BBC Sport - Phil Brown: Southend United boss ready for London Marathon

Southend boss ready for marathon

Southend United manager Phil Brown tells BBC Look East how he is plotting his side's League Two play-off challenge while preparing for his first marathon in London next month.

The 55-year-old has been training on the beach in Southend, while his side are sitting fifth in the table, 11 points off the automatic promotion places with eight games to play.

The Shrimpers had been scheduled to face play-off rivals Bury on Saturday but the game was abandoned after only six minutes after torrential rain left the JD Stadium pitch waterlogged.