One of the most popular in the northern calendar, btr Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnel 10K, takes place this Sunday (8 June), with race entries closing at 3,100 runners. The point to point course takes on a slightly revised route this year, with the course starting in Blackstock Street in Liverpool City Centre and finishing at Ian Fraser Walk in New Brighton, just past Perch Rock and the Marine Lake.
Known for its unique setting, last year’s event saw Salford Harriers’ Tarus Elly take top place in 31:25, closely followed by John McCole (31:52) and Daniel Grant (32:48). Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton’s Kirsty Longley led the female field home in 37:45.
btr Liverpool race director Alan Rothwell anticipates another strong turnout for Sunday’s race: “The Mersey Tunnel 10K remains as popular as ever with entries peaking at 3,100 runners. It really is a race with a difference, and is a favourite with runners who come back year after year purely for the experience of running through the iconic Kingsway Tunnel – something you cannot do every day.”
“Runners emerge from the Tunnel, running along the Wirral coast from Seacombe to New Brighton – seeing the course ahead of them, as far as the eye can see. The finish area is perfect for spectators to cheer the runners on, so come along and make a day of it.”
The Tunnel 10K is the fourth event in the btr Liverpool’s 2014 calendar following the Half Marathon and the Port Sunlight 5K / 10K. Still to come are the Tour of Merseyside (6-12 July), Wirral Half Marathon / 10K (12 October) and the Santa Dash (7 December).
For more information on these, visit the btr Liverpool website.