As we welcome the sunshine emerging from behind the clouds, excitement grows for the 2022 Brighton Marathon with It’s return to a more familiar April 10th to mark the start of spring.
Like always, we are sending our shuttle bus full of athletes, supporting members and friends of the club for a day filled with inspiration, outstanding achievement and supportive fun.
If you would like to travel with us, we offer a return ticket to non members for only £18.00. For more information, please get in touch.
The Lap of Honour
Any experienced distance runner will tell you that the hardest part of running a marathon is in the training. Those countless long and slow winter runs. The extra miles before and after a parkrun. Those rounding up circles, running around the club carpark when everyone else is socialising in the bar. Half of the battle is making it to the start line. The other half is simply doing what we do best.
They might also tell you that no matter how prepared you are, things may still not go to plan. When things go wrong and you have done everything in your power to succeed, it can be a hard pill to swallow.
The respect earned for a well executed marathon in club level athletics is something that cannot be replicated through any other event.
Brighton offers a flat course, big crowds and desirable conditions.
The perfect stage for our athletes to showcase their winter efforts.
A&D – The Ones to Watch
Stu is no stranger to the marathon distance having completed three. His personal best stands at 03:49:14 which was set in 2017 at the Robin Hood Marathon event. This was his last attempt at the distance and an improvement by some margin from earlier the same year.
In preparation for this years event, Stuart has been entering a verity of races across Kent and has been producing PB’s across the board. A clear indication that he is setting himself up for a memorable day at Brighton.
Alison will be making her debut appearance over the marathon distance.
Her half marathon PB stands at 01:37:56 which was set in Feb at the Deal Half earlier this year. This clearly being a warm up to the longer distance and having given her an improvement of over 10 minutes, she will be poised to see what can be done on the larger stage.
Alison battled the winter months by representing A&D through the cross country season and maintained an impressive contribution to the team standings. She continued her prep at the Lydd 20 by posting a time of 02:32:37 in March.
I think it is safe to say that Brighton will further increase her credibility and improve her running CV.
We would like to wish all of our athletes and friends a fantastic race. We will be there to cheer you all on and to help you walk back to the bus afterwards. Keep crossing off those training runs, the start line approaches and then soon after the finish with all it’s glory!
Here are some photos from previous years…