Beachy Head Marathon 2013 Raises £6300 for Local Charities

On Tuesday 21 January the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Mike Thompson, will present cheques to the voluntary groups and charities who assisted with the Beachy Head Marathon in 2013. A total of £6300 was raised, showing a 12% increase on the previous year, and will be divided between the following voluntary organisations and charities: Rotary Club of Hailsham, Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency for Birling Gap and Eastbourne, …

Beachy Head Marathon 2012

Free Pint for Marathon Runners

Beachy Head Marathon, Saturday 26 October 2013 The Tiger Inn in East Dean is offering runners who complete the full Beachy Head Marathon this year a free pint of beer from the Beachy Head Brewery on presentation of their medal. The Beachy Head Marathon, which this year takes place on Saturday 26 October, is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. The race starts at 9.00 from Bedes …


Beachy Head Marathon 2012 – Record Charity Donations

2012 was a hugely successful year for the Beachy Head Marathon, with 1,750 runners taking part. Every year over 150 volunteers from a range of local charities and organisations assist with marshalling, first aid and safety provision for the UK’s largest off-road marathon. Organisers Eastbourne Borough Council then make donations to each organisation as a special thank you for their assistance. This year saw an increase of 8% on the …


Endurance Life 2013

Endurance Life comes to the Beachy Head area this year on 23 March 2013.  The race starts and finishes at Birling Gap.  Places are filling up fast across all of the 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and Ultra distance challenges. The dramatic coastline around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters offers runners undulating and at times gruelling terrain.  It also provides them with a chance to enjoy beautiful cliff-top scenery and far-reaching …

Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon – Saturday 27 October 2012

The Beachy Head Marathon, which this year takes place on Saturday 27 October, is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. The race starts at 9.00 from the St Bede’s School site at the western end of the seafront at the foot of the South Downs walking trail. The 26 mile route takes the 1750 runners across the stunning landscape and challenging terrain of the South Downs countryside. …


Endurancelife trail run

On 24 March, hundreds of runners will take to the trails around Beachy Head for a gruelling run. The Endurancelife series comes back to Sussex with 10K, half marathon, marathon and ultra distance challenges. The trail run takes in Birling Gap and the stunning views and undulating terrain of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – offering plenty of ups and downs. And if you don’t fancy running many miles …

South Downs walking marathon

On 1 April, The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is organising a 28 mile walking event in Sussex. Starting in East Dean village, walkers have 10 hours to cover the epic course, which matches challenging terrain with spectacular views. The walking marathon costs £8 to enter (£7 for members) and promises to be a day to remember. Long Distance Walkers Association – South Downs Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon: race report

As if running 26 miles isn’t hard enough, 1700 brave runners and walkers entered this year’s Beachy Head Marathon and tackled the winding off-road course, which includes 14 gates and 300 steps! Local resident Susie Casebourne was the first female finisher – in just 3 hours 37 minutes. And Steve Nimmo was the first to finish overall in just 3 hours 2 minutes and 28 seconds. The Beachy Head Marathon …

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