In short: Not for the faint hearted! A perfect London marathon warm up! In full: This was my first time at The Hastings Half Marathon. I did it this year as my pre London warm up. I think lots of others did too.
It was well organised, the race kinda ran it's self though. No problems at all with organisation.
The course was very steep and hilly, so I would only recommend this race to the advanced or Elite. I did se lots of people struggling.
It was a real shame it was so cold today, and I am glad the race went ahead, because the weather was very hit and miss today. Thank you for letting the race go ahead. It was well worth getting out of bed for and the 2 hour drive!
The only thing I would say, is there was no goodie bag, which is always a real shame, especially after a long race. Also no Jaffa cakes? Biscuits etc? Maybe next time? Please?! Its so nice to have a Jaffa cake fix at the end of a long hard run, so maybe the organisers can consider this for next year!?
Will be back next year! Thank you! RECOMMENDED! 9/10 Date of review: March 24, 2013
In short: Worth turning up for every year! In full: The best half I've done so far! Amazing crowd who give support, oranges and jelly babies all the way round. Loved every minute and smashed my PB! Date of review: April 13, 2012
In short: A must do race In full: My second go at this course. Yes, it's challenging but somehow I managed to gain a PB here despite the sudden blast of warm weather and tacking that hill that seemed endless. The atmosphere and support is incredible. It's very well organised and supported. Nice to speak to the some of the numerous people who had come across the channel to take part. Fortunately I'm fairly local to the race, but I too would be prepared to travel a good distance for this one. Date of review: April 11, 2012
In short: The course is different to last year, adding extra hills rather than the nice run round the fishing huts was not the greatest idea by the race organisers. Bring back the old course for 2013! Great medal though Date of review: April 2, 2012
In short: Excellant hard race but great pre marathon In full: Well managed it was like clock work, the weather was hot for the runners, but recovered on the beach with some lunch made a change Date of review: March 28, 2012
In short: 1st half marathon In full: This was my first half unfortunately run with an ankle injury. But who cares I was slow ,in pain towards the end ,but this race made me remember why I enjoy running. Forget the PB, the atmosphere was phenomal , the supporters were brilliant and I met so many nice people running on the way. Sometimes it's nice to be at the back and actually enjoy the race (. It was tough though!!!) Date of review: March 27, 2012
In short: Definitely back next year! In full: This was my second half marathon and my first at Hastings... and it was at the Hastings that I caught the running bug well and truly! What a fantastic day out from start to finish and I would highly recommend it to everyone. In fact, it's worth taking up running just to be part of it. Thank you to the organisers, residents, supporters and all the other runners for making it such a special day. Date of review: March 27, 2012