Liverpool Half Bounces Back
There's a lorra lorra reasons to be celebrating in Liverpool this March...
Merseyside's longest established road race is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but that's not the only reason organisers, BTR Liverpool, have cause for celebration. They announced this week that entry numbers for the Liverpool Half Marathon are well up on recent years, a spokesperson commented: "Over the last ten years we have been affected by the introduction of the Rock N Roll Half Marathon, Covid for three years the current cost of living issues... but we're we're on our way back! A massive thank you to everyone who has entered so far as we head off for 5,000!"
This year's event will see thousands of runners run past Liverpool's iconic locations on Sunday 26 March. In recent years the event has settled down to use an established course, which boasts a grandstand start and finish on the city’s iconic and world-famous waterfront. Set against a backdrop of the Three Graces, which includes the Royal Liver Building which really is a stunning setting. There is also a 10 mile race held in conjunction with the half marathon which sets off at the same time and finishes in the same location.
One person taking part this year is Max Chambers, who has decided (along with a friend) to attempt to set a Guinness World Record on the day. Their chosen record is 'Fastest half marathon in a two-person costume (male)'. Speaking about the challenge, Max said: "Our intention is to run a 'Cool Runnings' theme which will be based on the Jamaican Bobsled team from the film.
"The current holders only ran a time of 2 hours and 9 minutes which we feel we will blow away comfortably. They're two brothers from Toronto who also hold the record for the three-man costume as well so it'd be great to break their record at home in Liverpool."
Image: BTR Liverpool