In short: Yet again Hastings shows the others how to put on a race In full: Weather was great, support incredible and yet again this proves to be a highlight. The medal were not the usual brass mounted on a leather martingale (for the 1st 500) which was a shame as it is always nice to get these.
Goody bags seemed to run out for those finishing further back - my wife did not get one and still came in in the top half of the finishers.
That said it is a special race and will be back for more next year. Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: Found the hills challenging so no PB - but respectable time! In full: The start/finish area could have been laid out better and unless I missed a whole raft of them somewhere, better portaloo provision would have been great. The best thing about this race for me was the support along the way - excellent. Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: The best supported race I've done. Hills a challenge but I smashed my PB! In full: Fantastic support, especially from the churches and pubs. Challenging run, but really enjoyed it. Felt the end could have been better organised as I had to ask someone where I could find water, but free tea for runners was a nice touch. Oh and would have considered getting the hoodie if the ladies one wasn't such an awful pink colour! Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: Incredible support makes up for the gruelling hill(s) - thank you to supporters who lined the route! In full: This event is just so good for our town. We obviously do churches and pubs pretty well as the support from both is amazing! Thank you to all the supporters and the organisers for a great race. Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: Hilly & tough but brilliant support In full: Ran the Hastings 1/2 as my 1st race in 10 years & although very challenging the support was beyond any expectation! Having practised various parts of the route was prepared for the hills but still very tough going in places! A little confusing at the end - took a little while to work out where the last water station was - but overall a great day. Will definitely be trying to beat my time next year! Date of review: April 19, 2009
In short: In full: A really tough and hilly race, makes you ache in new places. Great crowd support and the race was well organized. Only point to make was that there should have been more water stations as it was such a hot day and it would have been good to have had an energy drink or similar during the race instead of after you had finished. I loved the fact that they were serving free tea and coffee to all the runners once they had crossed the finish line, something I have never seen elsewhere before. The medal that everyone gets for participating is in a league of its own. It is worth running the race just to get that medal at the end!!! I am an experienced half marathon runner and I can easily say that I was VERY proud of myself after having finshed this year's race, it is not an easy course. See you again next year. Date of review: March 29, 2009