Best of British luck to Brighton marathon runners

best of british luck to brighton marathon runners

To all of you running the Brighton Marathon this weekend I wish you the very best of luck. To those seasoned sea side marathon finishers, you’ll know what to expect from this great event.

For you first-time marathon runners, I send you special good wishes and a few tips that I found helpful when I ran my first marathon last year.

  1. Don’t change anything now, the work has been done!
  2. Don’t forget your kit and music.
  3. Don’t change your eating and hydration habits or your warm up routines on the day.
  4. Relax today, stretch and hydrate well through the night.
  5. Make sure you are not stressed about where others will be. Concentrate on yourself and let them do all the worrying.
  6. Do last minute logistic checks on where you are going and where and when your start is.
  7. Don’t forget your number and tags if you have them – and extra safety pins.
  8. Take some loo paper – could be essential for the portaloos at the start!
  9. Smile and enjoy what you can.

Tweet me on @damekellyholmes and let me know how you did.