Pace Team

Brighton Marathon Pacers

RunBrighton again provided the pacers for Brighton Marathon, in 2017, which took place on 9th April.

Huge thanks to all of them.

Here’s the awesome team, all local and with heaps of marathon experience, who battled through the heat, helping heaps of runners reach their target times:


Paul Church: Arena 80, ex RunBrighton ambassador, PB 2hrs46, previous BM pacer.

Chris Mallinson: Brighton & Hove AC, around 30 marathons to date, PB 2hrs42, winner of Three Forts Marathon.


Mike Whyte: Brighton Phoenix, 32 marathons to date (four as a BM pacer), PB 2hrs51.

Josh Pewter: Haywards Heath Harriers, four marathons to date, PB 2hrs50.


Tara Shanahan: Arena 80, seven marathons to date (four in Brighton), PB 3hrs18.

Mark Halls: Brighton & Hove AC, numerous ultra races up to 100 miles, previous BM pacer, PB 2hrs49.


Andy Waters: Arena 80, RunBrighton ambassador, 26 marathons to date, PB 3hrs30, previous BM pacer.

Steve Johnson: Arena 80, previously paced 3hrs45 at four Brighton Marathons, PB 3hrs27.


Brian Friend: Brighton Phoenix, 125 marathons/ultras, previous BM pacer, PB 2hrs44, done all Brighton Marathons.

Steve Scott: Brighton & Hove AC, PB 3hrs07, previous BM pacer, experienced ultra runner, (South Downs Way 100, London2Brighton, Spartathlon).


Ilidia Campbell: Henfield Joggers, 28 marathons to date, PB 3hrs49, previous BM pacer.

Dave Rogers: Brighton & Hove AC, 17 marathons to date, PB 3hrs05, previous BM pacer.


Daz Avery: Arena 80, ever-present BM runner, PB 3hrs39, 32 marathons and ultras, previous BM pacer.

Kev Bush: Brighton & Hove AC, PB 3hrs05, experienced ultra runner, previous BM pacer.


Ivan Lyons: Brighton & Hove Hash, has run all seven previous Brighton Marathons in under 4hrs, BM 2017 will be Ivan’s 101st marathon.

Dorian Rogers: Arena 80 AC, six marathons to date (including four at Brighton), PB 3hrs13.


Jan Lavis: Burgess Hill Runners, 76 marathons & ultras to date, PB 3hrs32.

Karen Clinton: Brighton & Hove parkrun committee member, 26 marathons to date, PB 3hrs57.

Wheelchair Escort

Dan Lawson: Member of GB ultra team, ex RunBrighton ambassador, current IAU 24hr European Champion, world record holder for 7 days on a treadmill, marathon PB 2hrs49.



Vitality Brighton Half Marathon Pacers

We were delighted, as official training partner of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon, to have been asked to provide the pacers for last year’s event, which took place on Sunday 26th February.

Huge thanks to the 10 pacers, who all did a fantastic job…


Emily Hutchinson

PB 1:24, Arena 80, RB ambassador



Mike Whyte

PB 1:21, Phoenix, regular Brighton Marathon pacer



Andy Waters

PB 1:31, Arena 80, RB ambassador, regular Brighton Marathon pacer



Brian Friend

PB 1:15, Phoenix, regular Brighton Marathon pacer




 Rick Evans

PB 1:30, Arena 80, RB ambassador



Stephen Whitehurst

PB 1:33, Arena 80, RB ambassador




Daz Avery

PB 1:31, Arena 80, RB ambassador, regular Brighton Marathon pacer



Ilidia Campbell

PB 1:39, Henfield Joggers, regular Brighton Marathon pacer




 Chris Arnold

PB 1:35, Arena 80, RB ambassador



Brigitte Groves

PB 1:55, Arena 80, RB ambassador