Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend

by Sarah Neighbour

You’ve done the warm-up, tied your trainers tight, now it’s time to get set and go for the Mid Sussex Marathon.

3 races to make up 1 marathon – the challenge is yours.

  • East Grinstead Saturday 2nd May – 10 miles
  • Haywards Heath Sunday 3rd May – 10 miles
  • Burgess Hill Monday 4th May – 10 kilometres


Mid Sussex Mile

Race a mile each day of the Marathon Weekend for just £3

  • Under 11 age group
  • 11-14 age group
  • Adult Beginners

Can you volunteer to be a marshal? If you are interested you must be over 18 years (16 years for a water station) and available 9.30am and 1.00pm on the day.

Please contact

hollysutcliffe@pfpleisure.org to sign up today.

For more information and to enter please visit:

  • www.midsussexmarathon.co.uk
  • Facebook /MidSussexMarathon
  • Twitter @MidSxMarathon

Sarah Neighbour Triangle Leisure CentreReady. Steady. Go!

Advice from Sarah Neighbour, running enthusiast and fitness instructor at The Triangle, Burgess Hill

Nutrition – Healthy eating comes hand in hand with exercise and will only benefit you with your training. Make sure you eat a well balanced diet consisting of fruit and vegetables, and some carbohydrates in moderation. While training, make sure to keep hydrated and continue to take on water throughout your day.

Training – Initially while training you need to focus on covering high distances over a period of time to build stamina and endurance. Always start with small short and achievable runs, gradually building up the distance over time. Ideally you want to give yourself six months to train but depending on fitness levels and previous running experience you may not need such a long period of time. You need to aim to have completed your longest run by approximately three weeks before the marathon as this will give your body time to recover. Shorter runs should still be completed during the three weeks before to maintain fitness, but large distances runs should ideally be completed. Where possible aim to complete at least 20+ miles in training. This will give you the chance to see how your body, and mind cope with the long distance.

Clothing – Train in the clothing and trainers you are planning to wear a few times prior to the marathon; the last thing you want is clothing that rubs or shoes that give you blisters. Good trainers are a must, and where possible seek advice and break them in fully by wearing on training runs.