The Mid Sussex Marathon took place over the Bank holiday weekend 29th April to 1st May and saw record numbers of athletes entering. Three races are held annually over three consecutive days in three Mid Sussex towns and in total the distance makes up the classic marathon distance of 26.2 miles. East Grinstead 10 miles, Haywards Heath 10miles and Burgess Hill 10K. Children and adults new to running, were invited to take part in ‘The Well being Mile’ on each day, hopefully to be inspired to take up the greater distances in the future.
East Grinstead kicked off the event with a challenging 10 miles cross country race, starting and finishing at the East Grinstead Rugby Club. More than 300 runners completed the course and were presented with their medal by Town Mayor Cllr Bob Mainstone and Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council Cllr Peter Reed. Runners who entered and completed all 3 races were given a forth medal which cliped the 3 together to create one ‘Marathon medal’.
The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend is a community event organised jointly by Places for People Leisure, Mid Sussex District Council and Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath Town Councils.
Huge thanks go out to the many volunteers who marshal the course without whom these races could not be run.
Anyone keen to enter for the 2018 Mid Sussex Marathon can do so now https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/how-to-enter/