Can't wait for this one!
Tillstar - if you're determined to run it, get your hotel booked ASAP!! We'e ended up staying miles away but hopefully it will be okay on the morning. And hopefully we'll be okay to find somewhere to eat on the Saturday night!!!
Lovely reading everyone's reasons for running a marathon. basically its a huge sense of satisfaction at doing something you never thought you'd be able to do. I staggered round London last year after getting injured training, so for me I'm getting a huge boost from actually managing the training this year! Don't underestimate how much time the training will take though, nor how tired / hungry you will feel all the time. And also don't underestimate how emotional you will feel on the day (or is that just me??)
Hi all,A friend and I are setting out to run the Brighton Marathon in support of the mental health charity Mind and a children's hospice in Chichester called Chestnut Tree House. In an effort to try and get creative with the fund raising what started as a stupid idea, dreamt up on a coffee break in the office, is now realised in this silly little video about marathon training. I thought you guys here might get a kick out of itWATCH IT HERE — http://youtu.be/mrlUj6qjdywIf it raises a smile a donation of £2 would be really appreciated.Hope you enjoy it and good luck to all who are training for a spring marathon. Only 37 days to Brighton!You can donate to me here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jrogers or my partner here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mikewilliams12Or just let us know what you think at - would love ot hear from you! http://www.facebook.com/headvheart
Picklelilly - great restaurant choices If anyone is staying at the Travelodge at Preston Park, there is Pizza 500 only a short walk away, which does the best pizza and pasta in Brighton imo....and is cheap and chips
I echo what everyone says about running a marathon, the only thing I will warn you is that it is VERY addictive - I was sure I would only run one but once you've got the bug you will find it very hard to stop!
Why did I start the debate about food, I get hungry every time I read a new post !!
Doing a 5 mile hilly run tonight .. have been missing the rain over the last couple of weeks, so will be good to run in the wet again
Regarding whether I would advise others to run a marathon ... I haven't done my first yet, but from what I have experienced to date in my training, plus raising money for charity, it has already been a life changing experience. Two years ago, the furthest I had run was 2 miles. Today, I wouldn't think twice about going out for a 10 mile run at the drop of a hat ... and having done 20 miles, I still find it difficult to believe I actually did that.
Looking at the video's that Toby3 has posted, I simply cannot wait for the full 26.2
The course is fantastic for spectators - the first year I ran it, my husband was running London the week after so was on spectating duties for me, and he managed to see me 5x. Much easier to see people and get around than London.
Have you seen the course map which should give you a bit of an idea http://www.brightonmarathon.co.uk/course.php
I would suggest going to Preston Park with you, then when you go into your start pen, they head to Old Steine where they'll get to see you twice in quite quick succession (mile 3 and mile 4.5). Then they have a bit of time while you head out east and I'd suggest they go to Grand Avenue (mile 14) as they will see you going into Hove and then coming out of Hove (mile 18). Then when you head west and out towards Shoreham power station, they've got plenty of time to get onto the seafront and see you on the home stretch
Morning all. Nice hilly 5 miles last night in the rain, top class. Looking forward to the Salisbury 10 mile race on Sunday. My aim is to run 1:33, made up of mile 1, 10 mins, miles 2-5, 9:30, and miles 6-10. 9:00. Who knows, depending on how I feel, I may put in a burst at the end, let’s see how many people I can overtake in the last 200 m !!
PSC - are you still going to run the marathon?
Barbie - great advice, thanks.
Hi GCE, sorry but having young children we don't get out to restaurants much in Salisbury so I wouldn't know much about Lebanese or Moroccan -- but there are definitely quite a few pasta places, in and around the market square is where to look.
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hi all. Thanks for earlier advice about compression socks and protein. I went for both things and used gels as well in my long slow 16 miles. Feel so much better this week than last week. I have a half on Saturday (am a week behind I know!) so hope it will go well!! I have ordered extra pair of compression socks too Another question: How is the Brighton course for spectators- is there opportunity to be at the start, pick up the route part way and also be at the finish?! I will be out there a good 5 hours I reckon!!
Just to back up what others have said - I ran round the course last year as OH ran the race - it was brilliant. Except the finish which is impossible to see from the side so no point going up there imo. Staying out on the seafront about 25 miles is best.
Well 22 miles for me today that’s the longest run i do was feeling tired today so decided to stick close to home so did ran 2 and 3 mile loops the whole thing took 3:31:12 with a Avg pace of 9:29m/m so not to bad as i was trying to keep the pace down and to be honest wasn’t to worry about the time more about just getting around
did struggle a bit over the last couple of miles and legs are feeling it now cut back week next week then my last big mileage run the week after before the taper starts can’t wait
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