Brighton MarathonListed by Magpie Rob
Brighton, Brighton The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 UK
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|(Mama) Pigeon||Anstey Amblers and Runners||4:04:27||4:40:09||5:00:18||45.79|
|24hr Ryan||Rye running group||3:54:53||5:46:18||3:40:00||5:46:18||36.07|
|Amaryllis||Saints & Sinners Fun Runners||4:30:19||4:30:19||4:30:19||64.51|
|andrewt704||St. Albans Striders||4:26:58||4:26:58||4:00:00||4:26:58||46.84|
|Andy66||Swanley & District AC||3:30:41||3:43:01||3:30:00||3:43:01||61.43|
|Bomber Harris||Striders of Croydon AC||3:12:40||3:12:40||3:15:00||3:12:40||69.28|
|branie99||Silson Joggers AC||3:46:51||3:51:53||4:28:16||51.99|
|BrixtonBlade||Dulwich Runners AC||3:51:46||3:51:46||3:51:46||53.90|
|Cheeky Chappy||Woking AC||3:01:47||3:13:57||3:17:00||3:13:57||70.02|
|Chris_T117||Brighton & Hove City AC||3:57:41||3:57:41||3:59:59||3:57:41||58.68|
|ChristopheD||Bellahouston Road Runners||3:36:59||3:36:59||3:36:59||57.63|
|Closer||100 Marathon Club, FERC||3:38:59||3:41:45||3:58:10||66.66|
|Coeyboy||Tone Zone Runners||2:03:43||3:29:02||3:29:02||60.73|
|Enaoslm||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||3:02:51||3:45:24||3:05:00|
|Fairy clogs||Elmbridge Road Runners||3:28:40||3:31:40||3:36:36||80.50|
|frankss1104||Ryston Runners AC|
|Groundhog||100 Marathon Club, Sandhurst Joggers, LDWA||3:51:19||3:51:19||4:00:00||3:51:19||59.75|
|Han_Sorbie||Burgess Hill Runners||5:30:54||5:30:54||5:30:54||40.92|
|hatterfan||100 Marathon Club||3:48:37||4:04:11||4:23:30||48.98|
|ianr||Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Canicross Cambridgeshire||2:59:55||2:59:55||2:59:59||2:59:55||77.52|
|jamesy1981||Burgess Hill Runners||3:35:26||3:35:26||3:35:26||57.98|
|Jay Mccardle||Tuff Fitty Triathlon Club||3:19:10||3:19:10||3:19:10||65.89|
|JenLov||Bedford Harriers AC||3:38:05||3:58:03||3:58:03||68.45|
|JimO66||East London Runners||3:14:04||3:27:16||3:30:36||59.31|
|jmiles11||Seaford Striders RC||3:17:20||3:17:20||3:28:08||60.02|
|Joe Hawk||Datchet Dashers||2:56:05||2:56:05||3:03:53||68.55|
|Kewball1975||BeaRCats running club||3:20:12||3:22:17||3:45:00||3:30:19||60.86|
|kink bunny||No running club||4:11:42||4:46:58||4:35:00||4:46:58||48.49|
|KJ||Ashford and District RRC||2:43:21||2:54:17||2:54:17||82.99|
|lake||Thanet Road Runners AC||3:32:04|
|Magpie Rob||Ranelagh Harriers||3:24:17||3:26:57||3:20:00||3:26:57||64.50|
|Marshall Aid||Winchester & District AC||4:42:53|
|martin437||FERC, Denmead Striders||3:40:41||3:40:41||3:40:41||58.00|
|mdsparky||Lytchett Manor Striders||3:42:04||3:42:04||3:35:00||3:42:04||56.48|
|motivator||Garden City Runners||3:27:00||3:27:00||3:30:00||3:27:00|
|Mr. K.||Cove Joggers, Windle Valley Runners||3:39:29||3:46:29||3:50:23||58.44|
|MrMarcus||Ipswich JAFFA RC||3:09:31||3:09:31||2:58:00||3:09:31||67.54|
|Mrs Winkle||Ranelagh Harriers||3:36:03||3:57:57||3:57:57||61.25|
|Neil E Dunnin||Almost Athletes||3:57:45||4:47:59||5:03:00||46.44|
|neil hewitt||Harpenden Arrows||3:55:06||4:02:22||4:02:22||59.67|
|only weak men||Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC||3:07:24||3:07:24||3:07:24||67.26|
|plodding hippo||100 Marathon Club||4:16:46||4:45:44||4:58:36||53.17|
|pussy cat||Northbrook AC||3:33:05||3:33:05||3:45:00||3:33:05||80.70|
|Rich Pryor||Flyers Southend||4:27:38||4:27:38||4:44:22|
|rjbutler||Ashford and District RRC||3:08:22||3:17:08||3:17:08|
|Rorschach||White Oak and Dartford Tri Squad||3:47:15||3:55:50||3:55:50||55.64|
|runnerbean1963||Garden City Runners||3:20:05||3:25:09||3:20:00||3:25:09||68.59|
|sarahbob||Garden City Runners||3:41:35||3:53:55||3:53:55||63.80|
|Scopey||Mickleover Running Club||3:09:22||3:12:08||3:12:08||68.30|
|Slow Duck||100 Marathon Club, Dorking & Mole Valley AC||3:15:53||3:24:22||3:14:59||3:24:22||67.04|
|Snellers||VEGAN RUNNERS UK||4:33:25||4:33:25||4:33:25||48.82|
|sparky paul||Capel Cheetahs||4:57:46||4:57:46||4:15:00||4:57:46||49.97|
|SpeedyMel||Littledown Harriers RC||4:24:14||4:39:26||4:42:46||52.15|
|Steady as she goes||Ranelagh Harriers||3:51:30||4:13:32||4:20:42||58.65|
|stefkirl||100 Marathon Club, Waverley Harriers||3:53:08||3:53:08||3:53:08||56.77|
|stephenpond1968||Petts Wood Runners||2:58:30||3:11:42||3:35:05||62.60|
|Tracey G||Harwich Runners||5:06:34|
|Wazelle||Dulwich Park Runners||6:18:22||6:27:45||6:00:00||6:27:45||44.35|
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Based on 20 reviews
Split Summary === 1) 1m - 8:49(8:49/m) 89/93rpm 2) 1m - 8:29(8:29/m) 90/93rpm 3) 1m - 8:34(8:34/m) 90/92rpm 4) 1m - 8:44(8:44/m) 90/92rpm 5) 1m - 8:30(8:30/m) 91/93rpm 6) 1m - 8:41(8:41/m) 91/95rpm 7) 1m - 8:30(8:30/m) 92/97rpm 8) 1m - 8:26(8:26/m) 92/94rpm 9) 1m - 8:39(8:39/m) 92/94rpm 10) 1m - 8:20(8:20/m) 92/95rpm 11) 1m - 8:20(8:20/m) 93/97rpm 12) 1m - 8:11(8:11/m) 93/95rpm 13) 1m - 8:06(8:06/m) 93/95rpm 14) 1m - 8:14(8:14/m) 93/95rpm 15) 1m - 8:26(8:26/m) 93/96rpm 16) 1m - 8:22(8:22/m) 93/96rpm 17) 1m - 8:18(8:18/m) 93/96rpm 18) 1m - 8:35(8:35/m) 93/95rpm 19) 1m - 8:25(8:25/m) 93/96rpm 20) 1m - 8:44(8:44/m) 93/95rpm 21) 1m - 8:59(8:59/m) 92/95rpm 22) 1m - 9:04(9:04/m) 91/93rpm 23) 1m - 9:01(9:01/m) 91/93rpm 24) 1m - 9:21(9:21/m) 89/93rpm 25) 1m - 10:48(10:48/m) 81/122rpm 26) 1m - 9:52(9:52/m) 84/95rpm 27) 0.47m - 3:55(8:20/m) 90/96rpm
410th position gun time, 289th by chip time.
The Brighton Marathon is getting bigger because it does a lot of stuff right. It's a quick course with PB potential and a great atmosphere. However, there are a lot of things which are bad and some of these are things that have declined since I last ran it in 2013.
Firstly, the exhibition is getting increasingly less exciting and not just because I have experienced it before. Those that have attended the London Marathon expo sneer at the Brighton one and I used to defend its honour. This year though, we were sort of routinely shoved into a tiny cramped area to pick up our numbers, there was no atmospheric music on the way in and the exhibits were all pretty dull.
Secondly, the toilets at the start were terrible. There were nowhere near enough for the demands and I reckon it took a good 45 minutes for some people to negotiate the toilet queues.
Thirdly, the water stations were a nightmare this year. They were every 100m it felt like and on both sides of the road. Given that they now opt to give out cups to drink from, which makes the runner have to stop moving, I nearly got taken out by runners darting across me to grab water 6 times during the race. If they were on one side of the road, runners who do not want to stop for a drink could take the wider path instead of having to play Frogger. I also nearly tripped over several cups with tired legs. My girlfriend also got hit in the face by a couple of the cups which were lighter than the bottle things they used before which would skid along the ground instead of fly through the air.
Finally, the course was so bottle necked for the first 5 miles that I had to run at a slower pace than I wanted to and could only occasionally move up the field with a quick sprint. Not an ideal way of pacing myself. A lot of seasoned runners tell you it's ok over the first 5 miles to run at a slower pace and just get your rhythm but I was definitely not able to find my rhythm until about 8 miles in when the roads were finally wide enough to accommodate a bit of overtaking.
As one of the most expensive Marathons there is I don't feel like this race really puts the runner first and, this is only an impression I get, it seems more about making a bit of revenue. It definitely doesn't feel like it is organised by runners who understand other runners.
But hey. As I say, it's a popular atmospheric event, the tshirt and medal are always very good...and well, I've given several aspects of this 4 or 5 stars. I just think it is let down in a big way in a few key areas.
Too many people with earphones - they should be banned.
Brutally hot weather in the second half.
Always well organised and a great race. May not be the cheapest to enter but the city is closed for the day so lots to pay for. Great support and the marshalls were awesome! I will be back next year for another go
Went through a real rocky patch at 21 miles and almost pulled out of the race but pulled myself together and got it done. Missed out on my target time but still got a massive 8 minute personal best so all in all, a good mornings work
Fantastic support. Great atmosphere. Loved water in cups (sorry). Fast and pretty flat course. For such an expensive race though the goody bag was truly dreadful and medal and t-shirt only average. The expo was a big disappointment, and just a means to sell me some socks ( I bought some socks!). Simply not enough toilets at the start. Finish area needs re-thinking (maybe it was my own fault for not walking far enough but in my exhausted state I completely missed the food and drinks stalls and turned and walked back up 500 steps). Overall though really enjoyed the run, and the people of Brighton were brill!
Wazelle 19th Mar 15, 21:02