GILES HATRICK AT THE LICHFIELD DASH

dash-2011-06birchfield-harriers-logoOne of the UK’s top junior athletes Elliot Giles of Birchfield Harriers won a thrilling Salts Techstep Lichfield Dash today in Lichfield just catching 2010 Dash champion James Whitehouse (also of Birchfield Harriers) virtually on the line to snatch the coveted Dash Trophy.

Giles is one of the UK’s top 20 U20 800m runners in the UK this year and big things are predicted of him. He was full of praise for the event and how special he felt the win was for him:

“Other Birchfield athletes told me about The Dash and how different it was but I never dreamt in my wildest dreams just how different! The atmosphere was incredible especially on such a horrible day weatherwise but the roar from the crowd as I came round the final bend really spurred me on to victory, absolutely fantastic.”

Dash founder Kevin Wilson was also delighted with Giles’s victory:

“His dash win was incredible, especially after his win in the Elite Mile and a relay leg for his Birchfield team to win the relay event too, so he was a triple winner, a first in dash history and the crowd really took to him to their hearts. He’s one to watch out for at the 2016 Olympics!”

The Dash Result:
1 Elliot Giles (Birchfield Harriers) 56.78 (within the chimes)
2 James Whitehouse (Birchfield Harriers) 57.09 (within the chimes)
3 Simon King (Tamworth AC) 59.04
4 Ashley Wickett (Cannock and Stafford AC) 61.34
5 Pete Dimbleby (Birchfield Harriers) 70.47
6 Simon McNamee (Birchfield Harriers) 71.10

In the KP Fitness Junior Dash at 11am, Tamworth AC’s Ellis Cross beat Cannock and Stafford AC’s Billy Hicks.

Our photo album of The Lichfield Cathedral Dash 16/07/2011

The above link contains our photos from the day, if you would like any of them  contact Kevin, email kevin@kpevents.net or call 07971100973

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The Dash field sets off

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Elliot Giles pips James Whitehouse on the line to win

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Adrian Priest (Salts Techstep) Peter Russell (New Balance) Elliot Giles (Birchfield Harriers, Dash Champion 2011) Colin Hurley (Salts Techstep)

FULL RESULTS FROM SUPPORT RACES AT SALTS TECHSTEP LICHFIELD DASH SATURDAY JULY 16TH 2011

KEELYS ELITE MILE

1 ELLIOT GILES (BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS) 4:38
2 PHIL CLAMP (TAMWORTH AC) 4:46
3 JACOB LOTT (BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS) 4:51

LICHFIELD HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB RELAY

1 BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS 4:50.1
2 FAB FOUR 5:23.3
3 KEELYS SOLICITORS 6:04

McDONALDS JUNIOR 400M SERIES

14s and under
1 Kate Wickett
2 Beth Jacob
3 Jess Brown

12’s and under
1 Jonathan West
2 Chris Sullivan
3 Dominic Tooth

10’s and under
1 Ellie Russell
2 Wil Johnson
3 Laura Hunt

8’s and under
1 Jack Oates
2 Joe Wrighton
3 Francesca Tooth

MCDONALDS JUNIOR 100m
Results awaiting confirmation

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8’s and under 400m race starts

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Ciaron Ford on foot and Will Penn (winner) on wheels in ‘Man v Bike Challenge’

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