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Preparations for Brighton Marathon almost finished

The Argus: Preparations for Brighton Marathon almost finished Preparations for Brighton Marathon almost finished

The final preparations are taking place for this weekend's Brighton Marathon extravaganza.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to pack the city as runners prepare to tackle the course on Sunday.

The first of the thousands of barriers needed to line the marathon route have been delivered with workmen getting them ready.

The race starts at Preston Park and sweeps around the city before reaching the finish line at Madeira Drive.

The marathon, now in its fifth year, is one of Brighton and Hove’s biggest annual events, regularly boosting tourism and raising millions for charity.

The weekend kicks off with an exhibition at the Brighton Centre today and tomorrow, followed by the under 18s mini mile races on Saturday.

Runners in a new 10km race will set off on Sunday morning ahead of the main event itself.

  • See tomorrow's paper for our comprehensive guide to the event and follow the marathon live with our liveblog at theargus.co.uk on Sunday. Monday's paper will include full coverage of the event and an eight page picture supplement. On Tuesday we will be running the names and times of all the competitors who complete the race. Pictures from the Mini Mile will be published in Wednesday's Youth in Action supplement.

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10:44am Fri 4 Apr 14

Andy R says...

Sadly, it's looking likely to be a bit of a washout.
Sadly, it's looking likely to be a bit of a washout. Andy R
  • Score: -2

10:59am Fri 4 Apr 14

Indigatio says...

Andy R wrote:
Sadly, it's looking likely to be a bit of a washout.
What a pessimist.
"Some people walk in the `rain, others, just get wet!!"
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: Sadly, it's looking likely to be a bit of a washout.[/p][/quote]What a pessimist. "Some people walk in the `rain, others, just get wet!!" Indigatio
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Reg In London says...

Who cares about the rain! As a 5 time marathon runner I would only be bothered about strong winds. Good luck to all those running, I hope you achieve your goals but most of all have a great time.Take in the cheers from the crowd and use them as motivation. It will be one of the best days of your lives!
Who cares about the rain! As a 5 time marathon runner I would only be bothered about strong winds. Good luck to all those running, I hope you achieve your goals but most of all have a great time.Take in the cheers from the crowd and use them as motivation. It will be one of the best days of your lives! Reg In London
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Dan Gleballs says...

I'm doing the marathon on Sunday!!!!
First ever, so will be happy just to finish with my dodgy knee and weather
I'm doing the marathon on Sunday!!!! First ever, so will be happy just to finish with my dodgy knee and weather Dan Gleballs
  • Score: 7

12:17pm Sun 6 Apr 14

gw8080 says...

Heard about the marathon this morning when driving into town for something else. Unfortunately had to use the car today. Had pre-bought tickets but admitted defeat after 4th closed road, tho no sign of any runners by that point. Thanks Brighton Marathon.
Heard about the marathon this morning when driving into town for something else. Unfortunately had to use the car today. Had pre-bought tickets but admitted defeat after 4th closed road, tho no sign of any runners by that point. Thanks Brighton Marathon. gw8080
  • Score: -3

10:59pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

there is almost no evidence of the marathon " well done all the support for making it such a nice event . Plastic bottles drooped by runners were swiftly cleared away only a very few remain , i even saw a team of asian " contract workers" cleaners scuttling along in a line picking up the detritus . ..WHY oh why dont brighton council purchase a few high quality leaf blowers . job done in less time but more thoroughly . noise an issue ? SO what cleaner = less dirty = nicer for tourists and the locals . Leaf blowers next year please
http://www.brightonh
alfmarathon.com/part
ners .. maybe a local garden center can sponsor them ..
there is almost no evidence of the marathon " well done all the support for making it such a nice event . Plastic bottles drooped by runners were swiftly cleared away only a very few remain , i even saw a team of asian " contract workers" cleaners scuttling along in a line picking up the detritus . ..WHY oh why dont brighton council purchase a few high quality leaf blowers . job done in less time but more thoroughly . noise an issue ? SO what cleaner = less dirty = nicer for tourists and the locals . Leaf blowers next year please http://www.brightonh alfmarathon.com/part ners .. maybe a local garden center can sponsor them .. Mr chock
  • Score: -1

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