Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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17/04/2012 at 18:41
Well done to all the finishers this year, hope to join you all next year, as had to pull out at mile 21.5. I owe the course one more go!
17/04/2012 at 19:08

Entered again!

Also going to do the double again next year, Brighton then London the week after as I managed to ping 3.08 on sunday which should be okay for a GFA start at VLM2013.

 Taking a couple of weeks off training to recover this time though

17/04/2012 at 19:15
bet this is a good marathon
17/04/2012 at 22:01

OK, I'm in! All signed up and definitely not starting in the blue coral next year!

Think I'm going to keep up the training all year, unlike last year where I didn't run again until 3 weeks before the Beachy Head marathon in October! Will enter some shorter races and work on my speed a bit as I seem to just run at pretty much the same pace regardless of the distance!

Pretty sure this thread will be even more popular than the 2012 based on recent posts!

Good luck to all those training hard or about to start training.

Toby3 (and family) - enjoy the rest of your holiday in Brighton. Hope the weather picks up a bit, today was awful. Tomorrow's not looking good either and I've got a 190 mile round trip to Ipswich!

17/04/2012 at 22:17
I'm in!
17/04/2012 at 22:22
Am also in. Not too sure about the idea of a spectators paying area though!
17/04/2012 at 22:44
Two day in, the forum is already 6 pages. This is faster than the end if 2012 last few days (indeed, fast than the too fast 4:00 pacer!!)

It's been weird past two days, like a goal missing from life, all of a sudden, 2013 entry and a new forum. Life complete again.

17/04/2012 at 22:46
Has anyone had a problem with their deferral code ?
17/04/2012 at 23:04

Ah decisions, decisions. I did this in 2011, watched it this year feeling totally jealous of the runners! Filled in half the form then thought £55!

It would be ok if I'm still living in Brighton next year but steep if I need to get accomodation too. Can anyone remember whether more places came available in the Autumn? I'd rather make the decision on whether to do it then. 

17/04/2012 at 23:05
yes i'm in, i just had to give it a go, decided i couldnt spectate for another year as much as i loved shouting you guys on

GCE i saw you on sunday at mile 12 and shouted but not sure if u heard me

Stig, it was nice to meet you at the start, it did help me locate you when u were running and orange t.shirts are good and bright to see!!

I am alot slower than you lot, i'm a 13min mile runner so 6 hours will be my aim, unless of course i improve over 12mths ( guess it is possible )

i havent read all 6 pages i'm afraid, hope everyone enjoyed it

what were peoples times?
17/04/2012 at 23:10

Hi Hannah i see you found us there were a lot of very good PB this year i ran 4:00:28 and took 13 minutes of my PB but there were people that took even more of and a lot of first timers that went sub 4hr

17/04/2012 at 23:14
Hello. Well here we go again, hope to make it to the start and finish line uninjured this time. Had to drop out this year relatively early in training because I wasn't getting to where I needed to be fitness wise and still nursing a dodgy calf/ankle from last year. Am now having to contend with a wrenched and swollen ankle from twisting it for no apparent reason 2 weeks ago. Not safe to be let out! However I am determined to build up my obvious area of weakness and so will be visiting physio to get some exercises. Meanwhile any suggestions from fellow forumites would be most welcome.
Congratulations to all joining this thread who are recovering from the effort of the weekend. Toby-I have to take my hat off to you for going for it again!
Green Fairy- hope that 2013 is finally your year!
Toenails are over rated, although nice to see them when they grow back.
Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all. Looking forward to getting a lot fitter than I am currently.
17/04/2012 at 23:24
Am in! It's so difficult trying to estimate finish times, but based on 4:40 (first marathon) I am aiming for 4:00 - 4:15.
17/04/2012 at 23:35
i did indeed Toby and keep meaning to sign off with my name - Jo, Hannah is my daughter but used her name as she is my inspiration for running

when are u in Brighton til, we came down for the week this year, me and my 3 children, we had a fab time ( we always do ) visited Littlehampton ( lovely park on the beach front with a train going along the promenade ) which the kids loved, about 40mins down the road from Brighton, easy to park as well lol

17/04/2012 at 23:41
Well I'm back for marathon number 2. Got my sub 4 so not sure what to aim for next time. Concentrating on my karate for next couple of months as going out to train in Japan but just keep running ticking over 20-30 miles a week then see where the summer takes me. Good luck everyone.
18/04/2012 at 00:11
HannahsmomUK - 13 minute-miles is quite fast enough for a lot of us
Edited: 18/04/2012 at 00:12
18/04/2012 at 06:49

Hannah were here till Friday but not all day as we are due to catch the train home on Friday morning we had a nice relaxing time here this year as we went for a self catering flat instead of the bedsit we have stayed in the past 2 years it’s been great as it meant we could get up when we like eat when like and what every we liked

Don’t get me wrong the bed sit was nice but i never felt like you could just slump and then there was the add expense as you had to eat out all the time as we only got Breakfast

Forty i have to say i never got black toe nail this year as i started to use foam toe protectors they meant to stop your toes rubbing together and getting blisters

 but i have an unfortunate habit of making a hole in the top of my running shoes were my big toe rubs through so i have been wearing them i have to say all though it did not stop the problem completely i have only worn a hole in one shoe this time on the right foot the left is fine

And i have not developed black toes nails on either foot this year

Green Fairy it looks like at the moment like this thread could turn out to be bigger than last year but will give it a couple of week for all the excitement to die down and see where we our then

Edited: 18/04/2012 at 06:51
18/04/2012 at 07:44
Hi Jo, really sorry, I don't think I did see you? The crowd was so brilliant the whole way, that I was constantly responding to cheers of my name. Thank you so much for being there though.

Especially pleased to hear your going to run it next year.

18/04/2012 at 07:46
GCE - I see from the 2012 thread your thinking about Beachy. Do it. Would probably be easier to meet at the start as well if you fancy it
18/04/2012 at 09:40
Stig, it's tempting? Those hills look like a good challenge? (although a flight of stairs look like a challenge right now).

I'll decide by the weekend. Have you done it before Stig?
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