Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:08
Although the taxis should b well know how to get from A to B on marathon day seeing as it's their job, reports from previous years suggest that they don't, so check the road closure map, ask to be picked up from somewhere outside the closed area and make sure you know the route - print from google maps!
As M.ister W says, there's no problem going up Dyke Road and then you can go through Withdean to be dropped near Withdean Stadium. If you're staying east of the pier it is possible to drive there, but without local knowledge I wouldn't recommend it, you have to go a long way out (Bear Road) and it's quite convoluted.
Don't ask the taxi to pick you up from the pier, the roads there are closed from 6. West Street should be OK to be picked up, hopefully most of the Saturday night drunks will have left by that time!
People have also reported taxis wanting £30 for what should be a £8/10 trip, not sure what choice you have other than being sure you know that route and not accepting any bull from them about how difficult it is.