Thanks for the help on the trains B&T, all sorted now so one less worry. MarkD I also didn't get on with the water pouches as I always struggled to get any water out of the thing, even watched a few peoples explode giving an impromptu shower. This years Brighton Half Marathon used them aswell, during which I adopted a new strategy of just biting a small hole in the top behind the spout and drinking from that, was much easier. So if you find it hard to use on the day maybe worth trying my method, though I hear you can get a free pouch from the Iconiq stand at this years expo, so well worth popping over there to try before the race if you are at the expo anyway.
Hello everyone, first time poster here as have only just found this forum. I'm doing Brighton on Sunday which will be my second marathon having done it the year before. Last year I got caught up in all the excitement of my first race and completed the first 5 miles 2min/mile quicker then my planned MP (9min/mile), needless to say I won't be making that mistake this year as I was left at mile 19 with the experience of the dreaded wall, and having to hobble the remaining miles, coming in at 4:19. To all the first timers here don't make the same mistake stick to the pace you have trained for and if you feel good at mile 20 then maybe start thinking about speeding up. I have since learned from that experience and have got a few half marathons under my belt, breaking 1:45 in Feburary and now feel ready to finish my unfinished business with the Brighton Marathon on Sunday hopefully getting my sub 4 hour.
A quick question for anyone that can help, I have since moved to London and plan to get the train from Victoria on the morning of the race, on the Brighton website it says there will be additional trains put on however I can't find the times of these trains anywhere on the website or on Southern trains website. Does anyone remember what sort of time they were last year? And whether they were really busy?
Thank you for all your responses, I am already signed up for this and am really looking forward to the challenge (and the hog roast after)! Though I think this might be enough hills for one year and I may leave Beachy Head until next year.