The 21st Liverpool Half Marathon took place today with a great turnout from senior members. Just over 6700 runners completed the course which starts behind the Liver Building, goes up to Sefton Park before returning to the waterfront along the promenade.

There were some great placings for the top senior men from the club, taking the 3rd, 4th and 5th spots on the day which ensured that the men took the team prize. The early pace seemed good with both James Riley and Ash Chambers comfortably holding sub 70 minute pace for most of the race, but horrendously strong headwinds on the promenade from 9 miles to the finish meant chasing a time was almost impossible, with most athletes losing around 3 minutes in the last 4 miles due to the weather.

A special mention about Gordon Brown who was first V75, completing the race in 2:01:03. Gordon turns 81 this summer, inspirational!

Full results can be found HERE.

Summary Results
3rd – James Riley – 72:37
4th – Ash Chambers – 72:39
5th – John McCole – 73:14
29th – Lee Midghall – 79:48
30th – Colin Potts – 79:53 (4th V40)
37th – Matt Bond – 80:41
39th – Alan Ashton – 80:50
43rd – Gareth Howell – 81:02
73rd – Andrew Prescott – 83:37
101st – Adrian Roach – 85:09
270th – Elliot Colman – 87:56
362nd – Dave Quinn – 93:16
475th – Graham Weights – 95:01
802nd – Michelle Murphy – 99:15 (5th V45)
1185th – Ken Drysdale – 1:44:50
1307th – Andy Smith – 1:44:15
1352nd – Ian Wood – 1:46:19
1495th – Tony Green – 1:47:53
3274th – Gordon Brown – 2:01:03 (1st V75)

Thanks to Karen Dalby and Dave Pinnington for the photographs.