Big race entries hit 4,000

Entries for the 2014 Hastings Half Marathon are up to the 4,000 mark with a fortnight to go. Picture by Frank Copper
Entries for the 2014 Hastings Half Marathon are up to the 4,000 mark with a fortnight to go. Picture by Frank Copper

With a fortnight to go until the 2014 Hastings Half Marathon, entries have now risen to around the 4,000 mark.

But it’s certainly not too late to sign up for the Hastings Lions Club-organised event on Sunday March 23. Anybody wishing to line-up in the 13.1-mile run should visit hastings-half.co.uk

To receive your race number and information before race day, you need to enter very soon. The last posting of race packs will be on Tuesday March 18.

Runners whose applications are received after this will have to collect their race packs on race morning. The organisers cannot guarantee entries on race morning as the field is filling up very quickly.

Those keen to take part in the Mini-Run for children aged 11-16, meanwhile, are advised to enter soon as it will not be possible to do so on the day itself.

Race director Eric Hardwick said: “I have never seen so many runners out training in Hastings as in this last week. The good weather helps and makes for a further surge in entries.

“It has been mentioned that Hastings does not have a Sport Relief Mile for Sunday March 23 - but it does. You can either run 13.1 miles in the Half Marathon (if aged 17 upwards) or run a mile in the Mini-Run (for those aged 11-16). You can run for Sport Relief or you can raise monies for any needy cause of your choice.”