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Living on an island requires a slightly different approach to planning a racecation! In America, I had no problem hopping in a car and driving 10 to 12 hours to run a race in another state. I enjoyed driving through the vastly different landscapes of the United States. In Ireland, driving internationally is still an option, it's just not as practical as it was in the States. Instead, I have discovered RyanAir- an airline with a bare-bones approach to travel that often offers flights to the UK for as little as €20 return! Sounds like the perfect option for a short flight across the Irish Sea!
I fly direct to Liverpool where several options of public transport are available to take me to the city centre, where I've booked a room via AirBnB. The expo is right next door to Echo Arena, and close to Albert Dock, the vibrant heart of Liverpool's historic waterfront and home to the Beatles Story, the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. I can't wait to check it out!
I also plan to pay homage to the home stadiums of both my sons' favourite English Premier League teams: Anfield, home of Liverpool FC and Goodison Park, home of Everton FC. Yes, indeed, we are a house divided!
Liverpool is very accessible from Ireland, as well as the UK. As a port city, taking my car to Liverpool on a ferry is an option, and something we might do as a family this summer. For now, I'm excited to tour this city by running the half marathon and enjoying the fabulous culture it has to offer!