Hastings Half Marathon report Sunday 20th March 2016.
On a dull day at Hastings,which gave perfect running conditions, Hastings came alight again with the 32nd Hastings Half Marathon.
Over 3500 entered this annual Charity Race, and over £100,000 is expected to be raised for needy causes.
The Premier Travel Chauffeurs Bonus offer of £1000 to break the course records,created extra excitement and interest,especially as both Robert Mbithi and Lenah Jerotich had won convincingly the week before at Bath.
But although Mbithi started like a Train,he led from the very start,mov ing away from the rest of the field all the time to win by more than six minutes in a time of 1.04.51, Jerotich was the first female to finish to win, by four minutes,in a titme of 1.16.51 Maria Heslop(Paddock Wood AC) was a great second in 1.20.51.
Maria Heslop(Paddock Wood AC) was a great second in 1.20.51
The outstanding Male performance undoubtedly came from vastly improving Rhys Boorman(HAC),who after his East bourne Half win two weeks ago, and representing Sussex last week in Birmingham,with a Terrific 3rd place in 1.12.48.
Daniel Anderson(HAC) was a great 5th place,recovering from injury.
Andy Chadwick who was going for the record of Backward Running,just missed his three hour target.
There many in fancy dress, predominantly Normans and Saxons re-inacting the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The crowd support was the best it has ever been,and runners were all encouraged all the way round.
But he biggest winner will be Monies raised for many Charities.
1. Robert Mbithi (Kenya) 1.04.51
2. Jonas Cheruiyot (Kenya) 1.11.02
3. Rhys Boorman (HAC) 1.12.48
4. Tom Collins (M & M) 1.13.45
5. Daniel Anderson (HAC) 1.15.20
1. Lenah Jerotich (Kenya) 1.16.51
2. Maria Heslop (Paddock Wood AC) 1.20.51
3. Lucy Liavoga (Kenya) 1.22.51
4. Sarah Gruber (Invicta East Kent) 1.24.56
5. Sue Fry (Hailsham Harriers) 1.26.08
Hastings Half Marathon Mini Run Results 2016. Sponsored by SAGA
First Boy to finish: Jesse Magorrian
First Girl to finish: Harmony Cooper
Boys under 12
1. Ethan Salmon
2. Callum Puxty
3. Adam Morrissy
1. George Pool
2. Isaac Elam
3. Marcus Ramnarine
1. Jesse Magorrian
2. Ryan Morrissy
3. Jude Wiles
Girls under 12
1. Maya Ramnarine
2. Shannon Hopkins-Parry
3. Andie Hedger
1. Harmony Cooper
2. Evie Clements
3. Beulah Griffiths-Thompson
1. Sanaa Elyamani
2. Claire Springett
3. Fatima Ceesay
School Team Awards (must have registered for a school)
1. Robertsbridge College
2. Ark William Parker Academy
1. Robertsbridge College
2. Claverham Community College
3. St.Leonards Academy
Hastings Half Marathon
Male Masters in five year categories. Sponsored by Runners World
40-44 Dan Vaughan Arena 80
45-49 Gary Judges HH
50-54 Stuart Mills Uckfield runners
55-59 Alan Buckle Wadhurst R.
60-64 Paul Whelpton Brighton Phoenix
65-69 Bill Solly
70-74 John Isaacs B & B Ha.
75-79 Ronald Smith Sittingbourne S.
80-84 Graham Brooks TW H
40-44 Sarah Gruber Invicta EK
45-49 Maria Heslop PWAC
50-54 Riz Maslen HAC
55-59 Linda Hayes Wadhurst R
60-64 Frances Delves HH
65-69 Helen Neary Wadhurst R
70-74 Irene Ellis
75-79 Sue Lambert M.B.E. Serpentine RC
Mens Masters Teams Sponsored by Bartletts SEAT.
1. Hastings Runners
2. Arena 80
3. Brighton Phoenix
1. Hailsham Harriers
2. Wadhurst Runners
3. Hastings AC
Local Masters Male, sponsored by Podiatry Clinic.
40-44 Don Marshman Bexhill R
45-49 Tim Bell HR
50-54 Mark Truman
55-59 Nick Webb HR
60-64 Andy Lee HR
65-69 John Gately HAC
75-79 Robert Claridge HR
80-84 Michael Middleton Wadhurst R.
Local Masters Female sponsored by Bartletts SEAT
40-44 Jacqueline Haas HR
45-49 Lucy Phillips
50-54 Andrea Ashley-Smith
55-59 Frances Burnham HAC
60-64 Cathy Bate Bexhill R.
65-69 Sarah Marzaioli HR
70-74 Barbara Thomassen
Top Local Winners, sponsored by Premier Travel Chauffeurs.
1. Rhys Boorman HAC,
2 Daniel Anderson HAC
3. Gary Foster HAC
1. Stacey Clusker HAC
2. Jenna French HR
3. Riz Maslen HAC
Youngest 17 year old Male:
Youngest 17 year old Female:
Twin Town Awards
Male winner: Wim Van Rijckeghem
Female: Griet Demeyer
Team: Loop Club Grijsloke
UKA Team Awards, sponsored by Brooks Running
1. Hastings AC
2. Hastings Runners
3. Wadhurst Runners
1. Hailsham Harriers
2. Hastings AC
3. Hastings Runners
Top HAC Finishers sponsored by Victoria Tyres.
Top Hastings Runners sponsored by Easylet
Reg Wild Award for first boy and girl to finish in Min Run from Hastings A.C.
1. Pestalozzi Village.
2. St.Michael's Hospice
3. Saga Charity Team
Husband & Wife Awards, sponsored by Spire Sussex Hospital
1. John and Joanne Johnson
2. Jonni &Fenella
3. Anne and Keith Bates
Family Awards,sponsored by Spire Sussex Hospital The Colin Curcher Shield
1. The Cluskers
Cinque Ports Award Philip Greenough
Bill Young Seaford Striders Awards
Male: Joshua Rudd
Female: Elizabeth Ruddick
Business Teams sponsored by Hastings Observer.
1. White Rock Hotel
Ron Sellman Sport Awards,sponsored by Wisdens, Icklesham Casuals
Non Affiliated Teams,sponsored by Buckswood School
1. Pestalozzi Village
2. Bishop Bell Team
3. Oudenaarde Fire Brigade
Brenda Boyle Shield of Courage sponsored by Spire Emma Duggan
Bo Peep special award Alexandre Fuzeau (Norman Soldier)
Fancy Dress Awards,sponsored by Hastings Observer.
1. Jensen Ackles Big Hero
2. Lauren Holmes PostBox
3. Martin Rolph Austin Powers
The Jog Shop Awards for Male and female Athletes from Brighton.
Male Ricky Coleman
Female Anna Dwyer
Scollays Half Way Awards - Janice Young and Paul McCleery
1066 Prize- Sacha Jackson.
All Results are subject to final checking,and could be altered if necessary.
Prize Winners will also be notified.
Prize Giving Evening Sunday 24th April,6.p.m. For 7.p.m. Start at The Azur,Marina, St.Leonards
All are welcome.
You can buy your souvenirs,including Martingales, No Pins,History Book etc. online at www.hastings-half.co.uk Photos also available from Sussex Sport Photography.