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woo hoo, me and a mate have just entered this one.
Hopefully can edge under 2 hours now.
Coming from Manchester so might even come over the night before - any good (cheapish) hotels near the start anyone can suggest?
Also is Liverpool centre likely to be lively afterwards on the Sunday- wondering whether to stay over to rehydrate.
Will enter this when I get paid next month
Will be my third time running round Liverpool - did last year's half - was a great day but found the last few miles along the front absolutely soul destroying - seemed to go on for ever, you could hear the finish line but it was always round the next corner, and the next and the next!
Did the Santa Dash in December - oh my god the weather was vile wasn't it? Actually, it wasn't too bad for the main race but we had to hang around for my daughter to do the mini one and it was like the arctic!! Oh, and I have a complaint there were no selection boxes left for her so we had to go and buy one - they were on offer 2 for 1 so guess who got the spare!
So anyway, this time Liverpool half will be part of my training for VLM in April. Depending on how that goes I may well give the Liverpool marathon a go later in the year - depends whether the VLM ends in me hanging up my running shoes!
Thanks for sorting me out Alan, finally got entered for this and nice to meet you in the shop last week. (I was the guy who turned up as you were spleen venting at BT! ).
Checked a number of hotels in city centre and many seem to be full up for the night of the 17th. I'm only coming from Cheshire so I may just get in early and park up near start/finish.
Only the small matter of training for it now. Only 9 weeks from this Sunday.
Thanks for tip Kirsten, I may enter Reading HM which is on 1st April (yes we are all fools!)
Glad to here about the funnel for the Mini Dash 2012 - I fortunately had a selection box at home I could compensate my son with. Otherwise it was a great event - he loved running his first race, being congratulated by Father Christmas and hanging his medal on our tree.
I'm also waiting for pay day before entering this one, and I'm looking forward to adding another excellent RL event to my races done list.
That's typical of BT. Certainly different if you tried to withhold payment from them for two days, they soon get in touch then!
Reading HM now full, so it may be Stafford after all. Always like to run a "new" HM, is this a flat course?
It's a farily flat course, some inclines that may catch out those of us that don't train properly (I'm talking to myself there!) but no severe inclines.
Alan, is there any news on the finish for this? If it is by the Liverbuildings, does that mean we come down Upper Parliamant St like the Marathon, or are we running that bit longer on the waterfront?
Also, have you any plans on measuring the route that we can run along with you on?
It's St Patricks day the day before, so Liverpool will be full and saturday night will be a sea of green and guinness!
That sounds great Alan....fingers crossed you can get the go ahead. If not, I'm sure I'll be thrilled to see the finish line regardless of where it is!
After reading various reviews on this run I think I'm going to do it.
Although I've noticed most of the hotels are fully booked for Saturday night. It would mean coming across Sunday morning which isn't ideal but I suppose will have to do.
Is there any parking for the likes of myself?
Don't forget, it's my Birthday on17th but don't give me my presents until after the race. I have enough trouble carrying myself around the course.
I'm off to Helsby on Sunday. That'll see how the 'training' is going so far
I'm doing the Mad Dog 10k mid-Feb as well. Hoping that the 'sea breezes' of Southport will prepare me for the home stretch from Otterspool!
Kevin Broome 2......
Depends what you call cheap mate? I stayed the last 2 years doing this run at the 'Campanile' 1st year was £65 and for the money was.....what you would expect (not a lot). 2nd year they upped the price to £85 and the room was worst than the 1st year and had a stag do staying there, not what i minded but the staff kept coming up to tell them off and even said one more time and i will be asking you to leave. Any way its close to the start/finish which is ideal and there is a mc donalds across the road for the 'recovery meal'.
Just put in google hotels near Echo Arena and there is 2 really close to start (camponile being one of them) the Idris isnt to far away either.
Any way this year im staying in The Crowne Plaza for a fewons 1, its £20 more at £105 and i thought for £20 i get a bit more comfort and class. 2nd reason, the half is on mothers day so the wife and my daughter are coming too which they dont normally so its a treat for the wife too (killing 2 birds in one stone money wise ) and final reason is.....because Allan 'might' be moving the finsh toi Albert docks which is closer to Crowne Plaza. Win Win all round for me