Brenda Boyle Pier to Pier Club Only
Club Championship Race, longer distance only.
Normally the first race of the year takes places on a Sunday in February, starts from ( transport provided to start) Eastbourne Pier and finishes not as the name suggests at Hastings Pier, but at the East Hastings Sea Angling Club, close to the Lifeboat House. A tough 16 miles, but flat. For those not wishing to run that distance, there is a shorter race, 6 miles in distance which starts from Cooden Beach, and finishes again at the Angling Club. The race was named to remember a popular club member Brenda Boyle who passed away in 2014.
Pett Cross Country Open Race
Part of the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League
This race is traditionally the final race of this 6 race winter series which runs from October to March each year. Hastings Runners host this race and prize giving. The race takes place at Pett, covering around 5 miles over fields and woods in the local area.
Keith Chandler 5 Mile Open Race
This year was the brainchild of Hastings Runners stalwart Tony Demarco, who created this race, in memory of his great running friend Keith Chandler who lost a long battle with cancer. The aim of this race was to raise funds for St Michaels Hospice, since the first race in 2005 over £50,000 has been raised.
The race takes place on a Sunday morning in mid May each year, starting from Hastings Town Hall crossing onto the seafront and covering the 5 mile before finishing at the Town Hall. This race forms part of the Sussex Grand Prix race series and attracts in the region of 600 runners.
5 K Series Club Only
There are 3 races of this distance each year, they take place in May, July and December, each year, the June race takes place on a Wed evening.
The July race is a handicap race, will runners setting off at different times, with the slower runners starting first and the fast runners last, to give all members a chance to win. Again this race is run on a Wed evening.
The final race in this series take place in November on a Sunday morning.
All the races start and finish on the seafront at Grosvenor Gardens, along the top of the seafront promenade.
Alan Corke Race Club Only
This off road race takes place on a Tuesday evening every June, it covers 3 laps around Fairlight Country Park, distance is in the region of 6.4 miles. Again the race is named after a past member, and we are always glad to welcome Alan’s family to the post race prize giving.
The race over the years, has been run in a number of different locations including a road race in St Leonards, and an off road route in Battle Great Woods, before moving to its present location.
Barry Richards 10K Club Only
This 10K road race, starts at the foot of Galley Hill ( Bexhill Side) and follows the route to Cooden Beach, before returning to finish. This race is run on a Thursday evening in early July. Once again the race is named after a former club member. Members of Barry’s family are usually able to come along to present prizes on the night.
Tim’s 5 Miler Club Only
This family Saturday afternoon event in mid July is hosted by our Club Chairman Tim Jury and his wife Anne on their farm in Pett, the afternoon starts with a fun run for the children followed by
the main event that is roughly 5 mile off road run around local fields and woods. After the race its time to relax, with a BBQ where those that wish to stay bring their own food and drink cooking on the BBQ provided.
Rye to Hastings Club Only
Like the Pier to Pier race this is a point to point race, starting from Rye Harbour and finishing at the East Hastings Sea Angling Club, the distance is around 12.5 miles covering the Rye Harbour nature reserve too Pett Level and then off road up to to Fairlight and over the Firehills, down to the finish.
The race takes place on a Sunday in mid September and again transport can be provided to the start.
Anderson Amble Club Only
Not a race, in any sense of the word.
This event takes place every year in late September, and its a run that starts from Ditchling Beacon and finishes in Eastbourne Hampden Park, a total of 26 miles. The run is spilt into 5 sections and the runners are supported by a couple of mini buses, which meet the runners with refreshments and carry their kit, at the end of each section, so runners can do as little or as much as they want. The route follows the South Down Way for most of the way. This is event is used by people who plan to take part in the Beachy Head Marathon, in October, as the distance and terrain are similar.
The history of this run, follows club member Pete Anderson, who was taking part in the annual Winchester to Eastbourne South Downs Way event a mere 80 miles, this one occasion he had to withdraw the last 26miles, but undaunted he returned soon after, and completed the distance at a gentle pace, and the Anderson Amble was born.
Club Member Davinia Hill organises this every year.