The organisers of The Hastings Half Marathon, The Lions Club of Hastings,
are always pleased to hear good things about The Event, but we are also
quite prepared to stand up and Apologise if some part of the arrangements
In this case we offer a BIG APOLOGY to all those Athletes who had to wait so
long for the return Bus back to the Park and Ride Site after Their Run. In
very cold conditions we agree this was unacceptable and are very sorry that
It was not the fault of The Bus Company, and we are sorry that the Bus
Driver took so much stick and abuse.
In ten years of this successful(325 cars parked this year) Scheme(approx one
tenth of entrants), we have only ever used one bus for the return journey,
and have never had an adverse comment.
Obviously, in such cold conditions, runners were a lot quicker wanting to
get back to their cars, and any waiting time was a serious problem. If we
had been advised about this at the time, we could have got the free taxi
Service to help out, which some runners actually did think of and were able
to take advantage of. Some decided to go the near by Bo Peep Pub nearby to
keep warm rather than que in the cold.
We will certainly look at improving this Free Service to Runners for next
year, and take on board the comments we have received.
It was a shame to leave a 'sour taste' at the end of an otherwise Great
Event, and trust that Runners will forgive us for the situation.
Once again, please accept our profuse Apologies.
Eric Hardwick M.B.E. Race director.
Hastings Half Marathon.
Organised by the Hastings Lions Club.
Proud and Honoured to be Carrying The Olympic Torch at Hastings on 17th July
29th Hastings Half Marathon on the 24th March 2013.
Also Hosting the Sussex Athletics Half Marathon Championships
Enter now at Visit http://www.hastings-half.co.uk/