Beachy Head Marathon

The Beachy Head Marathon is described as one of the hardest off-road marathon routes, with a total elevation gain of over 4,300ft – for your information, Snowdon is 3,560ft; Ben Nevis is 4,411ft… The route included the rolling hills of Seven Sisters and as such is not the best choice for a first-time runner! The event took place on Saturday 26th October, and this year two runners represented Heads On.

Josh Barrow, who lives in Liverpool, came back to his home town of Eastbourne to take on this epic challenge, finishing in a fantastic time of 6 hours and 24 minutes. Josh fundraised for Health in Mind, a free NHS service for adults living in East Sussex who are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties such as stress, anxiety, and depression. If you would like to visit Josh’s Just Giving page and donate, please click here:

Karen Hoskin, Service Director for East Sussex at SPFT, also ran the Beachy Head Marathon, finishing just twenty seconds before Josh with a time of 6 hours and 24 minutes as well.

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