We were trapped in our homes during Port Sunlight 10k

Runners at the start of this year's Port Sunlight 10k

Runners at the start of this year's Port Sunlight 10k

First published in Letters

ON Sunday, May 11, the Port Sunlight 10K was run and the bikes raced.

Well done, everyone.

However, did you know that older and disabled people couldn’t get out of their homes?

I was told on the day that 10am was too late to pick my mum up – that was the first I knew that she should have been collected by 9.30am.

We wanted to go to church at 10.15am, but I could not drive around Wirral until that time with the heater on in the car to keep her warm.

I know it is great to showpiece for Wirral, but don't forget our older and disabled residents are not just mildly inconvenienced – it is a major disturbance when they cannot get out of their homes with ease.

Please give them a thought – do not dismiss them as I was told to do with my mum.

Penny Bishop by email

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10:30am Thu 22 May 14

Roadkill says...

So, what are you suggesting? That the 10K not take place at all simply because of poor planning on your part?
So, what are you suggesting? That the 10K not take place at all simply because of poor planning on your part? Roadkill
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4:08pm Mon 26 May 14

fenix uk says...

I understand that there will always be some people inconvenienced by events such as these - but at least you know for next time.

Many thousands of people got to enjoy a days cycle and running races - I think we need to do everything we can to encourage healthy living and mass participation events like these are a big part.
I understand that there will always be some people inconvenienced by events such as these - but at least you know for next time. Many thousands of people got to enjoy a days cycle and running races - I think we need to do everything we can to encourage healthy living and mass participation events like these are a big part. fenix uk
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7:52am Wed 28 May 14

sueb2514 says...

There are many other ways to keep fit and healthy that don't interfere with other people's right to enjoy their day.
There are many other ways to keep fit and healthy that don't interfere with other people's right to enjoy their day. sueb2514
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