You can never start too early!
Probably a daft question, but as of yet I am unable to book this far in advance on Trip Advisor or the websites direct. Have peeps already arranged accomodation?
Yep have already booked the premier inn. You can book it up to 365 days in advance so I believe I had already reserved the hotel before I signed up to the marathon. I did it through the premier inn website
Oh what to do what to do!! I signed up for this for 2013 and then was given a last minute London place through a small charity close to our familys heart - which I managed to complete! I am a slowy as it took me 5hrs and 14 minutes - After saying I would only ever do 1 marathon as a sort of bucket tlist thing I am now determined to get under 5hrs which I know is acheivable. For those who have done Brighton - Shall I just sign up - Is a good one? - I remember a few of you from the 2013 thread when I was going to do it and everyone was so friendly no matter what level of ability....I guess deep down I know I am going to sign up for this but need a few more words of encouragement. I have put into the London ballot again but will be fully expecting my rejection mag and there is no way I will be charity collecting again - It was easier than I thought and my target was fairly low - but there are only so many times you can ask for cash off of people.
Thanks Tillstar, I am late to the party as usual and it is now full! 2 years ago when I did Brighton I stayed at the Travel lodge in town opposite a night club. I had to go to bed with the tv on to drown out the noise
To be honest, I would like a lovely B & B near the start, but I can't see any.
Skippy, the accommodation looks to be pretty scarce but that may be due to hotels not releasing rooms this early? I don't know how they work? I'm coming from Oxford so was a little paranoid when I saw it was busy and got booked in, also this was because ill have my wife and at least one of our boys (3 and 1 at the time of the race) with made. Single accommodation looks much cheaper and little easier to find. bare in mind some of the hotels make you pay more for a cancelation option.
lisa, I bet the scenery was amazlinen on that run. I'm planning the following but need to double check some of the dates to see how they fit with training for Brighton...
Water of life half in marlow next week (postponed from march due to weather)
local 10ks over next few months: Thame, Wallingford, wargrave and toad hall
oxford half in October
silverstone and/or reading half in march
brighton mara in april 2014
abingdon mara in oct 2014
also in ballot for London, but will defer London I think if I get in as never done it twice but this will be my first time at Brighton.
Thanks all for the info about accomodation. Looks like Brighton premier is all gone now. I don't know the area that well but there are premier inns at Newhaven, Burgess Hill and Little Hampton. (I am too lazy to search around other hotels) Can anyone who knows the area let me know if these locations are viable public transport wise to get to brighton, or failing that how easy is parking or other provisions on the day. I did the 10k a couple of years ago and it was ok for parking early on, but got chocca later, and obviously the marathon will have a larger quantity of people,
Skippy read back a few posts - particularly those by Fat Buddah. They answer your questions about Newhaven and parking.
No running for me this week. Was feeling really run down and tired all last week and it hasnt improved so taking the rest of the week off. Really frustrating. Can only assume it was too much speed work so soon after my race and not enough rest or sleep. Hoping a rest this week will allow me to get back out there with a gentle run this weekend and get back to training. I normally run 5/6 days a week so there is no reason for this grrr!!
Skippy - Newhaven or Burgess Hill would be better then Littlehampton, both of which you can either drive fairly easily to Brighton from or alternatively jump on a train.
Tillstar sorry to hear that you are feeling shattered - I agree that it is probably linked to speedwork as I also run 5-6 days per wek no problems but as soon as I start introducing intervals I am so tired, interestingly tempo's don't have the same effect on me. It is this reason that I have avoided intervals up till now, but I am starting to introduce them but am possibly looking at reducing my runs to 4-5 per week instead
Andrew nice selection of races lined up there, glad its not just me who plans in advance!
Tillstar it must be catching i to am feeling run down and worn out this week did 10 miles yesterday and felt total drained so am having a rest day today will do a 3 mile tomorrow then rest up until Sundays race
3 mile run today out in the sunshine, even managed to jog slowly up quite a steep hill. Rest up now until Bristol 10K on Sunday.
what time you looking for on sunday pooh?
AH - I'm one of the slower runners - my best time for a 10K was earlier this year at Longleat when I completed it in 1hr 18mins 40secs. I would like to be able to shave a little off and get under the 1hr 15mins, but will have to see how it goes as feel I am still not fully recovered from Brighton yet and having started a less sedentary job.
Poohbear you are a runner!!!! no matter what speed ...you have been a massive inspiration to alot of people on this thread during your marathon training this past year ...have a good run on sunday ,wish i was able to do it this year but other plans have taken priority .....
well said yvonne, thats what i love about running. we all complete the same distance at the end of the day in any given race. doesnt matter if you finish first or last, we are all competing with ourselves. One of the things I love most about race days is the chatting with other runners before and during the race with no competition involved. having said this, i did get very competitive at VLM this year that I would not be beaten by a man dressed as a cockroach (i think I was though!)
Andrew i try not to get beaten by noddy and his car who has run brighton the last 4 years .. think he passed me in 2012 ...and maybe 2010 and 2011 too ....
ill keep an eye out for him. I beat the guy carrying the 80KG backpack, an ocopus and a couple of beer bottles in VLM, Cockroach man had 'save the cockroach' on the back of his outfit. was quite funny until he started pulling away from me!
I got beaten by a traffic cone in my last half marathon
hi, new to this forum so be gentle! i ran the London this year (first marathon) and managed a very steady, even run in 4:22 and although have put in for the London ballot next year I am very tempted by the Brighton event as so many people have said such positive stuff about it but does it get full and if so by when???
Hi Gary! Welcome to the thread. Congratulations on your first marathon time Im hoping for a similar time for Brighton next year but the main aim is to finish! Yes the marathon does get filled up normally sometime over the summer (sorry not very helpful as I cant remember roughly when) but there are a lot of experts on this forum who should be able to advise you more. I think Charity places were still available up to close to the marathon date but then you have a target to raise for them (Circa £500)
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