14-8-2017 – Reebok Ragnar White Cliffs 24hr Relay – last chance to sign up
Entries close tomorrow, 15th August.
This is your last chance to sign up for the most epic running experience…. entries for Reebok Ragnar White Cliffs CLOSE TOMORROW.
10 friends. 2 vehicles. 170ish miles. Overnight. Unforgettable relay. Run relay style from Maidstone – Dover – Brighton, for the most incredible running experience this September 23-24.
Remember, if you don’t have 9 running buddies, you can enter with the 5 Pack option and the organisers will match you with another team of 5.
You still have until 22 August to add all your team members, so while entries close tomorrow – you will have a week from signing up, to get everyone in on the action!
To SIGN UP, click here.
4-7-2017 – Heroic attempt by Dan at the World 24hr Champs
There was an heroic attempt, by Brighton’s Dan Lawson, over the weekend, to break new ground for a GB athlete at the World 24 hour Champs in Dublin, with the aim of breaking the British record.
Having, last October, won the European Championship in Albi, the conditions this weekend in Dublin were sadly not in Dan’s favour. The constant concrete surface combined with the camber of the road, unfortunately left Dan with severe pain in his right shin and legs, making it a struggle to walk in the latter stages.
Unable to complete the final few hours, Dan amazingly (according to provisional results) still completed 140 miles and finished in 38th position.
And Dan already has his eye on another possible British record attempt in Taiwan in December!
26-6-2017 – It’s Bronze for Joe!
Congratulations to Arena 80’s Joe Ashley, who yesterday secured 3rd place in the 800m at the British Masters Champs in Birmingham. Joe also earned himself a new PB… 2:04:12.
15-6-2017 – Brighton Marathon 2018 – Don’t Miss Out!
Don’t delay – only 500 entries left.
Click here for more info.
11-6-2017 – RunBrighton Summer Training Gets Under Way
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make our group run & seminar a success this morning… James Masterson (Physiotherapist at Sundial Clinics), Sandra James (Nutritionist), Paul Dent (Mental Performance Coach of Think Strong), Rob Tregidga & Laura Miller (Ragnar White Cliffs 24hr Relay), Fiona Jamie (Oatopia) and our host (The View). And of course, as ever, the fabulous RunBrighton ambassadors.
It’s not too late to sign up… http://runbrighton.com/membership/
1-6-2017 – Phoenix Open / BMC
Fantastic organisation by Brighton Phoenix, last night, of the open meeting at Withdean.
The race of the night was the BMC 800m A race, where all 7 runners went sub-1:50, with Spencer Thomas (1:48:35), Finley Bigg (1:49:49), Archie Davis (1:49:69), all of Brighton Phoenix, only managing 3rd, 5th and 7th place.
Stephen Ferroni (Brighton & Hove AC) also ran an awesome 1500m race, in 8:34:60 – 11 secs ahead of 2nd place Daniel Stidder (Brighton Phoenix).
14-5-2017 – Prize Draw Winners
[This relates to the prize draw you were entered into at the Brighton Marathon Expo if you signed up then to our summer membership.]
To pick the winners’ names, we are chuffed to again have the assistance of Rachel Riley’s assistant on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown… Mr Joe Wilkinson.
Thank you, Joe. Looking forward to seeing you out on some of our summer training runs.
And huge thanks to all the local businesses who have contributed prizes, as follows:
Arc Physiotherapy, Body Rehab Studios, Brighton Marathon, Brighton Half Marathon, Brooks, HighRoller, Purple Turtle Therapy, Run, Sussex Injury Clinics, The Float Spa.
The winners are:
Shannon Moran – £50 voucher from Run
Randall Joy-Camacho – Membership to RunBrighton’s Winter 2017/18 season
Greg Hilton – High Roller (retailing at £65)
Trevor Makey – Entry to Brighton Marathon 2018 or BM10k 2018
Steve Navesey – Entry to Brighton Half Marathon 2018
Kate Heath – Treatment with Sussex Injury Clinics
Georgia Steers – Pilates DVD plus massage from Body Rehab Studios
Jo Marshall – Massage with Arc Physiotherapy
Clare Halligan – Treatment with Sussex Injury Clinics
Wendy Armstrong – Massage with Purple Turtle
Chris Agnew – 5 Yoga Classes with The Float Spa
… and the no.1 prize – a Brooks Kit Package worth over £250 – goes to Abbey Donaghy.
Congratulations to all our winners. You’ll each receive an email shortly to let you know how to claim your prize.
13-5-2017 – Sussex Champs 5000m
A great set of results for the AB Training Group at the Sussex Champs 5000m at Crawley today, with their members featuring in 1st (Howard Bristow, 15:08), 2nd ( Kevin Moore, 15:22) and 3rd James Westlake, 15:23).
6-5-2017 – Brighton & Hove parkrun 500th anniversary
Wow, 633 finishers in Hove Park this morning!
Nice cake, Lisa Smith-Wallace 🙂
24-4-2017 – Brighton Half Marathon 2018 Entries
Entries to the Brighton Half Marathon 2018 are now open.
Race day for 2018 will be on Sunday 25th February – add the date to your calendar today!
Sign up now for early bird savings.
For the next four weeks, you can sign up for £35 affiliated (UK Athletics runners) and £37 unaffiliated, so be sure to take advantage of the early bird price.
6-4-2017 – Fabulous Prizes to be won!
We are delighted to announce a fabulous list of prizes to be won at RunBrighton’s stand at the Brighton Marathon Expo.
You’ll be automatically entered into the draw if you sign up, at the Expo, to our summer membership. You just need to bring a £10 cash deposit and pay the balance by the end of April (which will also qualify you for an attractive early-bird discount).
Here are the prizes…
Brooks kit package worth over £250
Pilates DVD plus Massage from Body Rehab Studios
Entry to Brighton Marathon 2018 or BM10k 2018
High Roller (retailing at £65)
£50 Voucher from Run
Massage with Arc Physiotherapy
Entry to Brighton Half Marathon 2018
2 treatments with Sussex Injury Clinics
Massage with Purple Turtle
5 Yoga Classes with The Float Spa
Membership to RunBrighton’s winter 2017/18 season
A massive thank you to all the local businesses who have kindly agreed to provide a prize – your generosity is hugely appreciated.
For full details of our summer membership, please see http://runbrighton.com/membership/
5-4-2017 – Brighton Marathon Beach Village
The erection of the Brighton Marathon Beach Village is under way, getting set for the Exhibition, which starts this Friday morning.
The area in the foreground, in the picture, is where the screen and stage will be, and that’s the RunBrighton tent right next to it, in a prime location – all just a few metres from the race finish line.
See you there… Friday / Saturday / Sunday!
21-3-2017 – Brighton Marathon Pacers
RunBrighton is again providing the Brighton Marathon Pace Team.
To find out who will be supporting you, 9th April, and helping you meet your race target, click Pace Team.
16-3-2017 – Algarve Holiday for RunBrighton
What an awesome warm-weather training camp in the Algarve (yet again), with 2:09 Events and RunningWithUs.
13 of us from RunBrighton headed out last Thursday (9th March) for seven days of running, cycling, yoga, pilates, strength & conditioning, swimming, jacuzzi, massage, seminars, good food and sunshine, and amazing friends new & old.
Already looking forward to next year’s trip!
To read about the experiences of those who came on the trip, check out Algarve 2017.
27-2-2017 – New course record at Brighton Half
Existing course record holder Paul Martelletti with new women’s course record holder Eleanor Davis.
What a fantastic day on Brighton sea front.
The strong winds didn’t deter over 8,000 runners, including a couple of hundred from RunBrighton, who completed the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon, yesterday morning.
And there was a new women’s course record for Eleanor Davis of Newquay Road Runners, with a time of 1:14:26.
The men’s race was won, in a nail-biting finish, by Jonathan Tipper of Kent AC, in 1:08:37.
Huge thanks to the RunBrighton Pace Team, who did a fantastic job guiding lots of runners to new PBs.
24-2-2017 – Interview no.3 – Runner Extraordinaire
Another interview with RunBrighton’s Mike Bannister on BBC Radio Sussex breakfast show.
Click here and go to 2:55:40.
16-2-2017 – Brighton Half Marathon Pace Team announced
Check out our new Pace Team page.
16-2-2017 – BBC Sussex interviews RunBrighton
Another chat with BBC Sussex Breakfast Show’s Neil Pringle.
Click here and go to 2:52:30 for Brighton Marathon Weekend’s official coach Nick Anderson, and 2:56:10 for RunBrighton’s Mike Bannister.
10-2-2017 – Visit Brighton Marathon’s Event Village
The Brighton Marathon Exhibition is relocating this year and will become a part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend Event Village.
This will be the first time a three-day village has been created for participants and their supporters in one central, buzzing location.
The new Event Village will be situated on the beach on Madeira Drive, open from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th April. Free to enter, anyone can come along to enjoy the atmosphere and what’s on offer.
The Event Village will feature preparation and recovery areas, where you can chat with training experts or visit the shops featuring the very latest in running products. Street-food outlets and bars will also be open throughout the weekend, making the Event Village a destination in its own right.
On Race Day (Sunday 9th), anyone who wants to support the amazing marathon and 10k runners can come down, soak up the atmosphere and watch all the live action across the big screens from a deckchair or the Grandstand seating by the finish line!
For more information, click here.
See you there!
2-2-2017 – Brooks ‘Brighton Half Marathon’ Tops for South African Cycle Group
I think most of us would agree that it is too easy to forget how privileged we are, living in a westernised society. And, as runners, perhaps we take for granted owning an extensive range of lovely technical kit that we think is never enough, whilst, for others, having just one nice top is considered a luxury.
After last February’s Vitality Brighton Half Marathon, I was lucky enough to be given a load of leftover finisher tee shirts that were surplus to requirements, to see if I could put them to good use.
I spoke with one of our runners, Andy Kemp, who works for Travellers Worldwide. They organise volunteer projects overseas, many of which are in deprived communities. Andy felt he could probably find a good home for these tees.
Well, that was almost a year ago. These things take time! I’m now delighted that they have indeed found a good home.
A cycle club in a local township in South Africa now adorns these technical, Brooks tee shirts, as their new official kit, with pride.
The handover of 30 of the tee shirts was made, last week, by Sharon Dreyer, South African Country Manager for Travellers Worldwide, to coach Paulus of the Knysna Sport School NPO based in Sharon’s home town.
As well as coaching soccer and other sports, Paulus is also the coach for the cycling groups.
The cycling groups are outreach programs and are split into sub-groups according to age. The group in the photograph are young men ranging from late teens to early 20s, and are from impoverished communities.
Many of them are still in high school and others, having left school, are unemployed. 20-year-old Brandon Williams told Sharon that he rides from his home, quite some distance away, three times a week, to join in with the cycling outreach program. Aside from the fact that he enjoys it, it keeps him busy and focused on something positive, unlike many youths in the area that end up getting involved in bad activities.
All in all, the cycling outreach program sees 90 youths a week in the different cycling sessions.
The Knysna Sport School was established 22 years ago and their work in sports development makes a huge impact on the town’s youngsters. For the crèche-age children, they run a fun ‘Kids in Traffic’ program, complete with a ‘street road system’, various road signs and bicycles. This program is extremely important to teach them road safety. From primary to high school level, they are involved with soccer, cricket, golf, hockey, athletics, table tennis and cycling.
Sharon says “I cannot praise this extremely well run organization enough with their hard working and motivated staff. It is a pleasure to partner up with them wherever possible as they are making such a difference in our town. Apart from coaching sports and skills like leadership and teamwork, they keep our youth busy with sport instead of hanging around on the street and, at worse, getting involved with criminal activities.”
By Mike Bannister
23-1-2017 – Mini Mile Races FREE
Entries for The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races ARE NOW OPEN AND ARE £FREE!
One of the main partners of Grounded Events (the race organisers), Gatwick Airport, is covering the entry fee this year, so don’t miss out as available places are limited.
Instead of paying an entry fee, entrants will be invited to make an optional donation to the race sponsor and Gatwick Airport’s national charity partner, Cancer Research UK, on signing up.
The event takes place on Saturday 8th April 2017, the day before Brighton Marathon.
Click here to enter now!
16-1-2017 – BBC Sussex interviews RunBrighton
Neil Pringle, BBC Sussex’s breakfast show presenter, is currently in training for his first marathon (Brighton, 9th April).
This morning, RunBrighton’s Mike Bannister was invited into the studio, to share a few training and racing tips.
If you’d like to listen to the interview, please click here and go to 1:56:40.
10-1-2017 – Brighton & Hove’s 5th parkrun to go ahead
AS you may be aware, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to try and get funding for a brand new parkrun in the city.. in Peacehaven.
Well, great news.. funding has just been just been granted for both the main 5k event and the junior parkrun.
It’s early days, and likely nothing much will happen for another few months. But this is exciting news for all who have been involved.
Congratulations especially to Dawn Paul, who has worked tirelessly to get this off the ground and been instrumental in securing the funding.
If you would like more information, or would like to get involved with the organising team, please contact parkrun ambassador Mark Brocklehurst at email@example.com
8-1-2017 – Sussex Cross-Country Champs, Bexhill
Congratulations to Jon Pepper of Brighton Phoenix, who, yesterday, comfortably secured his 5th victory in the senior men’s race.
Other notable performances on the day, for Brighton runners, included:
Dan Stidder (Phoenix): U20 Boys – 1st
Almi Nerurkar (Phoenix): U17 Girls – 1st
Leo Brewer (Phoenix): U15 Boys – 1st
Brighton Phoenix: U17 Girls’ team – 1st
Brighton & Hove AC: U15 Boys’ team – 1st
Brighton & Hove AC: U15 Girls’ team – 1st
Brighton & Hove AC: U13 Girls’ team – 1st
6-1-2017 – Dan on Radio 2
Check out this morning’s Radio 2 interview with World no1 24hr runner & RunBrighton ambassador, Dan Lawson… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086fmwj (from 2:22:30 to 2:26:00).
17-12-2016 – Brighton Half Youth Races
Brighton Half Marathon are scheduled to close entries for their Youth Races by the end of December, or sooner if capacity is reached.
So far, there has been lots of interest in the younger age groups, but there are still lots of places for 15-17 year olds – and with prizes of £50/£40/£30 sports vouchers for placing in boys & girls races, that’s not a bad incentive for young athletes!
Entries can be accessed by clicking here.
Congratulations to Darryl Hards (Brighton Phoenix), 1st male, and Emily Hutchinson (Arena 80), 1st female, in yesterday’s Mince Pie 10.
Darryl’s time was 57:54, whilst Emily, who recently joined RunBrighton as an ambassador, took exactly a minute off Katy Moore’s (Brighton & Hove AC) 2010 record, to finish in 66:31.
Chichester’s James Baker still holds the men’s record of 56:34.
For full results, click here.
29-11-2016 – Winter Training Launch Weekend
Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to an awesome RunBrighton Winter Training Launch Weekend. The presenters at our seminar on Saturday were all brilliant… Gideon Remfry (Nutritionist), Dawn Buoy (Official Brighton Marathon Physio), Tim Woodman (Team GB Triathlete & owner of Management Learning & Coaching); thanks also to our fabulous hosts (The View on Hove Prom, which was the perfect seminar venue).
Meg Denman of Sussex Injury Clinics, your warm-up and technique work on Sunday morning was spot on. And, as ever, Freedom Leisure looked after us brilliantly, with Withdean Sports Complex providing the ideal platform for our first group run.
RunBrighton Ambassadors, amazing support as ever! And what a delightful group of runners, which is what this is all about! It’s going to be a great winter!
For more info, click WINTER TRAINING
12-11-2016 – A Good Day for Brighton & Hove AC
Congratulations to Jamie Knapp (left) on a clear victory at the Sussex Cross-Country League race in Lancing this afternoon. The Southampton runner had donned a Brighton & Hove AC vest, for the first time, enabling him to race as a second-claim runner for the club alongside his training partners from the Allison Benton Training Group.
Meanwhile, Brighton club mate and training partner Howard Bristow (middle) represented England for the first time, at the British Masters Cross-Country International in Glasgow. A fantastic performance from Howard resulted in 4th place overall and 1st V40. Congratulations Howard!
And it was also an international debut for Brighton & Hove AC’s John Lowden (right), also at the Masters Cross-Country in Glasgow, and a fantastic win for John in the V60 category. Congratulations John!
27-10-2016 – RunBrighton Prize Draw Winners
You may recall we ran a prize draw at the RunBrighton stand at the Sport & Fitness Show on Hove Lawns last month.
If you paid a £10 cash deposit towards our winter membership and made the balance of payment by mid-October, you were automatically entered into the draw.
He has plenty of experience of picking out letters – so who better to pull our winners’ names out of a bag than Rachel Riley’s assistant on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown… Mr Joe Wilkinson.
Thanks Joe. Hopefully see you out running with us sometime soon.
And the lucky winners are:
Caroline North – Silva Headtorch (to the value of £100) from Run
Claire Giles – Membership to RunBrighton’s Summer 2017 season
Georgia Steers – High Roller (retailing at £69)
Lorraine Counsell – One month’s membership of Withdean Sports Complex (incl gym, fitness & swimming at 7 centres in the Brighton area)
Louise Budd – Massage or injury treatment with Studio 57 Clinic
Matt Lee – Treatment with Sussex Injury Clinics
Sarah Crosier – Pilates DVD plus massage from Body Rehab Studios
Sarah Lockley – Massage with Arc Physiotherapy
Shannon Moran – Brooks Kit Package worth over £250
Tony Adams – Treatment with Sussex Injury Clinics
Congratulations to all our winners!
Anyone not yet signed up to our winter training, it’s not too late.
SIGN UP NOW to avoid missing out on our pre-season seminar! Click HERE for all the details.
17-10-2016 – England no.1 – Kevin Rojas 9th in Toronto Marathon
Huge congratulations to Brighton & Hove AC runner Kevin Rojas.
Kev only started running properly in 2011, with RunBrighton. The following year we made him a RunBrighton ambassador. And yesterday he donned an England vest for the first time, representing his country in the Toronto Marathon.
On a breezy course, and in high humidity, Kev was the first Englishman home out of a team of five, in 2hrs24.
In 9th place overall, and second non-African, this is a phenomenal achievement for the runner who has come on leaps and bounds since training with the Allison Benton Training Group in Brighton.
Nice one, Kev!
17-10-2016 – Withdean Athletics Academy – Autumn Half Term
Autumn half term 3-day Athletics Academy for 6-12 year old’s. Booking now available by calling 01273 542100.
16-10-2016 – Bright 10 Results
Great day for runners from the Allison Benton Training Group, at the Bright 10 this morning… 1st Paul Navesey, (53:11), 2nd James Westlake, (53:47), 3rd Ben Savill, (54:48).
And not forgetting their training partner Emily Proto, 2nd place female in 63:39.
Well done everyone who battled through the wind; tough conditions today!
7-10-2016 – Brighton Marathon Mini Mile Races – Entries Opening Soon
If you’ve got children aged 7-17, they can experience the Brighton Marathon Weekend! Register your interest in the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races.
Children can also experience their own race day in these age related races taking place on Saturday 8th April, the day before Brighton Marathon and BM10k. Not just about the running, there will also be a full Event Village with activities, games, food and more for all the family to enjoy.
Entries will open in coming months – register your interest now to hear when they will open and snap up those earlier places at lower prices.
To find out more, and to register interest, click HERE.
26-9-2016 – Brighton Marathon Entries Re-Opening
23-9-2016 – Last Chance to Enter Vitality Brighton Half Marathon
Registrations to the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2017 are set to close within the next week – if you haven’t already got your place, make sure you sign up soon to secure your spot.
See you on the start line in 2017.
5-9-2016 – RunBrighton’s Winter Training
In conjunction with the brand new Brighton & Hove Triathlon, the Sport & Fitness Show will be taking over Hove Lawns the whole weekend of 10th & 11th September.
Come and say hello at the RunBrighton stand.
This will be your first chance to sign up for RunBrighton’s winter membership, not only benefitting from our early-bird discounted fee, but being automatically entered into a prize draw with some amazing prizes on offer. (Just bring your £10 cash deposit.)
We have not only been providing training for the Brighton Marathon since it first began in 2010, we are now delighted to announce that RunBrighton has just been appointed as the official training partner for the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon.
RunBrighton’s Winter 2016/17 Membership includes over 4 months of supported group Sunday runs, marathon & half-marathon training programs, advice, seminars & workshops, discounts on a comprehensive range of running-related products & services, regular social events, free entry to fabulous prize draw… all for less than £4 per week. Sign up early and it works out less than £3 per week. Bargain!
For more details, see RunBrighton Membership
2-9-2016 – Brighton Marathon ENTRIES ARE REOPENING!
This is an exclusive, last chance to enter the 2017 Brighton Marathon with a general entry. Enjoy an unbeatable atmosphere, and huge crowds in a fantastic city. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST… Click HERE
19-8-2016 – Birthday Boys 5000m
Well done Tom Ulliott for putting on another great Birthday Boys Track 5000m race at Withdean, last night.
Here are the results:
Place Name Club Age cat Time
1st Reuben Hoyte Brighton Phoenix U20 16.12.2
2nd Louis Taub B&H AC MV40 16.23.3
3rd James Collins Burgess Hill AC SM 16.38.2
4th Emma Dixon B&H AC U23 17.01.2
5th James Risdale Arena 80 SM 17.07.0
6th Phillip Stevenson B&H AC SM 17.16.6
7th Dean Angell Horsham Joggers MV50 17.18.4
8th Pete O’Connell Horsham Joggers MV55 17.31.4
9th Caroline Hoyte Arena 80 FV45 17.35.1
10th Paul Cousins Haywards Heath Harriers MV50 17.43.3
11th James Dicks Arena 80 SM 17.46.9
12th John Lowden B&H AC MV60 17.52.0
13th Emily Proto Arena 80 SL 17.55.9
14th Fran Bond U/A MV35 17.59.9
15th Sam Bennett Arena 80 MV40 18.08.4
16th Matt Dowse U/A SM 18.17.8
17th Scott Chinchen Steyning AC SM 18.31.0
18th Chris Mallinson B&H AC MV40 18.38.7
1st Mark Halls B&H AC MV50 18.36.7
2nd Tristan Sharp Arena 80 MV35 18.37.4
3rd Gary White Brighton Tri MV45 18.43.5
4th Randall Joy-Camacho U/A MV45 18.45.4
5th Gary Christie B&H AC MV50 18.48.1
6th Mal Preece U/A MV50 19.08.5
7th Dave Rogers B&H AC MV40 19.21.7
8th Sean Gibson B&H AC MV50 19.44.1
9th Ben Millar U/A SM 19.49.6
10th Steve Scott B&H AC MV50 20.06.3
1st Shaun Billing B&H AC MV50 20.31.0
2nd David Kemp Arena 80 MV55 20.42.1
3rd Dave Arnold Vegan Runners MV50 20.44.7
4th Cathy Ulliott B&H AC FV50 20.51.3
5th Gill Bickle B&H AC FV35 20.53.2
6th Brian Ogilvie B&H AC MV55 21.07.2
7th Kevin Lowe Arena 80 MV55 21.08.7
8th Isobel Muir Arena 80 FV35 21.15.2
9th Kevin Bush B&H AC MV55 21.16.7
10th Neil Walford B&H AC MV50 21.29.8
11th Sean O’Brien B&H AC MV45 21.36.9
12th Joel Epstein Arena 80 MV45 21.51.3
13th John Thompson Arena 80 MV50 21.51.7
14th Val Purnell Horsham Joggers FV55 21.59.0
15th Claire Rank B&H AC FV35 22.23.9
16th John Jaap U/A MV55 23.24.5
17th Emma Bristow B&H AC FV45 23.38.2
18th Kate Rowinska Arena 80 FV40 23.58.4
19th Ilidia Campbell Henfield Joggers FV60 24.13.8
20th Manjula Moon B&H AC FV40 24.33.6
21st Charlotte Jalley U/A FV35 27.55.9
3-8-2016 – Brighton & Hove Pride Weekend
Please note there will be no parkrun this Saturday (6th August) on Hove promenade, nor in Preston Park, owing to it being Brighton & Hove Pride Weekend.
25-7-2016 – The Jog Shop Jog
The Jog Shop Jog is back! This beautifully scenic, rather challenging, 20-miler takes place for the 25th time, Sunday 2 October 2016. On-line entries are now available on the Runner’s World website at http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=2&EN=101541&ms= And you can also submit a paper entry at the Jog Shop, George Street, Brighton.
24-7-2016 – 100 Marathons for Brian
Congratulations to Brighton Phoenix runner & regular Brighton Marathon pacer, Brian Friend, who, at the age of 63, accompanied by his best mate, Butch the dog, last night completed the local Lunar-Tic Marathon, making this his 100th marathon to date. Great achievement Brian!
20-7-2016 – Dan 3rd in Badwater
Congratulations to RunBrighton ambassador Dan Lawson, who just finished joint 3rd in Badwater, USA, in a time of 23hrs52.
Badwater is known as the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet, covering three mountain ranges, starting in Death Valley, and with a total cumulative climb of almost 4500 metres, over a distance of 135 miles, in 45 degree heat!
Jointly in 3rd place was Australia’s Mick Thwaite. 2nd place went to Harvey Lewis (USA), 23hrs40. The winner was Pete Kostelnick (USA), 21hrs56.
Pic: left Mick Thwaites, right Dan Lawson, in joint 3rd.
8-7-2016 – Bright10 – 100 days to go
The clock is ticking towards the 2016 Bright10, and plans are being finalised for another fantastic celebration of running.
To find out more, visit www.bright10.co.uk
The inaugural race in 2015 brought some incredibly fast times, colourful stories, with fantastic charitable and community support. 2016 promises to be even bigger and brighter!
27-6-2016 – Brighton Half Marathon – Early Bird Price – Don’t Miss Out!
Each and every year, runners tell the organisers how happy they found race day – the city of Brighton is legendary for its friendly crowds, having fun and getting into the spirit of sport. If you fancy running the UK’s happiest half next February but haven’t got round to signing up, the end of June signals the end of standard pricing for the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2017. If you haven’t already signed up, be sure to do so by 30th June before the final price hike on 1st July.
Places are selling faster than ever this year so, if you’re keen for your friends and family to run with you, give them a nudge so they don’t miss out. Flat (almost!), fast and super-friendly, come and take part for their 27th year in 2017.
22-6-2016 – BM10K Entries Open
Join thousands of others on Sunday 9th April for the BM10k.
Starting just before Brighton Marathon, the 10k offers all the atmosphere and excitement of the marathon start before finishing on Brighton’s glorious seafront.
Only 2,500 entries will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The first 1,000 entries are just £25.
The remaining 1,500 entries will be priced at £30.
Don’t miss out. Be a part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend in 2017.
19-6-2016 – Another great victory for Dan
Huge congratulations to RunBrighton ambassador Dan Lawson, who has just won the gruelling Fusion 24 hr ultra race in China. Despite 45 degrees temperature, 95% humidity, keeling over and passing out twice mid-race, Dan has also set a new course record. Nice one Dan! See you for a nice leisurely run with RunBrighton next Sunday.. assuming your feet have repaired by then:-) If you missed it at the time, here’s our interview with Dan in July 2014… http://runbrighton.com/stories-and-interviews/awesome-lawson/
14-6-2016 – Withdean Family Fun Day
Free junior athletics at Withdean Stadium, Saturday 25th June. Check out the details of their family fun day at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/1554e6e4a79e59c9
5-6-2016 – One week to the start of RunBrighton’s Summer Season
There’s less than one week to go to the start of our summer training, and it’s by far our biggest summer group yet. Supported long Sunday runs, training programs, numerous discounts on running products & services… All for less than £4/week for 16 weeks. You can still sign up… http://runbrighton.com/membership/
2-6-2016 – RunBrighton Prize Draw Winners
We are pleased to announce the results of our prize draw. This was for any runner who, by the end of the Brighton Marathon Expo, had paid a cash deposit for our summer membership, and who had completed the balance by 30th April.
Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed prizes, as follows:
And the winners are:
Delphine Nonin – 40min massage with Arc Physiotherapy
Jane Holford – Entry to Brighton Marathon 2017 or BM10K 2017
Jo Renshaw – 1hr Treatment at Sussex Injury Clinics
Julie Tyrrell – Pair of Brooks running shoes
Louise Budd – 1 month’s membership at Withdean Sports Complex
Mark Dewdney – Pair of Brooks running shoes
Matthew York – Pilates DVD and 30min massage with Body Rehab
Mike Wilson – 45min massage or injury treatment with Studio 57 Clinic
Natalie Gould – £25 voucher for Run
Oliver Ovett – 1hr Treatment at Sussex Injury Clinics
Sarah Lockley – Vitality Brighton Half Marathon entry
Shawn Buck – Winter 2016/17 RunBrighton membership
Simon Cook – £25 voucher for Run
Steve Madell – Pair of Brooks running shoes
Congratulations to all the above winners… you will each shortly receive an email with how to claim your prize.
1-6-2016 – Brighton Half
June 1st means one thing: hello summer! At the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon HQ, 2017 places are selling faster than ever and they’re gearing up for a great year. Standard pricing ends – subject to availability – at the end of this month, so if you’re keen to run, be sure to enter the race soon. The race date for your calendar is 26 February 2017.
They’re also signing up lots of charities, so take a look at their charities page to see their latest charity partners. Lots more will be coming on board over the coming weeks too.
9-5-2016 – Heroes v Villains
Photo: Matt Bartsch, Riptide
It’s that time of year again, when Brightonians up and down the city dust of their Superhero or villain costumes and think about heading to the seafront for another epic battle between the good and evil! It can only be Heroes Run v Villains Run, in aid of Pass It On Africa.
The concept is simple: On race day, the teams will line up against each other and go head to head in a straight race to the finish line. In both the 5km and the 10km race, the first team to reach 100 finishers will win the day. You don’t have to be an athlete to take part, so the event is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to get involved. As well as the 5k and 10k distances for the grown up Wonder Women and Lex Luthers among you, there is also the ever-popular Kids 500m Dash plus a Youth Mile Race. Every runner will receive a medal and there will be prizes for the best costumes in all categories. Outfits can be shop- bought or homemade, but it’s best to think of the practicalities of running in it before getting too carried away with the design!
The teams are also going head to head in fund-raising for Pass It On Africa. Hero or Villain, one thing that everyone can agree on is the importance of their cause.
“In 2016 we aim to complete our 3 year development project at the Nyantonzi Primary School in Masindi, Uganda. The objective is to develop the school into a sustainable and well-performing institution where all the children, girls and boys alike, receive a quality education in a safe and secure environment. ”
Matt Lambert – Pass It On Africa co-founder
“Last year’s race raised £18,711 for Pass It On Africa, every penny of which went to the Nyantonzi School Project. The charity is run entirely voluntarily by a handful of friends, so the race entry fee covers the annual charity running costs plus the cost of the race itself. This is how 100% of fundraising can go straight to supporting education in Africa.
“Pass It On Africa aim to raise £20,000 at this years race. To achieve this they are asking each runner to try and raise £20 sponsorship. If this is achieved, you will not only enable over 800 young people to achieve a quality primary education but you will also help them help themselves out of poverty.”
So, whether you wish to save the day as a hero or ruin the day as a villain, sign up for a fun day out, and at the same time help put a smile on the face of a child in Africa.
Brighton Heroes Run Vs Villains Run takes place on Sunday 15 May 2016.
For more information, check out: www.heroesrun.org.uk
2-5-2016 – Victory for Pompairac at Three Forts
Congratulations to RunBrighton’s David Pompairac, who won the Three Forts Marathon yesterday.
The Frenchman was also the fastest RunBrighton runner of the day at Brighton Marathon last month.
28-4-2016 – Allison Benton selected for Brooks Inspire Daily programme
Congratulations to Allison Benton for being selected to join the prestigious Brooks Inspire Daily programme in recognition of the superb coaching that she has been providing to all the athletes in her Brighton-based group (‘The Allison Benton Training Group’).
Allison was one of just 22 coaches across the UK to have been selected to join the programme by Brooks, based on nominations and applications from athletes. The coaches selected by Brooks to be part of the programme are described as having the “innate ability to motivate anyone they meet” and “going above and beyond to help others achieve their running goals”.
20-4-2016 – The Brighton Chicken Run, Sunday 24th April 2016, 10am, Hove Park
The Chicken Run turns 3 on Sunday 24th April and, like most three year olds, it’s still refusing to do as it’s told, still happiest when wearing ridiculous costumes in public and still prefers a Chocolate Easter egg for breakfast! The guy who set up the event, James Macdonald, is half of the team that came up with one of the cities longest running charity events, The Heroes Run. When we asked him….Chicken running….earning Easter eggs…why? He told us this:
“There were 3 main reasons why I wanted to put on a Chicken Run event. Firstly, anything that makes people laugh or smile is a really good thing and being passed by a sea of chicken runners is a tough thing to ignore. Secondly I wanted to create a fundraising event that really supports charities with smaller budgets. I do this by charging charities less for their places than the public rate and finally if you can encourage people to get into a healthier lifestyle through running and maybe they then start to earn their Chocolate Easter eggs then that might also be a positive thing.”
Since the event started in 2013 it has raised about £8,000 for 15 charities. James is hoping that this year’s event will raise considerably more for lots more charities and is saying why not really make a charity’s day by contacting them after the event to say something along the lines of “I did this Chicken Run thing had a whip round in the office and raised this money for you.”
He is also hoping that this year’s event might manage to set an unofficial World Record for the most people running around dressed as Chickens. To his knowledge no such record presently exists but he has the goal of 200 Chicken Runners as the target to aim for.
There are a number of lovely supportive event partners who all do their bit to help make the day possible. The biggest thank you must go to the event’s main sponsor Nando’s, for their ongoing support and for their goody bags which amongst other things always include a half chicken voucher for every race finisher!
Included in the race entry is your own chicken costume, a well earned race medal, an Easter egg and of course your Nando’s goody bag.
Everyone who signs up is also entitled to one week’s free British Military Fitness membership at their local BMF class. Here’s what a few of last year’s chicken runners had to say about the event.
“A great time was had and we will definitely be back next year with friends in tow.” (Penny, Worthing)
“Excellent run! Great organisation. Half the egg scoffed already. Bring on next year.” (Hannah, Brighton)
“Thank you so much for another fun event. I’m training for the Brighton Marathon so as you can imagine I’m sick to death of early Sunday mornings and long runs! The Chicken Run was just what I needed! I must admit, at first I did wonder what on earth I, a middle aged woman was doing standing alone in a damp park in a chicken outfit but once the warm up started I forgot all about it. I even got a personal best time!” (Lucy, Brighton)
James hopes that the event becomes well established in the city and also helps lots of charities to fund their projects. He also hopes that people who may often be a bit turned off by the idea of running, sign up, have a really great time and realise that this whole being fit and running around a bit isn’t just, for fit people who run around a bit.
So why not sign up today and do something genuinely unique this year. They event organisers can’t guarantee that the experience will turn you into an overnight running legend but it will be lots of fun and this year you will definitely have earnt that Easter egg.
To sign up please click on this link
For more information about the event visit the Brighton Chicken Run website
18-4-2016 – Now I AM a runner!
A delightful email from Angie Bowles, first time with RunBrighton this winter, tells just one of many wonderful stories that have emerged out of yesterday’s Brighton Marathon. But this one summarises exactly what RunBrighton is all about…
“You, Mr Bannister, are in serious trouble!
I started out last year with a random question “does everyone have a marathon in them?” Entered, stressed about it, then I found RunBrighton…..
What an experience this has been. From the first week of the winter training when I couldn’t run for more than 2 minutes at a time (& honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to), I have not only completed (and enjoyed) a marathon but entered to do it again next year! My life is already full – I haven’t got time to take on a seriously time consuming commitment- I expected to try it & then move on.
Within hours of completing yesterday I was discussing which Autumn half to target & what I might be able to achieve with another year’s training. Stupid! I have no more time. “I am not a runner” !
Seriously though, I want you to know just how much I have appreciated RunBrighton and your interest in a “non runner” exploring running. I am staggered by what I did yesterday and by how much I enjoyed it. More amazing than anything was hearing my 19 year old daughter (as she met me at the finish) saying “I want to do that too”! As a parent, to inspire your child with the belief that anything is possible if you are willing to work hard enough, is priceless. She made an entry last night.
Mike, thank you. This has been an amazing experience. Now I AM a runner, I am just so curious to see what comes next. I am looking forward to the summer season.
With love & thanks
Join Angie and numerous others for RunBrighton’s summer season… http://runbrighton.com/membership/
16-4-2016 – Brighton Marathon Expo
What a fantastic couple of days on the RunBrighton stand at the Brighton Marathon Expo, with heaps of runners signing up to our summer season… http://runbrighton.com/membership/
12-4-2016 – Fabulous Prizes to be won
See you at the RunBrighton stand at the Brighton Marathon Expo. Bring your £10 cash deposit to sign up for our summer season membership and be automatically entered into our fabulous prize draw. Prizes include:
1. Pair of Brooks Running Shoes
2. Pair of Brooks Running Shoes
3. Pair of Brooks Running Shoes
4. Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2017 Entry
5. One month’s membership at Withdean Sports Complex
6. Entry to Brighton Marathon 2017 or BM10K 2017
7. 1hr Treatment at Sussex Injury Clinics
8. 1hr Treatment at Sussex Injury Clinics
9. Pilates DVD and 30min Massage from Body Rehab
10. Winter 2016/17 RunBrighton Membership
11. 40min Massage with Arc Physiotherapy
12. £25 Voucher for Run
13. £25 Voucher for Run
14. 45min massage or injury treatment with Studio 57 Clinic
Don’t miss out! See you at the Expo!
11-4-2016 – Awesome performance by Brighton & Hove in Manchester
Huge Congratulations to Brighton & Hove AC’s Kevin Rojas, Dimosthenis Evangelidis and James Turner, coming 2nd (2hrs22), 4th (2hrs25) and 12th (2hrs29) respectively in Manchester Marathon this morning. And all three of them coached by Allison Benton. Well done Allison:-)
5-4-2016 – Brighton Marathon Pacers
RunBrighton has again been asked by Grounded Events, organisers of Brighton Marathon, to provide pacers in the range 3hrs to 4hrs30.
And I’m delighted to introduce them…
3:00 Paul Navesey
Crawley AC, 4th in Brighton Half Marathon 2016, current British 100km Champion, marathon PB 2hrs41
3:00 James Turner
Brighton & Hove AC, 2hrs32 in London Marathon 2015, 5th in Worthing Half Marathon 2015
3:15 Dan Lawson
GB team ultra runner, ex RunBrighton ambassador, world record holder for 7 days on a treadmill, marathon PB 2hrs49
3:15 Paul Church
Arena 80, ex RunBrighton ambassador, 2hrs46 in Abingdon Marathon 2015, previous BM pacer
3:30 Kevin Betts
Worthing based Personal Trainer, 52 marathons completed in 2011, PB 3hrs02
3:30 Shaun Billing
Brighton & Hove AC, RunBrighton ambassador, marathon PB 2hrs51, previous BM pacer
3:45 Brian Friend
Brighton Phoenix, 93 marathons to date, PB 2hrs44, previous BM pacer
3:45 Andy Waters
Arena 80, RunBrighton ambassador, 19 marathons to date, PB 3hrs30, previous BM pacer
4:00 Steve Scott
Brighton & Hove AC, experienced ultra runner, marathon PB 3hrs07, previous BM pacer
4:00 Camilla Moyle
Brighton & Hove AC, RunBrighton ambassador, 10 marathons to date, PB 3hrs29
4:15 Kevin Bush
Brighton & Hove AC, experienced ultra runner, marathon PB 3hrs05, previous BM pacer
4:15 Ilidia Campbell
Henfield Joggers, 25 marathons to date, PB 3hrs49, 3rd lady in Cranleigh Marathon 2015, previous BM pacer
4:30 Darren Avery
Arena 80, RunBrighton ambassador, 25 marathons to date (12 in 2015), PB 3hrs39
4:30 Michelle Cartwright
Ex RunBrighton ambassador, 26 marathons to date, PB 3hrs39, previous BM pacer
Chat with them at the Expo, on the information stand, where they’ll guide you through the course map.
And meet them, with their balloons, in their respective corrals on race morning in Preston Park (or in Withdean Park if you’re on the fast start).
31-3-2016 – Brighton Half Marathon 2017
This evening saw the Official Launch of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2017, at the Grand Hotel on Brighton sea front.
Date for your diaries… Sunday 26th February 2017.
And good luck to Race Director, Martin Harrigan, on your sub-3hr attempt in London Marathon, 24th April!
19-3-2016 – Ultra Recognition for Dan
Congratulations to ex RunBrighton Ambassador Dan Lawson on being voted UK-based Male Ultra Runner of the Year for 2015.
Events that Dan won last year include GUCR, Run the Rann and Ridgeway 86.
He was also 2nd in the gruelling Spartathlon race.
Check out our interview with Dan at http://runbrighton.com/stories-and-interviews/awesome-lawson/
18-3-2016 – Moyleman
(Image from today’s Sussex Express.)
It was a great day for all involved with the Moyleman (Lewes off-road marathon) on Sunday.
140 runners completed the full marathon, which was won by Chris Gilbert in 3:02:57.
And the first woman was Helen Sida in 3:42:34.
There were also 24 teams of two, each running half the course.
If you’d like to know more about the background to this event, check out http://runbrighton.com/stories-and-interviews/the-moyleman-featuring-the-late-chris-moyle/
2-3-2016 – Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2016 – official race video
28-2-2016 – Charlie Retains 1500m Title
Congratulations to Charlie Grice (Brighton Phoenix) who defended his 1500m title today at the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield.. 3:46.50.
28-2-2016 – Vitality Brighton Half Marathon
Another awesome performance from Paul Martelletti, again winning the Brighton Half, and with a new course record… 64:53.
First Brighton club runner was Kev Rojas (Brighton & Hove AC) in 3rd place (68:36).
Kev, along with two of his training partners in the Allison Benton Training Group, made the top five. (Chris Zablocki, 2nd, 68:20; Paul Navesey, 4th, 69:11.)
For full results from yesterday’s event (including the Youth Races), go to http://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/news/results/
22-2-2016 – Jason WC Knight
Apparently Jason Knight (Brighton & Hove AC) is going for a world record attempt at the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon this Sunday, to break 1hr30 dressed as a toilet.
What a sh*t idea!
Good luck Jase:-)
21-2-2016 – It’s Gold for Joe
Congratulations to Joe Ashley, who was a RunBrighton Ambassador last year and recently started training with the Allison Benton Training Group in Brighton.
Joe just ran his first indoor 1500m race at the Southern Counties Indoor Champs, and won his first V35 gold medal, in a time of 4:25.
And this is just the beginning for Joe. Plenty more to come!
17-2-2016 – Moorcroft visits Brighton
Great to see former 5000m world record holder, Dave Moorcroft, at Withdean Stadium last night.
The Director of Sport for Join In visited Brighton & Hove Athletics Club to publicise the role of volunteers in Athletics.
15-2-2016 – Golds for two young Brighton runners in Sheffield
image from http://www.sussexathletics.org.uk/
There were two golds for Brighton runners at the England Athletics Young Athletes Indoor championships at Sheffield at the weekend.
Well done Amber Anning (Brighton & Hove AC) who secured gold in the U17 300 metres in a time of 39.38.
Congratulations also to Toby Harries (Brighton Phoenix) who took the U20 200m title in 21.26.
Toby’s club mate Spencer Thomas, in the same age group, took silver in the 800m in 1:52.28.
Also in the 800m, Phoenix athlete Maia Hardman clocked 2:18.94, finishing second in the U15 age group.
14-2-2016 – Sussex Cross-Country League
It was a muddy circuit, as expected, for the final races in this season’s Sussex Cross-country League at the Hickstead Showground on Saturday.
The men’s race was won by Ross Skelton (Brighton Phoenix), with club mate Josh Guilmant and Brighton & Hove’s Max Dumbrell crossing the line together for joint second place. Howard Bristow of Brighton & Hove was fourth overall, to win the Veterans race.
It was Phoenix who won the team event on the day, but Brighton & Hove held on to their League title.
Max Dumbrell narrowly missed the individual title, finishing second overall by just 1 point.
Martha Coyle was second in the U20 race, both on the day and in the final position in the League.
Almi Nerurkar (Phoenix) finished second in the chase for the U15 girl’s title, and Lisa Dooley (Brighton & Hove) second in the U13 category.
8-2-2016 – Archie Davis in fine form
Congratulations to Archie Davis (Brighton Phoenix) who came second and secured a personal best over 1500m indoors at the Glo Heath competition in Athlone, Ireland, on Sunday. His time was 3:48.63, a great performance at just 17 years of age.
This followed a third place, just 4 days earlier, over 800m at Lee Valley, in the senior A race at the BMC meeting. It was Archie’s club mate Spencer Thomas who won that race in 1:49.52. But Archie’s 1:49.74 was over a second faster than the previous Indoor best by a British 17 year old.
1-2-2016 – UK 3000m leaders – 2015
Congratulations to Brighton & Hove AC’s Howard Bristow, who features on the same list as Mo Farah for 2015’s top 3000m performances.
Whilst Mo ran the overall fastest 3000 in the UK last year, 40-year-old Howard ran an outstanding 8:38:71, ranking him no’1 in the V40 category.
1-2-2016 – South of England Cross-Country Champs
There were some fine performances from Brighton runners at Parliament Hill on Saturday.
Top 100 finishes included the following…
15th Finn McNally (Brighton Phoenix)
27th Jon Pepper (Brighton Phoenix)
33rd Howard Bristow (Brighton & Hove AC)
50th Max Dumbrell (Brighton & Hove AC)
84th Dimos Evangelidis (Brighton & Hove AC)
98th James Turner (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 20 Men
63rd Martin Brooks (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 20 Women
8th Martha Coyle (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 17 Men
26th Brodie Denholm (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 15 Boys
22nd Tomer Tarragano (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 15 Girls
66th Olivia Monk (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 13 Boys
31st Alex Brothwell (Brighton Phoenix)
65th Tom Roberts (Brighton & Hove AC)
Under 13 Girls
34th Eloise Nikoll (Brighton Phoenix)
64th Rebecca Losh (Brighton & Hove AC)
76th Lois Dooley (Brighton & Hove AC)
25-1-2016 – Sussex Masters Cross-Country Champs
There were some great cross-country performances from Brighton runners in the Sussex Masters Championships at Lancing on Saturday.
Keith Newton (Brighton & Hove AC) took the M50 title in Lancing for the second year running. More significantly, this is Keith’s 10th Sussex cross-country title, as he has previously won the V40 category on 8 occasions.
Meanwhile, Paul Whelton of Phoenix won the V60 title for the second year running,
Brighton & Hove AC were the winning team in the V45 category.
The W55 title was won by Arena 80’S Clare Aqualina.
And Howard Bristow (B&H) secured a clear victory in the M40 race, with B&H also taking the team title.
7-1-2016 – Ferroni for England (again!)
Congratulations to Stephen Ferroni of Brighton & Hove Athletics Club.
He has just been selected to represent England again, this time at the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza in Spain on January 24th.
Good luck Stephen!
1-1-2016 – 1st Place, Twice in One Morning
What a great way to start the new year for Graham Godden… 1st place in two parkruns in one day!!
The Brighton & Hove AC runner, and Brighton & Hove parkrun regular, this morning ran in both of the New Years Day parkrun events taking place in the city.
Not only did Graham come first, at 9am on Hove Promenade and at 10.30am in Hove Park, he also clocked the highest age grading of the morning at both events.
Hove Promenade 16:58, age grading 84.87%.
Hove Park 17:02, age grading 84.54%.
Well done Graham
If you missed it last December, check out our interview with Graham… http://www.runbrighton.com/stories-and-interviews/running-its-just-not-tennis-2/