SEE FULL RESULTS HERE
PHOTOS ARE HERE
MISSEN MANAGES FRADLEY TRIUMPH
Birchfield Harrier Matthew Missen won in an exciting finish to the Fradley 10k today (Sunday March 11th). Another big turn out for the region’s first major 10k of the running season saw Missen lead early on in a small group containing Hatton Dart’s Ashley Hurdman the 2017 Fradley10k winner and Lee Gratton and the three fought it out all the way round the flat fast route for Missen to break away and win in 33:07 followed closely by Hurdman in second 33:26 and Gratton a close third in 33:33.
First female Home was Higham Harriers’ Rachel Doherty in 37:43 with Jessie Lutwyche second in 38:31 and Birchfield Harrier Elizabeth Watters third in 40:15.
A link for the purchase of official photos from the 2018 Fradley 10k will appear on the website and social media platforms in due course. Stories and live video coverage can be found at the KP Events Facebook and Twitter sites and the KP Events Instagram site hosts photos from Beckii Whiting our KP Events Social Media image consultant.
The second annual SOLIHULL HALF MARATHON takes place on Sunday April 8th 2018 10.30 a.m following on from the successful inaugural race in 2017. Sponsored by IM Properties.
Event starts in 15 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
You can view and print the Runners Info Sheet HERE
The start and finish will be adjacent to the Virgin Active Solihull Club on Blythe Valley Park (owned by our partners IM Properties plc) just off Junction 4 of the M42 and can house hundreds of cars on the day of the event.
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IM Properties Headquarters in Coleshill
Sponsored by IM Properties Plc
IM Properties is one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies, with an investment and development portfolio of circa £900 million across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Since it’s inception as part of the IM Group in 1987, IM Properties has grown to become one of the UK’s leading property developers. Spanning industrial, retail, office and residential sectors, IM Properties’ portfolio boasts a range of high quality global occupiers including Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and UPS.
As owners of Blythe Valley Park since 2014, the locally based developer was keen to support the event in April which will be starting and finishing at Virgin Active Health Club on site. Blythe Valley Park is strategically located in the heart of the UK, and with over 122 acres of beautiful country park, it is the perfect location for the first Solihull half Marathon.
In business, thriving in today’s competitive environment requires dedication and hard work; and health and well-being are an essential foundation to success. That’s why Blythe Valley Park is much more than just a collection of buildings; it’s a complete environment with dynamic space that emanates a sense of community.
@blythevalleypark on Instagram, and @BlytheValley and @IMProps on twitter. Hashtags #MyBVP #NotYourAverage9to5
The Lichfield Half Marathon – Sunday the 6th May 2018
Event starts in 1 month, 13 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
- START TIME: 10.30am.
- STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
- FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield.
- 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.
It’s a run like no udder!
- Date: Sunday 12th August 2018 – 10.30am
- Venue: Sutton Park, Town Gate, Sutton Coldfield
- Entry Fees: £20 (10K) / £15 (5K) / £5 (1K) +£1 extra on the day
- Cheques to: K.P. EVENTS
- Entry Limit: 1000
- Insurance: Full Public Liability
- Medals To: all finishers
- Trophies To: first 3 men, first 3 women
- Sponsors: RUN, HEIFER, RUN! / MIND
Event starts in 4 months, 19 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
KP Events return to host this traffic free double lap undulating course for the dedicated athlete, or a pleasant run for the less serious runner. The event is in support of the charity Mind, to raise awareness of the links between physical health and mental well being.
Please come “ready to run” as changing is limited and we cannot provide shower facilities for the numbers involved.
Drinks will be available at the 10K half distance and refreshments will be available from the cafe at Town Gate.
- DIRECTIONS (from Railway) – Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield.
- Head South East on Station Street, toward Brassington Avenue.
- Turn right at Brassington Avenue, then turn right at Park Road, the destination is on the left.
- After entering the park at Town Gate, follow the road straight ahead towards the large car parks, where you will be helped to park by our marshalls.
- Our race HQ is the large white Marquee on top of the hill. This is where you must collect your race chip. Please arrive in plenty of time.
- Please use the car park and do not park on the local streets.
Run, Heifer, Run! is, at heart, a community. We’re a group of men and women who’ve come together to celebrate our victories, share tips and tricks for living healthier lives and pick each other up after life’s inevitable setbacks. Because y’all know as well as I do, life is gonna hand us some cow dung every once in a while!
For more information please visit: www.runheiferrun.com
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. For more information please visit: www.mind.org.uk. Mind is a registered charity in England (no. 219830) and registered company in England and Wales (no. 424348)
The Tamworth 10k is on Sunday 7th October 2018 and 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 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.
Event starts in 6 months, 14 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
The cost to enter is £19 (affiliated ) and £21 (non affiliated) and registration is now live via the ENTER AN EVENT tab on this websites home page
RACE PACKS have now all been sent out. If you do NOT receive yours by Friday 9th March, contact Paul, the race director.
ALL ONLINE ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THIS RACE AFTER 3.00pm ON WEDNESDAY 7th MARCH WILL BE FOR RACE NUMBER COLLECTION ON-THE-DAY ONLY. PLEASE COLLECT FROM OUR REGISTRATION DESK LOCATED IN FRADLEY VILLAGE HALL (ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 9.00pm ON FRIDAY 9TH MARCH). THIS IS ALSO THE LOCATION FOR ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES. REGISTRATION DESK OPENS AT 9.00am.
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.
CARNEY CONQUERS CATTON CHALLENGE
Today’s (February 25th) Xtreme Challenge at Catton Hall Estate in South Derbyshire saw Adam Carney storm the mud laden, wind swept, winter heavy obstacle challenged 10k course to win in a fantastic time of 51:19, close to a course record.
Richard Holden finished second in 52:27 with Rhys Jeremiah in third 54:17. First female athlete home was Jess Orton in 1:05:17 with Natalie Lawrence second in 1:07:48 and Lasma Blazevica third in 1:20:02. See the FULL RESULTS below (click “more”).
A live video of the race is available on our Facebook page.
We have a lot of photos from this year’s Xtreme; taken by students of South Staffordshire College. You can download the zip files below (approx 40 photos per batch).
Photography credits: Rohan Sahota, Molly Dix, Harry Matthews, Holly Griffiths, Beckii Whiting.
Paul from KP Events ( 2nd left ) attended Queens Croft School in Lichfield to present a cheque for £633.48 raised from the Santa Dash organised by KP Events on Sunday December 10th 2017. James Knight of main sponsors Central England Co-operative is pictured left along with pupils and teachers from the school.
This very worthy national charity is always looking to new and different ways to get its message across and the KP Events team is happy to extend the opportunity to Helen and her hard working team the chance to work with us to raise much needed funds.
Details on how specifically you can help are set out below (click ‘More’) with links to the charity’s website, social media and just giving page.
The phone number for people interested in running for the MS Society is 0121 745 7981 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org