Brighton Marathon 2014

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14/04/2014 at 18:14

Total dissaster and one to forget! Knew I should have stuck to Brighton!

(felt good to 12 miles at 2:58 pace then got tripped and knees scudded. - walked last 2 miles virtually for a 3:19 - so a wasted winter of training. To be fair I doubt I would have gone sub 3 but would have hoped for something better)


14/04/2014 at 18:32

Ouch !!! Hope your feeling more upbeat today wenty and sorry to hear your day wasn't great...

If it makes you feel better,now I've run London (yesterday) I'm in the I prefer brighton camp...

Far too many runners for me,my heels got trodden on I got elbowed I nearly got tripped and I spent the whole 26.2 miles weaving in and out of runners ...I was in pen 8 out of 9 it took me 18 mins to cross the start line and only thinned out at the finish!!! Don't get me wrong the sights were amazing and crossing tower bridge was special, big Ben and parliament and canary wharf all memorable ...

Yes the noise from the crowds was loud but at brighton everyone calls your name, at London hardly anyone did apart from my Parkinson's UK supporters groups 

14/04/2014 at 21:40

A bit late posting on here but we turned the Brighton Marathon into a week break...make it up to the boys and Mrs for all the winter training I had.

Well done to everyone for completing the course, and a huge well done for everyone who also ran London. I didn't quite meet my Brighton target of 4hrs, but knocked 18mins off my pb by finishing in 4:14. So I can't complain.

Oh well, my wife knows I've got a 4hr time in me so I'll have to run another marathon now  I've just been told to wait a couple of years as it was hard work spectating with a 2.5 & 5yr old in tow.

See you in London or Brighton in 2016!

15/04/2014 at 03:43

Wenty looks painful sorry London never turnout well for you hope you heal quickly

15/04/2014 at 08:19

Yvonne.   If you thought London was much busier than Brighton, then I'm mot sure I even want to enter the London ballot!  It must be terrible {I know I still will]

Brighton was absolutely on the limit for me - and sometimes beyond the limit for being overcrowded.   The one thing that makes me not worry about it is that I know that the fantastic, enthusiastic crowds helped me make up far more time than I lost!

15/04/2014 at 10:26

Looks like I will be back in the good old Brighton marathon again next year! It is a good one, and I think its big enough for the atmosphere without too big to be uncomfortable.

The guy who died was literally right next to me as he went over the finish line and collapsed. Same age as me as well. So sad.

Knee still knackered and may take a bit of time till running again.

15/04/2014 at 10:43

wenty I was the same as you on course for a sub three but due to Brighton I went to the dark side at mile 17, felt like I was going backwards! but saw a friend and went back to my usual heart rate running! 

Although I got a pb at Brighton, I still prefer London. Running in the industrial area of Brighton at mile 20 was just plain tough with no one cheering you at all! 

If you compare the crowds the last 5 miles was full of people cheering you on, compared to Brighton it was only the last 1 mile. 

Although Brighton is a good marathon lets be honest who doesn't want to run a major on their home soil! 

15/04/2014 at 10:48

Oh Alan - i keep changing my mind. I might do both as I qualify for a GFA next year for London. but will enter Bright on as well. May go for Brighton as my A race and London as enjoyment. shame they are both so close together

15/04/2014 at 12:52

I didn't think I'd run as well as I did in London,I felt really fresh after doing a pb in Brighton the week before...

Alan ,don't get me wrong,I enjoyed the whole London experience and the crowds were noisy but I thought the crowds at brighton were more personal cheering your name...even at the power station end people kept cheering,my charity were also down that end to so that gave me a boost ...

Perhaps if I was near the front in London and not in pen 8 of 9 I may have enjoyed the experience more,but looking where I put my feet on every step to avoid bashing into people,being tripped,nudged,and trodden on wasn't my idea of fun!!! 

Wenty,hope your knees recover quickly, and it's always very sad to hear of fatalities after any sporting event....a bit of a shock to see it so close though I can imagine ..


16/04/2014 at 13:36

Well I have signed up for brighton next year. It was Brighton or Paris. Brighton won!

Who wants the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur and Arch de Triumphe when you have Shoreham power station?

Luckily London is 2 weeks later so ican do both next year (I guess London realised it cant really compete with Brighton and had to move its date)

16/04/2014 at 23:49

Hey wenty.  What a shock. Terrible.


17/04/2014 at 08:01

Paul, when we said Run like Mo we didn't mean trip over like him You will be back even stronger next year.

17/04/2014 at 08:25

Cheers Phil. LOL, next thing you know i will be dropping my water bottle as well! I knew I should have stuck to good old Brighton.

Still cant bend my left leg! could be a few weeks off running. Anyone else got any race plans coming up?


17/04/2014 at 10:33

we he the Bristol 10k May

Wenty I've started a 2015 thread heres the link


Edited: 17/04/2014 at 10:37

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