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Sunday 9th October – Liverpool Marathon


Report from OAC’s Debra Brown:

Just to say that I completed the RunLiverpool Marathon finishing 2,724th overall with a chip time of 4.35.27 (ps I entered the race before joining OAC hence listed as LBT rather than OAC on the results).

Although not quite the sub four thirty I was hoping for, I was very pleased with the result which was a PB for me by 16 minutes, particularly given the windy conditions and the undulating course.

It was tougher than I was expecting and reading the Runner’s World forum hardee than most people expected with very few on the forum getting PB’s so I was even more pleased to do so.

For anyone contemplating a marathon I would thoroughly recommend Liverpool. There were a few teething problems with it being the first year of the event, particularly with the start being delayed as police wouldn’t give clearance for the roads as too many people were ignoring the road closure signs. However once it got underway the race was fabulous and the section where you emerged from the Queensway tunnel under the Mersey was like nothing I have ever previously experienced with a huge steel band and deafening crowd support…. beats crossing Tower Bridge in London hands down.

See you soon, once I can move that is!

The race was won by John McCole (Liverpool Harriers) in 2.34.41 and the first lady in 68th position overall was Alison Sedman (Belle Vue Racers) in 3.08.07.

Results from tdl.

  1. #1 by John Dade on October 10, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Congratulations. Sounds like a great event.

    As a Birkenhead lad I’m definitely up for this event in 2012, especially as it starts on the right side of the river and it goes through the old Queensway tunnel.
    I did the Mersey 10K a few years ago. This starts in Liverpool, takes you through the new(er) tunnel (not a spectacular as the old one) and finishes in the fleshpots of New Brighton. A real treat.

    Hope your legs recover in time.

  2. #2 by reid haddow on October 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

    well done Debra , great effort , get moving again soon,

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