PICTURES: Hastings Half Marathon raises £112,954

Charity Team Award  the Bill Bailey Trophy: St Michael's Hospice Team (Second Place) Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com
Charity Team Award the Bill Bailey Trophy: St Michael's Hospice Team (Second Place) Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com
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This year’s Hastings Half Marathon has already raised more than £100,000 for good causes it was revealed during a packed awards ceremony on Sunday (May 17).

To date, the event has raised a staggering total of £112,954.

Andy Knight, Grace Baker and Hastings Half Marathon Organinser Eric Hardwick MBEPhotos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Andy Knight, Grace Baker and Hastings Half Marathon Organinser Eric Hardwick MBEPhotos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

International athlete Grace Baker presented the many prizes and awards and carried out a short interview giving her plans for the future during the ceremony at AZUR Marina.

The Great Britain international runner from Pett is hoping a business will come forward to support her future career.

Among the awards was a new prize – The Brenda Boyle Shield of Courage, in memory of local personality Brenda,which was sponsored by Spire Sussex Hospital, and presented by Brenda’s daughter Nikki, to 11-year-old Brendon Evans.

The Dyer Charity Shield for the group who raised the most monies by the evening,was won by Team Sparkle,raising £6,100.

SAGA Sponsored Mini Run:  Girls School Team 1st: Claverham Community College (Isabel Somerset, Leah Goodman, Maisie Jones, Mmaeyen Okojie) Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

SAGA Sponsored Mini Run: Girls School Team 1st: Claverham Community College (Isabel Somerset, Leah Goodman, Maisie Jones, Mmaeyen Okojie) Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Winners in the sponsor form draw were: Mattt and Darren Owen; Tyrone Collins; Carole Warren(Sparkle); Team Rolph; Brendon Evans and Peter Knight.

Photos from the evening can be purchased at www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com.

Entries for next year’s Half Marathon, on Sunday, March 20,are now open at www.hastings-half.co.uk ,where runners can also register on the waiting list for the BHLR10K later this year.

Hastings Lions Club members, who organised the event, thanked everyone who helped to make it a success.

Special Presentation: The Brenda Boyle Shield of Courage. Sponsored by Spire Sussex Hospital in memory of Brenda Boyle. Winner: Brendon Evans Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Special Presentation: The Brenda Boyle Shield of Courage. Sponsored by Spire Sussex Hospital in memory of Brenda Boyle. Winner: Brendon Evans Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Anyone interested in joining the club can email valvint@btinternet.com.

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Reg Wild Memorial Shield for first boy and girl from Hastings A.C.'Aaron Judah (not present) and Olivia White (pictured here with Jean Wild) Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

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Winners of the Bill Bailey Trophy and Dyer Charity Shield: Team Sparkle Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Winners of the Bill Bailey Trophy and Dyer Charity Shield: Team Sparkle Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Peep Award  Trophy: Tyrone Collins Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Peep Award Trophy: Tyrone Collins Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Fancy Dress Awards: Darren and Matt Owen asTom and Jerry Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

Fancy Dress Awards: Darren and Matt Owen asTom and Jerry Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

1066 Bakery Cake Prize Winner: Fenella Maloney Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com

1066 Bakery Cake Prize Winner: Fenella Maloney Photos by Tony Coombes www.tonycoombesphotography.fotki.com