Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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19/04/2012 at 17:42

Juggler - there are currently 816 places left, and I've even added a link for your ease of use

No reason not to sign up now.

Barbie - I second what Fat Buddha said about the bitches. I used to call them the sisters, until last October that is

Heisenberg - I lived in Oslo for a little while, when is the midnight sun marathon ?

19/04/2012 at 19:09
 Thank you for the heads up on the travelodge.  Very happy its a great location.
19/04/2012 at 19:45
2013 entry in. 2012 was my first marathon, first race for that matter and I said never again on Sunday evening. However, my last month of training and the run itself was so disrupted by injury that I feel I've got something left to prove! Time to start the rehab!
19/04/2012 at 19:48
The teams are on Blackheath, still setting up for Sundays marathon. The ground looks pretty trashed after today's rain. I hope the weathers as good as last Sunday for them??
19/04/2012 at 20:17

Evening All!

Just a quick note to say Good Luck to all you Brighton marathoners past and future doing the London Marathon this weekend.  I shall be watching on with jealous eyes on the TV!

Hoping for third time lucky in the ballot next year.

Have a good one!

19/04/2012 at 20:58

Like PWD90 last weekends race was my first ever marathon, second ever race after the Ashby 20. And also my training was dogged by the passing of my father and a chest infection.

I really enjoyed last Sunday in every way despite being 20mins off my target time of 3:30. My own fault for not eating a thing in the first 15miles (although I was worried about my stomach, as it wasn't great the days leading up to the race).

As I have nothing to compare it to then I cant criticise the event in any way. It was well organised, had a great atmosphere and scenery and doubled up as a nice small family break.

I'm in again for 2013 and will be hoping to improve enough over 2012 to go well within my target time.

19/04/2012 at 21:14
Although the Travelodge (obviously) isn't in the same league (or price!) as the big seafront hotels it must be in the running for best located hotel for the start of a marathon ever! How long from your romm to start line -3 mins if you take it gently?
19/04/2012 at 21:26

Stig - Midnight Sun marathon is on the 30th June this year. Not sure about next year but I guess it's generally close to the longest day. I am not sure what time it starts, but it would be cool to think it's an evening race with there being 24 hours of sunlight.

19/04/2012 at 21:47
John - I stayed at the holiday inn on the seafront, really only marginally more than travelodge (I booked early). Given the choice of long walk before or after, before definitely won for me.

19/04/2012 at 22:01
How much is the travellodge GCE just out of interest? I've booked into the Premier at Newhaven again, bit of a drive but £63 a night.
19/04/2012 at 22:19
We'd paid about £80 a night I think it was.

19/04/2012 at 22:31
Cheers, Juggler. Will let you all know how it goes, obviously! Managed a not so easy 4 miler today. Still loading up on sleep.

Hello all! Hope the recovery for you Brighton 2012ers is going well.
19/04/2012 at 22:54
Ohh the recovery is progressing nicely thanks Veester, but I've a dilemma: should I run Beachy Head, which is hilly to the extreme or Liverpool Marathon which is flat in October???
20/04/2012 at 08:41

Been reading the BM12 thread and the fantastic reports - well done to everyone who finished, and to any who didn't also for giving it a go. I'm full of admiration for you all.

So much so, actually, that i've signed up for next year !!

First marathon. First race of any sort since my long gone school days, infact.

My feelings at the moment ? Bloody excited i think .

20/04/2012 at 08:52

Morning all

Well we will be off home in a minute and of course as it’s are last day the sun has decided to come out Oh well sod’s law i suppose

me and Poobear have had a nice relaxing time here are looking forward to coming back next year got paid to day so i hoping if i drop enough hits will be all signed up by the end of the day

again a great big thank you to the people of Brighton for making last Sunday a special day

20/04/2012 at 11:37
Good morning all!

Forgive me if this has already been asked previous but does anyone know roughly how long before the places generally fill up for BM13?
Sunday was my third marathon (after Edinburgh and Liverpool) and it was by far my favourite. Loved it!
Now persuaded a mate to do it with me next year but I also want to register for Chester in October.

Now...I can only afford to register for one this week (another week til payday!) so which one should I register for this week...or am I just being silly because it will be ages before both races fill up?

Good luck to all you VLM runners this weekend...hoping to be successful in the ballot for next years.
20/04/2012 at 12:07
Sign up this this one first would be my suggestion. Nick. Over a quarter of places went in 24 hrs and price increases as more folk enter...
20/04/2012 at 13:08
Last year Brighton filled up very quickly, I think there are charity places left for a  long time, but pure running places go in small number of weeks, maybe even in days.
20/04/2012 at 13:37

Mace - Welcome and glad to see you've signed up for BM13 too! I only joined the BM12 late on but you've now got a full year to help with the training and get advice and tips off those with some experience.

Nick_S - definitely sign up for BM12 first over Chester. Given they were handing out Chester fliers at the expo for October time and BM13 is already filling up quick, you're either going to miss out on your own place, or pay a lot to get one. I had to opt for a charity place for BM12 as I left it way too late!

SDRR Gaz - sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I'm sure with injury free training and a bit of experience behind you, you'll be able to smash the time you set last Sunday.

PWD90 - I said never again after my first FLM in 2006, and BM12 was my 6th, I'm already signed up for Beachy Head, BM13 and my VLM13 entry will be going off as soon as the ballot opens!

GCE - Do Beachy Head, do Beachy Head! Surely a tougher marathon will make Brighton seem like a walk in the park!

20/04/2012 at 15:19

Gonna try a post-marathon run tomorrow morning followed by a light session in the gym.

Has anyone suffered post-Marathon blues?

It's nice to have more free time, but I'm looking forward to stretching the legs tomorrow with a short run.

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