Dina Asher Smith To Present Medals At Sussex AA Half Marathon Champs

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The British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon will host this year’s Sussex AA Half Marathon Championships on Sunday, May 12th in Crawley.

The flat and scenic course starting and finishing in Southgate park presents runners with an opportunity to run a fast time. Last year’s race was won by Neil Boniface of Crawley in 68.59 with the first female Hayley Manning of Clapham Chasers running 87.33

With less than 5 weeks to go runners wanting to take part in this county championship race should make an entry as soon as possible. Enter via the race websitehttps://www.rungatwick.com/

All entrants will be automatically included in the Sussex county championships if they indicate they are a member of a club affiliated to Sussex Athletics. They must also hold a Sussex county qualification by birth or residence. Go to http://www.sussexathletics.net/qualification for more details. For the team competition they must also be a first claim member of a Sussex registered club or a second claim member if their first claim club is not registered with Sussex Athletics, and be wearing their club vest.  Email pkennedy@bmaf.org.uk for more information.

Sussex AA Half Marathon Championship medals will be presented to individuals, male and female in the age groups; Seniors, 40-50 years, 50-60 years, 60-70 years and 70 years +. Team medals will be awarded to the first 3 male and female teams consisting of 3 runners.

This year’s medals will be presented shortly after the race in race village by BA Run Gatwick special guest and Britain’s number one female sprinter, British Record holder at 100m & 200m and triple gold medal winner at last year’s European Championships, Dina Asher Smith.

Sussex club runners and therefore eligible for the county championship race who want to identify themselves with age group back numbers can collect these from the Sussex Athletics stand in the race village on the morning of the race.

Sussex team members can also then confirm they are wearing their club vest, which will reduce the time required checking this on the race video.