GB international set for big race prize night

Elise Lovell at the Combined Events International Indoor Match in Prague earlier this year.
Elise Lovell at the Combined Events International Indoor Match in Prague earlier this year.

Elise Lovell will be the special guest at the 2017 Hastings Half Marathon prize-giving.

The Hastings Athletic Club talent will hand out the various awards at Azur in St Leonards on Sunday April 16 from 7pm.

Lovell enjoyed a wonderful winter season, which culminated in her winning the women’s long jump at the BUCS Indoor Championships 2017.

She also helped the GB senior women’s team finish runners-up in the Combined Events International Indoor Match in Prague having previously achieved a superb second place in the women’s pentathlon at the England Athletics Senior Indoor Combined Events Championships.

All are welcome to the prize-giving, which is a celebration of the popular annual event. This year’s race was quite possibly the windiest in the 33-year history of the Hastings Half Marathon.

Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers) was the clear winner, with Hastings Athletic Club talent Rhys Boorman achieving a superb second place. In all there were 2,731 finishers on a very challenging day.

Event organisers, the Hastings Lions Club, urge runners to let them know before the prize-giving how much they have raised and for what needy cause. The person or group which raises the most for a cause will win the Dyer Charity Shield.

The 34th Hastings Half Marathon will take place on Sunday March 18, 2018 and you can enter now at www.hastings-half.co.uk

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