A good show from the Harriers at Hastings

Jo Curran
Jo Curran

The 31st Hastings Half Marathon organised as ever by Eric Hardwick and Hastings Lions saw 3000 runners including an international field competing on this tough undulating course in company with chilly winds.

Hailsham Harriers had thirty seven of their runners taking part and once again it was that man Gary Judges providing a spectacular performance with an excellent 13th place and first in his age vet category with a chip time of 1h16m47s in the race won by Kenyon Sammy Nyokaye with 1h05m26s.

Another great run following his high placing at the recent Brighton half came from Wes Mechen with 27th and Simon Haddon showed great promise with 92nd.

Top lady for Harriers saw Jo Curran with a sparkling performance in 13th (139th overall) from Sam Alvarez and Alissa Ellis with the ladies race won by Kenyon Mercyline Ondieki in 1h21m35s.

The event is not all about personal bests but many of the Harriers team produced some great runs and points towards the Sussex Road Race Grand Prix series.

Harriers positions and times were as follows: 16th Gary Judges 1h16m47s, 27th Wes Mechen 1h20m12s, 92nd Simon Haddon 1h27m25s, 107th Jamie Grenfell 1h28m13s, 139th Jo Curran 1h29m54s, 158th Ian Davis 1h30m56s, 178th Alan Thornton 1h31m39s, 200th Graham Purdye 1h32m09s, 218th Roy Meller 1h33m04s, 227th David Perry 1h33m25s, 264th Sam Alvarez 1h34m05s, 270th Alissa Ellis 1h34m21s, 276th Graham Woolley 1h34m17s, 326th Giles Bowmer 1h34m55s, 453rd Wendy Robson 1h39m32s, 626th Peter Drake 1h43m15s, 899th Audrey Haddon 1h48m09s, 933rd Helen O’Sullivan 1h49m22s, 977th Neal Robinson 1h49m45s, 1078th Alan Clarke 1h51m49s, 1082nd Tracy Erridge 1h51m49s, 1091st Victoria Burford 1h51m40s, 1145th Mark Bassett 1h52m29s, 1265th Becky Holland 1h54m50s, 1274th Richard Tickner 1h55m38s , 1298th Catherine Breer 1h56m48s, 1363rd Nathan Royds-Jones 1h56m33s, 1437th Dan Linford-Jones 1h57m32s.