Beneath brilliant sunshine on the East Sussex coast, just under 11,000 runners took to the streets to take part in the biggest ever Brighton Marathon.
The event smashed itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s goal of ten thousand participants, with 10,947 starting the race when Zoe Ball fired the starterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pistol in Preston Park.
Duncan Maiyo and Grace Momanyi were crowned champions in the menÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s and womenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s races, respectively, both racing a long way clear of their rivals to take the titles.
At Your Print Partner, we have been busy working behind the scenes with the event organisers to decorate the marathon course with printed branding.
From theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â aero bannerÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â branding lining the finish straight, to the promotionalÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â boardsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and signage at the Marathon Exhibition, we were proud to see our print work all over this fantastic occasion.
In a post-race interview, as reported by Brighton newspaper The Argus, Event Director Tom Naylor said it had been an ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œincredible dayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
He added: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe thing IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve appreciated the most was just the colour, the race has just looked great.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe atmosphere on the course has made it lovely, from all the reports weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been getting weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve had an epic day.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Alongside the eye-catching featherÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â flags, banners andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â signageÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â we provided for the race, we also assisted in the branding of the Brighton Marathon Exhibition. In fact, if you happened to be visiting the Brighton Centre last week and looked upwards, you would have seen one of our giant 5m x 3m hanging ‘Welcome’ banners!
YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren, who led a team of volunteers in Brighton branding parts of the course, said “We’ve had a terrific time working with this event, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped make Brighton sparkle on race day!”.
“Working with events such as this one provides unique challenges for a print company. We’ve provided a huge range of printed products here, finished to brilliant quality by our in-house production team and delivered on time.”