Liverbird Marathon Double Day 1

Date: 31st Dec 2013
Distance: Marathon
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Type: MT
Comments: The Liverbird Double Marathon is fast, flat, totally traffic free, and utterly in the hands of the elements. It takes place each year from Atlantic Way in Liverpool - about a mile south of the Liver Building at Pier Head. Heading south along the promenade following the Mersey for 3.3 miles, turning round and then back north to the start. 4 out & backs make up the distance. Ok, so it's not the most inspiring or scenic race, but it's fun and meeting the other runners passing the other way makes it a very social event. Being in the dead of winter you are advised to dress for the weather - and hope for the best. On New Year's eve I awoke to lashing rain against my hotel window, but by the time I joined the other 150+ runners at the start, it had stopped and continued to brighten up during the day. My multi-marathon strategy to run/walk went ahead as planned (run for a mile, walk for a minute, run up the the next mile, repeat). I felt good (in spite of a hangover) and the blue skies and sun saw me shedding my running jacket on the last leg. I was very pleased with 4 hours 40 (faster than my last double a couple of weeks previously), and rushed back to my hotel for a kip before heading out to meet up with other runners to see in the New Year...!
1Terence Forrest2:36:42
14Katherine Brougham3:06:26
103Ulen Neale4:40:24
145Last Finisher6:52:00
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