Flo Garcia in Brighton Half action

Great news for Brighton Half Marathon fans

Brighton Half's back where it belongs and a few numbers are still available

Here's a great bit of news for all you Brighton Half Marathon fans. The Sussex Beacon organised race that hasn't missed a beat for 31 years is back in its original Spring slot as one of the first major 13.1 mile races of the year on Sunday 27 February 2022 and even better there are some general entry places still available.

Our picture star, Flo Garcia, looks pretty pleased with her run in the twice-postponed 2021 race on 10 October – she ducked under 2:15:00 by a handful of seconds to cross the line on Madeira Drive 2,164th in a magnificent field of 2,787 finishers in just under four hours. 

The 2021 Brighton Half Marathon was won by Paul Navesey (City of Portsmouth, 1:08:10) and Bobby Searle (Brighton Phoenix, 1:22:22) took the women's race by storm. In fact, storms have featured in Brighton Half history, as the official 2020 event video will evidence:

Our race report from 2020 captures the atmosphere as 8,000 runners and hundreds of volunteers were battered by 50mph winds and squally showers. Despite the conditions, there were decent winning times for Kevin Moore (Brighton & Hove, 1:09:05) and Phillipa Williams (Sheffield, 1:17:55).

The mainly flat, seafront course and great spectator support helps to promote fast times and the PB-tally is always exceptionally high in this event. For many runners, the motivation of raising funds for a vital charity is also a spur towards a good finish time. Sussex Beacon supports people living with HIV in Sussex and celebrates its 30th birthday in 2022. It was World Aids Day yesterday (1 December 2021) - a time to reflect, remember and keep on raising awareness.

Full race information at the Brighton Half Marathon website here

Previous results and 2020 race report at runABC South here

Image courtesy: Brighton Half Marathon on Facebook  

Video courtesy: United Magic Studios for Brighton Half Marathon

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