10 Nov 13
POPPY HALF 2013 RESULTS
Thanks guys for turning out and racing today
Provisional results are:
Yours in Sport
05 Nov 13
04 Nov 13
POPPY HALF 2013
POPPY HALF 2013.
Only few days away and a Huge Thank you to all those having registered.
1. The course map will be posted on www.poppyhalf.co.uk within 24hr. its a 4 lap course, each lap timed and splits available.
2. Registration is at Coast Grill, Tn40 1LS on Sat 9th Nov from 4pm - 6pm and Sunday 10th Nov 9am - 10:45am
3. Your are more than welcome to collect numbers for a friend and/or family member etc.
4. Dont forget we have 1100 people arriving at the Coast Grill to collect race numbers and timing chips. Be patience please and remember marshals and helpers give up their time freely.
5. Its Remembrance Day, there will be a 2 mins silence at 11am. Please pay your respects. The memorial is 1 min away from registration for those that wish to pop down.
6. You are welcome to leave your bag in the function room of the Coast Grill.
7. The registration is around 10mins walk or an easy 5min jog from the Start/Finish. You are very welcome to stay at the Coast Grill until 15 mins before the start. Family members, friends etc are of course welcome to stay at the restaurant until your return.
8. Catsfield Xmas Trees are sponsoring the 1st female and 1st male from Bexhill with prize money and a trophy for each.
9. Lots of parking in and around Coast Grill and the race course. We have closed roads for the race course on West Parade etc from 12pm - 3:30pm
10. There will be a Remembrance Day march in Bexhill which starts at 10:30 and winds its way through the town on closed roads and then ends up at the War Memorial for 11am.
Yours in Sport
18 Oct 13
MAGICAL 1000 ATHLETES !!!
A HUGE THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS FOR SUPPORTING THIS RACE
Thanks to you all we have marched straight through the magical 1000 barrier. What an achievement and its so exciting.
Firstly the lucky winner of the COAST GRILL carvery for 4 people is Alan Jones (ref: 61499683). Well done Alan on being the 1000th althelete to register.
1. I will keep you guys informed with latest info by these regular emails. Website might be bit behind.
2. We are capping the entry limit to 1100. Registration is at 1010 today.
3. Suppliers have requested T-shirts orders by close of business 29th October, so thats the deadline guys.
4. Entries close on 1st Nov 2013 (or when we reach the 1100).
5. We have 50 Charity places which will be released on 2nd Nov.
A BIG THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN
"Yours in Sports"
14 Oct 13
47 places left for Poppy Half
POPPY HALF MARATHON 10th NOVEMBER 2013.
1) I would like to say to all 953 runners a HUGE THANK YOU for signing up. 27 days remain and only 47 places to go before we break the magical 1000.
2) Well done to registration 900 which was Russell Gardham, running for Eastbourne Rovers AC. At the finish line he will receive a voucher which can be redeemed at the COAST GRILL Carvery for four people. Registration 1000 will receive the next sponsored COAST GRILL Carvery voucher so watch this space.
3) The Poppy Half Marathon reverts back to last years course. Starts on closed roads at West Parade, TN39 3DX. Course map will be put online by 1st Nov.
4) Registration takes place in the function room at COAST GRILL, BEXHILL, TN40 1LS. Saturday 9th Nov 4pm - 6pm and Sunday 10th Nov 9am - 10:45am. Please remember Sunday is Remembrance Day, there will be 2 min silence at the Memorial for 11am, which is a min walks from COAST Grill for those that want to attend.
5) 200 of you have ordered the commemorative Poppy T-shirt. They are technical t-shirts and great for running. Still time to order, but we must know before 30th Oct.
Few interesting statistic, 85% of you dont use heart monitors, 81% of you have not run the Poppy Half before and only 187 of you guys are club members.
"Yours In Sports"
10 Oct 13
Poppy T-SHIRT AND COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL
POPPY HALF 2013
Firstly a huge THANK YOU to all those that have already entered, 886 of you !!!! Lots in this news but definitely worth a read.
The Poppy Half 2013 T-shirt and commemorative medal, is designed by Keith Stokes from Highkite, can be found on the Poppy home page at top
As of this morning we have only 114 places remaining and only 14 to go before the lucky one receives a Carvery for four donated by COAST GRILL, Bexhill. so lets push and reach the magical 1000, were not far away.
Big thank you again !!!!!!!!!!
09 Oct 13
POPPY T-SHIRT AND COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL
T-shirt and commemorative special designed medal sorted and loaded on FB https://www.facebook.com/TLSportsEvents . You only receive one of these if you enter, turn up. The medal comes when you cross the line. Exciting new also is that we only have 130 places till we reach the magical 1000, so please give us your support. "Yours in Sports"
26 Sep 13
warm up for the poppy half
If you fancy a warm for the Poppy Half we have the BIG 10K down on Bexhill sea front this Sunday 29th September, starts at 10:30. Registration opens at 8:54 and is at Coast Grill, TN40 1LS. Coast Grill offer a yummy carvery every Sunday, and as a special promotion to the runners anyone booking the carvery and receive a free beer with your meal ( have to show your number).
24 Apr 13
2013 Event Filling Fast
The 6th Poppy Half Marathon on Nov 10th 2013 is filling up faster than ever.
Currently the course is in place as previous years. Discussions and plans are continuing about some changes to the course so the race can accommodate more runners, as this event has sold out its 750 entries the past 3 years.
Any updates will be put online here, emailed to entrants and also on twitter / facebook.
21 Nov 12
Race Report 2012
The 5th Poppy Half Marathon – 2
Course records broken
Glorious sunshine bathed the 560 runners as
they started the 5th Poppy half Marathon at 12:30pm on Sunday Nov 10th. Athletes and race team marked
remembrance Sunday with a 2 mins silence at the race HQ by Sovereign café.
The perfect weather conditions and the flat
4 loop course provided the runners with a great opportunity to run fast times,
and they didn’t dissapoint with both the Male and Female Course records being
James Baker (Chichester AC ) and Daniel
Anderson ( Hastings Ac) who are both former winners of this event, returned to
battle it out in the mens race. While, Emily Proto (Bexhill 5k series winner)
and some new names on the start sheet promised a quick women’s race.
James Baker went off at a blistering pace
to open up a large lead early on, James held this great effort throughout the
half marathon and crossed the finish line in a new record time of 1 hr 9
mins 55 secs, with Daniel Anderson
securing 2nd place in 1hr 14mins 23secs. Glenn Driver completed the
top 3 males with 1hr 16 mins 6 secs.
Rebecca Moore led the female race from
start to finish and was also 4th overall athlete home in a new and
outstanding course record of 1hr 18mins 31 secs.
Emily Proto was 2nd and 13th
athlete home overall in 1hr 26mins 23 secs, with Claire Gaskill in 3rd
in 1hr 28mins 33secs.
Overall winners collected trophies,
vouchers for The Tri Store.com in Eastbourne, and TL Sports race vouchers. Each
group winner also collected a trophy and TL events voucher.
The bright sunshine also brought many kids
out for the 500m and 1km kids fun runs with over 60 youngsters ranging from
3yrs of age to 15yrs taking part. Greg Bennett and Georgia Landy were first boy
and girl home in the 1km race.
People of all ages and abilities completed
the Poppy Half, many first timers, some charity runners dressed at Gladiators
entertained the supporters around the course. Eddie Dolan local BRT runner
completed his 5th Poppy half in 3hrs 16 mins 36 secs at the fighting
fit age of 80 yrs! First local BRT
athlete home was Becci Holdaway in 1hr 32 mins 59 secs to take 5th Female.
Profits from the race t-shirt sales and
donations on race day came to over £500 and will be added to a total of over
£5000 raised from the Poppy Half over the 5 years towards the RBL.
Thanks to supporting club BRT (Bexhill
Runners & Triathletes) to all marshals on race day, and sponsors the tri
store.com, Gibbons Mannington & Phipps accountants.
Poppy Half will return on Nov 10th
2013. TL Sports Events have races
from 5k runs to triathlons, marathons.
These can all be seen at www.tlsportsevents.co.uk
11 Nov 12
2012 Race Results
Well done to all of the runners today, we hope the perfect conditions helped you to enjoy your run and maybe even a personal best time!
2012 results can be found HERE. Kids results will be online tomorrow, and race report summary will be emailed and online in the next 48 hours.
Your official photos taken by Sussex Sport Photography can be viewed HERE
The 2013 Race will be on Nov 10th 2013 and entries will be open in the next few weeks.
Enjoy your rest.
02 Nov 12
2012 Race Info
The following race info below has also been emailed out to each entrant. Please take the time to read it and next week plan your journey if you are not familiar with Bexhill.
There is lots of free car parking all around Bexhill within close proximity to the race HQ so please do not try to get too close as the roads close at 11:10am on the race course. Park a little distance away and walk in, the post code is on the race info so you can look on google maps etc to get an idea.
See you all on the 11th, fingers crossed no rain!
2012 Race Info ( this has been emailed out to all entrants - please read!)
Key Points ( but read full info above link)
Start Time is 12:30pm, Registration opens at 10:30am
Kids Races from 12:10pm ( 500m & 1km only, £3 sign on the day)
All race numbers, timing chips, t-shirts etc collected on race day
from Race HQ which is based by the Sovereign Light cafe on West Parade,
Bexhill-on-sea. TN39 3DX ( this is at the end of Brockley Road, please see course page or race info above)
Race day is Remembrance Sunday so please plan your journey and arrive
in plenty of time, roads and many towns will be busy with delays etc.
30 Oct 12
Entries have now closed for the Poppy 2012, as the race is full.
The race does not hold a reserve list.
29 Oct 12
The Poppy Half has reached over 700 entries once again, there is space for only another 20 entrants, so if you have been waiting this could be the final opportunity.
The entries will close within the next 24hrs when full, unfortunately there are no guarantees that extra places will be available on race day.
2012 Race info will be online this week.
15 Oct 12
T-Shirts - Entries
The t-shirt order date is the week of 22nd Oct, if you would like a t-shirt but haven't ordered one upon entry please let us know. We will carry very little stock on race day. They are quality technical t-shirts, priced at £8.
Click Here for T-Shirt Image
4 weeks until race day! we are approaching 600 entries, so have 150 left with around 20 coming in daily. Please don't miss out if you plan to race.
02 Oct 12
Current Entry List
The current entry list can be viewed on the entry page or event details page.
If you recently entered via postal please wait a few days for us to update the online system.
Please check the event details and course page for info on the course. Race will follow same format as 2011. Race start time 12:30pm.
2012 Full race info will be live within 2 weeks of the race which will include all the final details you need for the day!
Remember t-shirts are pre-order only, we wont hold stock. Please let us know at least 2 weeks prior if you would like to buy one, they are quality tech t-shirts at only £8.
21 Sep 12
Entries flooding in
We have about 7 weeks until the Poppy Half Marathon on Nov 11th 2012.
Entries are flooding in now for the event which sold out its 750 places in 2011. If you want to run in this popular event secure your place!
30 Jul 12
Course remains - News 2012
As you know we had been working towards bringing a new course for 2012, as it is Olympic year and the Poppy race is growing into a large half marathon event. By changing the course it would allow the race to increase in participants and take in more areas of the town.
We had meetings with several local council representatives who had promised full support pushing through road closure applications and everything else that is needed to bring a large event to a town.
Unfortunately due to some internal changes in local council and for reasons we are unsure about the situation has changed. The support is not there and we have to start from scratch. Now going through same processes as though we are a new event, not an established race which has brought thousands of people to the town, promoted and raised thousands for Royal British Legion.
This means for this year we will keep the same format as the previous years and keep the entry limit capped at 750. This is a positive, as the race has been successful and the format works for runners and spectator atmosphere.
See you all in November!
11 Apr 12
Entries coming in / New course
Entries are now starting to flood in for the 2012 Poppy Half Marathon. The new course is with the local authorities and we hope to release it soon.
The revised course will stay fast and flat, but allow for more athletes with a better flow. A reduced number of loops but keeping great atmosphere as runners return to the town centre during the race to get a big cheer on from your loved ones.
A donation presentation from the 2011 event proceeds will be made to the Royal British Legion in the build up to this years event.
This will be great for first timers to celebrate Remembrance Sunday in your sporting way or for the competitive runner looking for a last chance personal best time over 13.1 miles!
15 Nov 11
Race Photos Live
Official race photos from SussexSportPhotography.com are now live.
Click here to view
Prov results have been updated with all AG finish places.
13 Nov 11
Provisional Results Live
Thank to all the runners that took part in the biggest Poppy Half Marathon so far.
Provisional results can be found on the results page along with the Official Picture Link.
A race report and final athletes email be sent out in the 48hrs, any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01424 810096.
10 Nov 11
Entries Closing - Friday Morning 9am
We've only got a handful of spaces left for Sunday's Poppy Half Marathon and entries will be closing at 9am tomorrow (Friday) or sooner we sellout today.
Everything's coming together and we're making the final preparations for race day and even the weather forecast is looking good! See you all on Sunday!
07 Nov 11
Race Update & Information
Less than a week to go before race day and we've only a few spaces left before we reach our entry limit of 750! Everything is coming together for a great day and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday...
The following Race Information email was sent to all runners earlier today:
Firstly, we would like to thank you for your entry to the 4th
Poppy Half Marathon and for your fantastic support of the Royal British Legion.
We've finally reached the last week before the Poppy Half
Hopefully your training and preparation has gone well.
This lead up week should be easy and relaxing. What is worth
remembering is that nothing you do this week will help as all the quality
training is complete!
Go to www.poppyhalf.co.uk
for the race information, course maps and all previous results.
For your attention, listed below is some key information
about race day:
Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive and park as it's
Remembrance Day, all roads will be busy.
Registration - (Marquee
will be situated on West Parade outside Sovereign Light Café.)
This is the best view point for spectators to see your runners 4 times, and be
covered from the weather!
Roads closed at 11am
Kids races start around 12pm, all kids sign on the day (£3
Poppy Half Marathon
starts at 12:30pm.
IMPORTANT - RACE NUMBERS and TIMING CHIPS are collected ON
THE DAY from the REGISTRATION TENT.
silence at 11am, please show your respect.
Course - The
route is 4 x 5.28km laps. The Start / Finish will be outside the Registration Marquee,
you wont miss it! Please keep to the left side throughout the whole route. The
course is all on closed roads, however there is always a chance some vehicles
may move without our knowledge and we also have to allow access to and from the
flats across Richmond Road so please be aware throughout the race.
Go to www.poppyhalf.co.uk
for route map
Parking - There
is plenty of FREE PARKING around Bexhill, please arrive in good time it is
We suggest to park away from the Polegrove and walking a few
minutes to the race start, this will save congestion around the area.
Bag Area - Bag
drop area will be available in the Registration Marquee, please do not leave
any valuables at bag drop, or leave your bag with your spectators or in your
Toilets - Portable toilets will be located near Registration outside the Polegrove Park.
There are public toilets in the park and on the seafront (2-3 mins walk west of
Refreshments - Registration
is based outside the Sovereign Light Café, which will be open during the event.
T-Shirts - If you
have pre-ordered a t-shirt it will be waiting for collection in the
registration marquee. There will be a limited number of race t-shirts
available to buy on the day on a first come, first serve basis.
Drinks Stations - Water and coke will be available for runners each lap when returning through
Each Lap is 5.28km, if you require more fluid than this
please plan to carry your own water bottle.
First Aid - St
John's Ambulance crew will be located at the Race HQ. Please ensure you are fit
and well to race on Sunday.
Race Photography - Sussex Sport Photography at:
Results - Champion
Chip Timing is being used at the event, supplied by:
You will receive a split for each lap and your overall time,
as well as overall & age group finish position.
Results will be live on www.poppyhalf.co.uk a few hours after the
IMPORTANT - It is your responsibility to return the chip,
unfortunately lost chips will be charged at £25.00.
Prizes - £100 1st,
£50 2nd , £25 3rd ( top 3 overall / male & Female)
Trophies for winners and AG group winners, plus first Male / Female team. As
many awards will be given on race day as possible. £50 prize for New Course
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
The Poppy Half Marathon Event Team
31 Oct 11
Latest Entry List
Latest Entry list can be viewed by link below. If you see any details are not correct such as DOB or club please contact us before the race. These are not your race numbers, registration will be via surname on the day.
Final race email will be sent out 1 week prior, please remember all race numbers and chips are collected on race day.
2011 ENTRY LIST
26 Oct 11
Over 600 entries so far...
With just under three weeks to go until this year's race we've already had more than 600 entries which makes this the biggest Poppy Half Marathon to date! If you are still thinking about entering (or know someone who is), please do so as soon as possible to secure your space in what we're sure will be a really special event...
We'll be emailing out more information to all runners over the next couple of weeks but just to confirm that the race will start at 12:30pm. Children's Races (500M/1K/2K) will start from 12 noon (sign up on the day). Race Registration will be open from 10:30am for collection of race numbers, timing chips and pre-ordered t-shirts. We will of course be observing the two minutes silence at 11:00am.
In addition to trophies and prize money for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male & Female athletes, the 1st Male and Female in each age group will also receive a trophy. There will also be a trophy for the 1st Male Club Team and 1st Female Club Team (cumulative times of first three runners to count).
The 4 lap course is perfect for spectators - so please encourage your friends and family to come along to cheer you on!
Please don't hesitate to call or email us if you have any queries: 01424 810096 / email@example.com
We look forward to seeing many of you on November 13th!
The Poppy Half Marathon Event Team
28 Sep 11
With less than 8 weeks to go until this year's Poppy Half Marathon, entries are coming in fast and we expect to sell out all 750 places well in advance of race day. If you haven't already entered or have friends or family that are interested, we recommend that you get your entries in as soon as possible to secure your spot! The event's success allows us to make continued donations to the invaluable work of the Royal British Legion.
The fast, flat course with a four lap format has great PB potential and allows spectators to cheer on the athletes throughout the race. As usual, we'll be having Children's Races prior the main event (entry on the day), so why not bring the whole family along for an afternoon of racing?
We've got an exciting new t-shirt design and bespoke medal for this year's race (see right). The race t-shirt is now in a technical material which is perfect for racing and training and can be purchased for £6.00 at the time of entry. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve one at this special offer price (please state size required) and bring cash payment on the day. A limited amount of t-shirts will be available to purchase on the day for £10.00.
Although we're still a few weeks away from this year's race, we've already got exciting plans in place for the 2012 Poppy Half Marathon. There will be a new course, increased field size and lots more! Keep checking the website for more updates or follow us on twitter (@tlsportsevents or @paulholdaway1) or Facebook (TL Sports Events) to be among the first to find out.
If you have any queries about the Poppy Half Marathon please call us on 01424 810096 or email email@example.com
We look forward to seeing many of you on November 13th!
15 Jun 11
Although the 2011 Poppy Half is still 5-6 months away, the entries are really starting to come in quick now.
As you know the 2010 event was sold out and this race continues to grow, so please don't leave it too long to secure your entry.
We hope to start the training plan advice and some dates for some practical training mornings with around 12 weeks until race day which will really help you prepare for the Half Marathon.
We will keep you posted.
06 Jun 11
2011 Race Filling Fast...
The 2011 Poppy Half Marathon is filling fast and as last year's event sold out well in advance we recommend that you don't wait too long to secure your place.
The race will again be on Remembrance Sunday (13 November) and will enable us to give generously to support the work of the Royal British Legion.
The event takes place in Bexhill on a fast, flat course consisting of four laps, which is great for athletes of all abilities and also ensures fantastic support from spectators!
Training days will be arranged nearer to the event - so keep checking back for more information.
If you have any queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01424 810096.
05 Jan 11
2011 Race Live
Happy New Year to you all.
Entries for the 2011 Poppy Half Marathon are now live.
Being held on Nov 13th Remembrance Sunday as normal. 12:30pm start.
2010 event sold out in record time so don't miss out!
You-Tube video from 2010 can be found on the home page.
19 Nov 10
YOU TUBE Poppy Video
A media student, Greg, was at the Poppy Half Marathon last sunday and has put together this great video of the event.
The video will be available to watch on the home page soon. To view now please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGm7OkCvmCM
16 Nov 10
Kids + AG results
We have some more results for you!
Kids results, Poppy results by Age group Cat, and Overall Female / Overall Male results. Plus the overall results have been updated.
Kids PDF HERE
Poppy Age Group Results
Overall Female / Overall Male
Updated Full Results
16 Nov 10
Race Report & Race Pictures
A full race report is below. ( please use scroll option to read whole section)
Official Race Photos Click Here
A Video of the Race is currently being edited and will be available to watch later this week. keep checking back!
Poppy Half Marathon took place in Bexhill on Remembrance Sunday 14th
Nov. Hosted by Bexhill Runners this years event for the first time sold out reaching
the limit of 600 entries.
In the last two years over
£5000 has been raised in support of the Royal British Legion and the race
organisers expect a considerable sum from this years event. Ernie Eldridge,
president of the local Royal British Legion came along to present the winners cash
Once again weather was
unkind with torrential rain, but despite this the runners still turned up for
the start on West Parade at 12:30pm
The lapped Poppy course
passed along West Parade, lower promenade, Richmond Road, Polegrove and
Brockley Road. It all created for a great atmosphere with spectators, family and friends able to
encourage the runners throughout the race.
There was a huge range
of age and abilities from total beginners, through to experienced runners. Many
Runners achieved great personal goals including one lady runner who raised over
£15,000 for a Childrens Charity.
Nick Sasha of Torq
Fitness led from start to finish setting a new course record in 1 hr 13 mins 37
secs, local Hastings AC athlete Joshua Varney 2nd and Robert Jeffery
making the top 3. In the ladies race local Bexhill Runner Susie Casebourne
completed her fantastic season with another win, completing the distance in
1:29:00 and finishing 20th overall. Sophie Grant and Ali Farrall
made up the top 3 females.
The children’s races
preceded the main event with the kids fortunately escaping the rain. Over 50 competed in either a 500m, 1km
or 2km race. With the adult
runners and spectators it created
a great atmosphere for the kids, Winners were: 500m – Alexander Field 1 min 55
/ 1km Greg Bennett 3 mins 55 / 2km
– Oliver Platts 7 mins 56. What a future for running in Bexhill!
To list and thank
everybody we would need a whole page, but a big thank you has to go to Stella
from the Sovereign Café on West Parade for offering the surrounding area as race
registration and keeping everyone well fed from dawn until dusk., www.tlsportsevents.co.uk for the chip timing and race equipment
services, Active Rother and Rother Council for their continued support of the race,
marshals and many many others. A huge thank to all the local residents for
accommodating the race, especially from the flats on west parade who handed out
hot drinks to the runners.
Full results can be
viewed at www.poppyhalf.co.uk including links to race photos. http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=45fzga7
Entries for the 2011
Poppy Half Marathon will be live on January 1st.
16 Nov 10
Comments from race day!
Scroll down to read all comments from runners on the day:
wanted to drop a note to say thanks for today (and for getting me a place!)
really enjoyed the race and I have to say am very grateful to all the
volunteers for staying out and staying cheery after the heavens opened!!!
Please pass on my thanks to them all.
Also good to
be part of an event for such a good cause and I hope the fundraising has gone
wanted to thank you and the team for a brilliant event yesterday i really
enjoyed it. Hopefully see you next year.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone
involved in organising the Poppy Half. I
t was only my 3rd half marathon but by far the best.
In fact, best race I've ever competed in.
Brilliantly organised, friendly marshals, fab atmosphere, despite the weather. And of course the cakes at the end were to die
I love my medal too, a really lovely memento, much better than a lot of the cheap
nasty ones I've seen dished out!
So nice not to be bombarded with corporate sponsor tat at the finish, just a medal, water, a piece of fruit and cake - what's not to like!
Well done to everyone involved.
Thanks again for putting on such a fab
event and I'll hopefully see you next year!
14 Nov 10
Thank you to all the runners that turned out to race today.
We were unlucky again with the weather, but hopefully this should make you feel more proud of your efforts today! Full Race Report will be online here tomorrow.
Provisional Results are below ( PDF + Excel) PLEASE NOTE - these are provisional. There are a few Date of Birth's that were not given to us so if you see your cat is incorrect please email us your DOB. Any other queries please email email@example.com
(kids results will be online tomorrow)
2010 Results (PDF DOC) ( Excel Doc )
11 Nov 10
Entries Closed - Registration Map
Entries to the Poppy Half are now Closed. We cannot accept any more entries.
Please find a PDF of an overview of registration, start / finish. ( below). This is not a course map, the course map can be found under ' Course' on this website.
The Postcode for this area is TN39 3DX.
We have just got back from putting some signage up on a very very windy and wet seafront! Lets hope the weather turns for Sunday, fingers crossed!
See you all Sunday from 10:30am.
As from tomorrow morning the whole Team are out setting up the course and getting ready for Sunday.
PDF Registration Overview
10 Nov 10
Latest Entry List + Info
The latest entry list has been updated on 'entry' page, plus a link below on this news item. It is alphabetical by surname.
There are currently about 6 Charity Places left, if you have entered within the last 24hrs or take one of the last 6 places you wont be on the final start sheet but your confirmation from online entry confirms you are in!
A few competitors do not seem to have received the race email, over 500 athletes emailed so a few seem to have got lost in the system. Dont worry the same information is found in the previous news item on this site.
The most important is Race Numbers and Timing Chips collected on the day!
Registration opens at 10:30am. Arrive early.
Lots of parking around Bexhill and within a few minutes walk from the race area, please don't try to get too near in your car.
Due to the persistent rain and the park getting flooded the registration marquee may be moved out onto the road. It is the same area so don't worry, you wont miss it!
A race village area will be posted on this race site tomorrow morning for your information.
If any competitors have friends or family that would like to help the event with marshalling we are offering a goody bag, t-shirt, plus a voucher for eaither a 2011 race, Revive Beauty, Or Personal Training Session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this would interest you.
08 Nov 10
Full Race Info + 15 Entries Left
There are 15 Charity places left online, once these go then no entries on the day.
Emails have been sent today to all competitors with this information.
Firstly, we would like
to thank you for your entry and for your fantastic support of the Royal British
We’ve finally reached
the last 7 days before the Poppy Half Marathon!
training and preparation has gone well.
This lead up week
should be easy, relaxing and what is important to remember, is that nothing you
do this week will help as all the quality training is complete!
Go to www.poppyhalf.co.uk for the race information, course maps and all previous results.
For your attention,
listed below is some key information about race day:
Please give yourself plenty
of time to arrive and park as its Remembrance Day, all roads will be busy.
Registration - (Polegrove Park - TN39 3EX)
Roads closed at 11am
Kids races start
around 12pm, all kids sign on the day.
Poppy Half Marathon starts at 12:30pm.
IMPORTANT - RACE NUMBERS and TIMING CHIPS are
collected ON THE DAY from the REGISTRATION TENT.
Remembrance Sunday silence at 11am, please show
Course – The route is 4 x 5.25km laps. Please keep to the left side throughout
the whole route.
Go to www.poppyhalf.co.uk for route map
Parking - There is plenty of FREE PARKING around the race area.
We suggest to park
away from the Polegrove and walking a few minutes to the race start, this will
save congestion around the area.
Toilets – Portable toilets will be located at Registration (Polegrove) and there
are public toilets in the park and on the seafront (2-3 mins walk west of the
Refreshments - There will be food and drinks available to buy in the park, and a
café on the seafront.
Runners will be able
to enjoy a tea with a bacon roll for just £1.00 after the race, available from the
food van in the Polegrove, please show your race number to claim.
T-Shirts - If you have pre-ordered a t-shirt it will be waiting for collection in
the registration marquee. There
will be a limited number of race t-shirts available to buy on the day on a
first come, first serve basis.
Medals - Due to our initial Race limit being sold out please be aware
that we only have 500 medals available. We released the additional 100 charity
places, so if everybody turns up on the day, which is very unlikely, all
finishers who do not receive a medal will instead receive a voucher for TL
Health and Beauty.
Drinks Stations – Water will be available for runners each lap
when returning through the Polegrove.
Each Lap is 5.25km, if
you require more fluid than this please plan to carry your own water bottle.
First Aid – St John’s ambulance crew will be located at the race village in the
Polegrove. Please ensure you are fit and well to race on Sunday.
Race Photography – Sussex Sport Photography at:
Results – Champion Chip Timing is being used at the event, supplied by:
You will receive a
split for each lap and your overall time, as well as overall & age group
Results will be live
on www.poppyhalf.co.uk a few hours after the event.
IMPORTANT – It is your responsibility
to return the chip, unfortunately lost chips will be charged at £25.00.
Prizes – The cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
male & female plus any course records are handed out on the day. Age group
medals will be sent after the race.
08 Nov 10
We hope you are looking forward to sundays race and feel in great shape!
Fingers crossed this wind and rain clears for the weekend!
A Race information email be sent to all competitors today and also posted here, but a couple of important points.
ALL RACE Numbers and Timing Chips are collected on the day, you will not receive anything in the post!
Registration will open from 10:30am.
Full race details posted later today and email to you.
Have a restful week!
02 Nov 10
Charity Places Live
Breaking News for Poppy Half Marathon -
50 Charity entries released at 9.00am
Tuesday 2nd November!
The 2010 Poppy Half Marathon has sold out and since then we have had an overwhelming
response for entries.
As such we have worked hard behind the scenes with
Champion Chip to enable the release of some additional 50 charity slots.
As you are aware, we put the Poppy Half on every year which enables us
to give generously to the Royal British Legion.
Please let us not forget that
the day is about supporting past, present and future armed forces, as well as
enjoying the atmosphere and excitement of a great event.
Secure your place on
this historic day and be assured you are contributing towards the fantastic
work of the Royal Britsh Legion.
We are proud to announce that on Tuesday 2nd November from 9.00am through Active Europe, the
release of 50 charity slots, we can no longer accept any postal entries.
Entry fee is £30.00 and £35.00 on
the day (subject to availability)
See you there!
25 Oct 10
Training Day 31 October
Training day 31.10.10
We have scheduled our next training day for Sunday the 31st October, the session will be for around 2-2.5 hours and as previously we will meet at TL Health Club, Western road, Bexhill for 9.30am
This session will be led by Paul Holdaway and will include running the course lap.
Please email on email@example.com
to register your interest and turn up on the day for some great advice and coaching.
The sessions will be £5.00 per person, payable on the day.
We look forward to seeing you there!
19 Oct 10
Final Entry List Posted
The Final Entry List is now posted in 'Entry' page and below.
We have had many enquiries about waiting lists etc.
At present we are not holding a waiting list but we will notify of any extra race places next week.
Final Entry List (PDF)
18 Oct 10
2010 Poppy Half Marathon has Sold out in the last hour.
Sorry if you missed out this year.
We will notify in the next few days if we will have a reserve list for cancellations.
18 Oct 10
Race Almost Sold Out
While writing this news article we have 10 places left for the Poppy half marathon.
Runners world online has closed, last few places via active online and we expect the race to be sold out in the next 12-24 hours.
16 Oct 10
Training Update & Entries
There has been an article added to the Training Days
page to offer some advice for the final 4 weeks and race day.
We have around 40 places left until sold out.
Latest Entry List on Entry
page will be updated Monday 18th oct.
Our first coaching / recci session is tomorrow morning at 9:30am at TL healthclub in Western Road, bexhill. See you there if you are coming.
13 Oct 10
Latest Entries ( 60 left!)
The Latest Entry List can be viewed at the ENTRY
WE are approaching the final 60 entries. We took 30-40 entries over the last 48 hours so please don't leave it too long as we do have a 500 limit!
Look forward to meeting some of the entrants this sundays at the recci / coaching session. 9:30am meet at Tl Health Club in Western Road, Bexhill.
01424 810096 for any queries
11 Oct 10
Sundays Training Day
The first of the Poppy half training sessions is this Sunday 17th Oct.
9:30am meet at TL HealthClub in Western Road, Bexhill. TN40 1DY
The coached sessions are suitable to all abilities.
Sessions carry a small fee of £5 payable on the morning.
Full details please see the Training Page Here
The entry list will be updated this week, if you have entered since 7th Oct you will be on the new updated list this week.
07 Oct 10
Latest Entry List
Entries are flooding in and we have only 100 entries left, dont leave it too long if you plan to run as it is looking like we may be full before race day and therefore no entries on the day!
Here is the latest entry list as of Thursday 7th Oct.
Click Here for PDF Entry List
The entry list can also be found on the Entry Page
01 Oct 10
6 Weeks Until Race Day
Oct 1st and just 6 weeks left until the 3rd Poppy Half Marathon!
Entries are coming in very quickly now and the race is looking like reaching it 500 capacity, get your entry in quick if you plan to run. If we reach our limit before race day we wont have day Entries and don't want you to be disappointed.
We have two new pages on the site;
Results - with links to the previous years results
Training Days - Details of the coached training mornings we are putting on to help your preparation for the big day!
Please remember all race numbers and timing chip collected on race day. Race information will be emailed out the week prior to the race.
24 Sep 10
Poppy Coaching Mornings
up to our Poppy Half marathon we are holding coached training days for runners
of all standards. First one starts on Sunday October 17th, there-after 24th Oct, 31st
Oct, 7th Nov . These will be a 9:30am start.
The sessions last around 2-3hrs with a small
charge of £5 per person. Included will be advice and coaching on warm up, race
pace, nutrition and a great opportunity to train on the course. Remember these sessions are for all
abilities, especially beginners.
The morning will be led by Paul and Lee
Holdaway. Paul & Lee are both BTF coaches and have been coaching Bexhill
Runners, Team Lifestyle Triathlon club & TL Health Club for 10 years.
As we have limited spaces, please let us know either by email or
phone so we get an idea of how many runners will be attending. Will will
confirm meeting place and sessions details nearer the first session on Oct 17th
and upon your registration email.
14 Sep 10
Entries Filling Fast
We are 2 months away from the Poppy Half marathon. Sadly this means summer has gone but on a good note you still have some important weeks to complete vital training!
This years event is capped at 500 and is filling fast so don't wait too long to secure your entry.