Martelletti and Taylor-Gooby winners of Brighton Half Marathon 2013

Martelletti and Taylor-Gooby winners of Brighton Half Marathon 2013

17th February 2013
Record-breaking Brighton Half Marathon hailed as 'best ever' with 7539 runners crossing the finish line.

Martelletti and Taylor-Gooby winners of Brighton Half Marathon 2013
17th February 2013

Taking place in perfect weather conditions today (Sunday 17th February 2013) the 23rd Brighton Half Marathon saw a record number of 7539 runners cross the finish line. Blue skies and sunshine also brought a large number of spectators out to line Madeira Drive as well as the streets of Brighton & Hove and the seafront in order to show their support for the race and the runners.

Paul Martelletti from Victoria Park Harriers dominated the men’s field and came first in a gun time of 01:07:30, nearly a minute ahead of runner up Tom Aldred from London Heathside Runners. Ian Leitch from Phoenix AC took third place in 01:08:32.

The Brighton Half Marathon was Emma Taylor-Gooby’s (Worthing and District Harriers) first half marathon race and she not only took the women’s title but also smashed the course record after crossing the finish line in a time of 01:18:06. Sarah Hill of Farnham Runners came second in 01:19:23 ahead of Kate Mapham from Ful-On Tri in 01:21:27.

The 1 mile Youth Races saw 383 young runners take part, divided into 4 age categories (7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 years) with Benedict Pugh (Y15-17) taking the overall male title in 00:05:12 and Nancy Jones (Y13-14) from Brighton and Hove AC the first female to cross the finish line in 00:05:36.

Some famous faces spotted in the running crowds included Albion legend Guy Butters, Danny Price who ran in jeans for Genes Charity and actor Ed Speleers.




  1. Paul Martelletti (Victoria Park Harriers),                         01:07:30
  2. Tom Aldred (London Heathside Runners),                    01:08:27
  3. Ian Leitch (Phoenix AC),                                                    01:08:32


  1. Emma Taylor-Gooby (Worthing and District Harriers), 01:18:06
  2. Sarah Hill (Farnham Runners),                                         01:19:23
  3. Kate Mapham (Ful-On-Tri)                                                  01:21:27



Male (overall):

  1. Benedict Pugh, Y15-17                                                       00:05:12
  2. Harry Matthews, Y15-17 (St Mary's Richmond AC)       00:05:23
  3. Charlie Watts, Y11-12 (Phoenix AC)                                00:05:32

Female (overall):

  1. Nancy Jones, Y13-14 (Brighton & Hove AC)                  00:05:36
  2. Tara Bage, Y13-14 (Chichester)                                       00:05:43
  3. Amber Anning, Y11-12 (Brighton & Hove AC)                00:05:45

The full results can be found on .

The Brighton Half Marathon organisers would like to say a big thank you to all the sponsors, partners, supporters, volunteers and everyone who took part and contributed to the success of the 2013 race, which is being hailed as ‘the best ever’.

Charity fundraising is a key part of the Brighton Half Marathon, which is organised by and the main fundraiser for Brighton based charity The Sussex Beacon. WaterAid, RISE and Have a Heart were the official charities of the 2013 race whilst associated charities included Macmillan, Teenage Cancer Trust, Rockinghorse, Shelter, Brighton Housing Trust, Family Helpline, Blind Veterans UK, Amaze, The CAIRN Trust, Chestnut Tree House, HEART UK, British Paralympic Association, CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease), Grace Eyre, The National Brain Appeal, TB Alert, Young Epilepsy, Hamilton Lodge and The Lily Foundation. 

Partners of the Brighton Half Marathon 2013 included Brooks, Sweatshop, Garmin, Lucozade, The Seattle Hotel, Visit Brighton, Brighton & Hove City Council, Studio57 Clinic, Heart FM, The Argus, Brighton Active, Women’s Running, Men’s Running and Virgin Money Giving.

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