Around 200 runners missed the start of the Hastings Half Marathon because of disruption to the trains, meaning services were altered or cancelled. Network Rail had to do some emergency engineering work on Sunday morning in London between London Bridge and Charing Cross. Southeastern trains said the repairs on the Hastings line did not finish till about 10am.
The Race Director - Eric Hardwick MBE, said Southeastern owed the disappointed runners an explanation after their train from Charing Cross was cancelled. Southeastern apologised for the problems saying it was due to Network Rail's engineering works and the resulting change in services.