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Loved it. I will definately be back next year
Sunday 7th for Chester
Sunday 14th for Liverpool
I'll be there too ! (unfinished business on Sandy Lane!! )
just unfinished business on Sandy Lane? my unfinished business starts prior to Farndon moves through Holt, Aldford ......etc etc!
Will definitely be doing this next year all being well!
Gary - With the speed of town planners around the north west, if they jumped to it now we wouldn't see it in our life time, so I suspect you're safe
Just to correct the casual comments from andyc209 and EG Graham - it is incorrect to state it was the 'fault' of Liverpool or indeed that we won't 'move back' for the convenience of the Chester event.
The Liverpool Marathon was first suggested as far back as June 2006 and for a number of reasons it wasn't possible to deliver the event until 2011. The suggestion had always been (from me) that such an event would need to be in October.
The ongoing discussion for a Liverpool Marathon had already started before a Chester Marathon was considered and when it happened it was in May 2010. The fact that Chester chose to relocate to October and Liverpool pressed ahead with their own event was nothing more than unintended consequence.
Now if it was as easy as simply moving a date then either Chester or ourselves would do it. But it isn't.
I had met with the Chester team recently and advised that the Liverpool event date is governed by a number of factors including Premiership football (Chester clearly doesn't have that particular problem) and the event date sits with a Premiership free weekend. So now you know why the Liverpool date is on 14th October next year.
The events are significantly different in their appeal and I trust just like Liverpool both events will grow in future years. Not everyone wants to run TWO marathons over two weekends but at least the running community has a good choice in October.
Wishing everyone all the very best in their marathon planning for next year.
Alan, no one is being critical of you, they were just general comments, and it is a pity that we dont have two Marathons to run in the North West.
I'm sure most runners would like to see at least three weeks in between for recovery, but if it can't happen and we have to choose we are all adult, calm down, calm down !!
EG Graham wrote (see)
EG loads of choice
Liverpool, Chester, Blackpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Preston.
Take your pick.