LIVE: Brighton Marathon and BM10K 2018

Posted On 15 Apr 2018 at 7:51 am
Stuart Hawkes, 40, snatched first place in the final two miles of the 2018 Brighton Marathon, after chasing down Dan Nash at mile 25.  Picture by Tamara Birch

Stuart Hawkes snatched first place in the final two miles of the 2018 Brighton Marathon, after chasing down Dan Nash at mile 25.
Picture by Tamara Birch

As thousands of runners took to the streets of Brighton and Hove for the BM10k and marathon, our team followed the action throughout the day from various locations.

Reporting by Tamara Birch, Tom Brown, Harry Bullmore, Ben Dadswell and Priya Kantaria from 8am-4pm on Sunday (15 April).

The Medical

It is getting busy down at the finish line.

Fancy trying it yourself? Sign up for the 2019 BM10k and Brighton Marathon at the event village in Madeira Drive today.

Armed police keep the Brighton Marathon safe   Image by Tamara Birch

Armed police keep the Brighton Marathon safe
Image by Tamara Birch

Volunteers from St John Ambulance treated a runner on the course. Another runner was helped to the finish by their first aiders.

Congratulations Helen Davies, first woman home. The Ipswich Jaffa is ranked 17th in her age group nationally.

Stuart Hawkes takes first place, as he did in 2017. The 40-year-old member of Tipton Harriers is ranked 13th in his age group nationally.

Second place Dan Nash, from Cardiff, ranks 126th nationally.

Could be a photo finish as Stuart Hawk runs down Dan Nash.

There’s a carnival atmosphere to keep the runners motivated.

The race leader heads for home.

Brighton man Thomas Ireland is well-known in the running community as a member of Hove Prom parkrun core team, as well as a pacer for Run Brighton and member of Rogue Runners.

Elite runners hit the 13 mile mark one hour and 15 minutes after starting at Withdean Park.

See the course map.

A new record for BM10k women set by Charlotte Arter.

Stewards were forced to stop runners in their tracks as an ambulance made its way across Preston Circus.

Watch out for Brighton and Hove runners including Phoenix, Arena 80, Brighton and Hove City Athletics Club, Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club, Hove Hornets, Rogue Runners, Portslade Hedge Hoppers, Run Brighton, and many more.

The Marathon caravan of Minis heads past Preston Park heralding the arrival of the elite runners.  Picture by Tim Hodges.

The Marathon caravan of Minis heads past Preston Park heralding the arrival of the elite runners.
Picture by Tim Hodges.

Marathon community partner American Express sent a message to runners: “Good luck to all the runners taking part in today’s BM10k and Brighton Marathon and a huge thank you to volunteers and spectators for their support from American Express, Community Partner Brighton Marathon Weekend.”

The Brighton Marathon caravan lets spectators know runners are on their way.

The BM10K starts at 9am, following the first five kilometres of the Brighton Marathon route, then turning west at the Palace Pier before turning back east at Grand Avenue to finish in Madeira Drive.

Marathon runners turn east at the pier and head over the cliffs to Ovingdean before heading west again taking in Grand Avenue, New Church Road and Basin Road South.

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