There is something special about the relatively infrequently run 10 miles and the Bright10 on Sunday, 16 October is a perfect example of everything that is good about the distance. Sitting between the speed of the 5k and the endurance of the marathon, the Bright10 provides the major event experience with a local touch that is appreciated by runners and supporters alike.
The Bright10 is only in its second year but has already made a considerable impact and is the highlight of Brighton and Hove’s autumn running season. More than 3,000 runners are expected to start on the stunning Hove Lawns with direct sea views for much of the route.
The course is flat and fast. It passes Brighton Marina - there is live music at halfway - and Brighton Pier, with two miles left on the seafront. The race finishes with a circuit of Hove Lawns. Last year’s winners were Ugandan World Cross Country Championships representative, Ben Siwa (Run Fast) in 47:04 and Kenya's Lenah Jerotich (55:58) as 31 runners beat the hour and 1,737 finished in 2:24:04.
Gavin Stephens, co-race director, is keen to establish the Bright10 as one of the friendliest and most colourful running events in the country. He said: “Brighton and Hove is a city that really embraces running and we can’t wait to welcome thousands of runners to Hove Lawns for the 2016 Bright10. With a new race route, new race sponsors, new charity partners and even more runners, the 2016 race looks set to be another fantastic celebration of running in the city.”
For further information and entry details visit the Bright10 website.