I signed up for Brighton marathon because I hadn't got into London and I wanted to be sure of a spring marathon. However, as it turned out, I ended up with a place in London as well, so by the time Brighton rolled around it felt like a training run. I'd hoped to run it in 4 hours 30 minutes, though I'd really struggled to do that just a couple of weeks earlier. Then I found out that my friend Tom was running it as well, so we agreed to meet up at the start and run it together.
marathon was due to start at 9.15am, we rocked up at 8.45am and the
park was awash with people. It was predicted to be a pretty hot day for
April and was already warm when we got there.
And here's the official race photo:
is a slightly sad addendum to this story, which is that we didn't
really finish in 4:57. Due to tiredness and stupidity on my part, I had
forgotten to turn off the 'Auto Pause' setting on my Garmin (something I
always do before marathons). As a result it was showing our
moving time, not elapsed time. I didn't discover this until the
following afternoon, after much ranting about how the chip time was
totally wrong. Sigh....