It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
This is certainly the biggest running challenge on Merseyside. Six races over seven days and 52 miles. How does this compare with a marathon?
Dunno.. Theres no link explaining when and where
Dave - I thought the suggestion of six races over seven days and a 52 mile distance was enough description? Just wondered what anyone thought about that kind of running challenge.
There seems to be a number of 'ultimate challenge' events out there that test people in a variety of ways, potential drowing, fire, electrocution, hypothermia and so on.
This is just old fashioned running - but a lot of it.
James B 73 wrote (see)
RZR - if scream lets me give you one of my gems. I ran three half marathons over 2 hours. Found the ultimate training schedules this site and knocked 26 mins off time. You may of course already have a schedule. However, a schedule may suggest you do a half marathon so you would be able to assess progress.
AlanRothwell wrote (see)
Dave - I thought the suggestion of six races over seven days and a 52 mile distance was enough description? Just wondered what anyone thought about that kind of running challenge. There seems to be a number of 'ultimate challenge' events out there that test people in a variety of ways, potential drowing, fire, electrocution, hypothermia and so on. This is just old fashioned running - but a lot of it.
Fraid I just do old fashioned running as well....
Just thought a link would have been useful.....
It does look a good and varied series of events. Unfortunately though, I have the re-scheduled Cheshire Cat sportive on 7th July, so I can't make it (also, like Cougie, I'd struggle to make the mid-week events). Otherwise I would definitely be entering, as it's quite up my street.
I'm sure it'll be a sell out if there's only 300 places.
The 8:30 start at Southport looks a killer for those of us using public transport.
Sounds really appealing to me.
Anyone else entered?
Good mix of club runners in this one, oldest competitor is 63 and youngets 19.
Guest entries for individual events available if you can't make all six.
Furthest coming from Dundee.
Smacks of the old Tour of Tameside set up by Ron Hill. That was the equivalent of 2 full marathons over 6 races with one days rest. I worked in Hyde at the time and there was a 'Hyde holiday week' when a number of businesses shut down (mine included) for that week.
The race was organised for that week so getting to mid week evening events was no problem and I could rest up during the day. Only did it once but there was great camaderie amongst the entrants.
Not fit enough to have a go at this one, but if it's on next year I just might give it a go.
Thanks to Alan and his team as my wife wanted to do this (and will be entering next year if it's on) and signed up thinking it was for 2014 ...but didn't realise that she had signed up for this year ..she's only 6 months pregnant..a full refund was given
Russell - it is based on the Tour Of Tameside. I did it three times back in the eighties so I know how hard it is going to be for those taking part in a week or so. I hope the course provide a good mix of interest and challenge.
Warkie - hope all goes well with the family addition and yes the Tour Of Merseyside will be back next year between the 6th and 12th July.
Well there's now 100 brave and hardy souls waiting nervously to take on the challenge of the 1st Tour Of Merseyside. (Anyone wanting to take part as a Guest Entrant can do so on each race evening).
Really looking forward to this one. The intimacy of the field, day to day competition and the relentless pursuit of each mile is brilliant.
Cant wait until the first race. My head says go slow and save the legs for the rest of the week. My heart says go for a pb and man up.
A few nervous comments on Facebook about the forthcoming Tour Of Merseyside. It's looking good for a great start at Southport on Sunday and then a challenging week ahead.
1st race done, southport half marathon in gorgeous weather. Anyone else on here doing the tour.
2nd leg tonight. Two fallers so far. One didn't attend yesterday and another finished with an injury so unlikely to attend the Multi Terrain tonight.
Looking forward to another good night of running.
2nd leg just starting to promote the very challenging aspect of what the Tour Of Merseyside is all about. Great atmosphere, a lot of competition amogst the runners but also a mutal respect for the efforts of everyone taking part.
Well done everyone, see you tonight for the next 10 mile instalment
A lot of interest for 2014 already from those who didn't enter this year. The Facebook effect is working just half way through the series. All the comments are very positive despite the challenge of 52 miles in a week.
3 races done after 10m tonight. 3 to go, after a nice rest day tomorrow
Well done to all of the Runners,especially in this Weather.
Alan are you posting up the times etc... want to see what I have to achieve
May have a go next year
The link for individual and cumulative times are on www.btrliverpool.com on the Tour section. Another great night last night. 29 miles in the bank.
The most impressive aspect for me is the sense of shared respect, help and support between all the runners.
I'm not surprised but I think some of the runners are - much to their delight.
A great bunch. On to Thursday
Legs are happy to have the days rest. It is proving to be great fun and anyone who thought of doing the tour but didn't is missing a treat. Great weather and smooth organization helps! Get out there and fill up some of the guest spots to see what you are missing. See you for a fast 5 at Hale, or the way my legs are going survival!
I thought i'd only manage a 10min/mile plod last night With having stiff legs. But when everyone cleared off at 8min/mile I decided to follow and, suprising myself, hung on
wl definitely be doing this race again.
well that didn't turn out very clear!
Ave pace min/ mile and position after day3
Results are on www.tdl.ltd.uk click on Tour Of Merseyside or via www.btrliverpool.com (Tour section)
Leg 4 on the old Hale 5 course tonight.
Four stages down, two to go. Great listening to the post race conversations. This event is everything I hoped it would be. I salute everyone taking part.
Now you know the meaning and feeling of pain.
See you all at the finish line tomorrow although I think the post race conversation after tonight's cross country will be even more interesting