Beachyhead marathon

Who is in?

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26/08/2013 at 22:12

I'm in.

Been living in the Netherlands for the past 20 years so I'm not used to hills. I hope the views live up to my expectations. And that there's some decent British cake available.

29/08/2013 at 15:33

I did last year as my first marathon and am going back again this year - it has a great atmosphere and a great range of food/drinks around the course including tea/coffee, sausage rolls and fruit cake.

The 7 sisters are painful, but it is well worth it (IMHO)!

09/09/2013 at 11:53

Hi - Does anyone know if the race is full?

The entry link seems dead

https://www.jay-sea.co.uk/entry-processing/BeachyHeadMarathon/

If it is full, does anyone have a place they want to sell/transfer pls?

09/09/2013 at 14:14

Yes - you can have mine if you want.

09/09/2013 at 14:21

Entry link is working. Try again.

10/09/2013 at 20:08

Can anybody tell me a bit about what it's like on the day? I'm looking at booking a B&B or a hotel, but there does not seem to be anything within quick walking distance. Using Google Maps, there seems to be plenty of parking spaces along the sea front, but how far away could I end up parking?

My (Dutch) girlfriend will be coming along for the day and a walk along the the Seven Sisters, but she's never driven on the left-hand side of the road (and would rather never have to). So if it's busy, I've suggested she drops me off and then parks further away before putting her hiking boots on. But the idea fills her with trepidation.

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

10/09/2013 at 20:19

There's the Grande Hotel. A short walk to the start.

10/09/2013 at 20:30

Thanks, but The Grande is a bit out of our price range.

11/09/2013 at 03:46

The seafront is almost completely made up of hotels, just take your pick.

11/09/2013 at 09:27

I'll have a shovel. Yes, I agree. I looked last night and there were loads to choose from and plenty only a short walk to the start. Or a quick drive. 

11/09/2013 at 11:20

B&B is booked thanks. May still want to save a bit of energy and take the car in the morning. If anybody knows what the parking is like on the day, I'd appreciate some info.

11/09/2013 at 11:42

I think you can just park on the side of the road. Plenty of spaces at that time of the morning. You can reccy it when you register on the evening before. 

11/09/2013 at 14:07

If you get there reasonably early you can park very close to the start all day for free.

11/09/2013 at 16:52

Thanks CelticRunner. That's good to know.

12/09/2013 at 22:25

I'm in! Looking forward to it (sort of..!)

 

it will be weird eating sausage rolls and drinking coffee instead of water and gels but am definitely willing to give it a bash! So if I end up walking most of it that will be my reason!

 

found a very cheap room on late rooms too - thought it would be largely sold out but thankfully still seems a lot of availability near the end of the race.

12/09/2013 at 22:33

Crocodile, walking is perfectly acceptable and in fact if you run certain hills you might hear people whispering psycho as you go past so get comfortable as you'll never walk alone - I am not a Liverpool fan mind you

13/09/2013 at 09:56

Walking is definitely acceptable - just hoping I don't have to (although can almost guarantee I will!). Looking at the elevation profile makes me think walking it is a big enough challenge!

 

And nor am I a Liverpool fan (thank god!) either but if I do walk will be grateful of some company!

29/09/2013 at 19:37

hi there , entered as well ive done brighton twice and budapest marthon before so guess looking forward to this different type , my running buddy looks like he wont be able to make it now so shame

but can anyone tell me what sort drinks they give out on course and are they in them silly plastic cups or in bottles , cheers and see ya all in few weeks , i be wearing me budapest marathon t shirt weather permitting

30/09/2013 at 09:22

Drinks are in plastic cups and are water at all and tea or coffee at some. also the food ranges from biscuits, banana to sausage rolls and fruit cake.

30/09/2013 at 09:33

I have a spare place available for transfer if anyone wants in?

Has to be done by 13 Oct at latest according to website.

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