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Brighton Marathon Weekend 2022

Having ran the London Marathon in 2007, whenever I get the chance to keep an eye out for any marathons in my vicinity, I am definitely thinking of runners because preparing for such a run can't be taken lightly.

I did not realise that whilst I was in Brighton & Hove in 2022, I would be exposed to the Brighton Marathon Weekend. By this time all the pandemic restrictions have been lifted. There is no sign of a pandemic on South Coast.

Although the marathon itself was on Sunday, 10th April, as I was walking on Hove Promenade on Saturday, I came across a group of runners who have gathered for 5K Brighton Parkrun as part of their regular weekend routine. This is an event that has been taking place every Saturday since 2011 and everyone is included regardless of your age, race or sex or disability. I have noticed a half a dozen wheelchair 'runners' next to runners who are running on their feet. If you want to join such a run, the only thing you need to do is turn up on the day with a decent pair of running trainers.

Just as barricades have been set up and spectators began to gather around them, on the day of the killer marathon, I noticed that 30 minutes before it, BM 10K Challengers, made up of over 2,000 runners, begin their journey along the same pathway set for marathon runners.

But, just before BM 10K Challengers get to Hove Lawns to congratulate their achievements, I noticed the assembling of BM 50K cyclists celebrate their achievements first.

As you can imagine, at first, I was confused who the marathon runners were.



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