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Paul Martelletti successfully defended his title by winning Brighton Half Marathon 2014

by Press Release
Monday 17th February 2014
 
 

Race report: Brighton Half Marathon - February 16, 2014

Brighton Half Marathon - February 16, 2014

After days of strong winds and heavy rain, the sun was shining on Brighton Half Marathon today (Sunday 16th February), and the runners experienced perfect running conditions with clear blue skies, a light breeze and temperatures between 7 – 9 °C.

The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by The Sussex Beacon, a local HIV charity, and saw 6,996 runners on the start line with Paul Martelletti and Sarah Hill claiming the winning titles. A large number of spectators were lining the streets of Brighton & Hove to cheer on the runners and to show their support for the event.

Paul Martelletti (Victoria Park Harriers / Run-fast) took the lead from the start and successfully defended his title from 2013 by finishing in a time of 01:05:52, over one minute ahead of runner up Tom Aldred of London Heathside and over a minute and half faster than his winning time last year. In a sprint finish Paolo Natali of ATL Firenze Marathon beat Kevin Rojas of Brighton & Hove AC and secured 3rd place in a time of 01:08:08.

Sarah Hill of Farnham Runners was dominating the women’s field and secured the win in a time of 01:18:43, ahead of Deidre McDermot who crossed the finish line in 01:20:15. Claire Grima of Hercules Wimbledon came third in a time of 01:20:45.

The 1 mile Youth Races, which started and finished at the same point as the main race, saw 393 young runners of all levels and abilities take part across four age categories, with the biggest number of runners in the 7 – 10 years age category.

The Brighton Half Marathon Corporate Challenge took place for the third time as part of the main race, and the winners of the Corporate Challenge Trophy will be announced shortly.

Brighton Half Marathon - February 16, 2014

Event Manager Paul Bond commented: “We have been working very hard after the recent challenging weather conditions to make sure that today’s event could go ahead, and I am pleased to say that the Brighton Half Marathon 2014 has been a huge success. Congratulations to Paul Martelletti and Sarah Hill for their fantastic achievements, and to all the runners who took part.

“A big thank you also goes to the sponsors, partners, supporters and volunteers, and to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2014 race.”

The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraising event for The Sussex Beacon, a local HIV charity working to improve health, reduce stigma and prevent premature death. Open 365 days a year, they support men, women and families affected by HIV to manage this life-long condition that has no cure.

Other Charity Partners included Scope (National Charity Partner) alongside WaterAid (International Charity Partner) and Rise (Local Charity Partner).

Sponsors and partners of the Brighton Half Marathon 2014 included ASICS, Runners Need, Lucozade Sport, TomTom, Seattle Hotel, Studio57 Clinic, Visit Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council.

Go to the website for further information about the race and results, www.brightonhalfmarathon.com
Facebook brightonhalfmarathon
Twitter @BrightonHalf

Brighton Half Marathon - February 16, 2014

Men's results

1 Paul Martelletti Victoria Park Harriers / Run-fast 01:05:52
2 Tom Aldred London Heathside AC 01:06:54
3 Paolo Natali ATL Firenze Marathon 01:08:08

 

Women's results

1 Sarah Hill Farnham Runners 01:18:43
2 Deidre McDermot   01:20:15
3 Claire Grima Hercules Wimbledon 01:20:45 

                           

The full results including the results of the Youth Races can be found on www.brightonhalfmarathon.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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