Liverpool Half Marathon

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Coordinates: 53°24′15.7″N 2°59′41.6″W / 53.404361°N 2.994889°W / 53.404361; -2.994889

Liverpool Half Marathon
DateMarch
LocationLiverpool
Event typeRoad
DistanceHalf marathon
Established1994; 27 years ago (1994)
Course records1:06:23 (men)
1:15:53 (women)
Official sitebtrliverpool.com

The Liverpool Half Marathon is an annual road running event held on the streets of Liverpool, United Kingdom. It has previously been sponsored by Vitality and Mizuno Corporation.

In 2014 the Liverpool Half Marathon was named as one the eight events in the Vitality Run Series alongside the Brighton Half Marathon, Reading Half Marathon, Oxford Half Marathon, Bath Half Marathon, North London Half Marathon, Hackney Half Marathon and British 10k London Run.

Course[edit]

Finishers Medal from the 2017 Liverpool Half Marathon

Generally the course starts in Liverpool town centre and goes up Parliament Street then turns south towards Sefton Park and Otterspool before proceeding north along the waterfront back towards the centre.[1]

From 2016 onwards the event featured a 10-mile race running along a similar route.[2]

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
8th 2002 1 September  Neo Molema (RSA) 1:03:49  Cathy Mutwa (KEN) 1:19:20
9th 2003 12 October  Wilson Kogo Kiptoo (KEN) 1:04:56  Yelena Burykina (RUS) 1:15:01
10th [3] 2004 10 October  Zachary Kihara (KEN) 1:05:21  Hawa Hussein (TAN) 1:18:07
11th 2005 13 March  Simon Kasimili (KEN) 1:04:15  Debra Mason (GBR) 1:13:02
12th 2006 19 March  Andi Jones (GBR) 1:05:24  Birhan Dagne (GBR) 1:15:01
13th 2007 25 March  Ben Fish (GBR) 1:07:15  Liz Hawker (GBR) 1:17:35
14th 2008 2 March  Ben Fish (GBR) 1:08:01  Jenny Blizard (GBR) 1:15:53
15th 2009 29 March  Stuart Stokes (GBR) [4] 1:10:20  Sarah Ridehalgh (GBR) 1:23:46
16th 2010 28 March  Paul Sankey (GBR)[5] 1:13:25  Julie Briscoe (GBR) 1:16:57
17th 2011 20 March  Ben Fish (GBR) 1:07:41  Lauren Jeska (GBR)* 1:19:03
18th 2012 18 March  Bartosz Mazerski (POL) 1:08:41  Caroline Walsh (GBR) 1:21:25
19th 2013 17 March  Josh Lilly (GBR)[6] 1:06:23  Linda Howell (GBR) 1:22:59
20th 2014 23 March  Andrew Davies (GBR) 1:09:52  Nikki Boyde (GBR) 1:26:16
21st 2015 29 March  Paul Martelletti (GBR) 1:08:00  Michelle Poulsen (DEN) 1:21:04
22nd 2016 13 March  Dejene Gezimu (ETH) [7] 1:06:59  Michelle Nolan (GBR) [8] 1:20:21
23rd 2017 2 April  Dejene Gezimu (ETH) [7] 1:05:52  Michelle Nolan (GBR) [8] 1:19:38
24th 2018 25 March  Jonathan Mellor (GBR) 1:03:36  Kirsty Longley (GBR) 1:16:30
25th 2019 10 March  Daniel Kestrel (GBR) 1:11:01  Ellen Mcleod (GBR) 1:28:00
26th 2020 15 March  Alistair Rutherford (GBR) 1:09:51  Charlotte Mason (GBR) 1:21:52

The route of 2018 event was found to be slightly short and so will not count as a course record [9]

  • All Jeska's athletics results were declared null and void when she failed to produce samples of her testosterone levels.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liverpool Half Marathon
  2. ^ Liverpool 10 Miler
  3. ^ "7,000 pound pavements in city's big race". Crewe Chronicle. 11 October 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Stuart Stokes wins Liverpool Half Marathon 2009". Liverpool Echo. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Thousands of runners take part in Liverpool half marathon". Liverpool Daily Post. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Tipton Harrier Josh Lilly is the Liverpool Half Marathon champion". Liverpool Echo. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b Dejene Gezimu at Power of 10
  8. ^ a b Michelle Nolan at Power of 10
  9. ^ Liverpool's half marathon WAS 400 yards short
  10. ^ Transgender athlete jailed | Lancashire Evening Post

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