The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2019

Sunday 24th February marked the 29th year of the annual Grand Brighton Half Marathon. With a runner count of up to almost 8000, the day commenced with a fresh 7:30am start at the Race Desk. It was a welcome surprise to have clear, sunny skies (compared to the freezing conditions of last year!); the 15 degree weather feeling considerably balmy for a 13.1mile route through the vibrant city of Brighton.

E3 Events are proud to call 2019 our fifth year working with the headline charity and owner of the Half Marathon race: Sussex Beacon, to deliver this uplifting event, and we would like to thank our 360 strong team of committed volunteers who helped make this possible with their amazing efforts.

There were many incredible PB’s, including a record breaker in the Wheelchair race from Paralympian Tiaan Bosch, and a course record from Paul Navesey who completed the race in 01.04.56. Huge congratulations to all competitors this year – your comradery and sportsmanship made the day. See below for this years’ top results:

Men’s Top Three

1st Place: Paul Navesey, from Crawley Athletics (01.04.56)

2nd Place: Paul Pollock (01.06.35)

3rd Place: Paul Martelletti (01.07.06)

Women’s Top Three

1st Place: Fiona de Mauny (01.20.26)

2nd Place: Emily Proto (01.20.47)

3rd Place: Rose Penfold (01.21.20)

Wheelchair Top Three

1st Place: Tiaan Bosch (00.53.28)

2nd Place: Rob Smith (01.04.11)

3rd Place: Chris Nash (01.04.36)

Camaraderie in the sun. Photo:

Camaraderie in the sun. Photo:

Over the finish line! Paula Elphick (centre) from Team Beacon with Richard Cruse (left). Runner (right) name unknown

Over the finish line! Paula Elphick (centre) from Team Beacon with Richard Cruse (left). Runner (right) name unknown

There have been exciting improvements for steps towards a more environmentally-friendly direction for The Grand Brighton Half Marathon this year. By eliminating plastic bottles, we provided water in recyclable cans and compostable cups at the re-fill stations to help drive the city’s efforts of sustainability.

We would also like to thank our main sponsor, The Grand, for partnering with us for another year, and our additional sponsors below for their contribution to help deliver this standout event:

·         High5

·         Brighton Beach Bikes

·         Sea Lanes

·         Life Water

·         Runners Need

·         Mbition

·         Run Brighton

·         Frosts 4 Cars

·         Heart FM

·         Brighton and Hove City Council

Congratulations once more and thank you all for being a part of The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2019. We look forward to seeing you at our 30th year milestone for the Half Marathon in 2020!