My Garmin was out from the first mile marker.
Was also confused by 'Big Head Pinstripe Man' we overtook him twice and he was walking! If you do cheat you are only kidding yourself!
No bananas for post 2hr runners (
Hope the guy on the seafront was ok, he didn't look great.
sleepy Jo - my husband said the same thing. Thou did finish in about 3 hours because we saw him walking the last mile at 12.28pm. He was 7mins in front of me at between 7 & 8 miles.
as always a great atmosphere, on an excellent flat course.
Unfortunately, the organisers, let down the runners this year.
Whoever decided, to sacrifice a medal, for a lousy, poor quality, t-shirt, that
won't survive 3 washes, should be ashamed of themselves.
And as for the 'goody bag' - what a p*ss poor joke, that was.
£22 for a sub standard t-shirt and a museli bar, is no where near good enough.
Bring back the medals for next year.... or start losing entries.
I remember passing pinstripe man twice... both times he was walking, and I do remember thinking the second time that I didn't remember him getting back past me - it didn't even occur to me that he might have cheated, I mean what is the point.... the only person you are cheating is yourself! Although there were times that it was an appealing thought - especially on all that evil zigzagging at the end
Seriously though - I'd rather give up than cheat - how can there be any sense of satisfaction in that!
I liked the bag part of the goody bag, and it was better than many others i've had before, but like others i'd prefer a medal to the t-shirt.
Was anyone else tempted to jump onto the ladder and let the nice firemen carry you to the finish
Anyone got any suggestions for a flattish HM March / April / May time?
Although I didn't wear my Garmin, I am interested in the comments about the course length, as I did the same time as 2 years ago and yet I felt I was running faster. Also the course map on the website indicates about 13.4 miles.
Anyway I have emailed the organisers to see whether they used a surveyors wheel to measure the route.
This was my first half marathon. I was anxious at the start, as my training had not gone well with a knee injury which meant I did very little training in recent months. The run itself was suprisingly enjoyable. I always enjoy running along the beach and there was a good atmosphere throughout. I will definately be doing this next year.
I also found the mile markers to be off. I took the first mile very slowly as I had no clue what my level of fitness was and was suprised at how fast it went. I would have like more drinks stations as well, I definately didn't get enough fluids and will be bringing a bottle with me next year.
This was my first Half Marathon and before Sunday, the longest I had run was 9 miles. Should I be disappointed with a time of 2hr 36mins?? I have since felt really deflated and my motivation for the London Marathon has completely gone. I honestly thought I would have done better. Does anyone have any tips for me as to how to run a little faster without burning myself out? I also found that I needed to stop for the toilet twice. There was me thinking, drinking 2 bottles of Lucozade Sport would keep me going for longer but I felt sick from it going around my stomach and constantly needing the toilet!!! I know I completed the course and I should be so proud of myself, but I cant help thinking that I didnt do very well!!
I was also very disappointed with no medal to show for my massive effort!!
keep at it Dawn - you did great........you learn by experience.......your first half marathon?
don't beat yourself up.......enter another Half, and next time, you'll be a little wiser, regarding
your fuel intake etc. It's a learning process.
Enter more pre-London races, and soak up the race day atmosphere, beofre the big one on 26th Apr.
and yes....the organisers of Brighton should be ashamed of themselves,
for the lack of finishers medals.....a big letdown.
The t-shirt is fit for wiping down my windows, and little else.
This is the third time I've done this race and the first time for a few years. I might be a bit biased because I got a 5 min PB but I thought it was a great race and well organised.
Thanks guys - all your responses have really helped.
I have been put off using the gels as I heard they can make you sick? Maybe I will give these a try on my next long run??
Thanks again xxx
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