inspired New York's Central Park, the Queensway Tunnel (AKA Birkenhead tunnel) was the longest underwater tunnel in the world when it built (and was used in a Harry Potter film!), etc. Just a suggestion. Date of review: October 21, 2012