“Let’s start helping young people improve their lives…”​

Hi All

Firstly a big shout out to all our sponsors – GMP Accountants, Hastings Direct, Yazoo, UK Sports Timing, TL Sports Events – marshalls, The De La Warr Pavilion without whom we could not run this event.

I hope training is going well, just 40 days to go!! and those of you still unsure, we have three distances 5K, 10K and the Poppy Half Marathon. All finishers receive the Poppy commemorative medal, key ring and wrist band…

Within the Half Marathon is the WW1 ARMY BERGEN RUN, competitors run with a 50LB (22KG) Bergen, started 3 years ago by Dean Baker in memory of his grandad. This has grown in popularity each year and so far for 2019 we have 12 people 10 males and 2 females! Darryn Ashford, Lee Fantham, Mark Jordan, Joe Mendes, Natham Southgate, William Whittington, Lee Holdaway (Charity Trustee and Race Director), Dean Baker, James Bennett, Paul Holdaway, Jackie and last but by no means least Paul’s lovely wife Jo Holdaway!!

We have a special JustGiving page do please give what you can to support these runners and the charity by donating HERE

In addition to the finishers medals, key ring and wrist band these guys receive a specifically designed t-shirt.


One final category is the 100K Team Challenge, currently we have 4 teams, WE NEED MORE!

Each athlete runs a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon totalling just over 100km for the 3 person team.. You guys also receive a specifically designed commemorative t-shirt and of course their finishers medal, key ring and wrist band

Good luck to you all with your training.

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Enter either through our website www.poppyhalfmarathon.co.uk !


Lots to choose from, something for all.

We look forward to seeing you all on the start line…

Best wishes

Lee Holdaway

Race Director

[email protected]