In short: Completely spoilt the race with 13.51 Miles In full: I thought I had lost my pace at mile 7 when the marker was at 7.35, the previous ones were about 50M further, which is acceptable. I felt disheartened and wanted to give up as I had lost my pace and thought I couldn't get a PB. The organisers need to speak ASAP and be really really humble. Let's hope they don't pass the buck and that they do take responsibility. Otherwise it was well organised. But this is a major aspect to get wrong. People should be sacked or if volunteers not allowed to organise races again. I will want to do it next year but only if they assure us they have measured it 3 times on the morning of the race with a wheel, a bicycle and 3 or 4 garmins and google maps. WE have so much technology, how can this happen? I am pretty angry. It spoilt it for me. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: 13.5 who's having a laugh! In full: Could ba and has been a great race, however the extra distance will put a lot of people off this now and poor goody bags. I hope we get to see some official comment ....soon! Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Nice scenery and atmosphere, but 13.5 miles!!! In full: Quite a good race, the scenery was nice, the course would have been fast.
But I as well as so many others all recorded a distance of about 13.5 miles even though according to my garmin I ran mile splits all within 10 seconds of each other!
As others have said this was probably caused by an incorrectly placed U-turn cone.
Again as others have said the goody bad wasn't very good, the medal on the other hand was pretty good, also no free t-shirt but we knew that anyway.
I managed a pb of three and a half minutes, it would have been closer to seven and a half minutes if we ran 13.1 miles so on the whole the distance inaccuracy really spoilt an otherwise good event in my opinion as 0.4 of a mile is just way too much!
In short: Too long, and where's the goody bag? In full: Everyone's GPS put the course at around 13.5 miles, yet the organisers insist it was correct. Also, after proudly advertising "we don't have leaflet filled goody bags" all I got was a sweatshop bag with 2 leaflets in. The start was very confusing too, there didn't seem to be any guidance where to start depending on time.. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Distance was wrong which meant i missed my sub 2hr PB In full: They got the most inportant thing very wrong. other than that race was quite well organised but goody bag rubbish. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Good race, but, yes, the distance was way off In full: I know a lot of people put in a lot of time to get all the basics right, and the distance can sound churlish, but if the distance was long - and a hell of a lot of people agree on this - then I was denied a first time under 1.35, and a run that was a long way under that, rather then getting a marginal PB. I pushed myself hard on this one, like a lot of others, only to be undone by an error no self-respecting race should make. I feel frustrated and quite bitter about it. Nice marshals, pretty poor goody bag. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Great event but spoilt this year by innaccurate course measurement In full: My third Brighton Half and I've always enjoyed the race, the atmosphere and the city, but totally disappointed this year as the race was about 0.4 of a mile too long thereby denying me a PB time by a good 2 minutes! A great fun run, and the course has good PB potential so I hope the organisers learn from this mistake for future years. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Missed out on pb because it was further than 13.1 miles In full: I really enjoyed this race last year and got a pb. Can't say the same for this year- toilet q's were so long that I was late starting and had spent most of the race trying to overtake people. Did they have starting pens anyway? My garmin finish time was 13.8 miles. I know that some of this was weaving in and out of poeple but I was consistently 0.5 miles over on my garmin after mile 5. It is so annoying as I did 13.1 miles on my garmin in a pb time and yet was officially slower than last year.
Not sure I will do it again next year, such a shame as it used to be a good pb race Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: good venue, spoiled by unforgivable distance error. In full: Shame on you Brighton organisation team for messing up the distance. It should be one of the absolute basics to get right, instead it was a source of massive frustration for a lot of people. Capping off this frustration at the line, was an "Austerity Measures" finishing bag. I wonder how many people will come back next year for your 13.6 mile "not really" half marathon? Good luck with that, i will read with interest from afar. Date of review: February 19, 2012