18 April 2018

Every year Shoreham Port looks forward to providing part of the route of the Brighton Marathon and carries out substantial preparations to ensure the Port is clean, tidy and safe for the many thousands of runners taking part.

This year was no different and the team were out inforce during the days running up to the marathon preparing the course. With almost 18,000 runners taking part the team were looking forward to another exciting event.

Ryan Baker, Maintenance Supervisor at Shoreham Port commented “Our team worked incredibly hard over the marathon weekend. We took delivery of toilets, water and skips on the Saturday and arrived very early in the morning on the Sunday to prepare the route. This involved making sure the timber packs were correctly positioned so that there was a clear route for the runners to follow, we organised a one-way route for pedestrians to avoid congestion and manually operated gates at both ends of the quay.

Once the final runners had passed through we began clearing up, working alongside the fantastic Brighton Marathon volunteers. It was a huge effort from everyone involved and a big thank you to the team and volunteers for their hard work. It was a great day and I hope the runners managed to enjoy it too!”

The 2019 Brighton Marathon will take place on Sunday 14th April, for details visit www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk.

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