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12 Apr 2015 | Brighton

Brighton Marathon Charity Places

 12 April 2015

Where: Brighton

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

Registration fee: £40

Fundraising target: £500

If you've been inspired to take on the challenge of Brighton Marathon, join WaterAid's Brighton Marathon team and support our vision of a world where everyone everywhere has access to safe water and sanitation.

We'll support you every step of the way, and you'll be able to run in the knowledge that every step you take will help some of the world's poorest communities take their first essential steps out of poverty.

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions
  • An invite to our training day on Saturday 31 January

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.
We’re offering all our Marathon runners the opportunity to attend a training day held at our office in London and hosted by training experts, Running with Us, on Saturday 31 January from 10am – 4pm.

The day will include a practical training session, stretch and injury prevention advice, information on nutrition and hydration and top tips leading up to race day.

If you are running a spring marathon for WaterAid and would like to attend the training day, please contact events@wateraid.org.

Training day venue
47-49 Durham Street
SE11 5JD
March is all about progression, the key long runs and recovery - here are our top 5 tips for you as part of the WaterAid running team:

1) Progression - Look to continue building your long run by a sensible 10-15 minutes each week and don't get tempted to add in too much too soon as you might risk injury. The second half of March will see your longest training runs of perhaps 3 hours - 3 hours 30 mins. Follow our plans and make sure you include your planned marathon pace where it is suggested…a 3 hour run with the last 60 minutes at marathon pace really is a top training run 3-4 weeks out from race day. Make sure the first 2 hours of this is slower and run at an easier speed up to a minute a mile slower.

2) Variety - If you keep doing the same things over and over your development will be slow and running will quickly become boring. Add variety through completing the interval/threshold sessions in our WaterAid plans and try running different routes or joining a local club, group or race for the longer runs if it helps.

3) Rest and recovery - March is the month where we really need to listen to our bodies. The long runs and harder threshold sessions/marathon paced runs can leave you extra tired or sore. Eat well and try to grab an extra 30 mins sleep a night when you can as this really speeds up recovery, reduces muscle soreness and boosts the immune system. X train instead of running if extra sore or even take an extra rest day if super tired. This is intelligent training and listening to your body.

4) Check your body and shoes - All these long runs can leave you sore even if you stretch every day. Its now time to grab a couple of sports massages to ease out the tightness, speed up recovery and prevent injury. It might also be wise to check your shoes are wearing well and will be fine for marathon day in a few weeks’ time. If getting old, now is the time to buy that new pair and run in them a few times before race day.

5) Plan your race day journey, hotel and logistics. Don leave this to the last few days and add stress to your life when looking to relax before race day. This is the month to tick off that check list re travel, hotel, family and race day logistics. Plan well and your race day experience will fall into place beautifully.

Good luck to all of the running team at WaterAid and don’t forget you can email any questions to info@runningwithus.com or tweet us @nickandersonrun @runningwithus

Sponsorship details

How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.