THE Brighton Marathon Weekend is an exciting three-day running event, comprising the BM10k and the Brighton Marathon, The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races and the Event Village, which hosts 150,000 people on Brighton beach.
Each year the Brighton
Marathon and the BM10k have attracted top-class distance runners to the event. 2017 was the first year where British-only athletes were invited to compete, and this will be repeated for the 2019 event on Sunday 14 April.
The UK’s 2nd largest marathon offers elite runners the chance to race head to head against each other, bringing competitive racing back to the forefront of marathon running.
In 2018 Stuart Hawkes knocked over four minutes off his PB in an enthralling race to win against Dan Nash, while women’s winner and former international, Helen Davies, ran her quickest time since 2012.
The first-place winner in the 2019 Brighton Marathon will win £2,000 with prizes also allocated for the first eight men and women. The restructuring of time bonuses for the 2019 event will also offer a new opportunity for British athletes in Brighton.
A sum of £1500 is on offer for a British-only course record (2:18:04/ 2:31:08) and £750 will be paid out for performances under 2:20 for men and 2:36 for women making it more relevant and appealing.
Another popular event amongst some of Britain’s best runners is the BM10k. Taking place right before the marathon the BM10k offers a fast, flat route and all the atmosphere and course highlights of the marathon.
First place winner in the BM10k men’s and women’s races will win a prize of £1,000. Breaking 28:45 (men’s) or 32:00 (women’s) will receive a time bonus of £1,000.
The BM10k saw 2018 women’s winner, Charlotte Arter, end the year second in the British 10k rankings running 32:17, which also places her 16th on the British All-Time lists..
Meanwhile, the Brighton crowd witnessed a thrilling encounter in the men’s race as Luke Caldwell came from behind in the final moments to pip Doug Musson and Adam Hickey to the line in 29:23.
More information is available at: brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/club-elite-athletes/
General entries for the Brighton Marathon are now closed to the public but club runners are still able to secure a guaranteed entry. Please go to brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/club-elite-athletes for more information.
The 2019 Brighton Marathon will also offer runners the opportunity to qualify to represent England at Masters age group level.
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