Started in 2010
The inaugural Brighton Marathon was organised by former international athlete Tim Hutchings and former Brighton club athlete, Tom Naylor. The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010. The celebrity starter for this year’s race was Jo Pavey who won the 10,000m gold at the European Championships in Zurich. That win came just 10 days after she had claimed Commonwealth Games bronze in Glasgow over 5,000m.
This year’s statistics
This year there were 9,426 runners; it is the 12th largest marathon in Europe and the 27th largest in the world. There were 319 charities involved in the event for which there were 3200 charity runners. The expected number of spectators is estimated to be approximately 100,000. The gender breakdown of the runners was Female 38%; Male 62%; the average age was 38years and the oldest runner was 80 years old.
This year’s winners, greeted by The Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton and Hove, Councillor and Mrs Brian Fitch were:
Men Duncan Maiyo in 2:10:15
Women Pennina Wanjiru in 2:34:35