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Marathon unveils Fab Four Mile

Why don’t you do it in the road?

Published on February 25th 2011.


Marathon unveils Fab Four Mile

THE Beatles. Love them, hate them, but in this city you can’t get away from them.

Now you can’t even run away from them.

Organisers of the new RunLiverpool Marathon which takes place in October, have announced the launch of a secondary warm-up run on the day prior to the long-distance event.

The Fab Four Mile will take place in and around the city’s Sefton Park on Saturday 8th October.

It’s not a mile. And it doesn’t involve strolling across zebra crossings.

It’s four miles of solid pounding, open to runners of all ages and abilities - not just those competing in the 26.2 mile event.

Say the people behind it, Run Liverpool: “The Fab Four Mile is a friendly jogging event for the friends and family of participants along with running fans.”

They say it will be hugely popular - especially those who have not been to Liverpool before.

“An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to stay in the city during the weekend, many of whom will be supporting the field of 12,000 Marathon runners,” they add. the

Race Director, Alan Rothwell said: “The Fab Four Mile is a great opportunity to be part of the RunLiverpool Marathon weekend without running 26.2 miles. Not only does it serve as a warm up to the marathon itself on the Sunday, and if participants have friends or family travelling to support them, they can take part together.

“The geographical spread of marathon weekend events allows us to showcase many areas of the city and the Fab Four Mile is no exception. Once runners have completed the course in Sefton Park, we will be encouraging them to visit near-by attractions such as Penny Lane before heading back into the city centre.”

It is not clear whether relay teams will be allowed - and if, indeed, the baton passed will be the Penny Lane Barbers pole which was once again stolen last week. But it’s a thought.

The prize will also not be one of Alex Corina’s china Mona Lennon plates, currently retailing at £147 at John Lennon Airport.

No. For a more modest £10 entry fee, runners will receive a Fab Four Mile T-shirt, enamel badge, breakfast in the park and transportation from the city centre to Sefton Park.

To register visit runliverpoolmarathon.com

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Alf TupperFebruary 24th 2011.

Reading stuff like this makes me thank The Lord that I no longer live by Sefton Park.

You'd think that Sefton Park residents would find out the organisers' addresses and arrange great noisy crowded inconveniences for them outside their houses in turn so they will know how it feels.

Liverpool RunnerFebruary 24th 2011.

It's a family jogging event - hardly Mathew Street Festival.

Jay SilverheelsFebruary 24th 2011.

Family? MUST the children suffer for the vanity of the parents?

I trust that the marshals will have their CRB certificates ready for inspection and Socail Services will be represented on the day.

Joe AndersonFebruary 24th 2011.

The people behind it are called "Run Liverpool". Is that a private consortium taking the city council over?

Keith SwinebarrFebruary 24th 2011.

Yeah! I lived around there. You'd wake up on a Sunday morning and these little Hitlers had closed the road without so much as a by your leave. Not a word of apology or anything.

Liverpool RunnerFebruary 24th 2011.

Jay, family doesn't necessarily mean children.

Big LuigiFebruary 24th 2011.

It also means ruthless gangsters...

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