In short: A great inaugural run for a great cause in a lovely area. In full: This was the inaugural race at Ashburnham for the charity 'Out of the Blue'. Ashburnham's grounds are a beautiful place to run. The course is on tarmac, trail and through woodlands. On the day of the race there was rain and this made the woods boggy and slippery, therefore you might want bring trail shoes or something with grip if it rains. 3 laps for the 10k. A interesting 3 laps though and challenging in parts. There was a 5K too and kids races. Lots of families having fun as well as the usual club runners.
There were burger stalls and the charity's shirts, etc for sale. A really great race, well organised by Nice Work and for a very good course in a lovely area. Date of review: May 16, 2015
In short: Well done, Hastings. Just as good as ever. In full: As ever, all good. Atmosphere, crowds, course, water stations, bagpipers, hot teas, staff and so on. A happy day. Date of review: March 26, 2015
In short: A tough but great race. Well worth doing. In full: Lovely countryside. Well organised and supported. Good parking and bag storage. A very challenging run but worth doing. Date of review: May 27, 2014
In short: It just keeps getting better! In full: The 30th Hastings Half and the route was lined pretty much all the way and peppered with people handing out orange pieces, sweets and lots of support. The organisation is great and the Hastings brass is always a unique reminder of this great race. Lots of sweet tea available at the end. Well done to all who make this happen. Can't wait for next year. Date of review: March 25, 2014
In short: A tough course. Very well organised. In full: A tough course. Very well organised. Signs everywhere to help navigate around the school, etc, which was very helpful. Well attended race. Date of review: December 3, 2013
In short: A quick course In full: A well organised race. It's a fast, flat course. Great if the wind isn't catching your side. Always a nice atmosphere here. Plenty of places to get a nice meal afterwards. Date of review: August 29, 2013
In short: A good challenge In full: I was told that this was a really tough race, but the hills, though long, are not particularly steep. It's a challenging course but a good one. I managed to enjoy it despite the prior concerns of others. Date of review: July 10, 2013