The Redway Runners took to the home of The Beatles for the bank holiday weekend to take part in the Liverpool Rock’n’Roll marathon, half marathon, 5 km and 1 mile events.
Silence fell over the crowd of more than 20,000 runners at the race start as respect was paid to the victims and families of the Manchester bombing just days before. Runners and supporters showed their respect further by donning yellow ribbons.
The marathon and supporting events mark the end of the spring marathon season. Throughout the season, hundreds of Redway Runners have completed marathons and raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charities.
Martin Palmieri, completing his second marathon in Liverpool, describes why he decided to take on the challenge:
Yesterday went very well for me, improving my marathon time by over an hour. I am also very happy to have raised over £1400 for Young Minds, thanks to generous donations from friends all over the world.”