Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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17/04/2012 at 13:15

Hah! Can't believe how popular the 2013 thread is already. Congratulations to all those who completed on Sunday. A great achievement and Brighton is a lovely place to run.

Got my deferral code emailed to me this morning, very prompt of the organisers. Haven't signed up yet and have until 15 June to decide one way or another

17/04/2012 at 13:16
Potentially going to charge spectators is not a good sign of progress in my humble opinion
17/04/2012 at 13:39
AGF - I read that as being specific spectator areas with shelter and amenities laid on, as opposed to charging to spectate.
17/04/2012 at 14:38
Ooh great so I'll have some support at GNR and Royal Parks - looking forward to getting to "know" you better
17/04/2012 at 14:41

It was a shame that yesterday's 'grand stand' seating wasn't being used.

What's this about spectator areas/amenities for next year?

17/04/2012 at 14:46
Anne - I think it's just an idea the organisers are considering. There's a question during registration about how much you'd be willing to pay for dedicated spectator areas with shelter/amenities.
17/04/2012 at 15:39
Anne - I remember you mentioning a good running shop in Hove you always use. Can you remind what its called and where it is please ?
17/04/2012 at 16:07
Stig - Run?

17/04/2012 at 16:13

I've got an expo code too so I'll register in the next day or so. Hopefully I've managed to convince a few mates to do it as well.

BTW can anyone from Brighton recommend a good running club to join? I've seen there are a few out in the area. I think I may be addicted now.

17/04/2012 at 17:06
Rich thanks for that
17/04/2012 at 17:07
Yay! Signed up this morning! 12 months of injury and ill health in front of me!
17/04/2012 at 17:23

Toby3 said "Though john 2443 who looks and sound like he’s on the Brighton team posted this on the 2012 thread"

You've promoted me slightly , I'm not really on the team, well not on the core/staff team, I'm a volunteer and was driving, delivering kit, putting up banners and generally joining in the organised panic as the day progressed on Saturday, and then reversing the whole proceedure on Sunday and Monday so that the course and the Metropole were cleared and everything back in storage.

Lots of volunteers are out on the course and don't know what's happening anywhere further than they can see, but the drivers work closely with event control so we tend to know what's going on in the wider picture. This is my 3rd year so I have a good knowledge of what goes on backstage (no I'm not tempted to run before you ask, 5k parkrun is my current limit, I used to do 1/2 maras 30 years ago but no more!) .

So, anything I say here is my own opinion, not that of BM </disclaimer> I've just been posting on here to do my best to help you runners out.

If possible next year, could you all try to drink more water, it was delivered out to the course from a 7 ton truck with a forklift, but we had to manhandle it back into the vans and then into storage. Thanks, please do your best to help

17/04/2012 at 17:27

Afternoon all

well still here in Brighton weather this morning was terrible rain lash down the sea was really rough glad we ran Sunday fortunately  it blew over so went for a walk we started at the 26 mile mark an ended up at the turn around point on the road to hell my goodness it seemed along way

Must say we weren’t looking forward to walking back but as we had stopped in the cafe the lady behind the counter told us how to get out at that end of the road by going over 2 lock gates and we caught the bus back (note to self remember that for Brighton 2013)

will have to wait until Friday when i get paid before me or the  wife can use are Exbo codes to enter

17/04/2012 at 17:31

Started hi, thanks for the support.

Started my training this morning. Went for a run, or rather a run-walk where I was running 1 minute and walking 5. Was out for around half an hour doing this. Was really relaxing. Might have to up the amount of time running to push myself a little better. 

17/04/2012 at 17:36

SnowMaiden well done to you on a good start

17/04/2012 at 17:56
Heisenberg wrote (see)

I've got an expo code too so I'll register in the next day or so. Hopefully I've managed to convince a few mates to do it as well.

BTW can anyone from Brighton recommend a good running club to join? I've seen there are a few out in the area. I think I may be addicted now.

I think Brighton and Hove Athletic club or Arena80 for general runners, also Phoenix but I think they are geared more towards serious/fast people, but I may be wrong as I'm not a member of any of them!

If you want a regular run there's parkrun at Hove park 9am every Saturday, it's free, open to any speed from 14 mins to walking pace. Register at and turn up every or some weeks. There are members of all 3 clubs there so you can ask around to see which suits you.

17/04/2012 at 18:15
Yeah, I signed up again. Probably would have been better going for London now I have a good for age entry, but enjoyed Sunday so much decided to come back. I see they increased the entry fee, £57.50 seems steep, plus park & ride cost on top and also have to pay extra petrol and parking to collect number in the days before next year as well, all adds up to well over £100. An expensive race outing, but worth it.
17/04/2012 at 18:19
Nelson good to see you've signed up so I can keep picking your brains
17/04/2012 at 18:25
Seems to be a massive increase on last year...already charging £55 plus! The spectator areas seems good on one hand, but it seems to me that there suddenly seems to be a huge number of add on's to the cost compared to last year. At the moment it is this v's the pull of wanting to settle a score of my knee giving me problems from 14 miles onwards with a finishing time of 5 hours 27 mins (probably would have been closer to 4 hours 20 minutes otherwise. Pondering what to do as I type...
17/04/2012 at 18:34
Just done - score to settle is a price worth paying more than the cost of the event itself! I get that it's popular but an entry price initially of £45 is almost a quarter on top of last year's fee I paid...let alone the cost of £57.50! Then again, as many of you have said, I also found the day very enjoyable despite the knee making the 2nd half of the race almost 3 and a half hours long! So here we go again then!
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