Hastings Half Marathon picture special

The 2019 Hastings Half Marathon took place in glorious spring sunshine and light winds this morning (Sunday).

Sunday, 24th March 2019, 5:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th March 2019, 5:16 pm
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon

Nearly 2,500 runners completed the 35th annual staging of the Lions Club of Hastings-organised event in front of huge crowds around the 13.1-mile route. Pictures by Justin Lycett

Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Daniel Anderson comes home to finish sixth
Fourth-placed Jeff Pyrah comes down the finishing straight
Third-placed Rhys Boorman approaches the finish line
Runner-up Gary Foster is cheered home by the crowds
Race winner Josseli Polini approaches the finish line
Charity runners set off at the start of the race pushing a stretcher
Some of the many runners dressed as The Hulk
More of the fun and charity runners begin the race
Plenty of colour on show at the race start in Sea Road
More runners set off at the start
A sea of colour on the start line
Runners set off on their 13.1-mile journey
A couple of the fancy dress competitors
Some brightly-coloured charity runners
Lots of green and pink on the start line
The race begins in the Sea Road sunshine
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
On their way!
More runners get their race underway
And they're off!
Runners set off at the start
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
Some of the many Hastings Runners in the field
Conditions were very warm for the time of year
Runners set off at the start of the 2019 Hastings Half Marathon
More of the runners get started
Runners set off from Sea Road
The 35th staging of the half marathon gets up and running
The journey begins for more of the runners
The event again attracted a large field of runners
Runners set off at the start of the race
A very crowded start line in Sea Road
The race gets up and running
A couple more fancy dress runners
The race begins
Runners begin their race in Sea Road
Runners get their race underway
Heather Noone on her way to victory in the women's race
A group of runners approaches the finishing straight
Hastings Athletic Club's Jenna French nears the end of the race
The finish is in sight for this group of runners
More runners come towards the end of the race
Some more runners are nearly there
Not far to go for this group of runners
Runners come up to the home straight
More runners on their way towards the finish area
Just a few hundred metres to go for these runners
Runners approach the Sea Road junction near the end of the race
The finish line comes into view
The race is on to get to the finish line
Not far to go until the finish
Spectators peer down towards the runners as they approach the home straight
Ladies' runner-up Rachael Mulvey about to enter the home straight