Posted: 11/04/2015 at 02:56
The only reasonable way from the pier to start is to walk, I can't imagine it taking 35 mins (well, not before you've run 26.2, it might afterwards!!), it's only a mile and a bit. My explanation about cabs is on this page http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/events/brighton-marathon-2015/274899-50.html
Parking. The traffic around the expo was AWFUL on Friday afternoon due to shopping, expo, people going to the beach, school hols, sunshine and it's Brighton, (traffic's never good)
There are multi storeys behind the expo, I was caught in the queue for them on Friday and took 20 mins to get 200m, the traffic lights were changing and I didn't move.
I think I'd either go
- west of the expo at whatever point there's a space and the queue gets unbearable, on street pay n display or Regency Square underground. Don't go there by coming down the A23 to the pier and turning right, get over that side when a bit inland, then head for the seafront
- or if you're coming from the east maybe try your luck parking east of the pier although that's a challenge at the best of times.
It'll probably be worse in the afternoon than the morning.
Coming in be sea would be the quickest way, I might hire a boat next year and do a park and ride the waves