Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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13/04/2013 at 10:40

Barbie1976 - it was lovely out there, wasn't it? And the kenyans looked so *smooth* as they ran... Glad I went out as it definitely sorted out the short sleeve dilemma.

Barry Lee 4 - also wondering about iPod. I'm so used to running with music and it might be good for the tough power station miles when crowd support is thin but...I'm worried about getting disqualified!


13/04/2013 at 10:41

Sussex runner you have my permission and Poohbear and Snowmaindens permission to be a rude about as you like

13/04/2013 at 10:44

Buttercupski - they wouldn't and probably couldn't enforce it I would imagine. It's the disapproving tuts from other runners which bothers me more. What do you reckon? I need Scott Walker's "Glory Road" to get me through my darkest hour!

13/04/2013 at 10:56
Thanks Al, Al and Ann
13/04/2013 at 11:02
Ohh crikes, have they banned mp3/iPods etc? Was that the case last year?

I find it massively useful popping headphones in at various points, just to help zone out a bit from the intensity of atmosphere. That said, I don't listen so loud I can't hear what's going on around me.

I love 'build me up buttercup' at point of despair....
13/04/2013 at 11:09

The wind is predicted to be stronger and gustier tomorrow than it is today.  Looks more like yesterday   though it's going to be warmer.

I'm busy resting.

13/04/2013 at 11:29

Marshalled at Eastbourne Parkrun today and it was a lovely sunny morning for a run!

It will definitely be windy tomorrow though.

Worried I haven't been eating anough carbs now... never mind have I done enough training... is that plantar fasciitis in my heel... etc etc - aargh!

13/04/2013 at 11:40

Good luck all for the run tomorrow. I hope whatever you are after you get!

A nice gentle 4h12mins for me @6min per km as per my training schedule for my Ultra in June. If any of you would like to donate to the Aids centre I am raising for in South Africa please check out my link below.


13/04/2013 at 11:40

Snowmaiden - cool thanks

Yvonne 2 - yay!

13/04/2013 at 12:39

Bagged packed. Train tickets collected. Dog sitter briefed. I'm on my way down to Brighton! Good luck all, have a fab weekend and stay healthy.

13/04/2013 at 13:33
Just left London on the Brighton train, 58 minutes to remember things I haven't remembered to pack.

Tried to make sure we got seats near a loo, but typically it's not working.

What's the latest on Brighton weather? Whose at the expo this afternoon? Is it busy?
13/04/2013 at 13:33
Barry Lee 4 wrote (see)

Anyone considering packing a discrete mp3 for the lonely miles, or is that poor etiquette?


I go half / half with one ear bud.  Might go without at the start and near my charity cheering points to enjoy the atmosphere and like others, will zone out when I am going through some dark times!

13/04/2013 at 13:38

GCE: Toby, Poohbear and I will be there later. Currently the weather is wet. Lots of 'sea splash' around so I would suggest a coat today. Was lovely this morning, if a little windy but it's started raining since.

13/04/2013 at 13:55
And the Expo is busy. Queues for registration are negligible though for anyone who hasn't yet
13/04/2013 at 14:29
Thanks snowmaiden. Just pulling into Brighton now. It is a little grey isn't it!
13/04/2013 at 14:45

GCE, Barry Lee 4, Roberto Duran - Decided. I'm going to take mine but not put the (bright orange, not very discreet) earbuds in unless I feel I really need a music boost at a tough point.

(now spotifying Build Me Up Buttercup.)


Oh and bah humbug to the weather. We've all trained through worse. 

13/04/2013 at 14:53
Third time to post something the hotel Internet is rubbish!
So, left home yesterday, but without my Garmin!!! How stressed was I?
Fortunately a friend of mine is also running but not leaving till today so she picked it up from home and I met her at the exbo this morning! Garmin and I are reunited!
Bit worried about the wind though, but will be wearing t shirt and shorts rather then capris (I think).
Looking forward to seeing you all later on, but to those of you who I don't see hope you all have a great run and enjoy yourselves!
Hotel is doing porridge so I'll be there for 6,30 then toast at 8,00. OH will have full English at 7.30 probably.......
Have fun everyone and enjoy it!
13/04/2013 at 15:20

Just popping in to wish everyone good luck for tomorrow.  May you run strong and achieve the time you want to finish.  Hope to see some of you either at the start or en-route 

13/04/2013 at 15:51

Would anyone with internet access down at the Travelodge please offer my apologies for not coming to the meet up.  Owing to the cold and damp I decided to stay in the warm and dry up here in Horsham in order not to risk making my chest any worse.  How it gets tomorrow doesn't matter just as long as I finish.  I have all the week off to recover and will have no hesitation in having another week off sick if I need to.  Tomorrow is important.

I'm in green coral (colour coordinated!) so will be looking out for snowflake and poohbear.  If anyone sees me then please say hello.

Soooooooooooooooooo excited Matt Prior...........

13/04/2013 at 16:08
Jelleybaby, thank goodness for good friends travelling behind you. Glad you are re-united with Garmin.

Buttercupski - I'm taking the same stance on headphones for sure.

I've just been to the expo, minor crisis, they couldn't find my envelope. They've re-issued a new number, it's just not so nice. It's also longer 18455.

Going for a swim at the hotel (not the sea!) breakfast here starts at 5.30am, which may be useful? I can see myself being wide awake early reading newspapers, rather than disturb my chief spectator.

I'm going to be paranoid checking they've adjusted my number on the app until it happens now.... Arghhh
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