Posted: 02/06/2015 at 15:15
Well a mara in Liverpool is never going to be flat - I think Manchester advertises itself as a flat one if you want an alternative. One of the other factors in the Liverpool race could be crosswinds in the last 4 miles but you're not going to know that until the day.
I don't know Mossley Hill (last incline up to around 20m) particularly well but the other hills aren't too bad IMHO. Upper Parl St (around 12m) can be a bit sharp but it's not too long.
The profile on the website might look a bit harsh but the distances are all in feet not metres. I'll be running this year (didn't do it last year - in the hope that the organisers made all their mistakes then & learnt from them) but have done a few races in Liverpool over the years & the hills should be fine.