In full: The race itself was brilliant. The warm up was fun too. The only worrying thing was people walking infront of the runners during the race. My husband even saw a cyclist crossing the road infront of runners!! Not sure if the start area was organised very well, you didn't have much room for the queue for the loos, it felt jammed with non runners and runners together.Possibly something to think about for next years race if the number of runners goes up again maybe? Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Great race - and a short walk home! In full: Lovely course and great support. Too many people starting from the wrong pen means there's a bit of bobbing and weaving to be done for first few miles. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Oh I do like to run beside the seaside.... In full: ...good overall but lack of organisation[signs] at the start meant a lot of runners out of place for their time incl me so bottle necks were a problem in some places for the 1:45 - 2:00 runners. And was it just me or did we actually run 13.5 miles??? Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Very much an enjoyable run In full: Great run but that might have something to do with a new PB. However I did find the whole event very enjoyable. Great crowd and great support will be doing this again next year. Date of review: May 2, 2011
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