In short: Disappointing - won't be back In full: Where the organisers get town/rural from is beyond me as much of this was trail running which doesnt suit everyone.
In terms of this being a city half the atmosphere and support was pathetic. Also a substandard medal and mars bar doesnt really make me want to come back next year - lesson learnt. Date of review: November 6, 2012
In short: Best day of my life - I will never forget it In full: The longest I have ever ran before was half marathon but seemed to breeze it to 20 miles without a stop. Much of this was due to the amazing people lining the streets who were so inspiring it was unbelievable. People literally were shouting encouragement to you like they had known you all their lives and this was one of the main things which I Wwill remember forever.
The scenery too was brilliant - Im not from Liverpool so forgive me for not knowing the placenames but the stretch down the promenade was brilliant and cooled you down really well. However after just passing half way and coming out of the tunnel to the drums and literally thousands of people cannot be put in to words.
The finish too, being down hill meant that those painful legs were able to hammer out the last mile at what felt like a sprint.
One word - unbelievable.
If I do have one slight gripe that is some of the other runs I have done have had better goodie bags in terms of what was in them but the t shirt and medal are stunning and will be cherished forever.
If you are thinking about doing a marathon whether it is your first or 100th do this one - cant wait until next year!!!! Date of review: October 15, 2012