Hastings Runners in form at Bedgebury and Wealden

There have been some excellent performances from Hastings Runners members in recent weeks.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 5:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th June 2021, 5:36 pm
Charles Bowley shows the fruits of his efforts
Charles Bowley shows the fruits of his efforts

There have been some excellent performances from Hastings Runners members in recent weeks.

Twelve took part in the Bedgebury Forest Spring 10k, led home by new member Will Willecombe, who finished third in a time of 40.09.

He was followed in by tenth-placed Kevin Blowers in 44.50, Claire Thomas 47.23, Susan Rae 48.39, Lewis Wadham 48.54, Neil Jeffries 49.46, Ruth Spiller 53.36, Paul Wadham 58.33, Sharon Wadham 61.01, Michelle Krombholz 62.08, Andrew Clubb 74.48 and Sophie West 77.31.

Hastings Runners at the Bedgebury event

There were age category wins for Claire (FV35), Ruth (FV55), Susan (FV60) and for Neil (MV60) despite him taking a detour which added around 800m.

In fact he was possibly the only runner to actually run the full distance, as by general consensus the course came up 200 to 300m short.

The club have congratulated Bradley Earwaker, who, as we reported last week, achieved a remarkable endurance feat by completing the gruelling Centurion South Downs Way 100-miler in a time of 29 hours 55 minutes - just beating the cut-off time by five minutes.

Congratulations have also gone to new member Charles Bowley and to Lauren Coleman, who completed the Wealden half marathon challenge in 2.15.55 and 2.31.42 respectively. Starting and finishing in the village of Chiddingly, the race is mainly off road on the Weald Way and Vanguard Way long-distance footpaths.

Hastings Runners’ star junior Finlay Goodman celebrated becoming a teenager in style by posting an impressive victory in his age category in the Sussex Family Triathlon event, held in the stunning grounds of Ashburnham Place.

Goodman won his age group aquathlon by nearly 30 seconds in 19.48 - with a swim of 7.03; transition 0.31; run 12.14.