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Looking forward to this one after getting my entry in today, ive spoken to a few people who've done it but whats the consensus on the course - i know its undulating but pb material or not? I hear it finishes with a downhill but where mileage wise are the uphills?
From memory of last year its fairly flat for first half then a steady undulating climb over a few miles before the free-wheeling descent to the finish.
Up hill from mile 8 to 9, and then the long straight descent from 10 1/2 to 11 1/2
(But I won't be taking it seriously)
The Liver bint is in, So at least there will be plenty of noise
Always better to have the downhill at the end, i know that stretch it finishes on....should be quick ala lake vyrnwy and looking at last years results it normally has a strong field - but great you're contributing to the unambigious fun running total dave
Yep That's me.. David Coleman defined fun runners after he saw me...
I love the descent on Towers Lane, I only live 2 miles from the start, so often come down that lane on my bike after training rides (uncompetitive fun rides you understand) and it's great
BTW My history with this race is entered 4 times run it once.....
Just done the Liverpool Marathon (my first) and do fancy this as a good start to the year. Im still recovering so want to make sure i recover ok before i sign up. The numbers seem to be rising fast, from past experience would you say im safe to wait another week before registering?
I've just done Chester marathon and was looking for something in between now and the Liverpool half in the middle of March. This sounds perfect.
Denis - agree finding a fast group is normally key to times - especially at this distance. There's a few local faces im hoping enter around the time zone im aiming at to give me something to chase at least....sub 75 might be a big ask on those hills, ah well train hard first and decide later
Tim Spencer - i'd advise to enter now. Worst case scenario you can always transfer, there will be loads of people looking for places after its sold out.
Village Bakery half marathon in February and then you have the choice between Liverpool and Wilmslow in March
Gutted i've missed the entry for this........done it for the past 2 years with both my parents (who haven't missed the deadline.....my mum's the oldest running!!!)
Love the course, pb'd at it last year by 5 mins off my previous PB Think i'm slightly mad right now as i've just done Snowdonia 3 days ago!! (I think i like hilly courses!!!)
If anyone changes their mind, please please point them in my direction!
I'll keep begging occasionally !!
My place is also avaliable due to unforseen circumstances.
Please drop me a PM if anyone would like to buy the place from me. I think we have until the 15th to sort a transfer.
Think liverbird has a place helen !!!
You will find her on "run liverpool" on facebook.