Move over Phileas Fogg - Hastings athletes going round world in less than 80 days

HY Runners have been keeping busy in lockdown by trying to run the equivalent miles of the circumference of the world.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 9:47 am
Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days

The challenge for the Hastings-based club has been named #Hyrunstheworld and the distance target is 24,910 miles, the idea being that all runners tally up their miles in a bid to raise £10,000 for St Michael’s Hospice. In the style of Phileas Fogg, the club initially aimed to complete the huge running task in 80 days, but they have had so much participation from members that they look likely to complete the mission in half the time. See pictures of some of those who have taken part on this page and the one linked - and get the full story in the Hastings Observer, out on Friday.

Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days
Paralympian David Weir has been doing his share for HY Runners
Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days
The challenge's logo
Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days
Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days
Some of the Hastings-based HY Runners who are clocking up enough miles to go around the world - in less than 80 days
Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart has got involved in the challenge