I hadn’t planned to do Brighton Marathon for the second time, but I won this place courtesy of the ‘raffle’ at the ATC awards night.
I completed the course in 5hrs and 30 mins which is a PB for me! Pretty pleased with that considering it appeared to be the hottest day of the year, I stopped at every water station (apart from the 2 that ran out of water!) and stopped for a wee 4 times!
My training was pretty lapse sadly. I had over trained for a marathon a couple of years ago and ended up hating running and getting injured, so kind of went completely the other way this time!
My ‘training plan’ consisted of a 10 mile run, a 14.5 mile run and a 22 mile run! Not sure this low level of activity is recommended but hey shows anything is possible if you are stubborn and put your mind to it! lol
Probably could have gone a tad faster as well but I got lazy in middle and walked a lot more than I needed to! (Plus I enjoy chatting to people too much as I go around!!)
The last 6 miles flew by and I finished pretty strong! Enjoyed it so much that i’ve already entered for next year! Might even join my ATC team mates for some training sessions this time! 😉