BIDDELL BLASTS TO TAMWORTH 10k VICTORY
Lloyd BIDDELL (362) of Mercia Fell Runners stormed home in a new course record time of 31:48 at the Tamworth 10k (October 7th) Castle Grounds in the town, the start/finish venue, was really buzzing on a cool but fine early Autumn day. 2nd place went to Tamworth AC’s Sylvain Letendart (499) in 33:55 with Andrew Wood (511) in third at 34:46.
First female was Emma Peel (687) of Peel Running Club who finished 14th overall in a very quick 38:08 followed by Rachel Burchell (622) in 38:39 with Olivia Harris (524) third in 40:38.
The race in aid of local charity the Stan Bowley Trust saw a record entry for the third year running which delighted Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events; “Fantastic event today, perfect conditions meant lots of fast times on the flat scenic route, and plenty of smiles at the finish. Brilliant stuff!”
The Xtreme Challenge – Sunday 10th Feb 2019 10.30am at Catton Hall, Staffordshire. Voted in top 4 adventure races by Runners World in 2012.
Event starts in 3 months, 24 days, 3 hours, 51 minutes, 47 seconds
October Madness Special Offer
During the month of October registration is just £30 (instead of the usual £40) thanks to a link up with the Gym Group 24 hour gym in Tamworth, Burton and Sutton Coldfield. The offer lasts until midnight October 31st. Go on, join up, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have in the month of February!!
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.
Video – The Xtreme Feb 2012
Video – The Xtreme Feb 2013
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE RECEIVED YOUR ENTRY FOR THIS YEARS TAMWORTH 1OK AFTER 8.00PM ON SUNDAY 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2018 YOUR RACE NUMBER WILL NOT BE SENT IN THE POST AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT FROM OUR REGISTRATION DESK ON RACE DAY. PLEASE REFER TO THE RUNNER INFO SHEET BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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.
The 3rd annual World’s Shortest Fun Run around the UK’s smallest park took place in Burntwood (Sunday September 9th) at Princes Park and scores of runners, many fun run first timers, of all ages (6 months to 84) all abilities (none to very little) plenty of fancy dress and zany costumes, dogs of all breeds and colours, babies aplenty too.
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events said the day was a roaring success; “It was a fantastic late summers day, the atmosphere was incredible, so much fun and miles of smiles on show. Our event partners Burntwood Town Council helped make it a great event and we’d like to make it an annual event and grow it and convince the Guinness Book of Records to recognise it as a proper World record attempt!”
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Video from the day – credit Queen Bee Films
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, 24 days, 3 hours, 51 minutes, 47 seconds
- DATE: SUNDAY 10th March 2019
- START TIME: 10.30am
- VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
- 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