The race start

The race start

On Saturday the 9th June over 1100 people took part in the South Downs Marathon. Now in its 7th year the SDM is considered to be one of the UK’s leading running events. It is organised by 2:09 Events and runs from Slindon College along the rights of way network to the Country Park.

In addition 174 people took part in Marathon Relay and 385 joined in the much shorter Family Fun Run.

The first man home on the Marathon was Paul Jegou who completed the 26 miles in 3:02:51 and the first woman was Naomi Tier in 3:11:16

...and finish

…and finish

2:09 Events is a company that provides event management and training camps for runners of all abilities. For full race  information go to their web-site at

There are more running and cycling events taking place throughout the Summer at QECP. More details on the web-site at