Brighton Marathon 2015

here we go again

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08/04/2014 at 09:33

well I’ve just finished my 5th Brighton marathon and enjoyed it as much as the previous 4 so i guess it’s time to start the thread for next year’s race never went for a time this year as i opted to run with my daughter so next year I’ll be having a pop at my PB which currently stands at 3:37:09 would dearly love to go sub 3:30:00 but we shall see

08/04/2014 at 10:29

Hurrah you started the thread Toby3 and im sure you can go sub 330 next year with the training you put in every year.

Well after a failed attempt or two I will be there next year.  Went to watch on Sunday and im really looking forward to it. Finally given up on aiming for a time and just want to complete the course and soak up the atmosphere without stressing myself out trying to hit a particular time.

Started taking my training more seriously this week, rather than just running for fun when I feel like it,  so far I did 6 miles yesterday and 4 this morning averaging about 1015/1030.  Have definitely lost fitness and my average pace is slipping, my legs aching but I am really enjoying running again and its nice not to worry about pace when I run and just to get the buzz that I did the miles however long it took.

08/04/2014 at 10:33

hi Tillstar welcome to the new thread looking forward to hearing how the training going and meeting you at Brighton next year

08/04/2014 at 10:39

My head says yes, me thighs currently say no.

08/04/2014 at 10:48

Super Moo mydaughter Snowmaiden say''s she can relate to that one

08/04/2014 at 11:05

I had to defer from this weekend to 2015 - so i'm in for 2015

08/04/2014 at 11:39

you are joking! £52.30 for this?

08/04/2014 at 11:54

I'm in! Got my early bird entry sorted at the expo. Excited already! 

Alan - I think the price is pretty good, closing all those roads can't be cheap, and the organisation was (I thought) totally first rate. Lots of marathons I've seen are nearer the £100 mark.

08/04/2014 at 11:55

Toby - I was told we would get a payment email today. Probably after midday.

08/04/2014 at 11:57

what marathons are £100 mark? no offence brighton is good! but it isn't that good!

08/04/2014 at 12:09

Entry is open!! Just waiting for an email with a link to enter from early bird! I assume this is the correct thing to do????


08/04/2014 at 12:16

I've just entered - will be my first marathon. 

Don't think £55 is that bad for a city marathon.

08/04/2014 at 12:18

Alan, I thought the same about the price for this year, before I ran it yesterday.  But having done so, it doesn't feel like a rip off.

Hard to say what's a truly fair price.  I would have no qualms at 40 quid.  None whatsoever.  So maybe 52 is OK too.

What value did I get? Everything laid on a plate for me. The admin. A surprisingly interesting expo. The course laid out, fenced off - a huge operation to lay out, and deconstruct. A big temporary pedestrian bridge too was a good idea. Big crowds. Closed roads everywhere. Chip timing. About 6-8 quidsworth of on-course drinks - handed to me so I didn't need to break stride. 

And in comparison, it's about 6 weeks gym membership,....  and by giving myself the Brighton target, I didn't need a gym. It's less than a pair of shoes.  I paid 20 quid to get into a football match a couple of weeks back. Also about  9,000 people...  but you get a lot less for your money. Hire a canoe for a day..40 quid.  These things cost money.

I also like a cheaper, quieter event...  but I wouldn't knock 50 quid for this one.


08/04/2014 at 12:33
Did anyone else notice the 11mile mark was around 11.25 miles. Also tried to sign up for next year. It's still asking me for full amount even tho I paid ??10 at expo. Any ideas?
08/04/2014 at 12:39

Going for G.F.A. time next year, so sub 3:45. After this year's success, I feel that as long as I put in the work, it should be do-able.

08/04/2014 at 12:43

MARKD - email will be sent to you today that will enable you to enter at the reduced fee - according to their facebook site - im assuming its a link or something


08/04/2014 at 13:32

Go for it snowmaiden!!

Sunnysider Phil    pirate
08/04/2014 at 14:01

Hi - I thought I'd get in early on this thread and say hello. 

I followed the end of the 2014 thread but until Sunday wasn't sure if I was going to run / race Brighton as I'm doing London this weekend having got a place in the ballot and, not knowing if I'd get a place again, I was thinking of making that my 'A' race.

I did Barcelona a couple of weeks back and ran round with Wenty having met him in the pen at the start. I PB'd there with 3:20:39 (having been targeting sub 3:30) so decided to target either Brighton or London with a sub 3:15 attempt.

In the run up, with the weather forecast so I awful I was intending to just jog Brighton (or just not do it at all), but then with the perfect conditions on the day and having found the 3:15 pacer about 1/2 a mile in I quickly decided to see how long I stick with them.

I had a great run and managed a new PB of 3:14:37.  I very much doubt I'll be able to get close to let alone better that in London so I'm looking forward to just enjoying that one.

Hopefully there will be an autumn marathon for me, maybe Bournemouth, but for Brighton next year I'll be targeting a sub 3:05.  I'm looking forward to joining you on the journey there!

08/04/2014 at 14:16

I'm thinking of doing this as my first ever marathon... Would it be a good choice? I've done a couple of halves but after an injury and several other set backs i feel back to square one. What do you think? Good idea or shear madness???? 

08/04/2014 at 14:24

It's a very good first marathon Sarah.   Pretty much as flat as they come, and the crowds can carry you home.

Only danger is wind off the sea... but to be honest, if needed, you can tuck in behind bigger people for a windbreak...  and anyway, you can never control the weather.

Go for it.

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