Here’s a video of the Brighton Street Race that I ran in last Tuesday evening. It was one of SO’s regular Tuesday night training events, with a difference – a one-hour, mass-start score event but with a compulsory 2.8km sprint section in “The Lanes”, with SI punching, which was to be completed in order. This section included a run around the outside of the Royal Pavilion.

The compulsory section could be done at any time in the hour, with the rest of the time getting as many of the score controls (which were the usual writing down answers to clues) as possible. I got almost all of these, including one in the bandstand on the shorefront.

I’m easy to spot as I’m the only one wearing shorts (it was about 2°C). However, the fast pace of the sprint section, and the ever-steepening climb up to the station early on the race, warmed me up just fine.

Excited to hear that there might be a full-scale city race in Brighton in the future. The big slope the city is built on has the potential to make it quite an interesting one!

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