Graham Bartlett

Achieving the Unachievable

Posted on 10:12pm Monday 19th April 2010

Police Commander Reflects on Brighton at its Best

Sherry Chandler

What a perfect day for Brighton's first marathon... ouch my thighs hurt.

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 9:21pm Monday 19th April 2010

It's all over, the big day has come and gone and what an amazing day it was.

Lee Colgate

What a brilliant, brilliant day

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 5:34pm Monday 19th April 2010

That was the first of what I hope will be many, annual runnings of the Brighton Half Marathon. An utter triumph for the City, individual triumphs for around 8,000 runners and a brilliant day out for the 80,000 or so spectators.

Liveblog: Brighton Marathon 2010

Posted on 7:00am Sunday 18th April 2010

More than 80,000 lined the streets for Brighton and Hove's first ever marathon. See our LIVEBLOG for an update of how the day went and leave your congratulatory messages at the bottom.

Sherry Chandler

Such an honour and a privilege to meet the Brighton Marathon organisers

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:30pm Saturday 17th April 2010

It was such an honour for me to be invited to the pre-marathon party at the Pavillion last night. I was truly blown away by the sheer determination and hard work acheived by the race directors and the whole BM team that have and as far as I know are still working around the clock to make this race possible. Steve Ovett gave a great speech albeit with a strong twang of Aussie accent which quite suited him. Tim Hutchinson gave me a giggle when he gave his speech he mentioned that when he first had the idea of holding the Brighton Marathon he put his thoughts to the local constabulary whose initial response was "are you having a laugh?"

Hazel Marchant - Fighting Fat

Are you Happy with your Weight?

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:56pm Saturday 17th April 2010

After writing my last blog I realised that the question I should have asked was "How many of you are Happy with your Weight?"

Lee Colgate

Last preparatory run done. So that's it then

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:49pm Friday 16th April 2010

I got up this morning to do my final training run, a 30-minute jog. I decided I'd freak out completely and throw up instead, though, so I ended up doing it this evening when I got home.

Joe Addison

Barefoot running won't be fun on Brighton's roads

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 3:41pm Friday 16th April 2010

I've had a few distractions in the last couple of weeks which have taken my attention away from running a bit. I got a second 20 miler in before I started tapering though, so I feel fairly well prepared.

Lee Colgate

21 ways to make your first marathon a success

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 9:23am Wednesday 14th April 2010

Really, REALLY good advice

Lee Colgate

Fear creeps in, accompanied by resignation

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:57am Wednesday 14th April 2010

Either I'm ready or I'm not. It's too late to do much about it at this stage.

Lee Colgate

Normal service has been restored - not too late, am I?

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:03pm Sunday 11th April 2010

I have a home internet connection again. Just in time for it all to be over. Hey ho

Sherry Chandler

Marathon nightmares and I'm a week too early.

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:08pm Friday 9th April 2010

I had a bad dream last night that it was Brighton marathon day and for some reason I had not paid my entry fee. The fee in my dream was £190 and I was in a panic to get to the bank with my credit card to pay. My father was present although not being very helpful and even less so when the bank told me that my credit card was out of date. It was 11am by this stage and the race had been going for two hours. I still had a plan that I could catch up with the runners but attempting to persuade the bank to pay my fee was clearly not going to happen.

Hazel Marchant - Fighting Fat

Obesity and Ill Health

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 10:29am Wednesday 7th April 2010

Looking through a clothing catalogue recently I was amazed at how much larger some dress sizes go. Is it now considered normal for dress sizes to go up to a size 32? If so is that not encouraging people to remain unhealthy?

Ruth Lumley, marathon blog

Miles happier following long-distance run

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 12:32pm Tuesday 6th April 2010

I had a bit of a breakthrough at the weekend – I ran 14 miles.

Graham Bartlett

Counting the cost of fitness

Posted on 1:13pm Sunday 4th April 2010

Police Commander passes an important milestone and reflects back on his year of strife.

Sherry Chandler

Only 16 days left.... look after those bodies.

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 5:49pm Friday 2nd April 2010

With only 16 days to go to the marathon, I am assuming that runners are being sensible enough to taper down and allow their bodies the essential rest and repair they need to enable them to get through the big day.

Ruth Lumley, marathon blog

Aches and pains with only four weeks to go

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 9:56am Monday 29th March 2010

The marathon is just over four weeks away and I am still worried that I am not fit enough to run it.

Sherry Chandler

Blinded by my own salt

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:07pm Sunday 28th March 2010

I'm training so hard right now, I'm concerned I may be responsible for wearing out the tarmac on my usual routes from Brighton to Ovingdean.

Sherry Chandler

Little Miss Manky Toes

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 9:59pm Friday 26th March 2010

After doing an exceptionally long 23 mile run last weekend, it has been hard to drag myself out onto the streets even to do the smaller 4 mile runs this week. I had Monday off granted, but that just made it harder for me to apply myself on Tuesday. Tuesday I took a trundle along the seafront from King Alfred, which was fairly pleasant apart from almost tripping over an over excited border collie. He was chasing a ball that just had to be hurtling towards me. The owner gave me a rather sheepish look, excuse the pun, and I gave him a kind of mmmm grrrr look back!

Graham Bartlett

Running a Marathon Izzard!

Posted on 6:52pm Friday 26th March 2010

Chief Super is humbled by Eddie but has a plan!

Joe Addison

Cheering on someone else for a change

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 5:28pm Thursday 25th March 2010

Despite the fact that I completed a 20 mile run this weekend, I thought I'd dedicate this post to my friend Nessie (Jo), who this weekend became a victim of that little known crime, Running Identity Theft. It was Nessies birthday on Sunday (I won't say which one) and she had chosen to spend some of it running the Hastings Half marathon.

Sherry Chandler

23.9 Miles....Twas My Last "Longest Run" Before The Real Maccoy!!

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 10:35pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010

I REALLY WAS'NT looking forward to doing my second and final longest run before race day.

Sherry Chandler

Marathon training taking its toll? No flagging allowed….dust yourselves off and get going

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 7:21am Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Hi Sherry Chandler here, I'm another crazy who has been training my socks off for the past eight weeks for the big day.

Lee Colgate

Still without internet, but still running

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:16am Monday 22nd March 2010

Sky and Virgin between them are conspiring to make modern living impossible. But my legs still work.

Graham Bartlett

Planning for All Weathers

Posted on 2:02am Saturday 20th March 2010

Police Commander calls on his blue light colleagues to keep the heat off him!

Joe Addison

He's a rude runner, baby

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 4:28pm Wednesday 17th March 2010

Sometimes, runners can be really rude. It doesn't happen very often, but every now and then, another runner will annoy me to the point where I want to chase after them and telling them to get over themselves.

Graham Bartlett

The Thin Blue Line

Posted on 1:17pm Monday 15th March 2010

Police commander tackles injury and plans on eating his way to marathon success.

Joe Addison

Not out of the running yet

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:22pm Wednesday 10th March 2010

I have spent the last couple of weeks going over my options. My painful foot has been making me wonder if I would even make the starting line of either marathon so I needed to figure out a plan of action.

Joe Addison

Tattoos and races slow down training

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 4:34pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

I have had to rest up a bit after picking up some inflammation of the Anterior Tibialis tendon sheath (it runs from big toe to ankle, then up to the knee) in the Sussex Beacon half marathon last weekend so have mainly been working on the cross-trainer to keep my fitness up.

Lee Colgate

That was the week (off), that was

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:03pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010

And I don't regret it at all

Joe Addison

Running the Brighton Marathon barefoot

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 4:56pm Thursday 25th February 2010

Having been running barefoot for the last seven months, on a whim I signed up for the Brighton Marathon, and then managed to secure a place in the London Marathon through the charity VICTA.

Ruth Lumley, marathon blog

Will I even make it round the course?

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 3:48pm Monday 22nd February 2010

I signed up to run the Brighton Marathon as soon as places were made available last June.

Lee Colgate

That's over with

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:42pm Monday 22nd February 2010

The 20th Brighton half marathon over and done with. Awful, it was.

Lee Colgate

Butterflies

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 7:29am Sunday 21st February 2010

The size of elephants

Lee Colgate

Last pre-race run - what a glorious day again!

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 1:13pm Saturday 20th February 2010

February's giving some delightful weather, which I hope stays with us until about midday tomorrow. After that I hope to be in the pub and it can do what it likes!

Fatboy Slim's Brighton Marathon diary - only in The Argus

Posted on 11:52am Thursday 18th February 2010

Sleepless nights with his new baby daughter are causing a few obstacles for Fatboy Slim's Brighton Marathon training.

Lee Colgate

Yesterday was a meteorological wonder

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 7:36am Thursday 18th February 2010

What a beautiful day! And it started really early

Lee Colgate

A quick update, as the heavens have just opened

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:40am Tuesday 16th February 2010

I don't get up this early for fun. I mean, you know? Bloody weather.

Lee Colgate

A week of wasted opportunities

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 1:27pm Saturday 13th February 2010

I could, weather-wise, have done all this week's sessions. Head-wise, however, I simply couldn't be bothered.

Naomi Loomes

Marathon runners to dodge gas works

Posted on 10:01am Saturday 13th February 2010

Gas works will see a city centre road become “pedestrianised” for four months.

Jian Farhoumand, community correspondent

Brighton Marathon Means Good News For Kemp Town

Posted on 1:14am Tuesday 9th February 2010

A look at the positive effects that the upcoming inaugural Brighton Marathon is having on Kemp Town.

Lee Colgate

I have no idea where that came from

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 2:59pm Sunday 7th February 2010

Perfect conditions, but I really didn't know I had this kind of speed in me. Am all chuffed and stuff. Yesterday's interval session perhaps proving the value of following a programme?

Lee Colgate

Patience pays off

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:35am Friday 5th February 2010

Got a run in yesterday morning before the wet hit

Lee Colgate

Rain, rain, BUGGER OFF

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:22am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Synchronicity fail. Working for a living is really inconvenient sometimes.

Lee Colgate

10 miler out of the way

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 4:25pm Sunday 31st January 2010

And it actually felt rather good. 3 weeks today is the half marathon.

Lee Colgate

What a beautiful day!

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 1:51pm Saturday 30th January 2010

So I'm making this briefer than brief. 30-minute easy run today, which I actually did take really easily. 3.08 miles covered. It's a stunner out there. If I get some chores done I may get to spend some time in the garden later.

Lee Colgate

Still at it

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:17pm Friday 29th January 2010

A very cold morning (yesterday, this was, I'm all delayed and behind and stuff), but thankfully quiet so there were no witnesses to my 'sprinting'

Lee Colgate

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 7:51pm Wednesday 27th January 2010

It's freezing, but I'm truly counting my blessings

Lee Colgate

Getting slowly...slower

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 3:04pm Sunday 24th January 2010

Dammit. At least the weather's picked up.

Lee Colgate

Cats all over the place

The Argus: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 6:35pm Thursday 21st January 2010

In the early morning, they thought they had the streets to themselves and were completely safe. And then I came along.

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