I just wanted to share a few words about the Rock and Roll Liverpool half marathon which I recently completed.
As you may know I have run over 100 races of all distances, although never a race as well organised or inspiring as this one.
The race was on Sunday 12th June and started at 9am at The Albert Dock (a little early), the weather was the usual kind of Liverpool weather, overcast, drizzly and windy, although great for running and my Dad and I were in good spirits as we have not run a race of this distance together before.
It was extremely well organised and the start was fantastic, as they sent people off in waves, I was in the first wave and my Dad in the second. High hopes indeed !!!
The first three/four miles were around the city centre, taking in the sites as well as bands playing every three miles. We then ran out toward Sefton Park and the next five to six miles were quite pleasant as there were more downhill sections than up. The situation lulled me into a false sense of security, as we turned onto the path next to the Mersey and the wind was energy sapping. I had just passed the 10 mile mark in 69 minutes and thought a good time may be in order. Dare I say the next five kilometres were really tough, although I managed to finish, crossing the line after a pathetic attempt at a sprint in 1:33:02 (187th out of 5,522), my Dad finished 7 minutes later (1:40:01 – second place in the V65 category), what a legend !!!
I would recommend this race to everyone, as it is friendly, a great atmosphere, plenty of music on the way around and a cracking course (well without the wind on the riverside).
Sadly, Chris confirmed that we could not include it in next year’s Championship !!!!!!
Alex agrees and says there are a number of Rock and Roll events around the country and they are all excellent!
And we could include it in the Club Championship, if enough members vote for it! – Chris