Organisers of Worthing Half Marathon were delighted with the success of the first running of the event in the West Sussex seaside town last month. Over 1,400 took part in crisp and sunny weather and appreciated a feature course which started outside the landmark Lido building and wound its way around Worthing's streets before finishing on the seafront.
Richard Xerri at Perseverance Events told runABC South “The Inaugural Worthing Half Marathon was a great success! In its first year we saw people coming from far and wide to take part while hundreds of local people turned out to support the runners and enjoy the big race atmosphere. Feedback has been very positive. Runners told us they enjoyed the fantastic flat fast route.”
James Connor (Kent AC) and Rebecca Moore (Worthing Harriers) set the course records of 1:08:43 and 1:16:52. The event also included local children taking part in the mini-mile event.
Participants, friends and family relished the great seaside ambience, fish n chip sales spiking later in the day! Worthing Half Marathon also raised in excess of £1,320 for charity partner Guild Care.
Lesley-Anne Lloyd at Guild Care said: “We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the team at Perseverance Events for choosing us as the charity partner for the inaugural Worthing Half Marathon, it was both a privilege and an honour to be chosen. Working with Perseverance Events has been a very positive experience and enabled us to raise the profile of Guild Care to a much wider audience."
Richard Xerri is now looking ahead to 2017 when he tells us the Perseverance team will be back with a bigger and better event. Details of Worthing Half Marathon 2017 will appear on the Perseverance website soon. You can also find details of future 2016 Perseverance at Richmond, Kingston and at Wimbledon Common at the site.