Another Sunday, another club champs race! The 4th race of the club championship, and for many the main race of the year, is the HASTINGS 1/2 marathon on Sunday 19th March. For those first timers not familiar with the route, it is a tough course which demands respect with a steady, but unrelenting climb up Queensway between 2.50 and 5.00 miles until you reach The Ridge. The race start is at 10.30am; is chip timed; and online entries are available until noon Friday 17th March. Anyone entering now will need to pick up their race numbers on the morning of the race. Entries may be available on the day, assuming that there are places available, at £30.00 for UKA members; £32.00 for non-UKA members. See www.hastings-half.co.uk
HRs may leave their kit etc in the Rambler coach which will be parked close to the start at Grosvenor Gardens
Please note that to be eligible to score championship points, you need to be a paid up HR club member and also need to wear an HR top. However if you are running for a charity, then you may wear your charity shirt in this instance. The use of headphones is permitted in this event, as the roads are closed to traffic
To recap: there are 3 separate club championships – first past the post; age graded; target times.
At the end of the year your points for your 8 best races are added together to give your total points score in each category.
For the target times championship only; you must complete at least 3 of the 7 – 8 club races. In addition you can obtain 200 bonus points in this category by marshalling at one of the club races. If you choose not to marshal a race, then you have no chance of winning! As there are a limited number of marshals required for each race, then it pays to marshal early on in the calendar year as you may find later in the year that all the marshalling slots are already taken!