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The official programme for the 2016 Brighton Marathon Weekend.

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    2016PROGRAMME15TH-17TH APRIL

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  • Thank You

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    Official Suppliers

    Main Partner

    Official Community Partner

    Sports Nutrition Partner

    Medical Team Sponsor

    Official Physiotherapist & Sports Massage Partner

    Contributing Partners

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    CONTENTS:

    Welcome 5Runners 15The Weekend 29Elite Athletes 50Spectator Guide 53Team Brighton 61Stay Connected 66Did You Know? 70

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    Welcome from Brighton & Hove City Council

    Welcome from Brighton & Hove City Council

    I am delighted to welcome you to Brighton & Hove for the seventh running of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, and I am sure you are looking forward to a fantastic weekend.

    The event brings a special atmosphere and helps to showcase our city on the international stage. The city centre and sea front course ensures that you get to see

    all of the iconic locations such as the Royal Pavilion, the Seafront, the lanes, and Brighton Pier during your race. Next year we will be able to add the British Airways i360 viewing tower to that list!

    The Brighton Marathon Weekend makes a huge contribution to the wellbeing of all our communities in Brighton & Hove. While thousands of pounds are raised for good causes including local charities and groups, the months of training and preparation brings people together in our neighbourhoods and communities who might never have met before!

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to all those runners that are visiting the city together with their friends and families who will cheer them on the way. Do take in the Exhibition in the Brighton Centre, visit the Beach Village on Madeira Drive, and enjoy all the city has to offer whether sipping a latt in the Lanes, shopping, or visiting the Royal Pavilion and museums.

    I would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of everybody involved in supporting and organising the Brighton Marathon Weekend. The event is a unique partnership between Grounded Events Company, the City Council, emergency services, over 1,500 volunteers and all the sponsors.

    Finally, I wish each of you a safe, successful and unforgettable Brighton Marathon Weekend.

    Councillor Warren MorganLeader of Brighton & Hove City Council

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    None of this, however, would have been possible without our Event Team and partners and I would like to offer a huge Thank You to those who are supporting us in 2016.

    Firstly, thank you to our Community Partner, American Express, who are continuing their support of our Volunteer Programme and will be helping to engage the whole community of Brighton & Hove over the weekend.

    Also to the Medical Team who are vital for the safe running of our event and give freely of their time and support. Thank you again to Philips Healthcare, who is once again providing world-class equipment and expertise for our medical staff; their involvement is invaluable and very much appreciated. The City of Brighton & Hove itself, of course, is the most amazing

    host; from those at the City Council who assist in our Brighton Marathon Weekends success, to the community of Brighton & Hove who turn out to support you, the runner. We continue to be massively impressed year after year at the size of the event weekends crowds and long may this continue, so a massive Thank You to them.

    We owe enormous gratitude to each of the hundreds of charities who contribute to the fantastic atmosphere on race day and bring thousands of runners to our start line. A special mention though has to be made of Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, who this year have supported our childrens one-mile event, the Mini Mile Races. Inevitably there are dozens of other stake-holders and partners without whom the continued success wouldnt be the story it is HIGH5 Nutrition, Body Rehab Studios,

    Thank you from the Race Founder

    A huge welcome to the 2016 Brighton Marathon Weekend. I cant guarantee weather as glorious as in previous years but I can guarantee you another event that oozes passion, great support, a stunning race experience and huge personal satisfaction.

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    Nick Anderson and A Word On Nutrition and so on it goes too many to mention every one, but you get the picture, it is very much a team effort, thank you.

    And finally of course, to you the runner for choosing Brighton Marathon Weekend because everyone at Grounded Events Company knows what it takes to complete the training and the lifestyle changes necessary to get to the start line ready we wish you the very best of luck. Whether youre in our Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races, our BM10k or the Brighton Marathon, have a fabulous weekend and celebrate your ability to live life to the full.

    Regards,

    Tim HutchingsRace Founder

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    Welcome from the Event Director

    Firstly, I am delighted to welcome Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens as title partner of our Mini Mile Races who, through their association, hope to raise much needed funds for research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults. We have also redesigned the layout of the childrens one-mile course and further enhanced the Event Village and facilities to ensure a better spectator experience.

    The 2016 BM10k has grown through the support of our charities and we hope to have over 2,500 run on Sunday 17th April. Additionally, the Brighton Marathon looks like it will break through 10,000 finishers, which is an amazing milestone for us as organisers, putting us into Europes Top 12 largest marathons.

    However, it is not about size for us. Developing the participant experience is what drives us forward as an organisation. For the first time at Brighton Marathon Weekend we

    will allocate running numbers at the Brighton Marathon Exhibition for the 10k and marathon. This may sound like a small technical detail, but this brand new method of number allocation at a marathon event will allow the runner to choose their starting corral. We believe there is nothing worse than training with a friend or family member all winter only to arrive at the event and be told you have to start in different places. (Ive been there and done that myself!) You can read more about this in your final Runner Instructions and on the website.

    This year we have also spent time focusing on a new layout for the start area in Preston Park, so if you are returning to run again please take a good look at the start maps before Race Weekend. More importantly, we have made a considerable change to the Brighton Marathon start itself. We really want the marathon to be a united experience. While you all come from very different backgrounds and

    Dear Runners and Supporters, Welcome and thank you for joining us this year. 2016 is set to be our biggest Brighton Marathon Weekend in the history of the event, with many positive developments.

    Welcome from the Event Director

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    are running for a multitude of different reasons, we want you to share the unique experience at the start in a unique way I wont spoil the secret yet but I hope you enjoy it.

    Finally, the team has been working to further improve the Beach Village. We really want to give you all the send-off you deserve after months of hard training. Last year saw some 60,000 people visit the Beach Village and the atmosphere was amazing. So many of you come to Brighton & Hove knowing only a handful of people at the race. We want to give you the opportunity to share and celebrate your achievements with the other 10,000 people taking part, as well as with your friends and family. We want you to feel like the hero that you are.

    To us, everyone who takes part in Brighton Marathon Weekend is a #BrightonHero - from the elite runners to the beginners, from the charity fundraisers to the supporters and from the volunteers to the event team. We are proud of every one of you; I hope you have a fantastic 2016 Brighton Marathon Weekend.

    Tom NaylorEvent Director

  • Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103).

    Well keep you going with the support of our cheering teams, our training advice and a well-deserved massage once youve finished at our post race party.

    So go on, join the team thats beating cancer so 3 in 4 people will survive the disease by 2034.

    Visit: cruk.org/brighton-marathon

    JOINRIGHTNOW

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    1.4Local Charity PartnersThe Brighton Marathon Weekend is proud to support nearly 300 charities in 2016, helping to raise much-needed funds for good causes. More than 35 million pounds has been raised collectively since the first Brighton Marathon Weekend in 2010, with that figure set to rise significantly following the fundraising efforts of our runners on Sunday 17th April.

    Every year, two Local Charity Partners are chosen for the Brighton Marathon, to help them raise awareness of their cause, increase their fundraising efforts and to give something back to our local community.

    DEMELZA HOSPICE CARE FOR CHILDREN

    Demelza Hospice Care for Children is based in the South East, providing vital care to hundreds of families. Theyre here to provide compassionate and expert care for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families when they need it the most, whether in the family home or in their family hospices - Demelza Kent and Demelza SEL.

    Collectively, their supporters have raised a fantastic 39,966.98 across the years of involvement with

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