Biggest Field In History Of Beachy Head Marathon And 10K
Eastbourne enjoyed its busiest ever Beachy Head Marathon on Saturday 28th October with over 3,000 runners crossing the finish line, both in the marathon and 10k, making it the biggest field in 16 years.
Celebrating a first place win in the marathon was Todd Leckie as the fastest male with an impressive time of 2:56:45 and Alexie Williams with a time of 3:27:11, making her the fastest female runner. Winning first place in the 10K for the males was Ross Brocklehurst with 0:38:00 and Sue Fry as the fastest female in the 10K with 0:41:54.
This year’s event welcomed more nationalities than ever before with runners coming all the way from the USA, Jamaica, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand to take part in the iconic marathon and 10K.
Taking on a challenge entirely of their own on Saturday was Linda and David Major who ran to secure their title as Guinness World Record holders for “the most marathons completed by a married couple”. Saturday was David’s 761st marathon and Linda’s 520th marathon, with the couple returning to the finish line at 6:52:56 with yet another completed marathon under their belts.
The event was supported by over 150 volunteers and charities including: HM Coastguard Eastbourne, HM Coastguard Birling Gap, Rotary Club of Hailsham, Beachy Head Ramblers, Eastbourne Sea Cadets Unit 117, Seaford Striders, St John Ambulance, Elite Medical, Chestnut Tree House Hospice, Tuesday O’Hara Fund, Seaford Evening Trefoil Guild, Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, 4 x 4 Assist, Victoria Baptist Church.
The Beachy Head Marathon and 10k returns on Saturday 27 October 2018. For more information and to book your place with early bird rates, please visit www.beachyheadmarathon.co.uk