In short: Scenic and tough course, great organisation and aid stations and a fantastic veggie breakfast at the end! In full: This was my first Steyning Stinger but definitely won't be my last. Pre-race organisation was fantastic and I loved the relaxed start whereby you could start before the mass start at 8.30am if you wanted.
The course was tough in places but the scenery more than made up for it, the aid stations seemed so frequent and were so well stocked and the volunteers were wonderful and so encouraging.
The icing on the cake on an already fantastic race, was free race photos and a free veggie breakfast at the end. A lot of the bigger races should take a leaf out of Steyning's book as this really was the perfect race in all respects. Date of review: March 22, 2013
In short: Well organised, great atmosphere and good course In full: My second time of running Brighton half and thought a few niggles from last year had been sorted (it seemed like the course had been widened it most places so there was less congestion than last year although there were still a few points which were very narrow).
There's always great support on the streets, the mashalls and volunteers are fantastic and it's a picturesque course running virtually all along the seafront.
Highly recommended for a spring half marathon. Date of review: February 23, 2013
In short: Fantastic course, organisation and support - one of the highlights of my racing year In full: Second time of running Brighton Marathon and absolutely loved every minute of it again. I cannot fault the course, the organisation and the support throughout the full 26.2 miles. I beat last year's time by almost 30 minutes, coming in just under 4 hours at 03:59:46 (yes I did sprint those last 400 metres!)
I live in Brighton so know the course pretty well. The first 10 miles aren't hilly but there are a few inclines and I love that after 10 miles volunteers tell you that it's all downhill and flat from there. I don't even mind the 'Road to Hell/Shoreham Powerstation' that much - I figure that as long as I keep my head down and plough on through, the sooner I'll be on that lovely homestretch up past the pier.
I know the water pouches have had mixed reviews, personally I much preferred them as I find running with a bottle quite cumbersome.
A definite 10/10 from me and already signed up for next year. Date of review: April 17, 2012