Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
Over 7,500 runners completed the 23rd Brighton Half Marathon, including our team of Have a Heart Heroes led by Tom from Heart Breakfast.
A stunning Spring morning greeted the thousands of runners on the seafront, who have all been training hard through the cold, wind and snow of the past few months, all building up to today.
Thousands of runners took to the streets for the 13.1 mile course, and first across the line was Paul Martelletti in a stunning time of 1hour 7minutes 30seconds. Not far behind him was the first woman, Emma Taylor-Gooby, who not only completed her first half marathon, but smashed the course record, crossing the line at 1hour 18minutes 6seconds.
Tom from Heart Breakfast led our team of Have a Heart Heroes, running for ChildLine and Neuroblastoma Alliance UK (in memory of Felix White). Not only did Tom finish the half marathon, he did it in an amazing time of 1hour 47mins 37secs.
Following Tom across the line were over 70 Have a Heart runners, cheered on by Jack and Kaz from the Heart Bus on the start/finish line.
You can check out all the photos of our runners on the gallery below, and the full results of the Half Marathon are available here.
If you'd like to congratulate Tom and our team on their amazing half marathon runs, it's not too late to donate to their sponsorship funds.
To donate £5 text the word TOM to 70766 and you'll be helping Have a Heart to support more vulnerable and seriously ill children.
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We'd like to say a very special well done to our Have a Heart Gold Club members. These runners raised over £250 for Have a Heart before the run. They received a gold star to wear on their Have a Heart vests and were invited to meet Tom on Heart Breakfast.
Well done and thank you to:
Nathan Hollisey- McLean