In short: This 21 year established race has taken a lot of tips from its new bigger brother In full: The route had been changed from previous years, making it faster and flatter. Only one hill as I recall, at about 3-4 miles. Exclusively along the seafront the views are amazing. That time of year it can be very blustery but we were lucky this year.
Organisation was, as you would expect, excellent. I suspect due to the attention the Brighton Marathon is getting, this race will grow in popularity. No goody bag, although I think you could buy one for £1, but I don't know what it contained. Brilliant medal. Will be back next year, no doubt. Date of review: April 21, 2011
In short: So much more enjoyable than last year, but... In full: This seemed like an entirely different race compared to last year, the organisation was good and a much better course. Having said that they have to sort out the start positions, I am not particularly fast but I immediately started running into people who had obviously positioned themselves amongst the 'elites' and were walking after a mile. If they are serious about expanding the numbers for next year then this does need to be resolved or chaos will certainly ensue! Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: Well organised very friendly for First timer. In full: having heard bad stories about the previous years organisation I was pleasantly surprised. the organisation, information and lay out made it easy for a first timer. Would recommend and will repeat Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Better than last year but still room for improvement In full: After running the terrible event of last year and hearing that there had been big changes I gave it another chance. The course and most of the organisation was better.
Water stations were not where they were meant to be which was very frustrating. There wasn't many barriers and I had spectators running across in front of me and the atmosphere wasn't brilliant and still no goody bag but the medal was much better.
Good but still room for a little improvement. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Vast improvement on last year! In full: Well done to the organisers for a huge improvement on last year. The weather helped, but the new course is so much better. I can actually say that I really enjoyed the whole run. Plenty of drink stations, clearly positioned mile markers and a big fat medal at the end. My only comment would be the results being listed by gun time, not chip time. With a much bigger field this year, it took me 9 minutes to cross the line, so I feel a bit miffed! Date of review: February 24, 2011