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Issue:- 3 July 2014

The 6 BTR Tour Of Merseyside events take place in Southport; Thurstaston; Walton; Hale; Knowsley; and Wirral, and cover a variety of race terrains including beach, road and cross country.

The week starts with the 13.1 mile Southport Half Marathon this coming Sunday (6 July), and finishes with a 12 mile Wirral Coastal run the following Saturday, 13 July 2014; covering the 52 miles during the course of the week.

At the end of the last race the Tourists, guest runners, and spectators will then gather for a special celebration event at New Brighton's Floral Pavilion Theatre to mark their special achievement.

Last year's winning male and female, Anthony Taylor and Hayley Winder, will again race to defend their titles. Both live in Manchester and are Liverpool Football Club supporters.

Anthony, 39, is a health and fitness instructor/personal trainer. Hayley, 38, is originally from Wallasey. Anthony said:- "I had run in the old Tour Of Tameside, so when the BTR Tour Of Merseyside was launched last year I just had to be part of a similar race series running around the 'Mecca' of Merseyside.  It was a special feeling crossing the finish line to take first place in the overall rankings, but I was a little sad that such a great week had come to an end. It's a superb event and this year's new Tourists will thoroughly enjoy it.  The chance to race on my home turf and revisit places I've not been since I was younger was great. The atmosphere and camaraderie were the reasons I signed up again. The bonds formed are hard to describe, we were like one big family on a journey together.  The first ever Tour Of Merseyside will always hold a special place in my heart and nothing will beat that. I cannot wait to experience it all over again, see last year's Tourists and meet the new ones."

Each runner has their own reason for taking part and story to tell. Some are participating as a personal challenge, while others are taking on the Tour to raise funds for their chosen charity. Charities set to benefit include Mind; Cardiac Risk In The Young; Arrowe Park Hospital's Neo-Natal Unit; Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust; Marie Curie; The Stroke Association; and Sense.


Race 1:- Sunday, 6 July 2014, Southport Half Marathon 13.1 miles (9am start).

Race 2:- Monday, 7 July 2014, Thurstaston Multi-Terrain 6 miles (7pm start).

Race 3:- Tuesday, 8 July 2014, Sustrans Cycle Trail 10 miles (7pm start).

Rest day:- Wednesday, 9 July 2014.

Race 4:- Thursday, 10 July 2014, Halton 5 miles (7pm start).

Race 5:- Friday, 11 July 2014, Knowsley Cross Country 6 miles
(7pm start).

Race 6:- Saturday, 12 July 2014, Wirral Coastal Run 12 miles
(10am start).

Full details can be found at:- Also if you are running in this event, please do let us know, so we can drum up some support for you along the way!  Email the newsroom via:- today!

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