Apologies for my late entry onto this thread but I thought I would try and inject some much needed positivity! I for one have been training hard for this (apparently overpriced) marathon and am looking forward to a good day with my fellow runners. If it turns out to be as bad as some people expect it to be then so be it, but in the mean time, bring it on!! I am never sure why some folks feel the need to criticise a race before it's even happened - if you don't like the sound of it, don't enter - there are plenty of other races out there! Good luck to all who have entered what could be a great marathon - see you on the day
Having just signed up for the Sussex Border Path 52 miler in October, I am on the hunt for training advice and/or fellow entrants for this, my first ultra! I have run several marathons over the past few years and have recently completed the London ultra duathlon - then felt I needed a new challenge. I know it's a long time until the event but any tips on long term preparation would be much appreciated! Currently running around 30m per week, but about to ramp it up as I'm aiming for sub 3.15 at Brighton marathon in April.
Thanks very much for your response. Looks like you have done this one in the past - do you think it would be a good entry into endurance running? I have run several marathons in the past couple of years but am looking for a bit more of a challenge, as I sadly hit 40 next year Ihave emailed the organisers and will keep you posted.
Just wondering if anyone knows whether this is definitely going ahead in 2012.?! I know it's only November but if I'm going to enter this, I will need a LOT of preparation. Can't see anything on the organisers website relating to next year's race so any further info/advice would be much appreciated!