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Issue:- Saturday, 25 July 2015

...continued... The challenge started with Southport ˝ Marathon, where runners were guests of Vital Events. This was followed by 6 miles of beach, woods and trail in Thurstaston; 10 miles on the Sustrans Loopline in Walton; 5 miles in Hale Village; 6 miles cross country at Stadt Moers in Knowsley; with a 12 mile Wirral coastal run completing the Tour.

The runners even opted for fancy dress for the Hale leg of the Tour, despite the scorching weather conditions. They were given a warm welcome by Lord Mayor Of Hale Village, Paul Turton, who started the race and later congratulated runners as they finished the line.

BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events in Liverpool City Region. Its growing portfolio includes the Mersey Tunnel 10K; Wirral ˝ Marathon/10K; Port Sunlight 10K/5K; Vitality Liverpool ˝ Marathon; and the Liverpool Santa Dash.

The BTR Tour Of Merseyside is the brainchild of BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell, commented:- "What a phenomenal week, it totally surpassed all our expectations, for both the BTR Team and the field of 300 runners. The Tourists completely embraced the challenge, and 52 miles is no mean feat for any runner. The pure grit, determination and sheer enjoyment shown by all; even through the most challenging races of the Tour; has been nothing short of inspirational and a joy to watch. Strong bonds and friendships are formed and this is what makes the running community so welcoming. The Tourists had extra fun along the way and opted for fancy dress at Hale, the shortest race of the week. They certainly made the effort with so many creative costumes in such hot weather conditions. We have to say a big thank you to the Lord Mayor for being such a great sport, his encouragement gave the runners an extra boost through what is a very long and challenging week.  The 2016 Tour is only the fourth successive event, so for all 350 places to have sold out in eight hours is incredible. Thank you to the runners and volunteers who make the Tour Of Merseyside such a special and unique event in the running calendar."

As well as unattached runners and charity runners, there was a huge club presence on Tour from across the region. These included:- Fylde Coast Runners; Helsby RC; Kirkby Milers; Knowsley Harriers; Liverpool Running Club; Mersey Tri; Penny Lane Striders; Pensby Road Runners; Sale Harriers Manchester; Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers; Southport Waterloo AC; Wirral AC; Spectrum Striders RC; Wallasey AC; West Cheshire AC; and Wigan District Harriers AC.  The Tourists were joined by over 75 guest runners during the races at Thurstaston, Hale and New Brighton.

Next in the BTR race calendar is a mini tour covering 26 miles. The BTR Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral is from 11 September to 13 September 2015, incorporating the award winning BTR Wirral ˝ Marathon.

BTR recently won the title of Event Of The Year at the Wirral Tourism Awards 2015 for the Wirral ˝ Marathon/10K.   Did you take part? If you did let us know via emailing us to

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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