London-Brighton 55M (88.51 km)

London => Brighton ENG

Race Winners (55 runnings)

02 Oct 2005

5:50:30

Johannes Oosthuizen (RSA)

7:17:10

Vicky Skelton-2

03 Oct 2004

6:13:59

Brian Hennessey-3

7:20:43

Vicky Skelton (ENG)

05 Oct 2003

6:24:04

Brian Hennessey-2

7:02:27

Ellen McCurtin (NY/USA)

06 Oct 2002

6:00:57

Brian Hennessey (ENG)

7:25:07

Michelle Stewart (RSA)

07 Oct 2001

6:42:13

Andrey Kotsybka (UKR)

8:42:03

Liz Neville (GBR)

01 Oct 2000

5:56:50

Sarel Ackermann-2

7:07:12

Danielle Sanderson (ENG)

03 Oct 1999

6:02:45

Stephen Moore-4

7:42:29

Hilary Walker-5

04 Oct 1998

6:02:17

Colin Thomas (RSA)

7:02:26

Ina Sanders (RSA)

05 Oct 1997

6:05:32

Stephen Moore-3

7:05:56

Rae Bisschoff (RSA)

06 Oct 1996

6:00:59

Greg Dell (GBR)

7:40:13

Hilary Walker-4

01 Oct 1995

5:55:49

Sarel Ackermann (RSA)

7:11:39

Lesley Turner (GBR)

02 Oct 1994

6:01:02

Shaun Meiklejohn (RSA)

7:06:22

Jackie Leake (GBR)

03 Oct 1993

6:07:22

Stephen Moore-2

6:34:10

Carolyn Hunter-2

04 Oct 1992

6:01:09

Stephen Moore (GBR)

7:54:55

Dalene Vermeulen (RSA)

06 Oct 1991

6:13:56

David Kelly (GBR)

7:18:09

Carolyn Hunter (GBR)

07 Oct 1990

5:54:32

David Beattie (GBR)

6:51:24

Hilary Walker-3

08 Oct 1989

5:24:48

Erik Seedhouse (GBR)

6:43:22

Hilary Walker-2

09 Oct 1988

6:06:25

Mark Pickard (GBR)

7:07:48

Hilary Walker (GBR)

04 Oct 1987

5:36:59

Peter Sugden (GBR)

7:15:40

Hilary Johnson (GBR)

05 Oct 1986

5:53:10

Terry Tullett (GBR)

6:42:40

Eleanor Robinson (ENG)

06 Oct 1985

5:31:26

Hoseah Tjale (RSA)

7:02:37

Sandra Kiddy (USA)

07 Oct 1984

5:24:15

Barry Heath (GBR) .

25 Sep 1983

5:12:32

Bruce Fordyce-3

6:37:08

Ann Franklin-2

26 Sep 1982

5:18:36

Bruce Fordyce-2

7:01:51

Ann Franklin (GBR)

27 Sep 1981

5:21:15

Bruce Fordyce (RSA)

7:47:28

Lynn Fitzgerald (GBR)

28 Sep 1980

5:15:15

Ian Thompson (ENG)

6:56:10

Leslie Watson-2

30 Sep 1979

5:32:37

Allan Kirik (USA)

6:55:11

Leslie Watson (SCO)

01 Oct 1978

5:13:02

Don Ritchie-2  

25 Sep 1977

5:16:05

Don Ritchie (SCO)

26 Sep 1976

5:23:32

Tom O'Reilly (GBR)

28 Sep 1975

5:12:07

Cavin Woodward (ENG)

29 Sep 1974

5:16:07

John Newsome (ENG)

30 Sep 1973

5:11:30

Joe Keating (GBR)

01 Oct 1972

5:11:02

Alastair Wood (SCO)

8:30:04

Dale Grieg (GBR)

26 Sep 1971

5:21:45

Dave Levick (RSA)  

27 Sep 1970

5:41:08

Joe Clare (GBR)

28 Sep 1969

5:28:53

Dave Bagshaw (RSA)

29 Sep 1968

5:37:27

John Tarrant-2

01 Oct 1967

5:41:50

John Tarrant (GBR)

24 Sep 1966

5:32:50

Bernard Gomersall-4

25 Sep 1965

5:40:11

Bernard Gomersall-3

26 Sep 1964

5:39:44

Bernard Gomersall-2

28 Sep 1963

5:47:55

Bernard Gomersall (GBR)

29 Sep 1962

5:35:22

John C Smith-2

30 Sep 1961

5:37:43

John C Smith (GBR)

24 Sep 1960

5:25:56

Jackie Mekler (RSA)

26 Sep 1959

5:43:58

Fritz Madel (RSA)

27 Sep 1958

5:47:44

Mike Kirkwood (GBR)

28 Sep 1957

5:26:20

Gerald Walsh (RSA)

29 Sep 1956

5:36:25

Ron Hopcroft (GBR)

24 Sep 1955

5:27:24

Tom Richards (GBR)

25 Sep 1954

5:39:46

Bill H Kelly (GBR)

26 Sep 1953

5:29:40

Wally Hayward (RSA)

27 Sep 1952

5:52:22

Derek Reynolds (GBR)

11 Aug 1951

6:18:40

Lewis Piper (GBR)
Notes: 1951 was the inaugural year. There have been earlier runs from London to Brighton but these have been sporadic and ofttimes been solo efforts. The 5:15:55 by Ian Thompson in 1980 is considered the best mark, after accounting for differences in distance from year to year; Alastair Wood's 5:11:02 in 1972 is the fastest time without regard to distance.

Race Distances

Years

Miles/Yards

Kilometers

1951-56

51/1320

83.28

1957-68

52/876

84.49

1969 =>

52/1173

84.76

<= 1977

52/1568

85.12

1978-79

53/856

86.08

1980

54/460

87.33

1981-83

53/856

86.08

1984-87

53/540

85.79

1988-90

53/495

85.75

1991-2001

55/0

88.51

2002-date

54/198

87.09

Note: The course length gradually increased between 1969 and 1977.


Most Wins (1951-date)

Men

 4

Bernard Gomersall (GBR) 1963-66
Stephen Moore (GBR) 1992-93,1997,1999

Women

 5

Hilary Walker (GBR) 1988-90,1996,1999

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)
No prize money has been awarded at this event according to available information.


Race Time Bias (sec/km)
Race time bias calculations are not valid beyond 50km.


Competitive Level (1990-date)
Insufficient data to calculate the competitive level.


Last Updated on 14 Oct 2005

Contributors: Andy Milroy, Ian Champion, Malcolm Heyworth (5)