THE LONG WAY HOME
The 5th annual TCR FM TAMWORTH 10km was won by Stephen Long of Notts AC in 34:33 and in an exciting finish second place Simon Birch of Hinckley Running Club was close behind in 34:39 with Neil O’Hanlon just behind in third in 34:45.
A record field for the newly designed Tamworth 10k route of nearly 500 enjoyed the warm early autumn sunshine and were entertained by the outside broadcast from TCR FM and the presence of GB international 400m hurdler Meghan Beesley ( pictured with runners) who started the race and was on hand to present the trophies and medals.
First woman home was Rachel Langbein of Taunton AC in 39:13 with Elizabeth Watters of Birchfield Harriers second in 44:08 and in third place Laura Roberts in 46:10.
|Female Top 3||BIB #||Name||Time||Club|
|Male Top 3|
|2||417||Simon||Birch||00:34:33||Hinckley Running Club|
In November we’ll be holding our 6th 10k off-road race at Kingsbury Water Park – a beautiful venue belonging to Warwickshire County Council situated in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside between Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield.
The Kingsbury Water Park 10k – Sunday the 29th November 2015 10.30 a.m. £18 standard Entry, £16 Club Runner.
Event starts in 1 month, 15 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
The 10k is an approximate distance due to the nature of the course and is a two lap race following a route that is mainly off road through magnificent scenery. Two laps of footpaths, grass tracks and a short tarmac section twisting around the lakes and pools of the water park, with a section alongside the river. Race start time is 10.30am.
The Xtreme Challenge – Sunday 7th Feb 2016 10.30am – Catton Hall, Staffordshire
Voted in top 4 adventure races by Runners World in 2012.
Event starts in 3 months, 24 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
The traffic-free 10k Xtreme Challenge is a different level of cross country running with natural obstacles, man made obstacles, water features, electric fences, smoke bombs, cargo netting and all with beautiful views of the local countryside.
Catton Hall is a private country house with acres of parkland along the River Trent, a perfect location for large outdoor events, music festivals, caravan rallies, equestrian events, mountain bike rallies as well as corporate hospitality, team building days, and product launches.
ENTRY FEES: £24 affiliated, £26 non-affiliated.
Video – The Xtreme Feb 2012
Video – The Xtreme Feb 2013
The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, its a great event for beginners and pros alike. The Fradley 10k has previously been nominated in the national Running Awards for the Best 10k Race in the UK.
Event starts in 4 months, 30 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
- DATE: SUNDAY 13th March 2016
- START TIME: 10.30am
- VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
- 10k ENTRY FEE: £18 Club Runner / £20 Non-Club Runner
- There’s also a 2k Junior event at 10.00 a.m.
- Entry on the day is £1 extra
- INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
- MEDALS: To all finishers
- TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
The Lichfield Half-Marathon – Sunday the 1st May 2016
Event starts in 6 months, 18 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
- START TIME: 10.30am Sunday the 1st May 2016.
- STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
- FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield.
- ENTRY FEE: £24 Affiliated/Club Runner/ £26 Non Affiliated Club Runner.
- INSURANCE: Full Public Liability.
- GOODIE BAGS: for all finishers.
- TROPHIES to first 3 men and first 3 women.
- Refreshment stations will situated at several places around the course.
- The race will use chip timings.
The first three runners of the Ladies and Gents races will be presented with trophies. Every finisher will be presented with a medal showing their participation in the Lichfield Half Marathon along with a goody bag. The winner will also be awarded THE GERALDINE AGNEW MEMORIAL TROPHY in honour of the marathon runner and Lichfield resident who died suddenly in December 2013 whilst on holiday in Thailand.
The highly popular Lichfield Half-marathon attracts in excess of 1,500 competitors. It is located in the historic market city of Lichfield, famous for its three spired cathedral and Dr Johnson’s birthplace (author of the first English dictionary). Lichfield retains an unspoilt quality with many listed buildings leaving a Georgian legacy. The city is located 16 miles north of Birmingham and easily accessible via the M6 Toll and A38.
The start area for the Lichfield Half Marathon is King Edwards VI School in Lichfield Staffordshire, this is located on Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Post Code for sat nav is WS14 9EE.
There will be plenty of parking at the venue, and signposts will be up. Please use these car parks and do not park on the local streets. Please arrive in good time and “ready to run” as changing is limited and we cannot provide shower facilities for the numbers involved.
Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after the races. Trophies to first 3 men and first 3 women runners. Please note we will be using timing chips, so we can give accurate results. This chip is attached to the back of a runners race number.
Please note: the half marathon will start with a rolling road block for the first 2 miles, at the back will be a sweeper vehicle, if runners fall behind this vehicle they’ll be expected to run on pavements where possible.
There is a train track crossing on the Half Marathon route and we are working with Network Rail to best manage this crossing on the day. In the unlikely event that trains need to be diverted through this crossing we have a team of timekeepers in place to manage that situation similar to how it is managed at the Leicester Marathon every year.
The finish line for the Half Marathon is situated on Stowe Fields off Stowe Rd near the city centre, Lichfield WS13 6AQ Staffordshire, West Midlands. This is only just over a mile walk from the start, and where cars are parked. There is a free return coach service from Stowe Field back to King Edwards School.
The TCR FM Tamworth 10k was voted 4th best 10k in the UK by Runners World in 2013 as it’s scenic but mainly flat 5k loop course takes in some of the town’s best scenery with its start and finish set in the popular Castle Grounds leisure facility with its gardens, sports amenities, walkways and cafe.
The TCR FM Tamworth 10k Oct 2015 will start and finish in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle and will wind its way through the grounds and out into the town, then follow a canal section in Fazeley, before returning to the Castle Grounds.
The first Running Form 1 Mile meeting saw nearly 20 athletes participating on a cold early Autumn evening on the track at the Shobnall Leisure complex in Burton on Trent.
Sub 7 minute Mile
1st Tim Neville 5:14:98
2nd Ian Hewitt 5:19:21
3rd Richard Evans 5:22:54
7-9 minute Mile
1st Mark Deakin 6:48:97
2nd Jo Melville 6:59:03
3rd Melanie Deakin 7:08:80
9 minute + Mile
1st Mark Gardner 9:03:04
2nd Karli Gardner 9:11:04
1 Mile Relay
1st Team 1 12:03
2nd Team 2 12:08