Brighton Marathon 2017
Your Print Partner was delighted to be able to work with the Brighton Marathon for another consecutive year, providing a whole host of printed items that contributed to what event organisers were hailing as their best event to date.
More than 12,000 runners took on the 26.2 mile challenge in the city’s eighth annual marathon, with an estimated 150,000 supporters lining the streets to cheer them on.
Just as all those runners were training for the marathon well in advance, we at YPP were busy drawing up designs and printing a huge range of items for the event back in January.
We produced rows of ‘Giant Flags’ to position along the famous beachfront in Brighton’s signature colours (above) and a number of printed tablecloths, flags and gazebos for supporting brands (below) to help promote their events and services.
We were also proud to provide the event with aero banner, or ‘scrim’, to decorate the course as well as printed kit bags and t-shirts for all the marathon finishers.
Thanks also to our recent investment and expansion into flatbed printing, we were able to provide the event with correx signage and branded barrier boards, all made in-house.
Our new stretch display systems were also used as colourful branded backdrops for the merchandise stalls (below) and official photography.
“At YPP we treasure our relationship with the Brighton Marathon team, and we are very proud to be able to provide such a range of printed items to this fantastic event” said Managing Director Stuart Maclaren, who was in Brighton all weekend to offer his assistance in setting up the course.
Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton set the runners off on Sunday morning. The elite runners all put in solid performances in the 20°C heat, with Stuart Hawkes making history by becoming the first British winner of the event with a finishing time of two hours 27 minutes and 36 seconds. He was followed by Ollie Garrod in second and Jon Pepper in third.
In the women’s race, Helen Davies crossed the finish line first with a time of two hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds. She was followed by Hayley Munn in second place and Helen Buller in third, both finishing in under three hours.
Entries are now open online for the 2018 event. To find out more please visit the official Brighton Marathon website here.