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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Beth runs the Brighton Marathon – 12 April 2015

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A sunny Sunday afternoon found us in Brighton. Our friend Beth was running her first marathon. Our plan was to see her finish the race and subsequently meet up with her. Travelling down from London on an early afternoon train got us into Brighton around 2:30pm (slightly delayed due to a points failure at East Croydon).

This was the first time we had been to the English Channel shore at Brighton. The first sight was the East, now the only open, Pier.

Brighton (East) Pier

Brighton (East) Pier
12 April 2015

Looking west the framework of the West Pier is still standing.

Framework of Brighton West Pier

Framework of Brighton West Pier
12 April 2015

A short walk past the entrance to the extant Brighton Pier took us to the 26 mile marathon marker.

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier
12 April 2015

Clock over the entrance to Brighton Pier.

Clock over the entrance to Brighton Pier.
12 April 2015

And so to Beth and her Marathon run, we positioned ourselves just by the 26 mile mark on Marine Parade. Waiting for her to arrive runners passed us including some in costumes. One runner in a rhino outfit caught our eye.

Marathon Runner in a Rhino Costume.

Marathon Runner in a Rhino Costume.
12 April 2015

Around 3:30pm Beth can into view striding out the last few metres.

Beth with only a few metres to go.

Beth with only a few metres to go.
12 April 2015

30 minutes or so later she had been processed through the finishing process, been given her medal and finishers’ pack.

Beth with Medal and foil blanket.

Beth with Medal and foil blanket.
12 April 2015

We had been following her progress on the Brighton Marathon App, and this is a screenshot of her finishing statistics.

Brighton Marathon App Timesheet

Brighton Marathon App Timesheet
12 April 2015

Update: 13 April 2015
Beth has “recovered” and has posted the Race Report of her first marathon.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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