This weekend brings one of the busiest weekends in the marathon calendar, with Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh all hosting multiple races over the weekend. We have been working hard with many of clients here at G4 to get everyone in the best condition for their races, this has been a combination from our massage, rehab, physio and podiatry teams.
LIVERPOOL ROCK AND ROLL
Distances:5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon & Full Marathon The Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool & Half Marathon returns to the North West with a 2 day event. Saturday 27th May will see the 5K and the start of a 2 day ‘Run Fit’ expo, with the main events following on what will hopefully be a gloriously sunny Sunday.
The Marathon and Half Marathon courses show off the best of Liverpool. The race heads past the new Beatles statue, the historic Liver Building and Matthew Street, runs down Penny Lane and through colorful Chinatown. All races start at Albert Docks and finish outside Echo Arena.
EDINBURGH MARATHON FESTIVAL
Distances:5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon & Full Marathon
This weekend event starts with the 5K and 10K on Saturday 27th of May. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend is run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this route offers striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.
The full marathon takes place at 9.50am on Sunday 28th May, and this fast and flat marathon distance has been voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008. As the second largest UK Marathon behind London, runners can expect to see scenic views through Holyrood Park, past the Meadowbank Sports Stadium and onto the picturesque East Lothian along Scotlands golf coast.
Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those that don’t fancy the big 26.2!
SIMPLY HEALTH GREATH MANCHESTER RUN
Distances: 10km & Half Marathon
This 10km course taking place on Sunday 28th May, will see views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry.Runners will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line!
Manchester’s newest half marathon will take runners of all abilities on a 13.1 mile tour of the city. The route passes by two of the UK’s most iconic football grounds, the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, as well as the Imperial War Museum and Albert Square.