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Hastings Half Marathon – Grand Prix
The Hastings Half Marathon is organised by The Hastings Lions Club to
raise monies for needy causes, and to promote the historic and wonderful town of Hastings.
I speak from personal experience when I add that it is 9 miles minimum uphill, so worth training for, but also probably the friendliest, best supported, and best organised race around!
The race follows a loop around the historical town of Hastings. Runners start on the seafront then run along the route that William the Conqueror took towards the village of Battle. From there you head round the back of Hastings down towards the ‘Old Town’ and fishing village of Hastings, before running back along the three mile seafront back to where it started.
The first few miles are somewhat tough, being mostly uphill (albeit on closed roads). However many runners have achieved some very fast times and PBs on this course, and it has the very best support to spur you on, with crowds lining every road and entertainment around the route, with four bands, two disco’s, two choirs and a cheerleader group. It really is an experience you will remember and an event not to be missed!