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Hastings Half Marathon

Listed by Scotty_owl
Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea East Sussex TN37 UK
70 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Joan Unaffiliated 2:02:10 2:02:10 2:02:10 67.01
AdrianR Unaffiliated 1:43:50 1:47:23 1:52:29 57.59
Alan Unaffiliated 1:26:00 1:45:59 1:45:00 1:45:59 55.90
B Heathfield RRC 1:29:28 1:29:28 1:37:00 1:32:18 74.38
Baby Moonbeam Wadhurst Runners 1:36:44 1:37:00 1:37:00 69.79
BEXLEYRUNNER Bexley AC, new eltham joggers 1:35:32 1:35:32 1:37:41 67.96
Bintmcskint Dulwich Park Runners 1:39:28 1:58:08 1:55:00 2:03:38 55.98
brighton_lee Unaffiliated 1:26:16 1:37:59 1:39:15 59.70
Cheese Unaffiliated 1:45:01 1:48:55 1:54:10 61.16
chunky boy Hastings Runners 1:38:24 2:13:30 2:25:00 2:13:30 45.52
Chunky Monkey Unaffiliated 1:42:30 1:42:30 1:42:30 58.83
CJO Wadhurst Runners 1:17:18 1:21:52 1:21:52 72.88
DanHan Unaffiliated 1:40:54 1:55:28 1:50:00 1:55:28 53.04
Dave Maher Unaffiliated 1:35:49 1:46:08 1:57:27 51.74
Didds Bexhill Runners 1:40:56 1:43:08 1:45:00 1:44:11 59.71
elefunt Unaffiliated 1:18:36 1:18:36 1:20:00 1:18:36 84.51
Fast Eddie Unaffiliated 1:32:32 1:36:53 1:37:06 65.63
firemannotsam Bishops Stortford RC, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 1:47:25 1:47:25 2:15:00 1:48:39 54.62
FormerHos Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners 1:39:09 1:53:16 1:53:44 52.08
fudger Unaffiliated 1:36:09 1:37:32 1:47:40 55.71
GazzaC Unaffiliated 1:44:29 1:44:29 1:50:00 1:47:45 55.67
GelBoy Cambridge Harriers 1:35:30 1:35:30 1:36:35 75.80
Gert Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:47:22 1:47:54
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 1:26:58 1:39:50 1:55:52 53.69
gilb Unaffiliated 1:29:50 1:38:00 1:38:00 60.43
hardtail Hastings Runners 1:20:33 1:25:40 1:25:40 69.27
hornysnowdrop Hastings Runners 1:44:54 1:56:01 1:56:01 56.92
jfdrake Wadhurst Runners, Capel Cheetahs 2:21:39 2:33:30 3:30:00 2:42:00 47.32
JJ1 RAF AC 1:22:30 1:24:58 1:25:00 1:25:58 69.03
Johnbury Unaffiliated 1:49:43 1:54:48 1:58:51 49.83
K8 Ealing Eagles Running Club 2:04:41 2:09:00 2:10:56 50.43
Kat Gates Wadhurst Runners 1:55:30 1:55:30 2:00:17 54.73
Kent plodder Sevenoaks AC 1:32:32 1:32:32 1:35:00 1:32:56 66.42
Kingdora Unaffiliated 1:46:00
kink bunny No running club 1:52:16 2:01:09 2:05:00 2:10:25 50.50
KJ Ashford and District RRC 1:17:51 1:17:51 1:18:00 1:19:06 82.57
LizzieBean Worthing & District Harriers 1:44:03 1:54:50 1:58:36 55.52
lizzy79 Unaffiliated 2:02:00 2:03:00 1:59:00 2:03:00 53.53
MartinCunningham Southern Counties Veterans AC, Petts Wood Runners 1:27:00 1:38:25 1:39:00 1:38:25 65.28
martyb Unaffiliated 1:55:30 1:55:30 1:55:30 51.30
mi mi Unaffiliated 1:59:23 1:59:23 2:06:21
Mstoke Bexhill Runners, Bexhill Runners and Triathletes 1:37:47 1:37:47 1:37:47 72.17
muswell Hastings AC 1:48:38 1:48:38 1:48:38 55.19
Nay Heathfield RRC 2:19:20 2:19:20 2:40:00 2:22:23 47.86
ninjaman Striders of Croydon AC 1:27:11 1:29:16 1:35:00 1:31:38 69.55
paulhiles Plumstead Runners 1:37:15 1:45:25 1:45:00 1:50:12 59.27
PEARLY Wadhurst Runners 1:50:55 1:50:55 2:00:00 2:00:06 55.78
PlodderK Wadhurst Runners 1:20:22 1:40:22 1:39:47 1:43:45 71.26
Ploddington Bear FERC 2:03:11 2:16:15 2:15:00 2:16:15 49.39
post89 Unaffiliated 1:43:10 1:43:10 1:50:00 1:43:10 63.85
PSC Pirate Ship Of Fools 1:41:50 1:52:24 2:00:00 1:52:24 56.70
Quickstepking Glenwood Active 1:44:11 1:48:55 1:45:00 1:48:55 54.40
rosa Serpentine RC 1:26:24 1:26:24 1:30:09 73.03
Runaholic Petts Wood Runners 1:36:28 1:38:14 1:38:14 67.02
runnerbean Hastings Runners 1:44:48 1:52:20 1:53:00 1:52:20 60.66
Runningmachine Wadhurst Runners 1:33:13 1:33:13 1:34:00 1:33:19 74.99
Shin-Twigs Unaffiliated 2:06:37 2:10:06 2:18:00 49.38
shineyheadmike Brighton & Hove City AC, Portslade HedgeHoppers 1:39:09 2:04:01 1:55:00 2:04:01 53.11
Sinj Unaffiliated 1:46:50 1:46:50 1:46:50 55.85
SK aka Clive Ashford and District RRC 1:52:40 1:52:40 1:57:57 58.67
Speedie Unaffiliated 1:19:46 1:29:38 1:29:59 1:29:38 66.18
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:55:44 1:59:53 2:12:27 50.99
StringSideUp Unaffiliated 2:07:09 2:07:09 2:07:09 58.80
The Jackal Death or Glory 1:52:03 2:21:03 2:21:03 41.99
tigers Unaffiliated 1:46:01 1:46:01 1:55:00 1:46:01 62.13
touche turtle Hailsham Harriers 1:40:12 1:45:18 1:49:18 61.94
Ultimate Warrior Unaffiliated 1:53:00 1:53:00 2:00:00 1:53:00 52.41
ultrabaldy Unaffiliated 1:30:29 1:32:58 1:45:00 1:39:04 61.34
www.therunninginn.com Hailsham Harriers 1:30:55 1:30:55 1:32:22 74.32
youlooktired Unaffiliated 1:18:09 1:18:09 1:20:00 1:18:09 75.81

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kink bunny
i'm really pleased with my time. considering them hills :)
On a very damp day I finished 5 mins slower than at Brighton. I coped OK with the hills but perhaps should have been a bit quicker.
Warmed up well but after I took off the leggings for the start my calves were cramping quite badly. Started the race with cramp but it eased over the first 600m. Managed to stay relaxed and really enjoyed the run. Would have gone under the target time had I not got cramp!
BIG hill slowed me down a bit...
Ploddington Bear
LOVED this! Nice route, mostly with no traffic, hills nowhere near as bad as I'd been fearing (and indeed not as bad as the hills I've been training on) Weather - drizzly for the early part of the race but not the heavy rain I'd been expecting, wind on last 2 miles along the sea front was very mild too, temperature was cool - so actually quite good weather to run in. Really great support even in the more remote parts. Didn't get a PB but wasn't expecting one given state of health and fitness. Having said that, was able to run up all the hills and didn't need to stop at all, and was overtaking quite a few people on the last three miles.
Not going for time at this so please don't bet on me.
legs didn't turn to concrete at 6 miles this year. not too bad!
Oh a PB please.. and on track for the 3:30 marathon? UPDATE: Not bad ... knocked about 50secs of my PB so very happy. at half way I was at 53 mins and that would have been a 1:46 for the 13.1 but with a huge negative split finished in 1:38 including a 6:40 at mile 10 (all downhill) [compared to a 8:27 on mile 4 which is all uphill] ... I think weather played a part making it easy to stay cool. Nice cup of tea afterwards from the scouts... perfect day by the seaside in spring!!!!
2005-2:15:00, 2006-2:01:38, 2007-1:53:54. Just need to take a couple of minutes off the uphill first 5 miles and i know i'll PB again.
wet windy and cold ! forgotten how tough the first 7 miles are, the cruise down to the seafront was great, the seafront itself never gets easier !
but I do like this half M. will be back next year.
Hills and rain! What a fab weekend!
great race - Too many people at start and finish couldn't move - They were trying to get rid of old t shirts and only had small and medium and sweat shirts only ex large - runners couldn't get to water at finish - a sad way to end a good race
Very hilly - good run though - pleased with my time.
I'dlike to do a pb but only just starting proper training again after knee prob.
Perfect conditions but still felt tired from the 15 mile JFH Gate to Gate race I did on Thursday so it took the edge off my pace slightly.
My chip time. Very happy with that after dropping out of Sussex Beacon after left knee seized up
Weather not as bad as expected in the end. Nice climb from mile 3 to 5 and and half which certainly opened the lungs. Found it a little hard to pace myself due to all of the hills but finished in a respectable time.
SK aka Clive
This one's a toughy, did a little better last year but stil pleased with result as the course is very hilly at start and soul destroying on the last slog home along the sea front! Support fantastic even on a miserable cold day!
will use as marathon pace practise and add extra miles **update** Didn't intend to race really, so took it steady - around marathon pace - for the first half until the hills were over. Ankle was quite sore downhill, but I was going well and picked up the pace. Finished strongly along the seafront and felt like I had lots of miles left in my legs
A PB that I wasn't expecting! Good run in the drizzle.
Kent plodder
This is my 3rd year in a row and every year I regret it afterwards. The course is really tough with long uphill climbs.

The organisation and atmosphere is excellent. Perhaps that's what keeps drawing me back...

Hoping to beat my half marathon PB of 1h34, which I set at Hastings in 2005.

I feel in better shape than then so all going well I should manage sub 1h35 and if so should be close to my PB.

After race: I wasn't sure what to expect this morning. Weather was windy and wet and my legs were a bit stiff and sore form this week's heavy mileage. Anyway I surprised myself and for the first time ever I followed my pre-race strategy and set out slowly. I didn't even try to catch up with the guy wearing a Spider Man outfit who I saw ahead of me. I knew I had to hold back energy for the long hills. In the end I was strong on the hills and overtook plenty of runners without really pushing hard. At half way I picked up the pace and overtook Spider Man at 8ml. I had plenty of energy left for a strong finish. I think this is my best race to date. I don't feel like I've just run a half marathon. All my long hill runs are obviously paying off...
first 5 miles gently done (with Bobo) then decided to run on. Stayed well within comfort zone. Chuffed to bits to PB - wasn't targetted at all.
First long race back after injury, felt much harder than it should have been. Attacked the first half of the race running hard up the hills but suffered from 8 miles and slowed considerbly towards the end.
Baby Moonbeam
touche turtle
Damn Sports System, no chip time was about 2-3 minutes quicker than gun time
Easy run. Very enjoyable
My First half
Finished 54th.

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  • On 18th Mar 2008 at 2:50pm, youlooktired wrote: unexpected pb (just) brilliant support on the course, thank you hastings
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