This is so sad, my thoughts are with his family and friends. I did Brighton yesterday and to be honest I don't feel like celebrating. I got told about Sams collasp yesterday on the way home on the train, and found out later on that Sam had died.
I'm halfway through my marathon training program, I'm doing Brighton on the 14th April, since doing the longer runs of 10 miles or more I've been getting stitch like pains in the middle of my abdomen (at the bottom of my ribs if that makes it easier), this always happens around the 8 mile mark. I make sure I eat and drink enough before going out and the night before. I've had to stop and walk until it eases and when I start off running again my pace is really slow. When I've finished the run the pain goes. I would be really greatful for any ideas and help, I'm due to do a 15 miler on Saturday and worried about this happening again. Thanks for reading this post.
I shalln't be bitter and twisted, have tried and failed to get into London a few times so I ain't going to bother no more! I will watch from the comfort of my sofa, having done the Brighton Marathon the week previously. Though having been up to London and watched the marathon a few times there is no atmosphere like it. Good luck to all runners who are doing a marathon this year!