In short: Definately a favourite In full: I love this race. What more can I say?! That hill isn't so bad if you know it's coming, and there's lots of lovely downhills to make up for it. It's great to get up on the hills. Fabulous weather to boot. Thanks for this race, see you next year! Date of review: February 20, 2008
In short: Quiet, tree-lined, mostly flat, definate PB potential. In full: The odd bridge over motorways were the only hills. Tree-lined all the way, although an odd no-man's land of roads that all looked the same and seemed to go nowhere... Pretty crowd-less except at the finish. I was focussed on a PB (and got it with loads to spare) so the weird quiet sameness suited me perfectly. Good marshalling and only the occassional idiot driver who tried to pace us. Loads of parking. Nothing inspiring but a very smooth race well done. Date of review: August 20, 2007
In short: puff puff puff puff WHEEEEEEE!!!!!! In full: Saw the hill from the motorway and wondered what I'd let myself in for... Slow plod up up up then amazing down. I went for no-brakes speed probably because I haven't yet broken anything falling down a large hill. It was fab. I could tell that there was a view at the top, but I have no idea what it was. A very exhilerating and friendly race. Date of review: April 9, 2007
In short: Great muddy fun! In full: Tough uphills and fabulous downhill flying. Slippy, sticky mud. Styles and hay bayles to vault, even a stream to cross! Really great fun with lots of variation and good friendly crowd. Do it! Date of review: February 20, 2007
In short: Cosy, fun and a real workout. In full: I was going far too fast on that downhill, with no way of slowing down, and loved it! Felt sorry for the men who had to do the accompanying uphill 3 times...
Lovely atmosphere. I was worried that the small numbers would mean a hardcore bunch, and then me, but I needn't have fretted: It was really friendly, with a good range of abilities. I'd recommend it. Date of review: December 20, 2006
In short: Fun, friendly and fast. In full: I just really enjoyed it and got a really good time (for me). Mile markers threw me, but I got over it. I liked the multi-lap plan: I liked seeing faster and slower runners as we passed and lapped, and it essentially tripled the crowd. The twisty-turniness and variety (open park, woods, roadside etc) prevented it being repetitive. Date of review: October 22, 2006
In short: Fabulous Liverpool friendliness, beautiful route and PB too. In full: Great atmosphere, friendly encouragement from crowds, stewards and runner-to-runner. Great mix of abilities: beginners should definately use this race to get them into running.
Lovely route. I run Sefton Park all the time, so feels like visiting an old friend. Don't know if I'll still feel this way in years to come if it stays out here! As a v local local I had no trouble finding start and needed no parking, so I'm lucky these concerns didn't bother me. There was no road-closure warning which did nothing for PR, and I missed a couple of K markers: Signage-effort needs improving!
Organisation at end a bit rough too. Oxygen-starved brain couldn't figure out what queue was for, whether I'd missed out on goody bag, and crucially where water was. Thanks to other runners for telling me! Date of review: October 9, 2006