Race history


The Brighton Half Marathon is in its 31st year in 2021. One of the first major half marathons in the running calendar, we’re proud that the event is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

A small group of individuals started the race back in the early 1990s and the money raised from that very first event was used to help fund the building of The Sussex Beacon, the local charity which organises the race. Today, the Brighton Half Marathon is the biggest annual fundraising event for the charity, supporting a specialist HIV care centre in Brighton.

Over the past three decades the race has grown in numbers and it is now one of the largest running events in the south east and a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes.

We have records for the race winners dating back 25 years – if you know who won in the very early years of the race, get in touch as we’d love to hear.

Past winners

2007

James Baker won the race in 2007

Men’s race winners

1995 – Simon Ratner 67 mins, 27 secs

1996 – Geoff Hill – 69 mins, 8 secs

1997 – Kurt Hoyte – 71 mins, 27 secs

1998 – Leigh Beard – 69 mins, 50 secs

1999 – Richard Szade- 69 mins 59

2000 – Sam Kigo – 71 mins 15

2001 – Neville Adams – 70 mins 3

2002 – Patrick Davoren – 71 mins, 42 secs

2003 – Neville Adams – 71 mins, 38

2004 – James Baker – 70 mins, 33

2005 – Ross Grant – 71 mins, 39

2006 – Robbie James – 72 mins, 27

2007 – James Baker – 68 mins, 33

2008 – Dave Carter – 71 mins, 17

2009 – James Baker – 70 mins, 19

2010 – David Wardle – 66 mins, 59

2011 – David Wardle – 66 mins, 22

2012 – Matthew Dumigan – 70 mins, 22

2013 – Paul Martelletti – 67 mins, 29

2014 – Paul Martelletti – 65.52

2015 – Paul Martelletti – 65.48

2016 – Paul Martelletti – 64.53

2017 – Jonathan Tipper – 68:37

2018 – Paul Pollock – 66:57

2019 – Paul Navesey – 64:56

2020 – Kevin Moore – 69:05

 

Women’s race winners:

1995 – Libby Jones

1996 – Janice Moorkite – 79 mins, 19 secs

1997 – Jane Boulton – 80 mins 53

1998 – Julia Cornford – 79 mins, 57

1999 – Julie Briggs – 80 mins, 11

2000 – Shona Crombie – 78 mins, 42

2001 – Judy Oakley – 81 mins 6

2002 – Juliette Clark – 83 mins, 35

2003 – Samantha Baines – 82 mins, 26

2004 – Linda Murdoch – 84 mins, 11

2005 – Chris Naylor – 82 mins, 57

2006 – Renata Antropik – 83 mins, 33 secs

2007 – Gill Wheeler – 81 mins, 41 secs

2008 – Naomi Warner – 78 mins, 33 secs

2009 – Loretta Sollars – 81 mins, 31 secs

2010 – Fiona Powell – 80 mins, 47 secs

2011 – Fiona Powell – 80 mins, 57 secs

2012 – Fiona Powell – 81 mins, 40 secs

2013 – Emma Taylor-Gooby – 78 mins, 03 secs

2014  – Sarah Hill – 78 mins 43

2015  – Julia Davis – 78 mins 23

2016 – Leigh Lattimore – 75:52

2017 – Eleanor Davis – 74:26

2018 – Izzy Coomber – 79:00

2019 – Fiona de Mauny – 80:25

2020 – Phillipa Williams – 77:55