Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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18/04/2012 at 09:53
Yeah did it last year. A great route. Very tough in places and was sore for a week after but signed up for this year already
18/04/2012 at 10:05
Hesienberg as John said the 3 main clubs are Brighton & Hove, Arena 80 and Brighton Phoenix - as a member of Phoenix i can vouch that it isn't just fast runners it also has a large and active triathlon section. Best bet might be to try a couple out before deciding which one to join - they all use Withdean track so pop along to one of the sessions there to meet some of the members.
18/04/2012 at 10:11
I didn't realise that the price of entry to the BM went up in stages - I'm glad I didn't hesitate to book! It's expensive enough as it is.

I've also booked a hotel for a couple of nights, as I know I'll have to do it sooner or later. I've gone for the Travelodge at Preston Park because it looks well placed for the start line. The wife will have to carry me back after the finish Though it's more expensive, I've booked the flexible rate so I get refunded if I cancel, because a lot can happen in a year.

I can't believe I'm looking forward to next year's marathon before I've even run this year's
18/04/2012 at 10:23
you've managed to book a travelodge already Tenjiso?? i'm impressed lol,
i looked yesterday and it didnt seem to go through to april next year, mind you I will probably leave it a little bit as this year i booked a travelodge for the week on the sales that they have and paid from £10 to £19 a night for a room, so wont rush in just yet lol

The travelodge tho for Preston Park is ideally placed it is right opposite the park

there are a few hotels along that street ( 2 years ago i stayed at the Preston Park Hotel which again is just up the road )
18/04/2012 at 10:33
HMUK - The dates were greyed-out in the calendar boxes on the web page, but I typed the dates I wanted in directly and it accepted them no problem.

The sales have real bargains, but I made the mistake of waiting to see if I could get a deal at the Stratford Travelodge one year, and ended up not booking - because the room prices went through the roof and they were never on sale for the marathon weekend. It's like they somehow knew... the ********s!
18/04/2012 at 10:55

My expo code isn't working. Does anyone know if the expo code entitles you to an early bird price? I didn't get the chance to sign up yesterday and I was told it was £45 at the stall.

I'll be a bit annoyed if I have missed out on that price despite pre-registering.

18/04/2012 at 12:07

Ran this years race my first marathon 5hrs 29mins, got the bug and signed up for next years.


18/04/2012 at 12:41

Brighton 2012 was my first marathon and despite being plagued with injury and having a lot to learn about training properly for a marathon I'm signed up for 2013. I've got 4 london rejections so might get a place this year but will defer if I do!!

18/04/2012 at 12:44
Can anyone suggest any good books on marathon training. Not just training plans but goes into things a little bit more in depth ?
18/04/2012 at 12:45
John and Moolash - Thanks will look into Phoenix (once my legs start working again) as it was recommended to me by another runner.
18/04/2012 at 14:40


 The best three I have read are :

P & D Advanced Marathon Training

Hal Higdon - Marathon

Lore of Running by?   This last one goes into the physiology as well training and plans.

18/04/2012 at 14:51

Lore of Running is by Prof Tim Noakes. It´s really the reference bible to a lot of top athletes.

18/04/2012 at 14:54

+ 1 for the Lore of Running: incredible detail on all sorts of information. Not just about marathon running, but leaning towards distance running generally.

 On another topic, does anyone happen to know how many finished the marathon on Sunday?

18/04/2012 at 15:00
Franners - not sure if this is what you meant, but the VLM have abandoned the policy of a guaranteed entry if you have so many rejections. Stick with Brighton, I say!
18/04/2012 at 15:24
Thanks for those i'll take a look
18/04/2012 at 15:38

Hello all

Some familiar names on here!

I have registered for Brighton 2013 and also booked Travel Lodge (with the canellation option)! Not done Brighton before, about to do my 4th VLM...yikes!

18/04/2012 at 15:43
MWW Here we go again, before we've even gone... if you see what I mean.
18/04/2012 at 15:54

Afternoon all

have been around the shops this morning and while out spotted a 1 running shop and a heath shop that sold gels individually so went in and bought 3 or 4 different types and a couple of favours of each for the Wife  and daughter to try as they have never used them before  hopefully there find one that works for them

18/04/2012 at 17:42
Have now got my place for next year and also booked Travelodge.
Been to London today to collect number for Sunday, spent alot of money on my 'hobby' today!
18/04/2012 at 17:53
Good luck for Sunday, Charlotte D.
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