The London 2 Brighton 2012 Challenge event was a truly fantastic weekend and Action Challenge would like to thank everyone involved for making it such a memorable event. Over 1,500 participants started in high spirits after a warm up from Mr Motivator at Old Deer Park, on a sunny Saturday morning; and finished 100km away in Brighton to a warm welcome and celebrations from friends and family.
23% of starters withdrew from the challenge (compared to 40% in 2011)
The fastest challenger was female – go the girls! Abigail Cowan fundraised for the charity Mind and she completed the course in 11 hours, 26 minutes.
Eric Van Caster & Cathal Bracken came in joined second place, crossing the line together after 11 hours 31 minutes
The fastest team of 3 or more were ‘Should of got the bus!’ and they completed the course in 14 hours, 39 minutes.
The longest time out on the course was Vicky Salter who arrived in Brighton to raucous applause having spent 34 hours and 24 minutes on her feet.
See some of our 2012 challengers in action...
Filmed by Emily Read during her 27 hour-long walk from London to Brighton to raise money for her charity, Action for A-T.
Filmed by 'Team i' - Damian, Graham and Joe walk 100km in 25 hours for their charity The Hunger Project.
Read what our 2012 challengers had to say about their London 2 Brighton Challenge experience...
From the walkers...
"You had thought of everything. Absolutely everything. All I had to do was turn up and walk."
"The ambience, support, camaraderie and untiring jollity and helpfulness of everyone manning the midpoints and rest stops was nothing short of amazing. The quality of food supplied and access to energy drinks and water was superb."
"The biggest memeory I will take away though (thankfully its not the pain as that memeory has already faded) is the friendship of all the competitors/challengees."
From the runners...
"This was a fantastic event that was extremely well organised and the hardest event i have ever done. I would certainly do it again and would recommend it to anybody who wanted a life changing experience."
"For the first London to Brighton event organised by Action Challenge, I was utterly impressed with, well, just about everything. If they could have organised just a little bit more cloud cover in the opening stages (it was a bit sunny), it would have touched PERFECT!"
Click here to read more reviews on the Runner's World website.
In 2012 1,500 took on the challenge - now its your turn!
Places on the challenge are limited so sign up for the challenge today!