In short: Brilliant day! My first marathon and won't be my last! In full: A fabulously well organised race, with a real community feel. The start in the park was great, amazing choir, brilliant baggage drop off, it was a pleasure to wait for the start.
Well spaced runners from the start, no tripping over or weaving round people necessary. Loved the Wirral side and the New Brighton run in the sun. I echo all that's been said about the tunnel exit- I heard the drums several minutes before seeing the exit and felt myself start to fill up!
Liverpool side was tougher than a tough thing, but the support from the crowd was amazing. Upper Parliament Street hurt on the way up, but I loved it on the way down!!
Vowed at mile 22 never to run another! Crossed the line and am planning to be back next year for sure.
If you're a first time marathoner wondering if this is the one for you, it's a yes from me for sure!! Date of review: October 16, 2012