Hastings Half Marathon
Sunday 23rd March 2014

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The instant of the start was captured with runners checking their watches as the tape fell, eventual winner, Boniface Kongin from Kenya bearing number 3911 can be seen on the right. Second man home, Ben Fish of Blackburn Harriers AC, No 2010 is checking his watch on the left.  Richard Muritthi, No 3913 also from Kenya came third and is right of the centre of the picture with the first Lady home, Gladys Kwambai from Kenya wearing No 3914 taking a last look at her watch to the right of him.


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Above: Boniface Kongin of Kenya wins in 01:04:18
Right: Ben Fish, Blackburn Harriers AC 01:07:36
Below: Richard Muritthi, Kenya 01:09:04

note the empty road behind each of them!

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First Lady home, Gladys Kwambai from Kenya Hastings Half Marathon

While the main race was under way a ‘mini run’ for younger runners started from Hastings Pier and was won by Casey Keates in 00:06:33 closely followed in 00:06:34 by Sophie Markwick. The family tradition was carried on by Isabelle Price 6238, seen below with her grandfather, Race Director Eric Hardwick. Eric can also be seen running just behind Derek Stevens (lower right) wearing no. 1066.

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Also immortalised on film (well, digitally to be pedantic) are some examples of runners who sacrificed speed for fancy dress etc.

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