Brighton Marathon 2014

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16/04/2013 at 15:56

I've just signed up for the Brighton Marathon 2014. I haven't even run my first marathon yet which is the London Marathon this Sunday. Still, no harm getting Brighton lined up for next year eh! Who else is coming?

16/04/2013 at 16:04

not for me next year - taking a break as it's going to piss down that day anyway....  and I only do it when it's sunny 

16/04/2013 at 16:11

haha - please don't say that. I'm not looking forward to running in the rain! 

16/04/2013 at 16:17
So is this the official thread then, wondered how long it would take? I'm in and going for sub 3:10 (optimistic) or possibly 3:15 (realistic). Will be my 4th in a row.
16/04/2013 at 16:27

Well... I'm in too.  I signed up thanks to fat buddha's weather forecast - as every marathon I've ever done (1) has been in the pouring rain.

16/04/2013 at 16:31

3:15? Wow - I hope to get there one day! I am going to try for 4:00 at London but honestly anything (slower than 4:00) is possible. I will set myself a Brighton target based on that. 

What keeps drawing you back to Brighton?

Tommygun2    pirate
16/04/2013 at 16:34

I'm in even though I said I wouldn't do it again oh well I did enjoy the first Brighton Mara I think.

I am also unsure as to whether to do Beachy Head again this year so I probably will. 

16/04/2013 at 16:57
Khanivore wrote (see)

3:15? Wow - I hope to get there one day! I am going to try for 4:00 at London but honestly anything (slower than 4:00) is possible. I will set myself a Brighton target based on that. 

What keeps drawing you back to Brighton?

I was sorely tempted to enter again as it's a great marathon - much much better than London and as it's local, easy logistics.

BUT I'm not sure what we are doing next year as we have some plans that, if they come to fruition, may mean we won't be in the UK for a lot of the year so I'm parking any marathon plans for 2014 for the mo.

TG - I'm doing Beachy for a change to marshalling. about time I gave it one last shot.

16/04/2013 at 16:59
I'm in! Will be my 7th marathon, but my first Brighton. Looking forward to it!
16/04/2013 at 16:59

I'm a bit tempted because it's on my birthday. But London is cheaper.

16/04/2013 at 17:00

Im in first one for me!

16/04/2013 at 17:00

Do you have a guaranteed spot in London Literatin?

FB in what way is Brighton better?

16/04/2013 at 17:02

well this saves me a job glad to see the Brighton 2014 thread up and running already

i will post the link on the 2013 thread to let people know it up and running

Edited: 16/04/2013 at 17:04
16/04/2013 at 17:05
Literatin - have you got a GFA for VLM?
16/04/2013 at 17:07
Fatbudda - I will miss my hug this year on the Beachy course

Brighton 2014 will be my 22nd marathon
16/04/2013 at 17:07
Khanivore wrote (see)

Do you have a guaranteed spot in London Literatin?

FB in what way is Brighton better?

less crowded, nicer course (even allowing for the Power Station), easier logistics, no Lucozade 

16/04/2013 at 17:08
Tracey G wrote (see)
Fatbudda - I will miss my hug this year on the Beachy course

Brighton 2014 will be my 22nd marathon

Brighton 2013 was my 22nd...

16/04/2013 at 17:16

I'm in !

16/04/2013 at 17:18
Tracey G wrote (see)
Literatin - have you got a GFA for VLM?

yes, sorry, that was a bit cryptic. I'm just about to do VLM, which will be my first marathon, so won't enter another one unless I actually enjoy it! But by then it might cost £60 to enter Brighton, and even though it's not that much more expensive than some other marathons, it's double what I've paid for any race before, so feels a bit steep.

I've got a championship place in this year's VLM, which will still be valid next year too if they don't change the qualifying times.

Also, what kind of idiot does a marathon as a birthday treat? 

16/04/2013 at 17:22
literatin wrote (see)

Also, what kind of idiot does a marathon as a birthday treat? 

errrm.......London 2003 and Brighton 2013......

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