BIDDELL BLASTS TAMWORTH TRIUMPH
Today’s TCR FM TAMWORTH 10k was won in style by Lloyd Biddell (Mercia Fell Runners) in a fast time of 34:14 on a dry and still early autumn morning, drawing a record entry since the race was relaunched in 2012. Biddell really turned the afterburners on in the second 5k and pulled away from second placed Simon Birch (Hinckley Running Club) 34:47 who pipped third placed Scott Hudspith (Tamworth AC) (same time) on the line!!
First female athlete home (and seventh overall) was Sarah Julius in a very creditable 39.12 with Vicki Bone (Sparkhill Harriers) was second home in 42:51 and Libby Dunne (Cannock and Stafford AC) third in 44:52.
Triathlon England are delighted to announce that we will be working with KP events this year to host a Duathlon event in the Castle Grounds of Tamworth on the 27th November 2016.
Kirsty Shaw (West Midlands Regional Manager of Triathlon England) said “Within the West Midlands region we don’t have many run-bike-run events, in fact this is the first Duathlon event that I have seen to be organised. I am certainly eager to see how many participants we will attract”.
Triathlon England look to work with many organisers from clubs, local authorities, leisure centres and business to host training activities and events for all levels of fitness, focusing on all gender, ability and ages.
To attract all levels and abilities of fitness, we are pleased to say that we will be working with Phil Clamp (KP Events Ambassador) amongst other triathlon coaches to host some novice training days. This is a great chance for Triathlon England and KP Events to support those who want to get involved in a multi-sport activity and help gain that confidence in doing so.
Event starts in 1 month, 5 days, 5 hours, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
Get ready for some winter fun! A scenic traffic-free 2.5k route around lovely Lichfield. Dress up as Santa and join all our other Santas for the fun event.
Closing Date 05/12/2016 Distance 2.5K
Prices Standard £10.95, Child 12 or under £7.95, Family + 1 Child £25.95, Family + 2 Children £29.95
Event starts in 1 month, 20 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
The Xtreme Challenge – Sunday 5th Feb 2017 10.30am at Catton Hall, Staffordshire.
Voted in top 4 adventure races by Runners World in 2012.
Event starts in 3 months, 14 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
Closing date is 31/01/2017
About the Xtreme Challenge
The Xtreme Challenge is designed for runners of all abilities from your top athlete to your fun runner. Set in the beautiful and stunning grounds of Catton Hall, we use all the natural features it offers to produce a different level of cross country running. We even throw in several man-made obstacles that will challenge runners of all abilities whilst having fun at the same time.
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 for personal best times.
Event starts in 4 months, 21 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
- DATE: SUNDAY 12th March 2017
- 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
- Entry on the day is £1 extra
- INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
- MEDALS: To all finishers
- TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
- Post code for your sat-nav is WS13 8NL
The first ever RUN FOR FUN SOLIHULL HALF MARATHON IN ASSOCIATION WITH VIRGIN ACTIVE SOLIHULL now will take place on Sunday 2nd April (moved from 23rd October 2016).
Event starts in 5 months, 11 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
The start and finish will be adjacent to the Virgin Active Solihull Club on Blythe Valley Business just off Junction 4 of the M42 and can house hundreds of cars on the day of the event.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESCHEDULING
Rescheduling the date of any event is something that we have never had to do since we formed in 2011 and that we would only consider in the most extraneous of circumstances. On this occasion, the sheer practical logistics of having to change route for a third time as recently as last month and then have to ensure all the pieces are in place to satisfy the very rigorous health and safety requirements set by all external agencies involved in the planning and successful delivery cannot be guaranteed within our deadline.
This has meant we have taken the decision to reschedule at this time to give everyone who has registered for the event sufficient time to look at our alternative arrangements which are listed below and hopefully be able to take part in the event on the new rescheduled date of Sunday April 2nd 2017.
- Runner entry has automatically been moved to the rescheduled date. However if this is not now convenient then here are other options.
- A full refund.
- Transfer entry to a relative/friend/colleague. We would need their details, and an email from them agreeing to our terms & conditions, declaring they are fit to run and will be taking the place.
- Finally, the option to defer the place to another one of our races of the same value.
KP Events offers its very sincere apologies to all parties affected by this decision, it is something that we have very reluctantly had to do but it has been unavoidable given the circumstances we found ourselves in.
Please go to the Terms and Conditions page on our website for further information.
“Run for Fun” (RFF) is an online running group founded by Maureen (Mo) Virtue in 2012 as a direct result of the inaugural National Lottery Olympic Stadium 5 mile run. Mo realised that the lucky ballot winners who took part in that race and who had shared their training stories through an online social media page would all lose contact unless she did something. Putting the idea of the “Run for Fun” group forward she was quickly joined by a few others and the original membership was 35. Since then membership has grown to over 6000 and it’s a rare occurrence to go to a race anywhere and not come across someone wearing a shirt bearing the RFF logo Ruffus.
Whilst running in other events is great fun Mo and fellow founding member Chris Murray wanted to work with an events company to stage an RFF half marathon. Chris is based in Solihull and had taken part in races organised by KP events so got in touch with Kevin Wilson of KP and now the inaugural RFF Solihull Half Marathon with Virgin Active as main sponsoring partner is all set for 23rd October this year.
Entry to the event is open to all runners and don’t be surprised though if you find you have a few hundred RFF members bearing Rufus and various motivational shirts alongside you.
Speaking ahead of the event RFF Leader Mo Virtue said “This is just so exciting and I can’t wait to see hundreds of our members running the Solihull Half Marathon along with hundreds of other running enthusiasts. It’s going to be brilliant and a dream come true!”
ACORNS CHILDRENS HOSPICE
Local children will be benefiting as the first ever Solihull Half Marathon comes to town. Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across Solihull has been announced as the official charity of this event.
Rose Davie, events officer at Acorns urged local people to pull on their running shoes for the run. She said: “We’re thrilled to be chosen as the official charity for the Solihull Half Marathon and really hope lots of local people join us on the day to help raise the funds which are so vital for our care.
“It’s an excellent opportunity to be a part of the first ever half marathon to come to Solihull and running for Acorns will help give participants that extra push to reach the finish line, safe in the knowledge your efforts will help support local children and their families.”
The 13.1 mile scenic event will start and finish at Virgin Active, Blythe Valley Business Park, with entry at a discounted £26 for those who run to support Acorns.
Kevin Wilson from event organisers KP Events, said: “It’s brilliant to be involved with the first ever Run for Fun Solihull Half Marathon in association with Virgin Active and to then decide to work with Acorns Childrens Hospice as the events charity of choice is even better, such a worthy cause for all concerned”.
It costs Acorns nearly £10 million per year to provide its services and it relies on the support of the community and events such as the Solihull Half Marathon for the majority of this amount.
In the past year the charity has cared for over 800 children and supported more than 1,030 families, including those who are bereaved.
(L-R) Simon Durman and Gaz Lloyd from Virgin Active, Paul Griffin Race Director and Rose Davie from Acorns
The Lichfield Half Marathon – Sunday the 7st May 2017
Event starts in 6 months, 16 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
- START TIME: 10.30am.
- STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
- FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield.
- ENTRY FEE: £25 Affiliated/Club Runner/ £27 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.