Poppy Run Saturday 8th November

Poppy Run Saturday 8th November

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So having signed up to do the Poppy Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon along Bexhill seafront on Saturday morning, it was a bit disconcerting to get an email on Friday to warn of ‘extreme winds’ forecast for the event!  well, the forecast was right and at times the wind knocked us sideways, showered us with sea spray and had deposited large amounts of shingle and sea foam on the promeade to run through.  However, it did stay dry and the sun did peak through at times which made both the sea and the run exhilarating.  Two minutes silence was followed by the quarter marathon runners heading out hotly followed by the half marahon runners around two slightly different routes. This course is virtually flat and is all run along the promenade and closed roads so potentially one to get PB’s in calmer conditions!  We were all very pleased with our times of 1.01, 1.59 and 2.08 and of the beautiful medals that we all received – definately one to do again!

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 Results:

Half Marathon

Kieran Lewer       –      1:59:44

Louise Lewer       –      2:08:19

Quarter Marathon

Nikki Hargrave    –       1:01:10

Mick Dee            –       1:07:06

Cynthia Dee        –       1:45:01