I am going to official say hello but have been lurking for a while. Myself and my mum are both entered for Brighton in April. We ran London in April this year and mainly run half marathons but after doing London this year have decided to do one big city marathon each year.
We have a hotel booked for the Saturday night and will probably come down by train as I normally feel pretty sick after long runs and would be the driver for the homeward journey.
So my first question (I will probably have loads) what is the baggage collection like post marathon? We were through baggage collection in about 10 minutes in London. The reason I ask is so that we can plan return trains etc.
Oh and my next question how far is the start and finish from the train station?
Very excited now and have received our training t-shirts in the post.
Cardiff HM was an absolute nightmare for this. Earphone wearers who were completely oblivious to other runners around them zigzagging across the route fiddling about with the device and then stopping to look for friends behind them. One girl almost tripped me up 4 times and on the forth occasion got a pretty hard shove in her back luckily I passed her and didn't see her again. When walking back to the car after we had finished one runner had earphones in and had an ambulance within a metre of him but couldn't hear it because of his music. I think inexperience race runners using their device/music are the main danger, they don't keep left or move over for faster runners. I am not a quick runner (2hr HM) and stay left as much as possible and move back in if I have past another runner just common courtesy. Earphones are by biggest gripe at all races, why can't they enjoy the atmosphere and experience of the event.