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  • I agree that the power station loop is depressing, the reason for using it is that the road can be closed without causing much inconvenience, there's very little traffic on there at weekends - remember there are still slow runners going INTO that se…
    in Brighton 2019 Comment by john2443 9:28AM
  • It was cold - even colder at 6am! We've never seen so much abandoned clothing left at start! Charities took 2 van loads and we filled a long wheelbase Transit
  • How did it go Daisydoo? Jeffing or Effing and Jeffing?
  • I know a couple of people who've done it for Brighton and been happy with the result. I've only done it for 5k, but comfortably beat a load of people who were jogging all the way. The main thing is Do Not Set Off Too Fast!!!  It's far too tempting …
  • Re course lengths/speeds, surprisingly Hove Promenade doesn't stand out among the Brighton/Hove events as being faster, probably due to 4 U turns (not tight, but still 180). The 3 tarmac events have course records between 14.25 and 14.47 but set by …
  • Matiakez said: Planning on finding an air b n b for the weekend, however after some advice about how easy it is to get into Brighton on the morning? Basically is staying on the outskirts and travelling ok Or is it best to stay central. …
  • MrSoft said: Mr Worry said: Good luck for everyone tomorrow, ditto what john2443 says about parking. Just be careful not to twist your ankles on roads around The Old Steine (area near Pavilion) - the surface is very uneven in places an…
  • Start locations - Withdean is Elite; only if you're fast enough and have already arranged to start from there. Preston Park is for everyone else. Parking 2-3k away. Brighton parking is generally a nightmare! Park and Ride I think has to have been…
  • Alan Foley 2 said:   I'll be starting up at the Withdean start on Sunday, is that far from Preston Park? It's a mile straight up London Road A23, the elite and mass starts merge just before mile 1. Elite start is pretty quiet so mi…
  • AF2 - The weather's good - dry, warm compared to the last few months, but cool enough for running. One thing that was an issue a couple of years ago was the start pens, on grass, were muddy, I'll be in the park tomorrow and Saturday, will try and r…
  • Weather looking better now...forecast 13 degrees, cloud, sun, 16 % rain.
  • Massage - the volunteer page includes Sunday shifts so they are/were available. Maybe they're all booked?
  • I don't have time/knowledge to comment on all the above, but some things - T shirts - if you got the wrong size https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOH8zHM02uG3nnSyIDAnmN92oA8a_DzaNmS89M1rIUYgLzuA/viewform?c=0&w=1 Volunteers There was…
  • Been quite warm today in Brighton, we've been at start and finish doing deliveries, nothing untoward to report at start, grass is nice and dry unlike last years quagmire! Even dry enough that we could drive the van onto the grass, which we daren't d…
  • Weather forecast so far shows dry all the time apart from a bit of rain tomorrow and 15 degrees on Sunday so looks good and should be no need for bags on feet for the start pens.
  • MACb said: I'm more worried about getting to the Withdean start! looking like the 2 mile walk from the train station, I might try and thumb a lift! You won't have much luck thumbing cos the road will be closed from 7, there might be som…
  • Not sure if this has been mentioned before, I guess runners have had the link mailed to them. Start map shows corals on the grass again, I'll try and post on race Friday/Saturday on the state of the grass, hopefully it won't rain as much as last ye…
  • Trains - National Rail Journey Planner just gives the journey time on the first page, if you click on details it shows that it's a bus. 
  • MacB - train from Eastbourne, check trains are running and it isn't replacement buses! Get off at London Road station. Others - it will be quicker from Elite start - less numbers, miss out 3 tight turns and a long uphill in the first mile. Withdean…
  • migrant said: I shall have my daughter with me as a spectator. Obviously she doesn't know the area at all. Any top tips for spectators please? Either watch start then head south east to The Level (mile 4 and mile 5) or walk towards the s…
  • Found it..... http://www.runnersworld.com/run-matters/tips-on-running-with-large-breasts?adbid=558768690158530560&adbpl=tw&adbpr=14882900&cid=social39285187
  • Last year it rained very heavily on Friday and Saturday which left the start pens on the grass very muddy, plastic bags were a good move. Previous years the pens were on tarmac, I don't know what the plan is for this year, they might go back to the…
  • Feet – walking shoes are probably OK to start with, when you’re still walking, running shoes will help as you speed up, probably buy what you can afford first rather than expensive ones, do buy them a size bigger than you normally wear so that yo…
  • migrant said: Hello all, I'm traveling from ( very) sunny Australia to come and run in Brighton this year. Currently training in 30+deg C, tomorrow's forecast is just under 40deg C.  I have booked parking at the Am Ex car park and really hoping…
  • I think elite start has had a pen for super elites (mostly the Africans) and then everyone else but there aren't many people so shouldn't be a problem. I read somewhere that there aren't any elite Africans this year - on facebook?? (Edit - it's on…
  • If you're coming by train from Eastbourne get off at London Road, not Brighton, whichever start you're going to. I'd do that even if Preston Park station was open. There aren't parking restrictions around Withdean but how busy it will be is anyone'…
  • Although it is, for some inexplicable reason the current trend, putting a big picture across the top of a forum so that you have to scroll down all the time to be able to see anything isn't a good way to design a website or forum. Well, not until we…
  •   SBD. said: John2443 -everyone must be busy training.  Are you running this year?  I'm hoping to get a place on the Withdean Park start (I got 3:05 in 2010).  If I drive down on the day could I park eg at Withdean Sports Complex? Alternati…
  • Yvonne skelton said: parkrun has age bands equal for men and women. parkrun originally used the same categories as UKA, but changed a few years ago so that M and F became vets at the same age because they quite sensibly thought it was da…
  • It's quiet on here this year, is everyone running somewhere else this time Re questions about accommodation, Brighton isn't like many other marathon venues because it's a holiday destination, lots of people visit for the weekend anyway and then wi…