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Aintree Diabetes 10k 2013 results

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:39

cheers gaz. I knew it was near the 55 minutes and was hoping the garmin was right with just inside rather than just outside


Aintree Diabetes 10k 2013 results

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 16:14

Isn't face book amazing. I asked the question on a local running discussion board and one checked with Wallasey AC and another checked with the organisers in Aintree and the word is that they will hopefully be posted tomorrow

Aintree Diabetes 10k 2013 results

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:01

I have had a good look around everywhere and I can not finfd them either. They do have a facebook page under Aintree Diabetes but that is showing nothing either. Best guess is if they are posted anywhere someone will put a link in there.


Liverpool Marathon MAY 2104

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 11:09

I suppose if you have run an event before or have run a different event by the same organiser then you have a good idea what to expect. You may be more tempted to go for it ( or there again less likely.)  So it does make a difference but it is not the main deciding factor. What you get from BTR is good but it does not mean that what you would get from a new organiser would not be.

The problem with a new one would be the level of council involvement. The council has come across as seeing a marathon as something you must suffer rather than something they actually want and there is no saying that a new organiser will come in under strict council terms.

If not a marathon bites the dust which would be a shame.




Liverpool Marathon 2013

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:36

I see thay are now talking of bringing this back as a May marathon in 2014 and are looking for someone to run it. 

Liverpool Marathon 2013

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 13:28

I thought I had read it in the original echo article but looking back, it was actually in the 'comments' from someone who was coming across as 'probable council person' rather than 'man in the street'. 

Mind you if you have had approaches from big marathon companies, it would be a good bet that the council would have had them too.

Might have been interesting to see what would have happened with a proposal to come in along the same water front route as the half as there could have been no logical reason for them to knock that back as there would be less runners in the marathon than in the half.

Back in the day there used to be a Wirral marathon althought it did not run for long. It used to start and finish in Parkgate but did not get really big numbers.


Liverpool Marathon 2013

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 12:17

Losers all round as it stands. Buisiness', charities, LCC's reputation, BTR and runners too. If the council has not come back by now, looks like they will not and are settling for their statement  'organiser cancelled not us and we will look for a different organiser' which some will believe and some will not. Whether thay can get someone else in for this year is unlikely as runners will have committed elsewhere before anything can be set up.

Not good to leave it standing as it is. While other BTR races are safe for now, if the council have right of veto over road closures and the half and the santa dash do close roads, will they be safe in the future ? The council will not have liked the bad press over this and with politicians and councils you can never assume.

I would be tempted to now try for a meeting directly with Joe Anderson to try and resolve because it will be his decision. Attempt to find out the specific objections. Go with your plan B but also have a plan C in reserve. If it is to be on again, it will end up as a route that no one is going to be over the moon about but both side can live with at a push because there are no winners there at the moment

This of course may well go nowhere but maybe worth one last shot ?

A NICE thread for half term and a question.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 21:15

I dont normally do holidays abroad but this year will be different. Us two together with 2 sons, 2 daughter in laws and 2 very young grand children will be going to Salou. All will take something different out of the holliday.

 I wonder if someone found a bit of beach about 2k long and 1  bus pass holder ( who manged last place in his last 2 cross countrys ) were to line up with a superkeen 5 year old with a recovery time which can be measured in seconds and 1 take no excercise twenty something and 1 take little excercise thirty something were to line up and run it, what would happen.

Liverpool Marathon 2013

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:32

Just a throway thought. If the city want the route reversed then it would still  use the roads but clear them earlier. What if the course was starting from Birkenhead as is but after Sefton park in Liverpool, it were to go into town along the water front as the half marathon does finishing at say Kings Dock with a tweak or 2 thus opening the city cenre roads earlier ?

blisters caused by?

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 19:57

I had one about a month back between 4th and 5th toes and I just could not see what was causing it and it used to itch a lot too. Googled it and it came back with athletes foot ? . Put the cream on and it sorted it.

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