They ranged in ability from fun-runners to world-class athletes. But they were united in one aim - to complete the Hastings Half Marathon. 4,500 runners took part this time last year. We remember it - with John Ryall.
The Hastings Half Marathon was won by Bernard Chemugo, a Kenyan running in the event for the first time. He declared himself 'quite pleased' with his finishing time of 66 minutes. The first woman to cross the finishing line was another Kenyan, Jane Muia.
Four and a half thousand runners took part in the Hastings Half Marathon, many of them in training for the Brighton and London Marathons.