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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
February is all about building your half & full marathon training. Here are our top 5 tips for you as part of the WaterAid running team
  1. Consistency is vital - set yourself realistic targets to achieve each week. 3-4 runs a week each week will be more effective than 6-7 runs one week and nothing the next. Use your plan as a guide but remain flexible. You may need to move or swap days due to time, work and family. This is all very sensible and it really is best to finish each week inspired rather than exhausted.
  2. Ring fence your training time maybe start to become a little selfish - good habits start from good organisation. Get your diary out and plan which are the most sensible days on which to train - taking into account work, social and family life.
  3. Run to time and effort, not distance and pace. the early weeks of training are about patience and allowing your body to progress at a sensible rate. A GPS can lead to you chasing miles, targets and miles. Relax and start to enjoy your running as it now really starts to build. Remember, your long run shouldn’t build more than 10-15 minutes each week and should still be run a fully conversational pace. This might be up to a minute a mile slower than planned marathon pace for race day if experienced.
  4. Keep the strength training and cross training ticking along at this time. Look to include regular threshold and/or continuous hill sessions but compliment your training with core conditioning and even cardio work on the bike, cross trainer, rower or in the pool. If sore or aching from a longer run or faster session definitely consider cross training on the bike or a piece of cardio kit as a sensible alternative to avoid injury.
  5. Make sure those Feb/March build up and training races are confirmed. If the marathon is your main goal look to get yourself booked into a 10k or half marathon in early February and a half marathon in March to help you break down that target into manageable chunks. These runs can be excellent marathon paced training run and long run days towards the big goal.

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.