Polegate Plodders enjoy success at Hastings Half Marathon

Five Polegate Plodders members completed the famous Hastings Half Marathon, the 40th anniversary of the event. The course is famous for being mostly uphill but the event is always very well supported by the local community.
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Completing a half marathon is no mean feat and is always a tough challenge for even the most accomplished runner, weeks of training go into the preparation for any event but Hastings certainly is a challenge with an elevation gain of over 250 metres as it loops around the town, then once you're back on the flat there always seems to be a strong headwind.

Grit, determination and commitment are at the forefront of anyone attempting this run and the feeling of elation as you cross the finish line and are presented with your medal (horse brass) is something you can't buy.

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First to finish for the Plodders was Jamie Martin in a very respectable 1:52:04 (chip time), Chris Jones was next over the line in 1:59:15 (chip time), Leon Greck completed the course in 2:16:36 (chip time), Frank Wood came home in 2:26:51 (chip time) closely followed by Victoria Townsend in 2:27:27 (chip time) and finally Nikki Loats crossed the finish line in 2:35:24 (chip time).

A fantastic achievement and everyone from Polegate Plodders are extremely proud of you, well done!

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