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final instructions | essential race information Sunday 15th April 2012


...FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES Brighton Marathon Sunday 14 April 2013 Limited Early Bird online entries available from 9am, Tuesday 17 April 2012

Guaranteed Early Bird entries available from The Brighton Marathon Exhibition, Brighton Centre Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April 2012

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A message from Race Director Tim Hutchings

Updates for 2012

Welcome to the third edition of the Brighton Marathon, the fastest growing marathon in the UK! If you are new to the Brighton Marathon, then welcome! You are about to take part in a fantastic event, that you will never forget. As organisers, we’re learning all the time here, but we can guarantee you and your supporters, another big weekend of fun, laughter, shouting, clapping and perhaps the odd tear! For the 24% of you, who ran in 2011, welcome back! You obviously had a great time last year and are looking forward to adding another Brighton Marathon finisher’s medal to your collection.

We have lots of new and exciting additions to the Brighton Marathon 2012!

Your preparations must be reaching their final stages as you read this, and so are ours. But while the way to prepare for a marathon takes determination and focus, for us it has been more about adapting to changing market conditions and being innovative to ensure that each race is better than the last. The fundamental qualities of the event will remain the same for you the runner – but you might want to know the following. Firstly, we have been officially recognised by the world governing body of Athletics and awarded an IAAF Road Race Bronze Label – when only four other races in the UK have a label of any kind! We’re immensely proud of course but won’t rest on this and will be pushing our overall delivery in order to one day attain a Gold Label. On top of this our list of benefiting charity partners has climbed to over 335 for 2012, from 253 last year and 156 in 2010; there could be no clearer indication of how effective the Brighton Marathon has been as a vehicle for vital fund-raising for charities of all sizes and from all areas of the country. Around 40% of this year’s charities are locally based and we are so pleased that the local Brighton & Hove community will benefit so substantially. We also believe that this year’s race could raise in excess of £4.5m for all the different charities. And finally, we have listened to runner feedback over the last two years and have tweaked the course here and there for this year’s race; in essence, we’ve made it a little faster – dare I say “easier” – but we know you’ll still like the route which remains of course, 26.2 miles, just with one less hill to climb. As ever, our staging this race would simply not be possible without the assistance of a lot of people, so my thanks go to the Event Team, who have worked hard for the last year to put this event on, the hundreds of Volunteers on the course, to the hundreds of Charities and their supporters that contribute to this being the best supported marathon outside of the UK capital, to Brighton & Hove City Council who assist us through the year of planning leading up to the race, to the people of the city who come out and support you runners in their tens of thousands, and of course to you the runner. Without your determination through months of training and your guts on race day, the event would not be half as emotional for us all and the Brighton Marathon wouldn’t be where it is. Thank you and Good Luck,

Tim Hutchings - Race Director

◆ More Charities for a 3rd year! In 2011 we increased our charity partners from 156 to 253 and we are proud to announce that we have 335 charities benefiting from the 2012 Brighton Marathon! An estimated £6 million has already been raised for Local, National and International charities and with record numbers running for charity in 2012 this figure is set to increase. If you have your own place and want to do something amazing then why not consider running for charity. Anything you raise will be hugely appreciated and it will help motivate you in the final few weeks of training and of course getting to the Finish line on race day! To view the full list of 2012 charity partners please visit: ◆ Mini Miles Races just keeps on growing! The Grand Hotel Mini Mile races were a huge success in 2010 and 2011 and are set to be bigger and better in 2012 with an estimated 2,000 children taking part from four different age groups. Kids will run the last mile of the marathon route, enabling them to experience the incredible atmosphere of the day. If we reach our goal, the Grand Hotel Mini Mile Races will be amongst the biggest kid’s races in the UK! For the £7.50 entry fee, each participant will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and medal – and a fabulous race day experience! ◆ Elite Field at Brighton Marathon in 2012 In 2012 we are looking to build on the 2011 results by attracting some of Britain’s top marathon runners and a selection of European and African elite competitors, John Kelai of Kenya the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion is running. The elite races at the 2011 Brighton Marathon saw big improvements in the finishing times recorded by the top finishers. In the men’s race, the winning time of 2:16.07 by Kenyan Philemon Kiprop Boit was almost three minutes faster than the winning time (2:19:05) in 2010. The top three runners all finished in under 2 hours and 17 minutes. Britain’s Dan Robinson placed 4th in 2:19:11. In the women’s race Britain’s Allyson Dixon won in a time of 2:34:51, a new PB and a result that gained her selection for Britain’s team for the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. Her time was more than 30 minutes faster than the 2010 winning time. Lucy MacAlister finished second in 2:40:35 with Julie Briscoe third in 2:41:11. The 2012 Brighton Marathon has been accredited with the IAAF Road Race Bronze Label. ◆ Brighton Marathon i-Phone App The last two years we had a Brighton Marathon i-Phone application created, which was very popular. We have developed the App for 2012 and are tremendously excited about what it can offer you to enhance your Brighton Marathon weekend experience. Got an i-Phone? Then check it out! ◆ Pre-Race Exhibition Last year’s Brighton Marathon Exhibition was a huge success, so we have decided to make it a two-day event for 2012. Come along on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2012 to see the range of brands we have showcasing their products and services. There will also be seminars held throughout the day with VIP guests from the world of running speaking and being interviewed. This exhibition is not to be missed – and of course, ENTRY IS FREE!

Key Timings

Your Race Pack

• 6.30am – First Park and Ride Buses leave all sites for the Start

Whether you are collecting your Race Pack from the Exhibition or are being sent it through the post, it will include the following items:

• 7.00am – Baggage Lorries open • 1. Running Number (please do not deface this in any way) • 7.00am – Changing tents, toilets and concessions open • 2. Timing Chip • 7.30am – Music commences from entertainment stage • 3. Kit Bag • 8.15am – Warm up around the stage • 8.30am – Runners assemble in Start Corrals

• 4. Kit Bag Sticker (to be attached to the front of your kit bag and taken to the correct Baggage Lorry, which will be clearly numbered)

• 8.30am – The Grand Hotel Mini Mile Races Start on Hove seafront

• 5. Safety Pins

• 9.00am – Gun goes off for the Marathon Start!

◆ Deferral Policy If you are unable to run on April 15th, you have the option to defer your entry to 2013 subject to the following conditions:

Good Luck – we wish you a wonderful race day experience.

• 1. You must complete the Deferral Request form online with your details before 5:00pm on Friday13th April, 2012. Any attempt at deferment after this will not be considered. The link can be found on the FAQs page on our website. • 2. After the 2012 event you will be sent an email with the 2013 registration link and your unique deferral code. You must enter within the specified period outlined in this email.

Come and vis it us at the Bright on Marathon Ex po (stand G49) on Friday 13 or Saturday 14 April

If you have your own place or want to apply for one of ours to run the Brighton Marathon for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, contact our running team today. We will offer you a free running vest and our fantastic support every step of the way!


Visit Call 020 7025 2422 Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1062636)

• 3. Your 2012 deferral to the 2013 Brighton Marathon will be compared to the 2012 results to confirm your non-participation in the event. • 4. You must pay for your 2013 entry when entering • 5. If you receive your Race Pack for the 2012 race, please return it in the envelope provided, to: Sports Systems, Regency House, 61 Walton Street, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth KT20 7RZ, UK Please note if you are a charity runner, you need to inform your charity that you wish to defer your place and do not follow the instructions above.

Race Number Please ensure that you complete the medical details on the back of your race number and attach it to the front of your running top with the safety pins provided. The medical information on the back is extremely important and will be used by our medical team, should you feel unwell whilst running. Please check that your running number matches the number on your kit bag sticker; if it does not please contact Sports Systems on 01737 814844. The coloured strip on your race number relates to the predicted finishing time you stated when registering and in turn the start corral you should line up in on race day; the corral will be clearly marked by colour. Please note: your race number cannot now be changed. The timing chip is also attached to the back of your number, please do not remove this. â—† Entry You must not under any circumstances give your race number to anyone else. Amongst other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the case of any accident or injury. Any attempt to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the individual(s) concerned and ejection from the event.

Timing Chip Every runner will be chip timed and we are pleased to announce that in 2012 we will be using a new chip timing system which is attached to the back of your race number. This minimizes the risk of chips becoming loose on your laces and avoids the need for chip collection at the Finish. The chip will be detected as you cross the Start and Finish lines, when your time and race number will be recorded automatically. If you are unable to run on race day please return your race number to us in the postage paid envelope. Results will be on our website and iPhone app shortly after the race.

Suppliers of Marquees and Temporary Structures to the Brighton Marathon 2012

Pre-Event preparation Food and Drink Getting the balance between the right amount and the right type of food will improve your performance and endurance. As you get closer to the day, the proportion of carbohydrates you eat will need to increase and the amount of protein decrease, so that you can build up the glycogen stores that are essential for endurance events. You may have heard the term ‘carbo-loading’ - this is what you are advised to do in the few days leading up to the event. Carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, bread and potatoes provide your body with energy, which will help you complete the 26.2 miles on race day. Don’t try anything new the night before the race and plan out exactly what you are going to eat the night before and for breakfast on race morning. Practice eating these foods before your longer training runs to make sure they work for you! The right Kit One of the other most important things about marathon running is wearing the right kit. It’s important that you have a proper pair of running shoes, which have been fitted specifically for you and your running style. You shouldn’t however buy new shoes just for the day; you need to wear them in during a few of your longer runs to make sure they are comfortable. Having a technical running top is also advised because it will draw sweat away from the body, making running more comfortable. It will also help to avoid painful chafing! For more information on kit and shoe advice from Saucony, our official Sportswear sponsor, please visit our website. Plan your journey in advance Don’t wait until the morning of the event to decide how you are getting to the Start and always have a backup plan. It is advised that you check with National Rail for train times or book your place on our Park and Ride Scheme. The night before It is advised that you have everything you need ready the night before, so on race morning you are fully prepared and can set off stress free! Pin your race number to your running top (while wearing it), and pack anything else you need in your kit bag, with the number sticker provided attached. Before you leave home Double check and check again that you have everything you need for the day. Create yourself a check list of what to take.

Park and Ride We are offering a Park and Ride Scheme for Brighton Marathon runners and their accompanying spectators. To reserve your space YOU NEED TO BOOK ONLINE via the following link: ◆ Brighton Marathon Park and Ride Sites: University of Brighton - Moulsecoomb Campus There are 3 main car parks at the University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus, these include: Watts building, Mithras House and Crockcroft. All sites are on the A270 Lewes Road. For directions please visit: University of Brighton – Falmer Campus Parking at the University of Brighton Falmer Campus is in the lower car park off the A27. For directions please visit: University of Sussex Parking at the University of Sussex is in car park 1 of the main campus on the A27. Directions: from A23/A27 junction follow A27 east for 2 miles and look out for yellow signs to Brighton Marathon Park and Ride. For full directions please visit: Please note Sussex University is the ONLY site which will be accepting cash on the day, but space is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Mill Road Brighton Mill Road is only a 5-10 minute bus journey to The Start. From the North: Take the A23 into Brighton, when you reach the junction with the A27, turn off and drive up Mill Road. From the East: Take the A26, then join the A27 at Lewes, continue on the A23 into Brighton. When you reach the Junction with A27, turn off and drive up Mill Road. From the West: Take the A27, when reaching the junction with the A23 turn right onto the A23, follow signs for Brighton. When you reach the junction with the A27, turn off and drive up Mill Road. Please note cars from Mill Road MUST be collected by 5pm at the latest or your car may be clamped and towed away. ◆ Cost: The cost for using Park and Ride sites is £10 per car and needs to be pre-booked online before the day. Space is limited and is subject to first come first served. Spectators travelling with runners will be allowed to board the bus. There is no charge per person, just per car. Sussex University will be accepting cash on the day.

◆ Buses to the Start: The first bus from each of these sites will leave at around 6.30am and will run frequently until approximately 8.15am. The journey is around 10-15 minutes from each site. It is a five minute walk from the drop off point to the Start line of the Marathon. ◆ Buses from the Finish back to the parking sites: Buses from the Finish Area will be available to take you back to each of the Park and Ride sites. The Buses will commence at 1.30pm, with the last bus departing at 5pm. If you wish to return to the Park and Ride sites after 5pm you will need to get a taxi or use public transport. ◆ Getting back to the Park and Ride sites after 5pm: If you wish to return to your car after 5pm, you will be responsible for making your own way back as the Park and Ride return buses finish at 5pm. There are a number of buses from central Brighton which will take you back to the University sites and taxis will take 10-15 minutes. Please note: You need to pre-book your place online and will need to print your confirmation email and take it along with you on the day as proof that you have booked and paid for your parking place. If you do not have this you will be turned away.

Top Tips Start slowly and pace yourself The worst thing you could do on the day is speed off over the start line and then find you have no energy left for the second half of the race. The best advice is to pace yourself. It’s better to reserve your energy and run slower in the first half of the race so you have enough much needed energy to complete the second half of the race. I am sure you have all heard of the dreaded ‘wall’, but by running conservatively in the first half, you can help yourself in avoiding late race fatigue. Please do not sprint for the Finish; this is where you will be the most tired and vulnerable. Stay hydrated, but don’t over drink – advice from Medical Director Dr. Tim Stevenson The right amount and right type of fluid is important. Dehydration or lack of water is an obvious problem if you don’t drink enough. However drinking too much can actually dilute the salts in your body and lead to water intoxication (hyponatremia) and indeed quite serious illness. You should rehearse your fuel requirements, especially in the weeks before the event, being aware that you may need to adjust the types and amounts of fluids if it is a particularly warm day. Drinking little and often is the key. We strongly advise you to avoid alcohol the night before because this can also lead to dehydration. Split it up! The thought of running 26.2 miles would scare anyone, so try not to think of it as one long distance. Why not divide the race into sections and then mentally tick them off as you go past. If you're local and know the area then you could use The Pavilion, The Brighton Marina, Rottingdean, The Brighton Pier, Hove Lawns, Shoreham Harbour, King Alfred and The Peace Statue as your landmarks. If you’re not local then split the race up by distance i.e. 5 miles, 10 miles, 15 miles etc, or by time – 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and so on. Stay positive and think about how far you’ve come rather than how far you still have to go!


The Start Getting to the Start – Preston Park Please plan your journey in advance and refer to the Park and Ride details in this brochure if you are planning to drive. By Train Brighton, London Road and Preston Park stations are all within walking distance of the Start. For suggested train times from all stations please visit: Marathon Special trains from London Victoria The last two years Southern Rail has provided Marathon special trains and plan to do the same for 2012. Please keep an eye on our website for details of these trains.

First Aid St John Ambulance will be positioned by the Central Cafe in Preston Park, should you require medical assistance, or have forgotten any key medication you will need. Please note St John Ambulance are unable to hand out drugs such as Ibuprofen. Baggage Lorries There will be 10 Baggage Lorries at the top of Preston Park. These Baggage Lorries will be clearly numbered and you should put your kit bag on the lorry corresponding to your race number. For example if you have number 1427 you should put your kit on the lorry numbered 1301-2600. Please do not bring any valuables with you to the event and if you do leave a mobile phone in your kit bag, please ensure it is switched off. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to items left on the Baggage Lorries. The Baggage Lorries will be leaving Preston Park to make their way to the Finish shortly after the gun goes off, so please make sure you have handed your bag in before this time, or you may delay the Start. The Baggage Lorries will be lined up in the same order at the Finish.

We would like to thank Southern Rail for their support on race day. Drop off points If you are being dropped off, please note that many of the roads will be closed and we ask that you are not dropped off too close to Preston Park. The best place to get dropped off is a mile or so from the park and then follow the crowds. Entertainment and PA There will be a stage in Preston Park playing music and broadcasting important information. Please do listen carefully to instructions given out by the Public Address. Please note any local travel updates will be broadcast on Heart 102.4 and 103.5. Information Point and Lost Property There will be an Information Point positioned in the top (Eastern) field of Preston Park. If you think you have lost an item at the event, it may have been handed in to one of our Information Tents at the Start or Finish. Alternatively if you find something on the day, please take it to an Information Point. After the event any lost property enquiries will be handled via the Brighton Marathon office. Please email and ask for a Lost Property form, which you should then complete and return ASAP. Please include a detailed description of the item you have lost. Be specific as this will give us more chance of reuniting you with your lost item. Toilets There will be runner toilets in the top eld of Preston Park, by either side of the central cafe. There will also be a set of male urinals by each set of toilets. Changing Area There will be male and female changing in the top field of Preston Park. Please ensure you have all your belongings with you when you leave the tent. The Baggage Lorries will open at 7am.

Start Assembly Please refer to the colour on your Race Number and ensure you assemble in the corresponding Start Corral. and in turn the Start Corral you should line up in on race day. Please be considerate to other runners and do not put yourself in a faster corral than your predicted time matches, because you will hold up other runners and potentially cause harm to yourself or others. We advise you to be ready and waiting in your corral no later than 8.45am. Each corral will be walked to the starting line to ensure no crushing ahead. at 9am. If you are late, please join the back of your corral (this will be marshalled). Pacers There will be Pace Setters from 3 hours until 5 hours at 15 minute intervals. Please look out for these in each Start Corral - there will be small fluorescent signs held above head height. Charity Clothes Collection If it’s a cold day we advise you to bring some old clothes with you to wear whilst waiting for the gun to go be considerate to other runners and discard clothing to the sides of the corrals / course. Spectators Spectators watching the Start from within the park will be surrounded by runners until the last runner has looped the park (possibly till 9.45am). We therefore advise one of the following: 1. Depart Preston Park by 8.30am and start walking south towards the City Centre and Seafront 2. Watch the Start from the narrow strip of grass between the Start Corrals and the A23, then head south using that strip, avoiding the flower beds 3. Watch the Start from the pavement on the western side of the A23 and then head south towards the City Centre and Seafront as a ’corridor’.

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Save the Date: October 7th, 2012 Join us on Brighton’s beautiful Undercliff for the 8K Run for Women and Family Walk.


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The Course

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Water Stations There will be 13 Water Stations along the course, providing Iconiq water pouches. These will be positioned at approximately Mile 3, Mile 6, Mile 8, Mile 11, Mile 13, Mile 15, Mile 17, Mile 19, Mile 20, Mile 21, Mile 22, Mile 24 and Mile 25. There will also be water at The Start and The Finish. Southern Water are kindly providing us with emergency water access points should they be required.

We are delighted to be partnering again with Sussex Waste Recycling Ltd, trading as Rabbit Skips, to ensure the Brighton Marathon is doing its bit for the environment and that all 225,000 water and Powerade plastic bottles and pouches are recycled. Rabbit Skips are generously providing us with 26 skips, which will be spread along the marathon route, as well as at The Start and The Finish areas. The skips will be strategically placed near to each drinks station and we ask that you throw your empty bottles and pouches into the skips or as near to them as possible. Teams of volunteers will also be working hard to ensure all empty bottles are placed into the skips, which will then be collected by Rabbit and recycled.

Please note that Water Stations will not be positioned exactly by the stated mile marker itself; the above information is just a guide to approximately where they will be, give or take a short distance. We will be providing recycling facilities in the form of Rabbit Skips and 1100 litre wheelie bins after each water station; where possible we would ask you to please try and throw any pouches in the skips and bins provided. Runner Fuel Powerade will be available at: Mile 5, Mile 12, Mile 19 and Mile 24 There will be a number of flavours available along the course. Clifbar Shot Bloks will be available at: Mile 8 and Mile 15 These are electrolyte jelly cubes, similar in consistency to Turkish Delight, but providing a lot more energy! Both are just before a water station and we recommend chewing these and helping them down with water. Clifbar Energy Gel Station will be available at Mile 21 Mile Markers There will be a mile marker at every mile and kilometre markers every 5K. Please note mile markers may not be positioned exactly on the mile, but as near to it as is possible. They won’t be far from the exact mark, but note that even in the Olympic Marathon, the markers can be approximate. Cheer Stations We are proud to have over 335 charities involved in the 2012 Brighton Marathon and if you are a charity runner you will probably see a number of them cheering you on along the course. Please contact your charity directly to find out if and where they are going to be positioned on race day! Please do encourage your friends and family to come and cheer you on too! We would encourage all charity runners to have your name printed on your running vest; it will really motivate you, hearing your name being shouted out, when it’s getting tough.

Rabbit will be working with our cleansing supplier and volunteers to ensure the City is left clean and all waste is recycled.

Music and Entertainment on the Course As last year, there will be a number of music points along the course showcasing a number of acts, bands and performers to help keep you motivated! Walkers and Slow Runners The Brighton Marathon is a running event, but we do appreciate that there might be times that you need to walk on the day due to tiredness or blisters. We are only allowed to keep the roads closed for a certain period of time and anyone moving around the course at a speed slower than a 6 hours 40 minutes finishing time (which allows almost 15 minutes per mile), may be moved on to the pavements. There will be a Sweep Vehicle moving at this speed, picking up anyone who requires a lift to the Finish. Anyone refusing or “not requiring” a lift in this vehicle will be asked to regard themselves as a pedestrian and move off the carriageway. If at any point you do need to walk, please keep to the side, to allow participants to run past you safely. Do not stop in the middle of the road, because you will frustrate runners trying to run past you and may cause an accident. Blue Light Access In places, and where necessary, there is a Blue Light lane adjacent to the course, to allow access for Emergency Vehicles. At all times we would request your understanding in regard to any emergencies which may arise. In the highly unlikely event that a blue light vehicle needs to cross or access the course, we ask you to please stop and make way. Toilets There will be toilets just before or after every drinks station. These will be at approximately Mile 3, Mile 6, Mile 8, Mile 11, Mile 13, Mile 15, Mile 17, Mile 19, Mile 21, Mile 22, Mile 23, Mile 25 and at the Finish. First Aid St John Ambulance will be providing part of our medical support on the day. There will be multiple first aid stations along the course, assisting runners who may need basic medical attention. There will be medical cover at every water/fuel station, with specific medical tents along the course. Most casualties will be treated at the nearest medical station to them, but any serious cases will be transported to our Advanced Treatment Centre on The Course (Mile 15, Grand Avenue), or at The Finish. In rare and extremely serious cases patients will be transported by ambulance to Accident and Emergency at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.


ST DUNSTAN’S RUNNERS A huge thank you to the St Dunstan’s running team! Your invaluable fundraising will help us support more blind veterans like Matt. If you haven’t chosen a charity to run for yet, we would love to have you on our team. Contact us on 020 7616 7966 or email Right: Matthew Rhodes, St Dunstaner

Pace Chart – Miles The chart below shows the approximate time of when you can expect runners to pass each mile, based on their estimated finish time. Mile number and road location

Time road closes on race day

Elite runner expected mile timings

Runners expecting to to finish in 3 hours

Runners expecting to to finish in 4 hours

Runners expecting to to finish in 5 hours

Runners expecting to to finish in 6 hours

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Mile 1 - Preston Park Mile 2 - St Peters Church Mile 3 - North Laine Mile 4 - The Level Mile 5 - Lower Rock Gardens Mile 6 - Brighton Marina Mile 7 - Roedean School Mile 8 - Beacon Hill Mile 9 - St Dunstans Mile 10 - Roedean School Mile 11 - Brighton Marina Mile 12 - Royal Crescent Mile 13 - The Hilton Brighton Metropole Mile 14 - Grand Avenue Mile 15 - New Church Road Mile 16 - Boundary Road, Portslade Mile 17 - New Church Road Mile 18 - Church Road Mile 19 - Kingsway / Wharf Road Mile 20 - Basin Road South Mile 21 - Shoreham Power Station Mile 22 - Basin Road South Mile 23 - Hove Promenade Mile 24 - Hove Promenade Mile 25 - Peace Statue Mile 26 - Brighton Pier Mile 26.2 - Madeira Drive

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09:09:09 09:18:18 09:27:27 09:36:36 09:45:45 09:54:54 10:04:03 10:13:12 10:22:21 10:31:30 10:40:39 10:49:48 10:58:57 11:08:06 11:17:15 11:26:24 11:35:33 11:44:42 11:53:51 12:03:00 12:12:09 12:21:18 12:30:27 12:39:36 12:48:45 12:57:54 13:00:00

09:11:27 09:22:54 09:34:21 09:45:48 09:57:15 10:08:42 10:20:09 10:31:36 10:43:03 10:54:03 11:05:57 11:17:24 11:28:51 11:40:18 11:51:45 12:03:12 12:14:39 12:26:06 12:37:33 12:49:00 13:00:27 13:11:54 13:23:21 13:34:48 13:46:15 13:57:02 14:00:00

09:13:44 09:27:28 09:41:12 09:54:56 10:08:40 10:22:24 10:36:08 10:49:52 11:03:36 11:17:20 11:31:04 11:44:48 11:58:32 12:12:16 12:26:00 12:39:44 12:53:28 13:07:12 13:20:56 13:34:40 13:48:24 14:02:08 14:15:52 14:29:36 14:43:20 14:57:04 15:00:00

10:15:00 10:15:00 11:15:00 11:15:00 11:15:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 13:30:00 16:00:00 15:00:00 15:00:00 15:00:00 15:00:00 15:00:00 15:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 16:00:00 22:00:00

Refreshing new way to enjoy water on the go • Portable grab pack - lighter than an equivalent plastic bottle, environmentally friendly and

truly innovative in design • Rip/easy tear - pouches will already be ripped open on race day • Gently squeeze - for refreshment • Refresh & Hydrate - perfect for runners to quench thirst during exercise • Non-drip closure - squeeze ends together • Light to carry – 10 x less plastic • No trip risk - bottles can be a hazard, pouch crushes on impact • 90% less landfill - eco-friendly water consumption • Low carbon footprint - benefits the environment

The Finish

Post Race

The marathon finishes in Madeira Drive, just east of Brighton Pier. When you cross the line please keep moving. This is important, not only for your muscles to avoid them seizing up, but also to prevent congestion in the Finish area. If you need assistance our medical team will be on hand to support you.

Results Your result and runner timings will be posted on our website and iPhone app shortly after you finish.

Finisher Essentials The Finish area is a secure area with no public access. Once you cross the line you will be given your finishers essentials which include:

Food and Drink It’s important when you finish the race to consume a meal as soon as possible to replace all the energy you have used. Replenishing your reserves quickly after the race will accelerate your recovery in the following hours and days. There are hundreds of lovely restaurants and pubs in Brighton and Hove to choose from.


Marathon Photos are the official Brighton Marathon race photographers and we want to thank them for their support. Photos will be available after Race Day, please visit our website: more information.

Your Finisher Medal! A Space Blanket to keep you warm A Goody Bag to take away and enjoy Your Finisher T-Shirt – available in small, medium and large sizes Powerade, water and a banana

Only those who finish the Brighton Marathon will be entitled to a Finisher’s Medal, Goody Bag and Finisher T-shirt. Please do not ask for more than one as marshals have been instructed to only issue one per person and of course your receiving more than one, may deny another Finisher from receiving each of these items. First Aid There will be an Advanced Treatment Centre adjacent to the Finish line (to the left) and Ambulances on standby. Baggage Reclaim Lorries Once you have collected your goody bag and Finisher T-shirt you will reach the Baggage Collection Lorries. Please refer to your race number to identify which lorry your kit bag is on. Repatriation/Family Reunion When you exit the secure finish area you will enter repatriation, an area for your friends and family to congregate to meet you, where there will be A – Z signs visible; it would be wise to agree to meet at one of these letters.

Exiting Madeira Drive After exiting the Finish system, you have five ways of exiting the Repatriation Area: 1. Park & Ride Bus – which will drive directly to your Park & Ride area on the edge of the city. Please ensure that you get on the right bus. 2. Towards Brighton Pier and The City – head for the Pier and use the tunnel under the road that comes out at the doors of the Sealife Centre. The beachside entrance is at beach level, just before the Pier. 3. Towards The Marina - our advice is to go by foot along Madeira Drive, heading east away from the Brighton Pier. 4. Up Duke’s Mound - the long road beyond Repatriation, sloping up to Marine Parade, high above the Finish zone. Please note this takes you east and away from The City Centre 5. Steps east of Concorde II – the steps just east of the Concorde II centre (in Repatriation) will be open, but busy! Note: for safety reasons, only upward movement will be allowed on these steps which are relatively narrow.

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Charity Runners ◆ Charity Village on The Beach There will be a Charity Village at The Finish for charity runners and this will be positioned on the beach, adjacent to the marathon Finish. After you reclaim your baggage you will exit the finish stretch and can easily access the beach from the double gates opposite Concorde II nightclub. Most charities will be there waiting to congratulate you, but not all charities so please do check with your charity if they will be there or not. There will be signage indicating which charities are in which marquee. There are over 335 charities involved in the 2012 Brighton Marathon, and we are proud to support our 8 Official Charities in 2012.

Good Luck to our amazing Guide Dogs runners! Visit us at the Brighton Expo – Stand F32

Working with parents of children with special needs

Not chosen a charity to support? Start your amazing journey with Guide Dogs today! Call: 0845 600 6787 Text: ‘DOGS BRIGHTON’ and your name to 88802

Visit: Registered charity in England and Wales (209617) and in Scotland (SC038979)


Medical Advice Welcome On behalf of the Medical Team I would like to welcome you to the 2012 Brighton Marathon; The first two years has been such a wonderful experience for all of us and we have had some very positive feedback from runners. The route was really well received by the participants as well as their families who have become such an important part of the spectacle and occasion. Having run three marathons and felt the pain and exhilaration that comes from preparing, taking part and finishing the marathon I must admit that I was so moved being on the finishing line seeing everyone come in. With the route being largely unchanged, 2012 promises to be another exciting, fun-filled challenge. We all know the enjoyment and health benefits achieved when running becomes part of your life. I know that there is no better feeling than running a marathon, with all the excitement and pressure of the big day, but it is essential that you are properly prepared for the actual event and that your training programme is sensibly structured to help you achieve the dual goals of completing the Marathon while improving your health and wellbeing . An excellent overview of medical information for runners can be found at The Basics Are you fit to take part? If you have any background medical conditions such as cardiac problems, asthma or diabetes for example, it is essential that you check with your medical advisors whether there is any absolute medical reason why you should not run a long distance event or train for it. Please remember that you may need to make adjustments to your medication or treatment when increasing the distances run and it is essential that you don’t forget the basics of your medical treatment regime. Do you need to modify any of your medical treatment regimes either to train or to run on the day? Although we cannot advise individually, please ensure you notify us if you have a medical condition. We also especially request that you give full details of any medical problems, medication and contact details on the back of your running number, essential should we need to treat you during the race. If you have previously encountered any significant medical problems for example with heat or hydration issues, while taking part in a Marathon it is especially important that you check with your medical advisers and/or a sports physician whether or not you should take part in a marathon.

Review Whether or not you have a medical problem, it is important that you regularly carry out your own medical risk assessment about your ability to train and take part. Every day you need to decide whether you are fit to train. It is essential that you do not run if you are ill or have recently been ill. For example you should not run if you have a viral infection; even a bad cold can cause severe problems with your cardiovascular system and heart. Coming up to the day, one of the bravest decisions any runner has to make is not to run in the marathon if they have been unwell. If you find yourself in this dilemma, no matter how hard you have trained, despite how much money you have raised in sponsorship or how much you have been looking forward to the 15th April, it is essential for your own health and safety and indeed for that of others, that you do not run if you are unwell or unfit in any way. This is a very important point and the marathon organisers are very aware of how painful a decision this might be, such that they have made it clear to me that if anyone does withdraw before 5pm on April 13th because of medical reasons that they will be guaranteed a *place in the 2013 event. * A Doctor’s note confirming that you are unfit to take part may be required. Fuelling Up By now you will already be aware that you need to have adequate amounts of fuel on board to enable you to run regularly. It is essential that you pay attention to the quantity and indeed type of fuel you use before, during and after training and especially on the day of the race. Getting the right balance, in the type and amount of fluid you drink, is critical for performance and safety. There are many good sources of information on diet, nutrition and food balance, however everyone is different and it is essential that you rehearse this during your training programme, in the weeks before the race. Do not try some new food or fluid the night before the event. On the Day Remember that a lot of the race will be along Brighton seafront and that the wind chill factor and weather could have a significant effect on the day. So please look out for weather forecasts in the week before the marathon and look for updates from the Marathon team on the website. In summary, please do take care and listen to your body. If you are feeling unwell before the race don’t run and if you become unwell during the race, please stop and seek medical advice at the nearest aid station. I wish you the best of luck on the day. Brighton Marathon Medical Director, Dr. Tim Stevenson.

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