Brighton Marathon is the UK’s second biggest marathon and an IAAF bronze label race. In this, the seventh edition of the event, Run-Fast athletes were in action both as pacers and competitors.
In the men’s race, Jonah Chesum and Mark Kangogo did an excellent job pacing the lead group through the half-way point in 64 minutes. The duo completed their duties at mile 18, from where fellow Kenyan athlete Duncan Maiyo went on to take the win in 2:09:56.
Making it a double victory for Kenya, former Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Grace Momanyi won the women’s race in 2:34:16. Run-Fast’s athlete and defending champion Pennina Wanjiru struggled with the pace early on and had lost touch with the leaders by half-way but still managed to finish in 3rd place in 2:43:38.
The event in Brighton also included a high standard domestic 10km race, in which a new course record was set when Adam Hickey out-kicked last year’s winner Jonathon Taylor, crossing the line in 29:03. Run-Fast’s Paul Martelletti had a great race, finishing strongly to take 3rd in a new PB of 29:29. This sets Martelletti up nicely for next weekend when he will be looking to consolidate his excellent form in the London Marathon.
Run-Fast athletes were also racing in Canada at the Vancouver Sun Run 10km, where Chris Cheruiyot came in 2nd in 29:03.