18 April 2016

Every year Shoreham Port is proud to support the many runners who take part in the Brighton Marathon. The gruelling 26.2 mile race starts in the centre of Brighton and travels through the Port before taking a similar route back towards the finishing line. Over 10,000 people took part in the race this year, the largest number of runners to date.

Duncan Maiyo retained the men’s title finishing in a remarkable 2:09:56, while Grace Momanyi made it a Kenyan double as she claimed the women’s crown with her first ever marathon victory finishing in 02:34:16.

The team at Shoreham Port work tirelessly during the run up to the marathon to ensure that the Port is clear and tidy for the thousands of runners passing through.

Tony Parker, Director of Engineering commented “It was fantastic to see such a huge turnout at the marathon yesterday. It was a great atmosphere with the weather on our side and enormous support from our local stakeholders. The Port is notoriously known as the hardest part of the course but nevertheless we hope the runners enjoyed their race through the Port.”

Jack Emmerson, Zone Leader at Zone 6 of the Brighton Marathon commented “‘Shoreham Port played an integral role in the Brighton Marathon 2016, both from a physical perspective in terms of hosting the 10,947 runners and  providing the space for a crucial water station at mile 21, but also in the way the staff worked with us.

From Tony Parker allowing access throughout the weekend, to Ryan and the rest of the engineering team manoeuvring and accommodating our every wish, it really was a first class relationship. Marathon volunteers have already mentioned to me how smoothly everything ran at the Port and the staff here played a huge role in that.”

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