In short: Great one for newbies, but for PB would need course tweaks In full: Overall a job really well done by RnR other than the marshalling gap at mile 10 and some safety howlers with course bollards in Mathew St/city centre.
The low field was I think partly due to local runners branding this more Fun Run than PB Run - plus perhaps loyalty to BTR who had organised excellent marathons in 2011 & 2012.
Sections of the north Liverpool loop were a real high, with Stanley Park looking great. Otterspool too had no headwind, which is usually a killer.
To encourage elite runners RnR need to make the course faster, eg include more of Liverpool's excellent major tree-lined roads in and out of the city.
More marketing to runners, less reliance on local tabloids, and gotta improve the website...