Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool
Marathon Welcomes the World
THE success of last year's inaugural
Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon and ˝ Marathon is having a positive impact on
the 2015 race. More than 1,000 international runners are travelling from around
the world to participate in the second annual race over the weekend of 12 June
to 14 June 2015. Some participants are flying from as far as Australia and
The 2nd annual event is set to attract more than 12,000 runners over race
weekend; nearly 10,000 runners are currently signed up to run. The new Rock 'n'
Roll 5K on Saturday, 13 June 2015, is on track to sell-out before online
registration officially closes on 7 June 2015. Many runners will participate in
both days of running to complete the "Remix Challenge," meaning
they will be awarded finisher's medals for each distance completed and a special
Remix Challenge medal to commemorate completing 2 races. On Sunday, runners have
the option of participating in the marathon, ˝ marathon and 1 mile.
Rob Griffiths, race director, said:- "There has been a lot of growth this
year following the success of the inaugural 2014 race. The number of
international runners has more than doubled and we're also seeing strong support
from the local running community. We've added a few more elements including a
second day of running to make it a rockin' running festival weekend for people
of all abilities."
The 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon generated a total economic impact of
over ₤3.14 million for the local economy, according to an economic impact study
conducted by the San Diego State University Sports MBA program. The report
showed that the event filled 13,262 hotel room nights. The race attracted an
estimated total of 12,589 registrants and spectators from 37 countries.
This year's race weekend will kick off with a 2 day Running and Endurance Show,
where all runners will pick up their race packets and explore numerous fitness
retailers, exhibitors and interactive clinics. Runners will also have access to
special events and parties throughout Liverpool over the weekend.
Saturday's new 5K will start and finish at Echo Area, running along the
waterfront to the iconic Liver Building and back. Sunday's marathon, ˝ marathon
and 1 mile run will once again start and finish by the Albert Dock, one of the
most visited attractions in the UK and a World Heritage Site. The races will
feature scenic views of Liverpool's stunning docks, rich architecture,
spectacular museums and historic commercial districts. In true Rock 'n' Roll
fashion, live bands and cheering spectators will line the route, concluding with
a celebratory finish line festival and concert in front of the Echo Arena.
For more information or to register for the race, please visit:-
Fact File:- This is a Competitor Group event that is expected to
welcome 12,000 participants to the City. The race starts and finishes along the
waterfront, featuring scenic views of the stunning docks, rich architecture,
spectacular museums and historic commercial districts along the course. Live
bands and entertainment are staged approximately every mile along the 13.1 mile
and 26.2 mile courses. Event weekend concludes with a finish line celebration
and post race concert.
Renewable UK says:- "New
Government should send an early signal about it's support of low carbon energy to
attract investment and create jobs"
THE group Renewable
UK says:- "The new UK Government
should send an early signal that it's serious about supporting low carbon energy
to attract investment and create jobs." RenewableUK's Chief
Executive, Maria McCaffery, commented:- "We hope that 1 of the new
Government's priorities will be to act quickly to secure our home grown energy
supplies based on clean sources including wind, wave and tidal power. We urge
the new administration to confirm the importance of onshore wind as an essential
part of our electriCity mix, as it is 1 of the most cost effective ways to
generate electricity, and is consistently supported by ⅔ of the public. As long
as we can continue on our current course, onshore wind will be the cheapest of
all power sources by 2020, so it makes sense to support it. For the renewable
energy sector as a whole, the most important signal that the Government could
send to show that it's serious about cleaning up the way we generate electriCity
would be to set a clear 2030 decarbonisation target to provide long term
certainty. This would attract the investment needed for growth. More than 34,000
people now owe their livelihoods to the British wind industry, onshore and
offshore. Britain's global lead in offshore wind is bringing major manufacturers
to the UK. If the new Government values that green growth and is serious about
stimulating the economy, it needs to get behind this industry as swiftly as
possible." Do you agree with this? Please email us your views to:-
Joe McElderry is Planning to
Rock Blackpool Opera House in Tommy
THE X-Factor winner turned musical
theatre star Joe McElderry says he can't wait to come to Blackpool Opera House
Joe, who shot to fame after winning the ITV talent show in 2009, is to play the
lead role of TOMMY in the UK Premiere staging of a new production of The Who's
classic Rock Opera.
This multi award winning adaptation of the original chart topping album tells a
powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an
And Joe says while the role is a challenge it is 1 he can't wait to bring to the
"I can't wait to be back in Blackpool. The audiences are always so supportive
and I always have so much fun on stage there. TOMMY is a fantastic show to be
part of and to be staging the premiere of this new production in Blackpool is a
great opportunity." said Joe.
TOMMY opens on Friday, 11 September 2015 and plays through to Saturday, 26
This smash hit Broadway and West End show will
be directed by stage and screen star PAUL NICHOLAS who starred alongside Elton
John, Roger Daltrey and Tina Turner in the 1975 film release of the show. The
new show coincides with the 40 year anniversary of the film.
Joe added:- "I'm really looking forward to performing at the Opera House
and to being involved in bringing such an iconic show to the town. It will also
be great to be in Blackpool for a couple of weeks with the show rather than just
nipping in and out so I'm hoping to get to see some of the sights when I'm
This colourful, exciting, imaginative and thought provoking new production will
be enhanced by exhilarating choreography and will feature 1st class rock
musicians. TOMMY was 1st performed by The Who in 1968 and was conceived by Pete
Townsend and Kit Lambert with contributions to its development by John
Enstwhistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey.
It is not the 1st time that Blackpool audiences will be thrilled by The Who
classics; the legendary rockers played the world famous Opera House twice in
August 1964 and October 1961 to critical acclaim.
Tickets for TOMMY are on sale now. For more
details go to:-