Liz Joiner

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Severn Bridge Half Marathon (rogueruns)

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:02

Is this likely to become a regular event? I can't make it this year but I'd love to do it in 2015...

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 09:22

Thanks for the reminder Jelleybaby - I'd completely forgotten about the tv highlights! I've juts looked it up though and it's actually on at 7.05am, so set those alarms early...

Of course you could tune in at 8.05 to Channel 4 +1 instead!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:53

Wow, people running already?! Yesterday my left knee was still refusing to bend, but it's a bit better today. I'm hoping to run parkrun on Saturday, and I thought that was maybe jumping the gun.

I won't run further than 3miles for a couple of weeks - the risk of injury is too great for me (having learned the hard way...)

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:23
Daniel Bates 2 wrote (see)

Whilst on the south coast, the day before Brighton, I did the 5km parkrun in Eastbourne as a warm up, I said I will do a steady run, but instead finished 5th out of 94 runners and got my second fastest time of the season, 00:20:27!!!! Opps, but still, great preps for the marathon.


At parkrun do you remember a marshal being helped by 2 small children? That was me and my kids! I chose not to run the day before the marathon...

Congrats on your 5th place!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 20:02

Big fat WELL DONE to everyone today. I was reminded after about 20 miles just how BLOODY HARD it is to run a marathon.

I have 2 blisters, one per foot, and my left knee is impossible. God knows how I'll get down the stairs at work tomorrow, but hey - I'm so happyyyyy!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:38

Massive congrats Tracey, Matt, Ryan, Neil

My only previous marathon was Edinburgh 2010, which I did in 4h59m, so very happy with a big PB too!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:36

Whhooooo-hoooo! What a great day!

I ran 4h28m03s (Garmin time), and was aiming for sub 4h30m, so am delighted! What an increadible atmosphere, beats any race I've ever done. Lovely weather too, the winds were not as strong as expected. Hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did (apart from the bits where I nearly died of sore legs, i.e. miles 18-26 )

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 06:12
Ugh - worst night's sleep EVER!
Good luck everyone - let's do this!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:44
Matt - yes that was me and my kids! You might see them again tomorrow as they'll be supporting me then!
They both have swimming lessons at Hailsham too so we're at the leisure centre a lot! Hope you enjoyed the sun this morning. Good luck tomorrow!

Brighton Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:06
Matt Southam 2 wrote (see)

When I'm training alone, I need music to keep me going, but in races it's so different.

I wore headphones for the last 2 years, and never ended up using them.

If you ever find yourself struggling for motivation, just lift your hands and request a loud cheer - you won't need to try very hard. The crowd support rivals London for a lot of the course.

I couldn't agree more, and I see music as taking the place of spectators and atmosphere on a training run. However, I was under the impression that there will be a long stretch tomorrow with no if any spectators - am I wrong?

I'm not planning to wear headphones as I agree with what you said, but I have made a last minute decision to take them just in case I need a boost on the later, lonely part. I would never dream of wearing them for any other distance.

I ran edinburgh, and there was a long quiet part of the race when I now think music might have helped... I suppose I'll take them, plan not to use them and only plug in if in dire straits... not sure what to do now!

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