Brighton Marathon 2014

I've just signed up for the Brighton Marathon 2014. I haven't even run my first marathon yet which is the London Marathon this Sunday. Still, no harm getting Brighton lined up for next year eh! Who else is coming?

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  • not for me next year - taking a break as it's going to piss down that day anyway....  and I only do it when it's sunny image

  • haha - please don't say that. I'm not looking forward to running in the rain! 

  • So is this the official thread then, wondered how long it would take? I'm in and going for sub 3:10 (optimistic) or possibly 3:15 (realistic). Will be my 4th in a row.
  • Well... I'm in too.  I signed up thanks to fat buddha's weather forecast - as every marathon I've ever done (1) has been in the pouring rain.

  • 3:15? Wow - I hope to get there one day! I am going to try for 4:00 at London but honestly anything (slower than 4:00) is possible. I will set myself a Brighton target based on that. 

    What keeps drawing you back to Brighton?

  • I'm in even though I said I wouldn't do it again oh well I did enjoy the first Brighton Mara I think.

    I am also unsure as to whether to do Beachy Head again this year so I probably will.image 

  • Khanivore wrote (see)

    3:15? Wow - I hope to get there one day! I am going to try for 4:00 at London but honestly anything (slower than 4:00) is possible. I will set myself a Brighton target based on that. 

    What keeps drawing you back to Brighton?

    I was sorely tempted to enter again as it's a great marathon - much much better than London and as it's local, easy logistics.

    BUT I'm not sure what we are doing next year as we have some plans that, if they come to fruition, may mean we won't be in the UK for a lot of the year so I'm parking any marathon plans for 2014 for the mo.

    TG - I'm doing Beachy for a change to marshalling. about time I gave it one last shot.

  • I'm in! Will be my 7th marathon, but my first Brighton. Looking forward to it!
  • I'm a bit tempted because it's on my birthday. But London is cheaper.

  • Im in first one for me!

  • Do you have a guaranteed spot in London Literatin?

    FB in what way is Brighton better?

  • well this saves me a job glad to see the Brighton 2014 thread up and running already

    i will post the link on the 2013 thread to let people know it up and running

  • Literatin - have you got a GFA for VLM?
  • Fatbudda - I will miss my hug this year on the Beachy course image



    Brighton 2014 will be my 22nd marathon image
  • Khanivore wrote (see)

    Do you have a guaranteed spot in London Literatin?

    FB in what way is Brighton better?

    less crowded, nicer course (even allowing for the Power Station), easier logistics, no Lucozade image

  • Tracey G wrote (see)
    Fatbudda - I will miss my hug this year on the Beachy course image

    Brighton 2014 will be my 22nd marathon image

    Brighton 2013 was my 22nd...image

  • I'm in !

  • Tracey G wrote (see)
    Literatin - have you got a GFA for VLM?

    yes, sorry, that was a bit cryptic. I'm just about to do VLM, which will be my first marathon, so won't enter another one unless I actually enjoy it! But by then it might cost £60 to enter Brighton, and even though it's not that much more expensive than some other marathons, it's double what I've paid for any race before, so feels a bit steep.

    I've got a championship place in this year's VLM, which will still be valid next year too if they don't change the qualifying times.

    Also, what kind of idiot does a marathon as a birthday treat? image

  • literatin wrote (see)

    Also, what kind of idiot does a marathon as a birthday treat? image

    errrm.......London 2003 and Brighton 2013......image

  • How did you get a championship place?

  • FB - lol! 

  • Fatbudda - your a lost case lol. It takes a special person to marshal at Beachy. Hope you can order some good weather please x
  • I'm going reclaim baggage at VLM on Sunday image
  • Khanivore: qualified with a HM time, it's easier for women.

    FB: haha, maybe I'll reconsider after Sunday.

  • Khanivore - I've only ever done Brighton. Haven't got in London yet and never entered anything else. Brighton is where I grew up so love the place already and love the atmosphere on race day. I'm sure others are great too but can't imagine anything being better than Brighton, at least not in this country.
  • Hi, Registration confirmed - does that mean I'm in? Last year I'm sure I got a congratulations!

    I have been running injury free for the last 2 months after pulling out this year. Fingers crossed that this year I will get my running legs back... 

     

     

  • I'm in, Brighton 2013 was my first marathon and already starting to think about the next one. I was following a training plan for sub-4:30 and ran 3:57 fairly comfortably, so want to have a decent go at training better over the winter and try for a sub-3:45.

  • RunningGuy - fantastic! Glad I entered it now! image

    Literatin - ahh ok nice! Good luck in the VLM speedy image

     

  • literatin wrote (see)

              Also, what kind of idiot does a marathon as a birthday treat? image

    I did the Chester marathon to 'celebrate' my 30th image

    Still undecided about this one! Had to defer because of a foot injury but do feel £50 + booking fee is a little steep when people at the expo could buy for £40...

  • I'm in image Not quite sure what my training is going to look like as I've got the small matter of a 160 mile multi-stage run across the Sahara for a week in the February but it should make it interesting!

    FB/Tracey/Tommy - I'm also in for Beachy. It was only my first Beachy last year but I absolutely LOVED it, best race of the year for me (with Brighton coming a worthy second!) image

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