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Just a quick note to say Good Luck to all you Brighton marathoners past and future doing the London Marathon this weekend. I shall be watching on with jealous eyes on the TV!
Hoping for third time lucky in the ballot next year.
Have a good one!
Like PWD90 last weekends race was my first ever marathon, second ever race after the Ashby 20. And also my training was dogged by the passing of my father and a chest infection.
I really enjoyed last Sunday in every way despite being 20mins off my target time of 3:30. My own fault for not eating a thing in the first 15miles (although I was worried about my stomach, as it wasn't great the days leading up to the race).
As I have nothing to compare it to then I cant criticise the event in any way. It was well organised, had a great atmosphere and scenery and doubled up as a nice small family break.
I'm in again for 2013 and will be hoping to improve enough over 2012 to go well within my target time.
Stig - Midnight Sun marathon is on the 30th June this year. Not sure about next year but I guess it's generally close to the longest day. I am not sure what time it starts, but it would be cool to think it's an evening race with there being 24 hours of sunlight.
Been reading the BM12 thread and the fantastic reports - well done to everyone who finished, and to any who didn't also for giving it a go. I'm full of admiration for you all.
So much so, actually, that i've signed up for next year !!
First marathon. First race of any sort since my long gone school days, infact.
My feelings at the moment ? Bloody excited i think .
Well we will be off home in a minute and of course as it’s are last day the sun has decided to come out Oh well sod’s law i suppose
me and Poobear have had a nice relaxing time here are looking forward to coming back next year got paid to day so i hoping if i drop enough hits will be all signed up by the end of the day
again a great big thank you to the people of Brighton for making last Sunday a special day
Mace - Welcome and glad to see you've signed up for BM13 too! I only joined the BM12 late on but you've now got a full year to help with the training and get advice and tips off those with some experience.
Nick_S - definitely sign up for BM12 first over Chester. Given they were handing out Chester fliers at the expo for October time and BM13 is already filling up quick, you're either going to miss out on your own place, or pay a lot to get one. I had to opt for a charity place for BM12 as I left it way too late!
SDRR Gaz - sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I'm sure with injury free training and a bit of experience behind you, you'll be able to smash the time you set last Sunday.
PWD90 - I said never again after my first FLM in 2006, and BM12 was my 6th, I'm already signed up for Beachy Head, BM13 and my VLM13 entry will be going off as soon as the ballot opens!
GCE - Do Beachy Head, do Beachy Head! Surely a tougher marathon will make Brighton seem like a walk in the park!
Gonna try a post-marathon run tomorrow morning followed by a light session in the gym.
Has anyone suffered post-Marathon blues?
It's nice to have more free time, but I'm looking forward to stretching the legs tomorrow with a short run.
Last year after Brighton (my first marathon), I wanted/needed a break from running and had about 8 weeks off (this did co-incide with a 3 week holiday and a house move though so I guess I was quite busy!), this year I have been itching to get back out since about Tuesday and went out for my first post-marathon run this morning - a lovely steady 6 miler along the seafront as the sun was coming up.
It felt good to be back
See if I had a seafront to run accross I'd be much happier.
I won't run again until next week now. I've had a few niggles of late so will give them a chance to do one.
We got really lucky with the weather in the end last Sunday. It's been gusting and pissing it down all week down here.
I definitely wasn't tempted to go out and do a seafront run earlier in the week.
Help what have I done!
I have now paid the full entry fee for the Brighton Marathon 2013 and have my place confirmed.
We are back in Bristol now and I need to prepare myself for training properly for the Marathon. I will admit I put down the maximum time on the entry form to give myself plenty of time.
I have a few training plans bookmarked already, so I am sure I will be ok.
Well as Poobear said we now back in Bristol and have just paid up for next year so we will be back my goal for next year is to knock 29 seconds of my PB as for post marathon runs i won’t be out now till next week
They won’t be anything to long as the next race i have is a 10k so there’s really no need to do anything over 6 miles so will probably make up some form of plan to follow my self
I see from the entry from that all numbers will have to be collected next year from the Exbo so that’s going to be new to me as for the last three i have them sent
Lombster sorry to hear about the wedding hope things work them self out