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Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:29

Guys. I know accomadation has been discussed but has anyone recommend any hotels in Brighton that have large family rooms. May be coming down with hubby and 3 young boys in tow!! 


Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 18:57

Oh what to do what to do!! I signed up for this for 2013 and then was given a last minute London place through a small charity close to our familys heart -  which I managed to complete! I am a slowy as it took me 5hrs and 14 minutes - After saying I would only ever do 1 marathon as a sort of bucket tlist thing I am now determined to get under 5hrs which I know is acheivable. For those who have done Brighton - Shall I just sign up - Is a good one? - I remember a few of you from the 2013 thread when I was going to do it and everyone was so friendly no matter what level of ability....I guess deep down I know I am going to sign up for this but need a few more words of encouragement. I have put into the London ballot again but will be fully expecting my rejection mag and there is no way I will be charity collecting again - It was easier than I thought and my target was fairly low - but there are only so many times you can ask for cash off of people. 

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 11:00
Hi...hope you don't mind me posting. I was on this thread a lot in the early months but ankle injury had me questioning my ability so took time out. Anyway to cut a long story physio worked magic and I got a call to say that I could do london by my favourite have deferred Brighton. Anyway just want to say well done to you all....especially snow maiden and Poohbear...tough stuff.

London Marathon help!

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 13:05
no point worrying...says me who is stressing about what time to leave home on the day...anything i have forgotten that i might need on the run. What i should be eating drinking in the run up to it... Im going taper crazy!

London Marathon help!

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:43
Good luck should be an amazing day

London Marathon help!

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:40
Another problem is your fueling strategy. The body can draw upon its own stores for 2hrs running but after that you need to refuel in terms of drinks..gel etc. If you are going to be out running for over 4 hours you need to have some idea of how to go about it. London will be my first marathon and I managed to get to 20 miles. With the long runs (14miles plus ) being like a dress rehearsal to test out what my body needed and what worked..didn't work...Its very different to doing a half and that's only getting to 20 miles. I was advised to respect the distance by putting the miles in gradually. I would probably run walk if I were you.

Advice on training for London Marathon

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 22:19
I am going for a 16 18 and a 20 with a shorter long run between the 18 and 20.

Complete beginner doing the St. Albans half marathon

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 14:18

Good on you for signing up - I am from St Albans although now living in Broxbourne but will most probably sign up for this event. What I will say is that I could not run 2 minutes let alone 2 miles and getting up to running 3 miles/5k took determination but to be honest it doesnt get progressively worse if that makes sense!

I really wanted to achieve a half marathon and managed to go from 0 - 13.1 miles in 2hrs 09 minutes which I was super chuffed with. If I can do it then anyone can - you just have to stick to a plan and dont over-do things too soon. You have plenty of time to achieve your goal - maybe look to see if there some 5ks or 10ks in the run up to the event - It will break down the goal and will help with motivation. St Albans do a parkrun on Saturday morning - A 5k route so when you feel ready for that - its well worth signing up.

Good Luckx




Good Luck xx

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 10:00
Sorry I haven't popped on for a couple of weeks. have given running a rest for a week or so to see if it helps with my niggles. Been back out this week and so far so good.

Had a funny experience yesterday getting fitted for shoes. I had never been on a treadmill before and well let's just I definately would have fallen off if the guy wasn't standing behind me and occasionally pushing me forward!! I hated do people run on them?

Anyway with a bit treadmill and lots of running around the shop....I felt like a child trying on shoes in Clarks!! I got a nice new pair of brooks.

Have started my training plan...although I really need to master some early morning runs because December and jan are super busy with the children.

At what point can you say you are really a runner?

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 13:36
Having to do a poo mid run in the countryside...that was my defining moment.
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