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I know it's mega early but I've also just booked Preston Park Travel Lodge. £60.40 for Sat and Sun night!
GCE - You may not be liking stairs now but Beachy Head Marathon has a massive set of steps on the way round!
Can i please be part of this as I was being brave when I just entered!!!
I would love any support ican get.... My hubby doesnt run and is one of thoes who doesnt get it??
Kelly - Welcome on board the thread. You'll get loads of support here. Must say, it helped me hugely building upto Brighton last week. First Marathon?
Lombster - I've glanced the Beachy Head website three times today, i think its lookign highly lightly I'll end up signing up for it. i run with the Serpentine, who do regular Saturday hill run sessions in greenwich park I could join in preparation?
I'd exhausted my run shoes, and just threw the smelly old things away after last weekend, regretting it now, hate wearing in news shoes. I always throw away shoes after a marathon.
Are VLM still doing guaranteed places after several years of rejection? Does this till count if I'd previously ran a charity place?
Hoping to get back out running Saturday, hopefully a weeks rest is enough.
Thank you all for the good wishes. It is nice to know there are others in the same boat as me.
The weather is much brighter at Brighton today. When Toby3 wakes up might see if we can go for long walk to other end of course near the school as we have already walked to Shoreham on Tuesday. Be good to see how far out of Brighton you go past the Marina.
Good luck to anyone who is running the London Marathon on Sunday.
I must admit im putting my name in the ballot for london next year...but ive also booked the premier inn in brighton too for next marathon.... nope not cos im running.. but if i dont get into london im coming to brighton to help out and cheer!!
Mind you im still in 2 minds as to whether to enter yet again but my mind thats saying not to... is winning at the moment!!
Good luck to those who are running london on sunday, i think your totally mad, one marathon a week after youve just ran one, my legs are only just back to normal today...... so may try a baby 20 min run on treadmill later
i see Poobear has plans for today will eke out my last lay in bed for as long as i can as we head home tomorrow and then i have to be in work Friday night for stock take
Kelly welcome to the thread this is Poobear first marathon and i believe Stigs other half is also a frist timer so you’re not alone
gemgemx well done on entering both Poobear and myself have a half in October were going to do the Cricklade H/M again this year
Thanks for the tip about the VLM ballot. I think I should start trying to get into this race as it's definitely a 'bucket list' rac. If I end up having to run Brighton and the VLM in the space of a week - then so be it!!
I know it sounds a bit crazy but I definitely want to try to be an 'ever present' at the Brighton Marathon!
I hope the event doesn't get much bigger though, as there were a couple of times on Sunday when I found it difficult to over take due to the width of the road being full of people running slightly slower than me.
My goal for next year will be sub 4:30 which I know is achievable from a recent half marathon time. I am, however going to be signing up for some proper coaching so, depending on how effective it is, this might be adjusted slightly.
Welcome to all those of you sigining up for your first Brighton Marathon. You won't regret it as my lovely seaside city puts on a totally awesome show of support for all of us crazy marathoners.
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Yeah did it last year. A great route. Very tough in places and was sore for a week after but signed up for this year already
Hi, I'm running Beachy Head Marathon - I've run Brighton Marathon twice now and already signed up for next year but wanted a different challenge.
I know that area of the South Downs pretty well so I know how hilly it is, so will need to do a lot of hills/off road running in training but wondered how else you trained for it.
(Sorry I don't know if this should be posted in the Beachy Head section, but there didn't seem to be much going on in there at the moment!)
Welcome to the new Brighton Marathoners, and potential Brighton Marathoners!
I'm in for next year but will also try and gain a place in VLM. I feel that I would be OK to run this Sunday if I had a place this year so will definitely aim to do both if I actually manage to get a place.
This Sunday I'm assisting on the 22 mile water station so will be cheering on all of you who are running. Good luck to everyone!
Thanks Lomster - I've done a lot of walking in the area so I know what a beast those hills are!! Will mix up the training like you've said, in a perverse way I'm already really looking forward to it!
Barbie - I did all my long runs around parts of the beachy route. I live in seaford so just out my back door. That way loads of hills thrown in. Also threw in the hill at the start a couple of times and the seven bitches a couple of times. You'll love it
Love the 'seven bitches'
I've done a few runs on the Downs up at Devil's Dyke so will head up there for long runs, I'm in two minds about whether to do the Seven Sisters in training - could go 1 of 2 ways - either perfect training.....or scare me off for life
I've signed up again. Got my expo code working. The aim is sub 3.15 this year as I wasn't too far off that this time round.
I am also considering doing the Midnight Sun marathon next year which is held in my mother's hometown of Tromso, Norway. I was consider doing it this year but I don't have enough holiday available with work.
Next up though a bit of a rest and then a Half Marathon.
Well last day in Brighton went out for a walk this time head of towards the Rottingdean turn around point it was to say the least a little more bluster than Sunday any way the wife has now walk most of the course i think the only bit we haven’t done is mile 14 to 16
When we got to the turnaround point we walked on into Rottingdean an had a nice cream tea then a quick look around and caught the bus back
Juggler - there are currently 816 places left, and I've even added a link for your ease of use
No reason not to sign up now.
Barbie - I second what Fat Buddha said about the bitches. I used to call them the sisters, until last October that is
Heisenberg - I lived in Oslo for a little while, when is the midnight sun marathon ?