Those of us unable to run the Hove Hornets ‘Stinger’ Fun Run this morning were helping out at the Henfield Half Marathon which our ‘home base’ Henfield Leisure Centre arrange each year. With 226 entries for a ‘late-midsummer’ trail run, this is a popular event despite being hit by heavy rain, the temperature ranging from mad hot when the sun was out, to pretty cool when it rained! Despite this 200 sometimes bedraggled runners came home in some very respectable times indeed. I’m always impressed at how far people travel to take part in this one, with Clubs in Kent and Hampshire coming along, as well as even as far as York!
As always many thanks to everyone who helped organise, marshal, timekeep or ‘result’ – it takes a lot of people to make something like this happen, and great teamwork to make it happen like clockwork!
Below are a couple of video clips from Simon Funnell flying his drone near the Cat & Canary and the finish line (briefly – the batteries ran out!).
And some nice feedback too:
A big thank you to everyone that helped out with the run.
I really appreciate it.
Simon Thompson – HLC
Just wanted to say thank you for laying on a fabulous route and marshalled so well. You could have arranged the weather to have been perfect as the route and the organisation 😉 thank you I really enjoyed it and the value puts other events I have done to shame.
Thanks everyone and thanks to the marshalls who gave up their Sunday morning. Big shout out to the marshall around 11 miles who had a sneaky can of Fosters on the go. Made me smile. Matthew Garrett-Dyke
Hmmmm – Mile 11 – let me see – Brian Bracey perhaps?
Thanks everyone. So blimmin’ chuffed we did it! Thoroughly recommend it as a course – really pretty and marshalls were all lovely despite the rain. Happy Sunday! Chloe Garrett-Dyke
Amazing value & great fun! Claire Denny
I’d totally recommend as a nice and very good value event with notably good marshalling Jack Chivers