Half-marathon route is slightly changed

THE ever popular Hastings Half Marathon, organised by the Lions Club of Hastings, for the community, takes place again on Sunday, March 25.

Of special note this year, is a slight change in the route to avoid the dangerous road humps in Rock-a-Nore Road.

Runners will come out of Winchelsea Road into Rye Road and turn left, and continue up to the Kings Head pub, where they will turn around and come back the other side of the road to Old Top Road.

This means for the first time the Kings Head will be on the route, and it should be quite a popular place to see the runners.

This also means that traffic coming from the east will be diverted down Churchill Avenue to Rock Lane, and then towards Westfield.

Traffic from the west will be diverted along Red Lake Terrace, marshalled over Winchelsea Road where there are gaps, into Rock Lane, and then right in to Churchill Avenue to Rye Road.

Or of course motorists can wait and watch the runners.

This will take effect from 11.10am until just after 1pm.

Please note this yourself, if you are making a car journey, and tell any visitors. The event could not be the success it is without the famous Hastings spectators, and the runners taking part for many different reasons and needy causes, look forward to your support.

Please plan your journeys to avoid any problems for yourself or your visitors, but most importantly come out and enjoy yourselves and the sights to be seen.

We understand that also on route there will be a pig roast and disco at Premier Travel Chauffeurs premises on The Ridge near The Harrow.

Watch out especially for the Extreme Ironing Man, and the Team of ‘Mankini’s’, and Pantomine Horse going for world record.

Thank you for your understanding and patience on this great day for Hastings.

ERIC HARDWICK MBE

race director

Hastings Half Marathon