First time I have done this race, my wife did this one for her first half along with her cousins. I've done a few half marathons in Liverpool before and the route was perfect, taking you along the waterfront past Liver building, up past the Cavern and then out throug Sefton Park to Penny Lane. Every few miles here were bands, quite good at keeping you going. Water stations included gels and Lucozade at some stations. Course involved a couple of small hills, but the last three miles along the waterfront are flat.