Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Top Female out of Event

Top Female out of Event.
Top UK International Birhan Dagne, former three times winner at Hastings, in
1998, 2006, 2007, is out of this year's Event through injury.
Birhan is suffering from a Ham String injury.
The Only Athlete to win at Hastings Three Times, loves coming to Hastings,
with all her family, and is very disappointed to miss out this year, after
losing Her Title last year to a Top Kenyan Athlete.
This will open up the Female Field for this year's 25th Event, and give
other UK Ladies a chance for Glory.
More news of Top Runners will become clear nearer to the Day.
Entries are flooding in at this time of the year and approaching 3000.
The Organisers, The Hastings Lions Club, have made arrangements that entries
will stay open as long as possible for this special Birthday Event, so that
as many as possible can take part for this Celebration Event on March 15th.
Go to www.hastings-half.co.uk to enter.
Race Numbers and full information for entrants, will begin to be sent out on
12th February, and then thereafter at regular intervals up to a week before.
Those entering after 6th March will have to collect their numbers on Race
Day Morning.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E. Race Director.
Hastings Half Marathon.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E.
Race Director
25th Hastings Half Marathon on the 15th March 2009.
Enter now at Visit http://www.SportSystems.net/hastings


Mini Run for 11-16 age

Hastings Half Marathon -Mini Run for 11-16 age. Sunday 15th March 2009.
The Hastings Half Marathon Mini Run, Sponsored by Manor Insurance Services,
gives The Youngsters a chance to be involved in a Big Race Atmosphere.
Starting just West of Hastings Pier the 2.5k race comes along the last part
of the Half Marathon route, and finishes at the Half Marathon Finish Line.
It starts at 10.45a.m.,which enables the event to take place whilst the Half
Marathon Runners are going around their route.
There are medals for all finishers, and Awards for the first three boy and
girl in three age categories, plus School Team Awards(teams of four) for
boys and girls.
Awards will be given out at Awards Evening on Friday 17th April,2009, at the
Hastings Centre.
More and more youngsters are entering the Mini Run, who have parents taking
part in The Half Marathon, and will therefore qualify for the ABC Family
Nursery 'Parents Prize'. This is arrived at by adding the finishing
positions of the leading boy/girl to their leading parent.
Entrants can raise monies for their own particular needy cause or Charity.
There is a limit of 300 for the Min-Run, and NO entries can be accepted on
Race Morning. You have to enter in advance.
Entry forms are at Sports Shops and Centres, or you can enter 'online' at
Enquiries contact by e.mail - racedirector@hastings-half.co.uk
EH. 12/1/09
Eric Hardwick M.B.E.
Race Director
25th Hastings Half Marathon on the 15th March 2009.
Enter now at Visit http://www.SportSystems.net/hastings


Christmas and New Year Festivities now gone, get fit for 2009!

With the Christmas and New Year Festivities now gone, now is the time to get
fit for 2009!
The best value for money way to get fit, and stay fit, is to Walk, Jog or
And what better Target to aim for than the Popular Hastings Half Marathon,
celebrating its 25th year on March 15th.
The Event is for All abilities, and is well organised, with Fantastic Crowd
Support, and you can raise monies for the Charity or needy cause of Your
Organised by The Lions Club of Hastings, all monies raised by The Event go
back into The Community.
The organisers are also looking for runners who took part in the first Event
back in 1985, to 'Run it again', and if necessary, come out of retirement
for the 25th Event.
So if you are one of these, or know someone who did take part in 1985, we
look forward to your valued entry.
We are also looking for Stories to publish from over the years.
We would also like to take the opportunity of congratulating two of our
regular Entrants in the Hastings Half, who were Honoured in The New Years
Honours List:-
Roger Rabbit(Del. McCarrick) M.B.E.
Sue Lambert(Serpentine) Top UK Athlete in her age category. M.B.E.
Both of the above have given great Service to their Community. Well Done.
You can enter 'on line' by going to www.hastings-half.co.uk or contact
racedirector@hastings-half.co.uk for entry forms. Entry forms also at most
Sport Shops and Centres.
Best wishes for 2009.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E.
Race Director, 25th Hastings Half Marathon
Hastings Lions Club.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E.
Race Director
25th Hastings Half Marathon on the 15th March 2009.
Enter now at Visit http://www.SportSystems.net/hastings

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