Slideshow: runners face blustery conditions in Seaford Half Marathon

Runners braved blustery conditions for the Seaford Half Marathon on Sunday June 9, helping to raise a total of £5,000.

Newhaven Peacehaven and Seaford Lions, which organises the annual event, will use the money to run two community minibuses and to help good causes in the area.

Seaford Half Marathon, June 9th 2013 E24079P

Seaford Half Marathon, June 9th 2013 E24079P

Around 500 runners took part in the challenging 13 mile race, which set off from the Marine Parade on Seaford seafront at 9am.

Race organiser Trevor Gomersall said: “The event went well and a lot commented on how much they enjoyed it. It was a successful event.

“The weather was not too bad for running though there was a strong wind on the Downs.”

This was the 11th Seaford Half Marathon and the Lions are hoping to hold another one next year.

It usually raises around £5,000 and attracts 500 participants.

Trevor added: “It’s a very popular event and a challenging course.

“It’s one of our main fundraising events. We run this and the two Donkey Derbies in Peacehaven and Seaford.”

In total the Lions raise about £20,000 a year to keep the community minibuses going and to donate to good causes in the local community.

The two minibuses are used to take the elderly or disabled to club meetings and outings or to take nursery children on trips.

Amongst the recents grants from the Lions Charity Trust were a grant to the Breakout Centre in Newhaven for a new kitchen, to local young people to do voluntary work abroad and to the local branch of St John Ambulance.

The first three men were: 1 Daniel Vaughan 1:29:58; 2 Simon Fletcher 1:30:48; 3 Daniel Cartledge 1:32:02;

The first three women were: 1 Isobel Muir 1:41:05; 2 Sarah Bailey 1:41:58; 3 Sally Norris 1:42:39

The full results and photos are on