Brighton Marathon 2014

20,000 runners enjoyed cool weather for the annual Brighton Marathon and we were back for the 3rd year in a row, playing down at Basin Rd providing motivation for the long run out to Carats Cafe and back.

Not just a marathon for the runners but for us to, with a non stop stint of over 4 hours !
Great to see so many people clapping, dancing and even playing as they run past, each with their own story and reason for running. The Kenyans in a league of their own, followed by serious club runners from all over the country, then the thousands of fun runners raising money for charity. 

So many memorable runners, but to name just a few, 
  • Elvis
  • Batman
  • Superman
  • SuperGirl
  • Spider Man
  • Peppa Pig
  • The Honey Monster
  • The 70's dude
  • Angels
  • Fairies
  • A tree
  • A Tiger
  • A Rhino
  • Several soldiers in full kit
  • A Fireman
  • Dave "The Phone"
  • A Stormtrooper
  • and Samba Andy !
Congratulations everyone, it was a blast.
Hope to see you all again next year, if we've recovered in time :-)

Brighton Marathon

Back again for the amazing Brighton Marathon, and what a fantastic day. Spring finally arrived and we had blue skies down at the seafront at Portslade Brighton. The last miles are the same as in all previous Brighton Marathons; runners face the testing "loneliness of the long distance runner" section along Basin Road South but we were there to add some Carnival atmosphere to proceedings.  Parked next to us were the team from Scope on their open top double decker bus cheering us and the runners on. Reports came in of our drumming being heard from a couple of miles away which would have certainly encouraged the runners along the long loop out to Shoreham Harbour and back. 

It felt like a marathon for us too, playing  for four and a half hours straight !

We loved the colour and spectacle of all the runners, many clapping and giving us the thumbs up as they passed us at the 23 mile point. However, of special note were the Rhino, the Tiger, the spanish donkeys, Dave from the Samaritans who ran dressed as a phone, the numerous guys from the army running wearing full 40lb kit, the bride and groom, the nun, batman, Barbie and Elvis.

Go Rich !