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Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 12:25

Vicky - I don't imagine London Road station will be very busy, but you can exit either side so if there's a queue to go over the footbridge you can stay that side of the track,.

Whichever side you are, head downhill and turn right, there's hardly any difference in distance one side or the other.

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 11:30

Rick - Mill Road is straightforward, just off the A27. I think that the reasonably priced hotels were probably booked up a year ago!

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:26

10k starts at 0830

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:26

PG3 - Sunday morning, the A23 (main road into Brighton) will be mostly closed from Carden Avenue, just before elite Start, so you won't be able to get to central Brighton by that route, if you want to park in a multi storey in town so you aren't too far from finish you can get to Churchill car parks by coming down Dyke Road, past Brighton Station and down West Street BUT the traffic getting out of there during the afternoon is an absolute nightmare!

I would park on street in the area north of Preston Park - around Surrenden Road, you will definitely find space there in under a mile from start and it's free. The 5B bus from the Pavillion will take you back there afterwards. to check details.

You'll need to look at a map to make sense of the above, don't use sat nav as it probably won't know about road closures, coming down the A23 you need to turn off not later than Carden Avenue, I'd turn off before then because there may be a queue there with people asking what to do!

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:53

Last year quite a few people were late to start so you will be able to run even if you are late which with chip timing is OK if you're just looking for a time but not good if you're looking for an age cat place.

Baggage trucks close at 0910 so that's the real deadline to beat.


From Newhaven, London Road Station is closer to start than Brighton, about a third of the distance and 5 mins less on the train so that saves you 10-15 mins.

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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:05


- no water pouches this year, paper cups

- marathon app will be available shortly

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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 10:11
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

If a faster person says "excuse me"? It's a race not a tea dance 

I was assuming that all runners were very polite, they don't usually say 'Get out of my way slow person'

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 10:17

Re earlier comments about headphones, as far as I know it isn't enforced but speaking as a marshal, runners who have 2 earpieces in with loud music should be pulled out of events (or have marshals with scissors ) - when there's an ambulance trying to get through, everyone else moves to one side but some **** with headphones in is still heading down the middle of the road and the only way to warn them is to get in front of them and force them to one side it is definitely a problem.

Even for less urgent issues it's a pain - it's quite rude for instance if a faster person behind says excuse me and you can't hear them.

For training they're fine and having one in for an event is OK providing you only put one earpiece in, except that you miss the atmosphere, clapping, cheering, people shouting your name (which is a reason to use them round Shoreham harbour!)

I've never run with music because when I started running they hadn't invented the Walkman never mind iPods etc!! but have never felt the need to partly as it's something else to carry and also as a musician, trying to run out of step with music is difficult - Mike Harding did a routine about going running on a Sunday morning and having to run in step with the scout band on their way to church parade; I'm like that, I'd have to find tracks that were at the correct pace all the way through

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 09:58
J Swizzle wrote (see)

Got a nice email this morning saying i had an Elite start place. Good start to the day!!

Remember that means an extra mile walk to the start! (if you're staying in town)

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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:03

emmyg2, depends which part of the front your hotel is but it's about a mile from the pier to Preston Park, walking is the only sensible way to do it due to road closures. If your hotel is at the west end of Hove it could be 2-3 miles away.

See my post in the middle of this page for more details

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