As chairman of Hastings Runners I cannot but write through the columns of your newspaper to express the gratitude of the 132 Hastings Runners who participated in the recent 31st Hastings Half Marathon.
The support throughout the course for runners from Hastings but also, frankly, for all runners was quite superb. The Hastings Half supporters that line the route are renowned for their incredible energy and vocal support to all who in turn, marvel at that warmth and generosity. People of Hastings stand proud for the respect all those runners have for you, quite exceptional.
To the Hastings Lions, their fellow Lions from surrounding areas, to their array of volunteers from running clubs, service organisations and the many other contributors, to sponsors, all runners further extend their grateful thanks for all that you do, whatever your role in staging this iconic event, an event that gives so much pleasure and to so many.
To our fellow runners, club runners, one-off runners, (it is a must-do event) walkers, fundraisers, congratulations to each and every one. See you next time.