In short: A great half-marathon In full: A challenging, interesting and rewarding course. Very well marshalled and supported and very smooth organisation. Nice mememto and fantastic atmosphere. Used the shower/changing facilities at the Sea Cadets afterwards which was great. All in all a great race and I'll be back to take on the hills again! Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Hilly but very well supported In full: Thank you to the organisers and all the wonderful supporters for making this such a smashing race. Beautiful weather made the day even better. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Firm but fair. In full: Tried this 3 years earlier on the back of no training - it was terrible. Tackled agian with some decent banked miles and it was a great event. Hard and hilly for 6 miles and then relatively down hill or flat onwards. Great local support and a race that has everything in my opinion. Date of review: April 24, 2013
In short: For a half with such a long hill to start with this was great! Freezing cold but spectators still made it to the top to support! Made it very special, well done everyone who helped! Date of review: April 4, 2013
In short: The 'Hilly Hastings Half' strikes again! In full: This was my eighth participation in a row. Why? Because it is such a magnificent race, and a better half marathon is hard to find, in my view. The organisation was superb as always, so once again a great many thanks to Hastings Lions Club. They will need more support next year as Hastings Borough Council and Spar will no longer be able to give full support, for reasons best known to them.
Many thanks to the marshals, police, drinks station volunteers and everyone who had to stand there in the bitterly cold weather, so unusual for this time of year. I loved the Grey Owl horse brass, a wonderful memento. Next year is the 30th Anniversary of this wonderful race, so yours truly will be back, make no mistake. Wonderful crowd support along the way too, I nearly cried when I saw those dear physically handicapped patients from Mary House along the Ridge, watching the race go by and enjoying it as far as they could do so. Bless them. Thank you all, and once again to Hastings Lions Club for all their efforts year on year. Long may it continue. Date of review: March 28, 2013
In short: Amazing support In full: 4th time and it gets better each year.(maybe because I managed a PB this time.) Its very well organised and the crowd support couldnt be better. One of the colder runs of the year but fine once warmed up. The free hot tea at the end was very much appreciated. Date of review: March 27, 2013
In short: Awesome In full: This has to be the best hm i've done.......actually its the only hm i've done, in fact its my first race ever lol. However, i had an amazing time despite the freezing conditions. Proud to say my home town support was fantastic, music, jelly babies and oranges along the way. Flippin hilly, but hey I live here, so no real surprise and what goes up must come down. I will be back! Date of review: March 27, 2013