On a cloudy day, but good running weather, and after the overnight rain,
Hastings was the place to be for the U.K.'s Top Half Marathon.
After a terrific battle between World Mountain Champion Runner Martin
Cox, who did the early work, the Kenyan Challenge, fresh from Altitude
Training, made good in the final three miles.
The ladies race was also a battle between the Kenyans and previous Hastings
Winner Birhan Dagne, with the stronger Kenyan also coming out on top.
Charity Was also the Winner, with over £100,000 expected to be raised from
the Event, to benefit many needy causes.
Men. Sponsored by Hastings Borough Council.
1 Kiplimo Kimutai (Kenya)
2. Martin Cox (Bath)
3. Mike Coleman(Maidstone)
4. Adrian Mussett(Essex)
5. Jamie Atkinson
6. Tom Collins
7. Julian Rendall
8. Daniel Anderson (H.A.C.)
9. Barry Royden(Maidstone)
10. Richard Sherry.
1.. Magdalene Syombua(Kenya)
2.. Birhan Dagne (London)
3.. Alice Braham (Harrow A.C.)
4.. Naomi Warner
5.. Sarah Stradling(Essex)
U.K. Athletes Awards. Sponsored by SPAR.
Men 1. Martin Cox,2nd. Mike Coleman, 3.rd Adrian Mussett.
Women- 1. Birhan Dagne, 2d. Aalice Braham, 3rd Naomi Warner.
Sussex Athletics Championships.
1st Man Daniel Anderson(H.A.C.)
1st Women Julie Briggs.
Winner of Mini
Run Boy. Adam Clarke.
Girl Stacey Clusker.
For more detail go to website after 8.p.m. tonight www.hastings-half.co.uk
Or ring me on 01424 437001
Eric Hardwick M.B.E.
Hastings Half Marathon
Do not forget our 100th Anniversary Marathon in December.
Visit http://www.sportsystems.net/hastingsmarathon to apply.