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The Finish & Recovery

Brighton Trail Marathon

The Finish


Once you cross the finish line, here’s what you and your supporters can expect.

Please read the below information carefully regarding baggage collection, meeting friends and family, and recovery advice.


PLEASE KEEP MOVING

Once you cross the finish line please keep moving to collect your finisher items. This will prevent your muscles from seizing up and helps us to keep the immediate finish area clear to avoid congestion. The finish area is secure, with no public access.


IT IS FORBIDDEN TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH SUPPORTERS

Please do not attempt to run through the Finish with supporters, family members or children that you meet up with before the finish line.

Anyone doing so will be stopped by security.

This is extremely dangerous for yourself, your supporter or your child as you and runners around you may be in a fatigued, fragile or unwell state.

We have also experienced cases of lost children in these circumstances because of the volume of finishers.


ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Medal
  • A finisher T Shirt
  • An Aquapax 500ml water carton
  • Nutrition

Only those who finish the race are entitled to a medal, please do not ask the volunteers for more than one.


BAGGAGE COLLECTION

Once you have collected your medal you will reach the Baggage Collection Area.

Please refer to the colour and Collection Point letter on your race number to identify which Collection Point your Kit Bag is at.


FIRST AID

There will be medical support positioned directly on the finish line should you need medical assistance. Your health and wellbeing is extremely important to us, please do notify a member of the Event Team or Medical Team if you see a fellow runner in need of medical assistance.


RESULTS

Results should appear on the Brighton Trail Weekend website later in the afternoon on Race Day. If your result is incorrect or isn’t showing after race day, please fill in the online timing query form on the Results web page and our timing company will come back to you as soon as possible.


RECOVERY

Once you’ve crossed the finish line and have your medal in hand, it’s imperative that you turn your focus towards recovery.

ON THE DAY

1) Take on some quick calories and rehydrate.

2) Collect your kit bag from the Baggage Area and put on some dry clothes

3) Care for your body. If you have sustained an injury such as a blister or muscle strain, now you can begin assessing your injury, and seek out professional help if needed

4) Try to keep moving to stop muscles from seizing up

5) Once your stomach has settled, you’ll want to focus on a proper meal and replacing lost calories and nutrients

6) Have plenty of fluids and check your hydration levels as per our Medical Advice earlier on in the Participant Instructions

7) Rest up, keep your feet elevated where possible and get some sleep!

MEDICAL ADVICE – PLEASE NOTE

If you feel unwell, confused, suffer from a collapse, or have abnormal coloured urine, please seek medical help at one of the Medical Tents in the Event Village.

We would advise to refrain from alcohol in the hours after your race. However, if you feel you must drink alcohol, please do so responsibly as this can significantly increase the risk of dehydration.

AFTER RACE DAY

Consider a light sports massage 3-5 days after the race and a full massage about 7-10 days after.

Light cross training or swimming is ideal the week after the race combined with additional rest. The week after could include a few light runs but normal training would ideally start to build up again after two weeks of active recovery


FINISHER SURVEY

Shortly after the event you will receive an email from us with a link to our runner survey. Please take the time to fill this out. We strive to improve the Brighton Trail Weekend and your feedback is extremely important to us.

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