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Kenyans take first places but everyone’s a winner in the Hastings Half Marathon

The 32nd Hastings Half Marathon took place on Sunday, with Kenyan runners taking first place among both men and women. Despite the overcast skies and chill air, it proved a great success, not least in numbers, attracting just under 3,500 participants. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:50 Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Daniel Anderson Gary Foster half marathon James Bacon Lenah Jerotich Nick Terdre Rhys Boorman Russell Jacobs Sport Systems Stacey Clusker

On your marks for the Hastings Half Marathon!

It’s a sure sign that spring is here when the Hastings Half Marathon comes around – and it’s coming around this Sunday, 20 March. It’s not too late to sign up and join more than 3,000 others enjoying a run round Hastings for worthy motives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:41 Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 In: Sport Tags: half marathon James Bacon Laura Harffey Lions Club Nick Terdre Pestalozzi Premier Travel Chauffeurs Priyansh Gupta Westridge

Source Park: worth the risk

Hastings entrepreneurs Rich and Marc Moore are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the beachside skatepark complex, known as Source Park, is open for a spectacle this Saturday 13 February 2016, writes Chris Cormack.  All this for a few thrills and spills you may say, but no, this is the training base for the new 21st century heroes. Yes, there will be bumps and scrapes, a ‘health and safety nightmare’, but well done Hastings Borough Council for identifying that this is what is needed nevertheless as an outlet for adventure. 

Posted 08:57 Friday, Feb 12, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Battle of Hastings BMX boyley park Cllr Dawn Poole Colours Foreshore Trust Marc Moore Richard Moore skateboard Source Park the source

Six-a-side football league needs you!

Are you and your mates looking to get a bit serious about your footie? The six-a-side leagues in Hastings and Rye start a new season in early February and are looking for new teams to get involved. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 06:28 Monday, Jan 25, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Astroturf football Football Association Football Mundial Horntye Park Rye leisure centre

Hastings chess spoils shared

It was heads down and much deep thinking as chess players from around the world competed at the Hastings International Chess Congress –

Posted 15:31 Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte Alexander Mista David Eggleston Ferenc Berkes Fide Freddie Hand Glenn Flear Hastings Borough Council Hastings International Chess Congress Jahongir Vakhidov Julian Sarkar Maureen Charlesworth Nick Terdre Peter Bachelor Tamas Fodor White Rock Hotel

Run off the Christmas dinner

Hastings parkrun is a FREE 5-km (3-mile) run which takes place on Saturdays at 9am. It is part of the nationwide series of parkruns, with over 350 now available in the UK, and is suitable for all ages and abilities – including wheelchair users. If you are looking for a way to burn off those extra Christmas calories, then turn up on Boxing Day and join the crowd. Erica Smith put on her trainers and tried to catch up…

Posted 18:29 Monday, Dec 21, 2015 In: Sport Tags: Hastings Parkrun pier St Leonards

Revolving door at the U’s

As the long Hastings United season draws to a close, perhaps it’s a case of what should’ve been, rather than what could’ve been. After last season’s play-off disappointment, the only way for the U’s seemed to be up. With high expectations from seemingly every supporter, HOT’s Liam Willis analyses how the season has panned out.

Posted 14:58 Tuesday, May 5, 2015 In: Sport Tags: Dave Ormerod Dave Walters Dom di Paula HUFC Kyle Holden liam willis Nigel Kane Sean Ray Terry White Uganda

Chess tourney another success for Hastings

There was Chinese victory in the Masters tournament of the Hastings International Chess Congress this week, but the congress, now waiting to see how its council grant holds up in the coming settlement, is itself a victory for the town. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:42 Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 In: Sport Tags: Alan Roberts Alexandr Fier Alexsander Mista Con Power David Howell Dominic Lawson Gudmundur Kjartansson Hastings International Chess Congress Horntye Jeremy Birch Jun Zhao Kyrkjebø family Lara Barnes Luke McShane Maxim Rodshtein Michael Adams Nigel Short Nino Maisuradze Pam Thomas Tereza Olsarova Theodore Slade
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