Harrier Judge finishes 10th in Eastbourne half marathon

Sue Fry and Liz Lumber

Sue Fry and Liz Lumber

  • Huge turn-out for Harriers at Eastbourne Half Marathon
  • In-form Gary Judges leads the way home once again
  • Organisers rewarded with good weather and bumper entry
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Hailsham Harriers saw thirty nine of their runners competing at the Eastbourne Half Marathon on Sunday, March 1 with some excellent results throughout.

Seven assisted the organisers by acting as time pacers which enabled all competitors to assess their anticipated finishing time beforehand and attempt to stay with the appropriate timed pacer group.

The final two miles back from the Sovereign Harbour provided a challenging westerly head wind.

The organisers were rewarded with good weather and crowds and with a bumper entry of 1400 runners but the final two miles back from the Sovereign Harbour provided a challenging westerly head wind. First home for the club saw Gary Judges back from his recent run in Spain to claim 10th overall at Eastbourne and second vet.

He received excellent support from Adrian Elliott 34th, Lee Ashworth 36th and Wes Mechen 53rd and for the ladies the dynamic duo of Sue Fry and Liz Lumber were placed third and fifth ladies 60th and 78th respectively.

Harriers positions: 10th Gary Judges 1h21m15s, 34th Adrian Elliott 1h27m32s, 36th 1h27m37s, 53rd Wes Mechen 1h29m23s, 60th Sue Fry 1h30m02s, 78th Liz Lumber 1h32m19s, 122th Simon Haddon 1h36m27s, 153rd Roy Meller 1h39m19s, 168th Graham Woolley 1h39m38s, 175th Steve Drury 1h40m17s, 192nd Giles Bowmer 1h41m00s, 217th Peter Daws 1h42m24s, 218th Allen Grant 1h42m24s, Simeon Swift 1h42m31s, 241st Wendy Robson 1h43m23s, 272nd Alan Thornton (pacer) 1h44m30s, 273rd Sam Alvarez (pacer) 1h44m30s, 425th Frances Delves 1h50m24s, 457th.