The Sun came out, and with temperatures up to 18c, Kenyan Class act Kiplimo Kimutai (Kenya),
fought of the challenge of athletes from Burondi, Morocco, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and UK,
to win for the second time in a row at Hastings, and in the process was over three minutes
faster than his win in 2008. Mike Coleman, retained his Top UK position with another top five performance.
The Ladies race was won by Caroline Hoyte (Sussex), but the biggest improver was Sarah Stradling
(Essex) who finished 2nd, three places ahead of her 2008 position. Third was Claire Elms (Dulwich Runners),
breaking the masters time for her age category. The biggest winner of course will be Charity,
and a record entry, on such a fantastic Sunny Day, produced the highest number of finishers ever at Hastings.
1. Kiplimo Kimutai(Kenya)- 1:02:48
2. Jean Ndisinga (Burondi) - 1:06:15
3. Willard Chimhanhu(Zimbabwe) - 1:07:16
4. Hicham Ettachimi (Morocco)
5. Mike Coleman (M&M) First UK Athlete.
1. Caroline Hoyte - 1:16:56
2 Sarah Stradling - 1:19:24
3. Claire Elms.
More details to follow later.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E. Race Director
26th Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday 21st March 2010.