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Stig and Charlotte remember the mantra chocolate is the answer i don’t care what the problem is chocolates the answer
Sussex Runner no not me as i spent most of yesterday afternoon a sleep in our apartment
You're either all braver than I am, or in less pain. I'm glad I finished yesterday, but I'm not doing that again in a hurry.
mair keep posting in that case even before you start traing as we try to keep the thread going all year that way you build up a good rapore withe everyone and helps later when training starts in ernest
what’s for me now will enjoy the rest of the week here in Brighton it’s been another fantastic day here the weather was much like Sunday hot in the sun but quit nippy when in the shade then it’s back to training for the Bristol 10k in may
Would love to go sub 50 minutes for that i think i shall do this year what i did last and only run the distances i need for races i am training for then i may need to find a race sometime between May and August to fill in
As i then have the GNR on the 15th September the Bristol H/M when i get some money to enter it on the 30th September and the Cricklade H/M on the 7th of October?
then it nearly time to start again for Brighton
Steve & Gory Boy i may be wrong but when you go into the entry page there were three options last year for this year’s race 1 for normal entries 1 for deferred places and 1 for granted place for those who signed up at the Exbo
Though john 2443 who looks and sound like he’s on the Brighton team posted this on the 2012 thread
Re not getting a response from the team about your missing times, all the team and a gang of us volunteers have been busy all day clearing up at the Hilton, getting remaining kit off the street and doing the finish line at 3.30pm for the guy who moon walked it (!?!) so there won't have been any coverage of phones or email in the office so they aren't ignoring you, just no time to do it today, I expect things will get back to normal as the week progresses.
Hi SnowMaiden the parcel should be with you some time before 1pm Wednesday so you need to be in to signe for it
Following is from an e-mail I received when I deferred this year's place
" Within two weeks of the 2013 Brighton Marathon entries opening (date TBC), you must enter via the specific "2012 Deferrals" category offered via our online entry system, filling in all details as requested. You will be emailed to notify you when this is available."
So no need to worry just yet.
Toby3 I too have a place in GNR this year - first time
Charlotte good luck with London. I'd be interested to hear your comparisons between brighton and London.
Surreychick you have plenty of time, don't rush it as may end up doing more harm than good. Make sure it's right first.
trigger this is my first GNR i have made this one my charity run for the year, normally i get my own place and then run for a charity as that way they are happy to take what you can raise
But i haven’t had much luck with ballots in the past so took up a charity place. The charity i am running for is called ‘Dreams Come True’ and, as the name suggests, make dreams come true for terminal ill kids and young adults. They only want you to raise a minimum £250 sponsorship, with a £40 registration, but the £40 comes of the minimum sponsorship which takes it down to £210 which i think in this day and age and taking in the way things are at work just now is an achievable target and so i have been saving a £5 a week to help to cover this just in case
I did have a looked at a lot of the bigger charities, but they were asking for £300 to £400 plus the registration fee, which i personally feel is extortionate as when i run Brighton last year for Sparks they only wanted £500 and that’s for a full marathon
I did have a look at the ballot for the GNR thinking I could defer my place if i got in to next year but i refuse to pay £48 for a half marathon GNR or no GNR we also had provisionally booked a hotel in Newcastle for 2 nights and they wanted just under £300 pounds for 2 nights for me and the other half
We are only paying £500 for the week here and that’s with the daughter staying with us for 3 nights as well
We have now however booked a self catering Caravan and transfers from the camp site, which takes me to the start and then the wife onto the finish and us both back to the camp site after the race for £280 for 3 nights
So this will be my one and only GNR but it’s one of those races you have to do for the experiences and atmosphere and just to say i done the GNR
Just entered via the website!!!
Erm....I seemed to have accidentally signed up for 2013.
What does the long range weather forecast look like?
Sunny, no wind and around 10 degrees C. Perfect PB weather!!!