Athletics: West leads teammates home in the Seaford Half Marathon

Peter Wilkes
Peter Wilkes

Uckfield Runners had eight runners in the Seaford Half Marathon.

This is an off road downland event, very scenic but hilly so a lot slower than a road marathon.

The winner took 1hr 29.58, a reflection of the demanding course.

First home from Uckfield was Graham West in 1hr 49.34 followed by Brian King (2.01.10) while the first of the Uckfield ladies was Dayle Bryant in 2.14.38, running with Peter Wilkes 2.14.39 (above).

This was Dayle’s first half marathon and she didn’t choose an easy course for her debut so she did well to complete the distance. Also running were: Chris Lugg 2.16.42, Emma Flint 2.35.18, Caley Pearce 2.34.49 and Judith Pyett 2.37.28.

The weather was a fairly cool 11c and quite windy, which was not too bad for running but a bit chilly for the club picnic afterwards. For further details of Uckfield Runners, which cater for beginners to experienced runners, please see www.uckfieldrunners.org.uk