Prize Giving and Fundraising
Bio - Elise Lovell
Bio - Elise Lovell
Elise is a local athlete who has trained in the sport of Athletics for ten of her twenty-four years. Her specialist event is the Heptathlon, but she regularly competes nationally and internationally in the Long Jump and 100m Hurdles. Elise competes for Hastings AC and trains with coach Steve King at various venues across Sussex.
In 2015 Elise won gold at the England Combined Events Championships which prompted her to be selected to represent Great Britain at the European Combined Events Super League, where a personal best placed her 21st. Earlier this year Elise was again selected to represent Great Britain, this time at the Indoor Combined Events Match in Prague.
She excelled, and achieved four personal bests and place 11th individually, which also helped the team achieve silver. Elise has also claimed English Schools, England and most recently British University titles in the Long Jump. In 2016 she claimed her first international medal at the Manchester International, taking bronze in the Long Jump.
After completing her studies at Helenswood School, Elise went on to achieve a First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. During her studies she trained at the English Institute Of Sport with Jessica Ennis-Hill. Following this she has moved back home to Hastings and is studying for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Brighton.
Elise has been a regular spectator of the Hastings Half Marathon since a very young age, and can usually been found cheering runners on from the Queensway stretch. She also took part in the mini run during her days starting out as an athlete.
Runners are encouraged to raise Funds for the Charity or cause closest to your Heart.
But please let us know how much you raise and for which cause.
You can access a Sponsor form from this web site, or raise funds 'on line' by having your own Fund Raising Page.
You can contact either Virgin Money or Just Giving to arrange your own page, and this will also allow you to get back 'Gift Aid' from the Tax Authorities.
Good Luck with your Fundraising.
2017 Prize Giving Evening on Sunday 16th April at AZUR,Marina, St.Leonards,for 7 p.m.
UK International Heptathlete ELISE LOVELL will be presenting the Prizes and Awards.
Full report on PG after 16th April.
To all Hastings Half Marathon Supporters. Details of the 2016 Prize Giving and Fundraising :-
Another successful Half Marathon has come and gone and I write to thank you for the part you played in supporting this event ... Click here to read more
Report on Hastings Half Marathon Prize Giving Evening Sunday 24th April 2016.
At a packed AZUR, over 200 attended this year's Celebration and Prize Giving of the Hastings Half Marathon, on Sunday Evening 24th April. Snooker Star MARK DAVIS handed out the Prizes and Awards with great precision. First up were the winners in the SAGA Sponsored MINI RUN, receiving their Awards and a T-Shirt. The Stars were Harmony Cooper and Jesse Magorrian, who besides actually being the first Boy and Girl to finish on race day, also won their Age Category, and the Reg Wild top HAC Finishers. Robertsbridge College won the Boys and Girls School Team Awards.
The Half Marathon presentations continued with stunning success for local Athletes RhysBoorman and Stacey Clusker. Besides Rhys3rd on Race Day, he also Won First Local Male, Top HAC Athlete, and in the successful HACUKA Team. Stacey also won the TOP Local Female Finisher and HAC Award, and HAC Team ,plus was part of the Winning Clusker Family Team.
There were awards for many categories, including Masters, and various Teams. The Bo Peep Special Award went to Alexander Fuzeau, for dressing in Full 'Norman' Costume on race Day, and on The Evening was fully attired again. This year's Brenda Boyle Shield of Courage was awarded to Emma Duggan, who went from her own words being a 'Chicken' who became a 'Lion'. This was her first Half Marathon, and made the effort to raise funds for The Anthony Nolan Trust, which had saved her family member with a Stem Cell transplant. A very Brave Young Lady.
The Team that won the Charity Team Award was the Pestalozzi Village Team, followed by St.Michael's Hospice and Saga Charity Team. The winners of the Dyer Charity Shield, for the person or group raising the most monies for a needy cause, were won by The Brewers Group, who raised £7981 for the ICFEM Mission Hospital Kenya. Amongst other Charities benefiting were St.Michael’s Hospice (£16,500 so far), McMillan Cancer (£2500) Pestalozzi Charity (£6405) with more monies to still arrive for them and other Charities and needy causes. The amount raised by The Evening that had been notified was nearly £100,000, with more monies being notified all the time.
The organisers, Hastings Lions Club, would ask runners to let them know what they have raised, and for what cause, as only a fraction of those running have let them know so far. The Winners of the Draw of Sponsor Forms were:- Bill Solly, Chris Mammone, Nicola Rose, Dawn Forsythe, Kiki Brown, Emma Duggan.
Souvenirs can still be obtained 'online' at www.hastings-half.co.uk, where you can also enter now for the 2017 Half Marathon, which is on Sunday 19th March. MARK DAVIS has already entered for next year, and asked for Race Number 147
A big Thank you to all our Sponsors who have supported The Event, and to all the Helpers and Runners.
Sign up quickly for the '1066 Way to Battle' Event on 16th October, as it is filling up fast.
Go to www.hastings-half.co.uk to enter Now.