Liverpool half marathon

The 2013 Liverpool half marathon takes place in the city today. It's the biggest one since the event began in 1994 with 8400 people will running the 13.1 mile course.

Furthest travelled participants are from Brazil, Canada and New Zealand.Most European countries are also represented.

Local life-long Wirral runner Eddie Mountford who is now 90 years of age is starting the race.

Eddie is now unable to run due to health reasons and the Half Marathon Committee thought it would be very fitting to have him start the race after a long and distinguished career as an amateur runner.

The run starts at 9am see the route here.