Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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21/03/2013 at 16:07
Good to see you have some experience Neil. You definitely have the quality but maybe lack experience. You need to be talking to the more seasoned sub 3 runners and taking some good advice. Good luck once again Neil.
21/03/2013 at 16:08

Only 3:49? ahem. That was my finishing time last year.

21/03/2013 at 16:14

I'm 10363, in the PINK section. I tell you, my colour co-ordination is going to be shocking. It's looking like PINK number on a yellow charity bib (Marie Curie) on a black base layer. YIKES !!

21/03/2013 at 16:29

The gels and shot-bloks are quite new to me. I think that the gels are much easier to take, and plan to take some with me as it looks like there is only one gel-station at mile 21. What are other people going to do?

21/03/2013 at 16:50

Kathy - take whatever you've been using in training.  The race is not a time to experiment.

21/03/2013 at 16:55

Thanks Tenjiso for your reply. Of course you are right. So I will have to make sure I bring enough Clif gels, that I have been busy getting used to in training.

21/03/2013 at 17:00
Sussex Runner

Thanks. I have trained properly this time, peak mileage 63 mies a week, better diet, more stretching, less booze.

I have my work cut out for a sub 3, but I can only give it my all...
21/03/2013 at 17:16
Neil. Sussex runner is right. Have you looked in on the sub 3.15 and sub 3 forums great advice and interesting to see how some of these guys train. Especially the sub 3 hours. Some of those guys are scary quick! It's interesting reading for anyone who does marathons.
Kathy stick with what you know. Lots of people handing out treats around the course
21/03/2013 at 17:20
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I dont like to brag, but I have a feeling it was my pep talk that tipped you over the edge to go outside today, so well done me!


Yes, it was all down to you, what a hero!

Kathy, I usually just have jelly babies and lucozade, but today I took Clif bars and water to practise for the marathon. They were fine, in fact my average pace was 3 secs per mile faster than last week, although I'm not sure that was down to the clif bar! I've never been able to face a gel.

My number is 13492 and I'll be in BLUE. At the back if I've got any sense...

21/03/2013 at 17:26

Numbers in the post ? I was under the impression numbers would be picked up from the expo ?

21/03/2013 at 17:50
Have a quick flick back over the last posts Lofty and see if you can find anyone saying they got their number through the post.
21/03/2013 at 17:57
Edited: 21/03/2013 at 17:59
21/03/2013 at 20:33

Loftus Road Runner, yes, you pick up numbers from the expo, but i think they e mail you your number in advance....

All the excitement now makes me a very jealous girl...very tempted to enter again next year at this years expo if i manage to get down,   hotel all booked but the car cost me £278 and that wasnt even its mot which is booked for april 3rd oh and the tax is due end of this month...really hoping to get a money tree planted as i really want to come and cheer you all on and experience life on the other side of the brighton marathon experience as a non runner this year...i can have a guiness on the saturday night instead of waiting until 1.30 sunday afternoon ..


21/03/2013 at 20:45
I'm with you Yvonne this is all making me soooo jealous! You should do it next year so I have someone to keep me company on here let me know if you manage to grow your money tree I was going to volunteer this year but couldn't afford the hotel I would need to have booked.

Thanks to everyone on here (but especially Toby poohbear and snow maiden) I have finally found my stride. I always wanted to do a marathon but thought it was beyond me. My running has improved muchly this year but more than that my attitude to it has had a vast improvement it's no longer a question if I will run its only ever a question of if I can fit in one more mile thanks so much guys! I will be there next year pre registering at expo

Happy tapering and may you all have marathon of your dreams
21/03/2013 at 20:46
Kathy as everyone else has said use what you know on race day. I haven't been able to buy single cliff bar things so I'm just using my own food and then lucozade light with electrolyte tabs in it.

LRR email received today not in post.
21/03/2013 at 20:56

Jelleybaby, I made a special trip to a local bike shop to buy Clif shots - they have a website with a shop locator, or you can buy them online - if you can be bothered!

Having used them today, I see they're only available from about mile 15, so I might take some with me. I haven't been able to buy gatorade anywhere so am hoping it tastes like lucozade.

Edited: 21/03/2013 at 20:58
21/03/2013 at 21:24
The Green Fairy wrote (see)

Swervin Mervin - I doubt if I'll do a long run of more than 16 miles in training now so don't you fret either.  And go easy on speedy runs. I went quicker for a change once about 6 weeks before a marathon and just tweeked something close to my knee but it was enough to make me have to pull out . A lesson learned the hard way.

In 4 weeks time we shall all be (fullfilled) MARATHONERS

Cheers GF!! Knee seems okay after my 'sprint'  Think I'm tempting fate now...I went out last night and did 13 miles and included probably the three biggest hills in Brighton!! Felt good afterwards though.....took me 2'12" so happy with that.

I'm kinda hoping to get two longer runs in before next weekend, hopefully an 18 and a 20. It worries me that if I only do a 16 before hand then the last 10 miles are in uncharted territory!

Really really getting excited about this now! I've got family coming down to support me so should be a good weekend!



Just ordered a new pair of shoes too as my exisiting ones seem to have lost a lot of 'bounce'.....any opinions on introducing increased BOINGINESS at this late stage?


Edited: 21/03/2013 at 21:27
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21/03/2013 at 21:36

gatorade is saltier that lucozade... mind you both brands are disgusting IMHO.

Wiggle do Cliff products folks -


21/03/2013 at 21:57

8065 Green

Last 20 mile run this weekend in Leicester with Snowmaiden and Toby3 before the taper.  It somehow seems more real now the number has come through. 

21/03/2013 at 21:59
Hi all. Hope you're all looking forward to the taper after this weekend! I know I am.

Had my race number today and it appears I'm in the red pen - predicted finish of 3.15-4hrs. Think I'll be v close to 4 hours, rather than 3.15!

Got my last 20 miler this weekend - thinking about the Llanelli 20 mile race, but the first 10k is uphill (a gradual climb, but still...). Anyone care to gee me up so I get my backside into gear?
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