We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who took part in our 2022 race on Sunday!
Thousands of runners turned out for our 32nd race, with beautiful blue skies overhead. The event started at 8.57am with the wheelchair race, which saw the biggest ever field for this event, including three Team GB athletes. The main race was started at 9am by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (mil), who then jumped in and joined runners on their route through the city!The route took in the stunning seafront cliff tops of east Brighton, the Royal Pavilion, The Grand Brighton hotel, the i360, the colourful beach huts of Hove seafront and the iconic Brighton Palace Pier. In the wheelchair race Moatez Jomni of the Weir Archer Academy took first place in the men’s race with a time of 62 minutes and 15 seconds, with the women’s race being won by Eden Rainbow-Cooper also from the Weir Archer Academy who finished in 73 minutes and 18 seconds. In the men’s race, Ross Skelton of HY Runners, took first place with a time of 67 minutes and 48 seconds; second place went to Marshall Smith of Ashford AC, who came home in 68 minutes and 18 seconds; third place went to Simon Heath of Brighton Phoenix who finished in 68 minutes and 58 seconds. The women’s race was won by elite runner, Charlotte Ragan of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, who finished in 79 minutes and 14 seconds, followed by Rachel Gifford of Birmingham Running Athletics & Triathlon Club in 79 minutes and 26 seconds. Third place went to Emma Navesey of Lewes AC in 79 minutes and 46 seconds. Alongside the elite field, thousands of charity runners took to the streets of the city, raising money for over 24 charities, including local charities The Sussex Beacon and Chestnut Tree House, and national charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan.
Thanks once again to everyone who took part in this year’s event – runners, sponsors, charity partners and volunteers.
We hope to see you in our 2023 race on Sunday 26th February next year. Entries are now open at brhalfstaging.wpenginepowered.com/2023