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January 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Race news

Olympic champion Sally Gunnell to start the race

Sally GunnellIn an Olympic year, who better to start you on your half marathon journey than an Olympian? With 6 weeks to go to race day, we’re super-pleased to announce that athletics star Sally Gunnell OBE will be our race starter this year.

Sounding the starting klaxon at 9am on race day on 28 February, Sally will send runners on their 13.1 mile route around Brighton and Hove.

Sally will also be presenting the winners with their trophies at the elite race presentations at 11am.

A local to the Sussex area, Sally is a former track and field athlete who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400m hurdles. Today Sally champions health and wellbeing initiatives and works closely with individuals and businesses across the UK to promote the benefits of sports and a healthy lifestyle.

We look forward to welcoming Sally and all 13,000 runners to the race next month!