Brighton Marathon 2012

Oh go on then......

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11/04/2011 at 09:12

Morning all

Sore today?

Tough day for me and I'd like to say never again, but you know I will be signing up as soon as I've pressed post on this message

What the chances of this thread surviving as long as the last one? lol


11/04/2011 at 09:17

Ran my first brighton yesterday- yes it was harsh but by the time I got to the finish line I vowed not to give VLM my money again as it was such a BRILLIANT DAY!!

I'm in already- even before my sunburnt arms have cooled!!

11/04/2011 at 09:28
Hey VikW that's nice to hear! Was it really better than London? I'd love to run London. Must be special. I'm gonna try and do both next year. Why not, in for a penny....
11/04/2011 at 09:41
I'm in - pre-registered at the expo.  Can we have it a bit cooler next year please?
11/04/2011 at 09:45

I've just registered. Be gentle with me, this will be my first marathon, a few days after I hit the big 4-0. Optomistically stated a finish time of less than 6 hours.

*wibble* no turning back now...

11/04/2011 at 09:54
I spoke to a guy at work this morning who ran this yesterday so I'm v tempted...........
11/04/2011 at 09:54

Good for you Helen!!!

Great decision. You'll love it!! 

And don't worry you'll be fine. The months of training through the winter will be horrible. And on the day it will hurt like hell. By mile 20 you'll probably wish you'd never been born. But by mile 26 it will all have been worth it 

 only kidding. It's a wonderful thing to do. Enjoy it!

11/04/2011 at 09:54
I'm in again, pre registered on Saturday - just a couple of small events to complete before then - The Dublin Marathon and The Three Peaks Challenge, this is the first year I will have done 2 full marathons in a year, and at mile 22 yesterday wondered what the hell I had done? But this morning I cannot wait!
11/04/2011 at 09:58
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad and more Mad

Yesterday was a once only event for me - great day, better than hoped for time, masses of support, brilliantly organised by a great team of people but I reached new 'lows' in those last 9 miles.

I will do my best to keep this forum post going though as it was a great source of information.

Good luck one and all - I'll be cheering you on at the 17 mile marker which is where I live!

11/04/2011 at 09:59

Having had to defer this year due to injury I'll be in for 2012,  looking forward to it already

11/04/2011 at 10:09
I paid the £5 for the code to guarantee an entry place for next year at the Expo and persuaded OH to as well.  I was in two minds about it, as my training showed me on course to get below 3.50 and thus qualify for London, but I'm glad I did, as my time was way slower than that.  Next year, echinacea and First Defence starts two weeks before the marathon and I shan't go out in public any more than can be avoided!
11/04/2011 at 10:09
Dontrun Cantrun wrote (see)
I reached new 'lows' in those last 9 miles.

 Haha that made me literally laugh out loud.

I know EXACTLY what you mean. Well put!

Save me a jelly baby next year then

11/04/2011 at 10:12

What a fantastic day yesterday, there was some wonderfull support.I'm a little sore after yesterday and a little sunburnt, but I've already pre-registered for next year.

Bring it on!! 

11/04/2011 at 10:14
Great day yesterday but I hope if Powerade get the drinks again in 2012 they come up with smaller bottles!! So much wastage!!
11/04/2011 at 10:20

What the hell is wrong with me?

 As Dontrun so aptly put it, I reached "new lows" yesterday (in my case miles 20-23). But today I am currently contemplating going for a little warm down jog, and I have signed up for more punishment next year.


11/04/2011 at 10:51

BR- i much preferred it to London as i didn't feel so claustrophobic and felt generally it was bit friendlier!

Im glad i've done london and i might well want to do it again in the future but I enjoyed brighton so much and its a guarnteed enrty unlike the ballot!!

Yesterday was butual in some places but it taught me just how dig i can deep!

I think we are all mad though signing up 24hrs after yesterdays gun went off

11/04/2011 at 10:54
BR - I couldn't even manage a little warm down jog if I tried. Like you though I have signed up for more 'sheer hell' next year and paid £50 for the privilege!

Going to have a month off from all running now to clear up the injury that has been nagging me for about 4 weeks and caused me sheer misery between miles 20 and 24 yesterday. (The crowd got me through the last 2.2)
11/04/2011 at 11:06
I'm in!

Always said 2011 would be a one off, but knew deep down I'd be back for more punishment. DRCR, give it a few day

Feel good today, really healthy, but legs a little achy. Planning a short bike ride later to stretch my legs out.

11/04/2011 at 12:36
Am running London next week but have already signed up for this. Yep I am mad.ran it last year and by the sounds of it yesterday was just as good. Will try to keep up with the forum this time.
11/04/2011 at 12:50

Wow it was hot yesterday! Managed to finish my first marathon in 3:59:24, I got to the 800 metres to go sign and the guy on the microphone announced that the clock had hit the 4hour mark and I felt like giving up! My legs were in so much pain and I really really wanted to get just under 4 hours! but then, I looked down at my watch and realised my stopwatch said I still had a few minutes (according to my chip time) so I thought I might be able to make it and just kept going and going and going (felt like it took an hour!) but managed 3:59, so pleased as it was my first, but did hurt from mile 16 onwards and had a stitch from mile 12 to 20 then a lovely personal trainer gave me advice to get rid of my stitch and it worked straight away! (thank you nice man!)

the cheering was amazing and anytime I felt like walking people would say 'come on you can do it' and somehow it made me keep going.

Had the best day yesterday and a well deserved cider (or three) on the beach afterwards and a nice greasy dinner!

Just signed up for next year! already excited

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