A big thank you to all involved in the organisation and marshalling of the Salts Techstep Lichfield Half-Marathon 2011; and well done to all those that took part.

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Comments 2011 Lichfield Half-Marathon 2011 : (19 comments)


2011 winner PATRICK STUART

Click to enlarge - 2011 winner PATRICK STUART

Very well done to all those involved in the Lichfield Half Marathon. A really great event and very well organised. Very professional with excellent prizes. I was lucky enough to win it this year and would certainly recommend it to others. Patrick Stuart, Mens Winner 2011 (pictured right)

Hi, I ran the Lichfield Half today and I just wanted to say well done and thank you for a well organised event. Route was a bit more undulating than I was expecting but it was scenic and the support locally was fantastic and much appreciated. Marshalls were brilliant also. Please pass on my thanks to all involved. You could teach Birmingham Half organisers a thing or two!  Be back next year, well done!  Debbie B. 1st May 2011

hi just wanted to thank you for the excellent organisation and running of the half marathon . Please could you pass on my thanks to everyone involved and marshalls etc. i have done about 30 half marathons and your was the best value for money and the best organised yet . thank you so much 🙂 Hayley Jane M, 1st May 2011

Great event today guys. Really well organised. Good route, although it felt more undulating than it was. I must admit, brilliant race, great day. Well done. Mike G. 1st May 2011

REALLY excellent route and superb organisation – can’t fault! Will recommend to our club runners. Jacqueline T, 1st May 2011

Had an absolutely fantastic time running the Half Marathon, great course, fantastic weather and very professional supervision. Good to see people lining the route to encourage us and there was a nice atmosphere at the finish line. Have participated in both your Santa Run and Xtreme 10k, will be entering more events soon! Richard S, 1st May 2011

I ran my first Half Marathon in Lichfield today and I’m so impressed with the organisation and running of the event. Well done to everybody involved. The route was very scenic and the local support really helped to keep you going, spite all the hills. Congratulations once more on a fantastic event! Maria B. T. 1st May 2011

I took part in the Lichfield Half Marathon today and just wanted to say thank you for a well organised event. The route was a little more undulating than I was expecting but it was scenic and the support along the way was much appreciated, as was the water soaked sponge! Marshalls were very good too. Thanks to all involved. Brenda F, 1st May 2011

Brilliant route can’t fault… Well organised a lot better than the Birmingham half…..!!!! will be back next year. 😉 Thanks everyone. Gemma, 1st May 2011

Fantastic route, really enjoyed it, well organised and all of the helpers at drink stations were brilliant. Start was a bit squashed. Enjoyed the hills to be honest, sorts out the men from the boys! John F. 2nd May 2011

Hi, thanks to all the marshalls and supporters on the route. Was an excellent well organised event. Great atmosphere and good fun. Hard work though!!! Sarah K. 2nd May 2011

Fantastic event – I have completed c. 20 half marathons and this was the best mix of excellent marshalling and water/feed stops alongside a challenging but picturesque course. I was surprised at the number of people at the finish line which was a welcome boost after all the work. Managed a PB so had a great day. Well done to the team who organised the event. Peter L, 3rd May 2011

Hi, I ran the Lichfield Half on Sunday and wanted to say well done to all involved, good undulating course in great countryside. The marshalling was good and the sponges and water were much needed. Perhaps need to think about the start if numbers grow and a bit of signage around the town as nobody in Lichfield knew it was on and spectators struggled to find the finish. But will be back next year for sure. Shaun H. 3rd May 2011

Good facilities at start and end, good supplies of water en route, a nice route to run too – will be back. Oh, and Lichfield is a nice place too. John J. 3rd May 2011

Ran my first half marathon on Sunday – a great event! Thanks to all who organised it – really appreciated support and the drinks around the course and at the finish. I suggest that a better, less cramped start be arranged for next year – but I’ll be back in 2012! Thanks again. Nick N. 4th May 2011

Thank you to all those who made the Lichfield half marathon so enjoyable. It was my second half marathon, the first was the Reading half in March this year, and it was an infinitely more pretty and enjoyable route!! The marshalls were absolutely fabulous and gave us much needed encouragement as we went around – I’m not sure we’d have got round without their support and the cheers from local residents. Thank you so much to everyone involved. Amy R. 4th May 2011

I took part in the Lichfield half and was very impressed with the overall organisation, Well done 🙂 The route was perfect apart from the last mile which had too many hills making the finish quite a struggle; any chance of a re think for next year? Overall the experience was fantastic and I will be back next year x. Jac H. W. 5th May 2011

It was a fantastic event. I think you need to draw more people’s attention to it – particularly in Lichfield City Centre – as I heard people wondering aloud why I was in running gear with a medal (I told a couple of them). It could end up being a big event on the Lichfield social calendar, maybe with food stalls, other entertainment, etc – to make it a big day out. Good luck with your planning for next year’s Half Marathon. Paul P. 6th May 2011

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