Brighton Marathon 2012

2013 Brighton Marathon on TV

2013 Brighton Marathon on TV

The 2013 Brighton Marathon, which will take place on Sunday 14 April 2013, is to be broadcast on Channel 4. The Grounded Events Company, organisers of the Brighton Marathon, have announced that Channel 4 will broadcast a highlights package of next year’s event. This television package will include the Brighton Marathon itself, plus the Grand [...]

Brighton Marathon 2013: Charity partners announced

Brighton Marathon 2013 Charity partners announced

The Brighton Marathon is delighted to announce its charity partners for the 2013 Brighton Marathon which takes place on Sunday 14 April 2012. The Official National Charity is Scope, the disability charity, while the Local Partners are the abcfund, The Martlets Hospice, SusSAR (Sussex Search and Rescue) and the Sussex MS Treatment Centre. “There are [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012: A marathon effort from Spokenfor for Chestnut Tree House

Brighton based contact centre, Spokenfor Ltd, joined the 18,000 runners in this year’s Brighton Marathon and raised money for its 2012 charity of choice, Chestnut Tree House. Attracting sponsorship from local businesses, family and friends, Spokenfor’s System Development Manager, Nick Lorman-Hall raised over £400 for his efforts on Sunday 15 April. Spokenfor, a contact centre [...]

Record numbers for Brighton Marathon Grand Hotel Mini-Mile 2012

A record number of over 1,700 Brighton schoolchildren hurtled down the last mile of the Brighton Marathon course as the traditional curtain raiser for the main event on Sunday 15 April. Will Durkin of the local Phoenix club was a runaway winner of the senior boys’ race. “I was trying to beat Charlie Grice’s time,” [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012: Gallery and results

The third annual Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April 2012 saw new course records set by both the winning men and women’s runners. Kenya’s Peter Some was the first male runner to cross the Brighton Marathon finish line, with an impressive time of 2:12:03, beating the previous race record by four minutes. The women’s Brighton [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012 gets off to a sunny start in Preston Park

It was a chilly but bright morning in Preston Park where the 12,000 runners taking part in the 2012 Brighton Marathon set off at 9am on Sunday 15 April. Brighton & Hove Albion Manager, Gus Poyet, was the Official Starter for Brighton Marathon 2012 and the sunshine kept spirits high, creating nearly perfect conditions for [...]

Brighton Marathon Exhibition 2012 opens midday Friday 13 April

Brighton Marathon Exhibition

One of the must-see events in the build-up to this year’s Brighton Marathon is the Exhibition, which opens its doors to the public on Friday 13 April at 12 noon. After the success of the first year, the Exhibition this year extends over two days, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April 2012. The free-to-enter Exhibition [...]

Plans unveiled for Brighton Marathon 2012 cavalcade

Brighton Marathon 2012 cavalcade plans unveiled

As the thousands set out on their marathon journey on Sunday April 15, Brighton Marathon 2012 will be heralded by an impressive cavalcade of vehicles generating a carnival atmosphere and announcing the imminent arrival of the lead runners. With an expected 100,000 spectators lining the route, the cavalcade will be the crowds’ first contact with [...]

Brighton event: Brighton Marathon 2012

Brighton Marathon 2012

The third Brighton Marathon takes place on the 15 April 2012 and will feature some of the elite marathon runners from around the world, including Commonwealth Games Champion John Kelai of Kenya. The race will see 10,000 runners line-up to tackle the course, starting at Preston Park at 9am, traversing a coastal route and finishing [...]

Record breaking year for Brighton Marathon Grand Hotel Mini-Mile

Brighton Marathon Grand Hotel Mini-Mile fast approaching

A record-breaking number of 1,948 Brighton schoolchildren have entered the Grand Hotel Mini-Mile, the curtain raiser to the Brighton Marathon on 15 April 2012. Grounded Events Mini-Mile project manager Holly Freeman said: “We are amazed by the response from Brighton and Hove’s schools. “The interest is unprecedented and we have smashed all records with this [...]

Brighton Marathon Grand Hotel Mini-Mile fast approaching

Brighton Marathon Grand Hotel Mini-Mile fast approaching

Calling all seven to 17-year-olds! Time is running out to register for the Grand Hotel Mini-Mile with registration deadline set for this Friday 23 March. Already there is a record 1,700 schoolchildren entered so don’t be the one who misses out when all your friends are charging down Madeira Drive on April 15. The Mini-Milers [...]

Brighton Marathon Exhibition Saucony Seminars line up announced

John Kelai

Yet another bumper crop of Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists have been signed up for the ever-popular Saucony Seminars which take place on Saturday 14 April in the Auditorium on the first floor of the Brighton Centre – the day before Brighton Marathon 2012. The seminars have become one of the must-see events at the [...]

Stellar fields for Brighton Marathon 2012

John Kelai

Course records are under threat in the third Brighton Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label event, that takes place on Sunday 15 April 2012. Grounded Events, organisers of the race, have put together elite fields that include four sub-2:12 men and five women who have bettered 2:35. Following on from the news that Commonwealth Games champion, [...]

Grand Hotel Mini-Mile warm ups to take place in next ten days

Grand Hotel Mini Mile warm ups

Tomorrow (Wednesday 29 February) the first Mini-Mile warm-up is being staged at Patcham School in preparation for the big event- the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April 2012. There are two warm-up races in the course of the next ten days in Patcham (tomorrow) and Hove Park (Thursday 8 March). Entry is by invitation only [...]

Poyet delighted to be Brighton Marathon 2012 Official Starter

Poyet delighted to be Brighton Marathon 2012 Official Starter

In his programme notes for the home  Championship Brighton v Ipswich game on Saturday 25 March 2012, Brighton and Hove Albion manager, Gustavo Poyet, looked forward to his role as starter for this year’s Brighton Marathon. “I am delighted to have been invited to start this year’s Brighton marathon”, wrote the Seagulls’ boss. “The event [...]