Hastings Half Marathon just a month away

The 2015 Hastings Half Marathon is now exactly a month away (SUS-140323-154113001)
The 2015 Hastings Half Marathon is now exactly a month away (SUS-140323-154113001)

The 2015 Hastings Half Marathon is now exactly a month away.

The 31st annual staging of the popular Hastings Lions Club-organised event will take place on Sunday March 22.

We continue our build-up to the race by taking a look at some more of the competitors who have already entered and their varying reasons for doing so.

Reasons for running - Gregory Stonard: My sister and I grew up in Hastings. She has already entered and challenged me to join her.

Joanne Cote: Running for a challenge and to raise funds for the Phoenix Flyers Cheerleader Team X.

Keith Tinker: A work colleague’s daughter needs a £40k operation.

James Nugent: Running with 60lb on my back.

Ashlea Dyson: I want to do my bit for Team Connor that I ran for last year and for Ickle Pickles.

Debbie Baldock: I will be walking in memory of my mum.

Barbara Thomas: In my 65th year I want to raise funds for the Yellowmen, a local charity which supports the POKOT people of Kenya.

Hannah McGhin: My best friend is disabled so I’m running to raise money for and awareness of her condition.

Clare Maplesden: To raise as much as I can for St Michael’s Hospice and to run it twice on the same day.

Keith Cooper: Running for the hospice that looked after my dad in his final days from terminal cancer. Started running nine months ago and look at this also as a personal challenge.

Emma Moore: Every year I say I will do it, but this year I will actually do it!

Heather White: Having lost over eight stone in weight, I started running last year and could not run a minute without getting completely out of breath. I’ve worked hard over the year and it would be a huge personal achievement to finish.

To join them and several thousand others on the start line in Sea Road, St Leonards, enter online at www.hastings-half.co.uk or pick up an entry form from sports shops/centres.

In order for your name to be listed in the official race programme, you must enter by Sunday March 8.