Race Brighton hard, take up to a week off with a very gentle recovery run thrown in, and then ease yourself back into training based on feel. I'm running the same two but Kent is my A race while Brighton and the Three Forts Marathon will be training runs.
The 2013 results show a final finishing time of 4:10:09 so I don't see the 3 hour mark as a problem. As literatin said, it's going to be because of road closures and their web site shows that the final road, leading back into the race village, opens at 13:00 (see http://www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/local-resident-information).
The Ealing Half team have a tail runner so will know that there are still people on the course and it will just be a case of moving onto pedestrain pavements if the roads are opening.
I was slumped on the beach after my run on Sunday, trying to sip my recovery drink and not throw up, muttering that I never want to run the 'Road to Hell' ever again.
Yesterday I signed up for Brighton 2015.
My very first marathon was Brighton in 2012 where I finished in 4:47:58 after detonating at mile 19. On Sunday I ran my fourth marathon (second at Brighton) and set a new PB of 3:50:30. I was on course for 3:40 until a painful ankle made me hobble through the last few miles. My legs were going anyway so suspect 3:45 would have been my revised target but better to fail aiming high than succeed aiming low.
Good luck to everyone signed up for 2015 I headed out for a gentle recovery run yesterday and will rest until another very easy parkrun on Saturday before heading off to cheer the runners in London.
My next race is the Richmond Park Marathon, in just over 5 weeks, where I'll be meandering around the park with no time target. I always enjoy running around Richmond Park and it's nice to support a local race.
Did anyone else notice the 11mile mark was around 11.25 miles.
Yes, I saw that as well. I was ticking the miles off via my pace band and I went from 25 seconds ahead at the 10 mile marker to nearly 2 minutes behind at 11 miles and back to 25 seconds at the 12 marker.
I also noticed the lamp-post after the 20 mile marker had an orange line and the number 20 sprayed on the floor.
Neither really made a difference other than to give me something to ponder while I ran.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75873902/half2013.pdf results have been uploaded to dropbox by some kind soul.
The provisional results appear to have errors in them. A few club mates are missing from the list as am I. Suspiciously there is someone with my name just a couple of digits out on the race number and a finish time just off as well.
Great running in that outfit - I caught up with you at one of the later water stations as I chased down the 1:40 pacer and I enjoyed all the "Bugs" cheers that followed you round.