In short: Something for everyone of all levels In full: Friendly and well organised. Good goody bag. Fairly flat. Good for beginners but also some serious runners for those seeking competition at that level. On the downside: marhalls could do better to cheer runners on. Most were John Wayne Federal Marshalls - strong and SILENT types. Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Get some hill training in In full: The rural bits had marvellous scenery. The urban bits weren't unattractive either, but their main appeal was they tended to be flatter. Date of review: July 27, 2009
In short: Easy entry, easy going atmosphere with good organisation, easy flat coursee In full: The 9 am start was a bit too early for my liking, especially as the clocks had gone forward - I heard some runnners turned up late - but maybe the road closure would have been harder to secure at 10 am. A little more gradient than I was expecting after I'd read the bumph but generally a flat course. Date of review: March 31, 2009
In short: Great race In full: Even on a dull day it is a fantastic last stretch along Wallasey and into New Brighton along the Mersey, Liverpool over to the right. The tunnel itself is great and I think its enclosed space gives a sense of togetherness. (It’s not claustrophobic though and it’s free of traffic and fumes.)
Nice t shirt and medal - yellow, submarine - and goody bag in general good, too.
Not many drawbacks. There were not enough toilets at the start. I think there were more in 2007 and even then there was a fairly long queue; this time it was massive. Finally, those banners at the start for anticipated times were lacking.