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Athletics Weekly - - Brighton Marathon Weekend -

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.

When the sun shines in Brighton there is no bet­ter lo­ca­tion

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