The Bexhill and Hastings Lions’ 10K Link Road run proved to be a great success,

with over 1,000 entrants of all abilities taking part on a sunny day.

Bexhill Lions helped organise the event and also served up their ever popular BBQ and refreshments.

Members were pleased to meet local MP Huw Merriman, who took part in the race, wearing a T-shirt supporting “Heart of Sidley”. He said

“I’m really pleased to have taken part in the Lions’ Bexhill – Hastings 10k run. Running for the Heart of Sidley gave me the chance to support a project close to my heart and test out the surface of our new Link Road before it opens to faster moving traffic. Well done to the Lions for organising a great day. “

Bexhill Lions’ event organiser, Brian Comber commented

“We are happy to have been involved with this one off community event. As well as taking part it allowed entrants to raise funds for their own good causes, such as Lion Clare Kersley who entered and raised funds for Canine Partners. The race also raised funds for both Bexhill and Hastings Lions Clubs’ charity accounts, to be used locally in the respective areas for good causes.

Judging from the comments received by participants during and after, I am sure that both helpers and entrants enjoyed themselves.

“an excellent event” “I wasn’t expecting it to be so hilly” “well organised”

“ I got a Personal Best time” “well done the Lions for putting on this community event”

I would like to thank all those that helped make a great day, the 1st Sidley Scouts and 3rd Bexhill Scouts for manning the water stations at the Start/Finish and 5K turn round, all the businesses in Beeching Road that allowed us to use their forecourts for parking for entrants and supporters, and the Bexhill Lions for their help on the day and in preparation for it.

If you would like more information on the Lions in Bexhill, please contact Lion Rick on 0844 833 9591 or visit

Bexhill Lions next FUNdraising event is the Oktoberfest on 9th October, contact 07742 363 759 or email

for details and tickets.”

For more information contact

Richard Winrow Media Team Bexhill Lions 07817 056821