GB international set for big race prize night
Elise Lovell will be the special guest at the 2017 Hastings Half Marathon prize-giving.
The Hastings Athletic Club talent will hand out the various awards at Azur in St Leonards on Sunday April 16 from 7pm.
Lovell enjoyed a wonderful winter season, which culminated in her winning the women’s long jump at the BUCS Indoor Championships 2017.
She also helped the GB senior women’s team finish runners-up in the Combined Events International Indoor Match in Prague having previously achieved a superb second place in the women’s pentathlon at the England Athletics Senior Indoor Combined Events Championships.
All are welcome to the prize-giving, which is a celebration of the popular annual event. This year’s race was quite possibly the windiest in the 33-year history of the Hastings Half Marathon.
Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers) was the clear winner, with Hastings Athletic Club talent Rhys Boorman achieving a superb second place. In all there were 2,731 finishers on a very challenging day.
Event organisers, the Hastings Lions Club, urge runners to let them know before the prize-giving how much they have raised and for what needy cause. The person or group which raises the most for a cause will win the Dyer Charity Shield.
The 34th Hastings Half Marathon will take place on Sunday March 18, 2018 and you can enter now at www.hastings-half.co.uk
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