Uckfield runners take on Eastbourne Half Marathon

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The tenth Eastbourne half marathon was held on Sunday.

This has now become a popular event with over 1,300 finishers including a strong turn out from Uckfield runners with 18 entrants.

The route starts from Princes Park then follows the Seafront west with the only hill being a steep climb from 2.5 to 3.5 miles as the route heads towards Beachy Head before a steep descent back to the seafront.

The route then heads back East, past Princes Park, around the Sovereign Harbour and back to Princess park to finish. Whilst the weather was dry it was windy which was particularly noticeable for the last 2 miles with a strong headwind.

Running from Uckfield were Graham West 1hr 43.36, Dominic Geer 1hr 44.06, Nick Wright 1hr 44.23, Chris Tatnall 1hr 45.15, Tara Twyman 1hr 47.21, Rachael Hornigold 1hr 47.25, Court Page 1hr 54.12, Charlotte Menzies 1hr 55.12, Richard Page 1hr 56.41, Vicki Curd 1hr 56.32, Emma Hyland 1hr 56.33, Catherine Harker 1hr 59.28, Chris Lugg 1hr 59.13, Alex Lickorish 2hr 01.16, Dayle Bryant 2hr 03.23, Lorna Ford 2hr

06.57, Rebecca Stonebanks 2hr 13.15, Sarah Ballinger 2hr 21.43.

The Tunbridge Wells half marathon was also on Sunday and Sonia Edmondson from Uckfield Runners ran 1hr 55. A bit further afield in Bruges, Tanya Edmondson ran 1hr 21 and Ray Edmondson 1hr 56 in a 10 mile race. Finally on Saturday Lorraine West from the Monday beginner/joggers group ran her 5th Personal best in a row in the Eastbourne Parkrun running a time of 40.58 reducing her previous best time by a minute and a half. www.uckfieldrunners.org.uk