WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN FUN FEAST!!
They came from far and wide, from Kansas USA and Cornwall and from Lichfield, Birmingham and Tamworth but mainly Burntwood in Staffordshire. Why?
The 2nd WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN and it attracted hundreds to the UK’s smallest park, Prince’s Park in Burntwood today to help raise money for the local WeLoveLichfield charity fund.
Fancy dress was order of the day with costumed guests Dick Dastardly, Evil Knievil, Cat in the Hat, Elvis, Lisa Simpson, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and The Stig plus princesses, Batmen, Spidermen, disco dancers, pensioners, local charities, families, lots of happy children (youngest 6 weeks!) prams, pushchairs, wheelchairs plus scores of pet dogs of every breed and colour, all there to complete the 55 steps in any way they could and just have a go and create miles of smiles in the process.
Pam Stokes Chairperson at Burntwood Town Council officiously started proceedings and enjoyed herself just watching the crowds and the ‘runners’ taking part: “Brilliant!! What an atmosphere!! Loved every minute!”
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events agreed: “I’ve been involved in a lot of events over a lot of years but this has to be up there as a favourite simply because it is all about the taking part that counts!! The atmosphere it creates is unique, everybody present brings something to that atmosphere, it doesn’t matter if you can run or not, not one jot, just get round this little park however you like, take as long as you like, just do it!!” And they did, in their hundreds!!
HAWKES SWOOPS TO SNATCH HALF MARATHON TITLE
Tipton Harriers’ Stewart Hawkes romped home in the cold dry and windy conditions at the 6th Lichfield Half Marathon today in a time of 1:12:35. He was nearly 5 minutes quicker than his club mate and KP Events ambassador Phil Clamp running his first ever half marathon in his long and successful running career in a creditable 1:17:10, and he was clear of third placed Gavin Kennedy in 1:18:01.
First female home was Preston Harrier Nichola Jackson in 1:26:45 with Melissa Venable second in 1:30:24 and Emma Langdell third in 1:32:14.
Over eleven hundred runners entered to run the race, with a remarkable turn out of supporters around the 13 mile course and hundreds at the Stowe Field finish ensured that the event was a memorable occasion for all involved.
You can see the full Results of the Lichfield Half-Marathon HERE.
Set for an official launch on or around the THE LICHFIELD HALF MARATHON on Sunday May 1st the KP Klub is an original membership offer to everybody who either takes part in one of our events and/or is a KP Events enewsletter subscriber.
From the 1st May 2016, you can join the KP Klub and benefit from a range of special offers and discounts from a number of KP Events official partners offering special deals and prices on products and services from providers of beauty products, hairstyling, specialist running shoes and equipment, coffee and bistro, car care and sports massage. A wide spread of offers from initially Midlands businesses and organisations but, as the number of partners grows we hope to cast our net over a wider area into the North and South to try to offer a truly national range of KP Klub partners.
KP Klub members will also get discounted rates for KP Events races!
The Virgin Active “World’s Shortest Fun Run” World Record Attempt in aid of the Local Charity “We Love Lichfield Fund”, around Princes Park, Burntwood
The Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 16th July 2016, Supported by Burntwood Town Council, 12 noon to 4pm.
Event starts in 2 months, 13 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
Venue: Burntwood High Street Sankey’s Corner / Burntwood Shopping Centre.
Course: Two adjacent flat 100m straight runs for non-powered karts which can be pushed or pulled.
Entry Fee: £5 per team and all proceeds go to local charities.
- Junior teams, schools and child based teams/youth groups scouts etc.
- Individual family and friend based teams “shedheads”
- Corporate teams, any companies who want to enter or rather teams representing a company.
Various to include:
- Best dressed push kart
- Best technical design soap box
- Fastest push kart
- Best team
- Teams can consist of any number of people BUT in the race element there has to be the nominated driver and 3 push/pullers maximum.
- The push kart must have steering.
- The push kart must have brakes.
- The push kart must be no bigger than but may be smaller than 2m long by 1.5m wide and 1.2m tall.
- Any cover/body must be firmly attached to the push kart and considered to be safe on inspection.
- The push kart should be made strong enough to withstand several runs of the designated course.
- The push kart must have 4 wheels.
- Drivers must remain seated at all times during the event and seats must be securely attached to the push kart.
- The minimum driver age is 14 years old.
- All push karts will be subjected to scrutiny for suitability and safety to take part, before being given a competition entry number. The competition will be based on a time trial event, you will race down the course a set number of times and the team with the lowest combined time will win.
- All drivers must wear helmets and be fully covered (long sleeves and full length trousers) to be allowed to run the course.
Event starts in 2 months, 7 days, 9 hours, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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 October 9th 2016 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.
TCR 106.8 FM launched in 2009 and is a not-for-profit community radio station based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, staffed entirely by volunteers. The station has strong links with the local community and provides a wide range of programming with a good mix of chat and music, predominantly from 80’s classics to new chart hits, as well as news and sports updates.
This is a Timing Chipped event.
£21 standard Entry, £19 Club Member.
Event starts in 5 months, 4 days, 10 hours, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
Race numbers and info are posted to applicants within the 10 days before race start.
ON THE DAY ENTRIES: There will only be 50 entries on the day and these will be available on a first come first served basis from 9 am at the registration desk near the Start/Finish area in Castle Grounds.
Parking for the event is available in and around Castle Grounds and some parking is free and some is pay and display so the advice is check the signage before you leave your car!!!