Sarah Harris


Nick Corker

Click here to see the 10k race results. Click MORE to see the results of the 2k. Click here to see Fradley 3/2012 PHOTOS. Over 860 runners took part in the Florette Fradley 10k on Sunday March 11th 2012 – a 20% increase on last year.

Royal Sutton AC athlete Nick Corker lead a record field of nearly 900 athletes home last Sunday (March 11th) in the FLORETTE FRADLEY 10K. Corker set a fast pace from the start and was always in the front two as he and Ashley Hurdman were together at the end of the first lap but Corker then eased away to win in a time of 32:37 with Hurdman second in 33:20 and Richard Whitelegg of Hinckley AC in 3rd at 33:32. First woman home was Long Eaton RC’s Sarah Harris in 35:36 finishing a very creditable 16th overall and she was followed by Derby AC athlete Rachel Olivant in 38:08 with Foxy Dawson 3rd in 38:13. In the Florette Fradley Junior 2k, the race was won by Harry Whitelake in 8:02, first girl home was Lucy Harris in 8:30.

Kevin Wilson of organizers KP Events was delighted to see how popular the event has become: “Entries were 20% up on 2011 which in turn was a record entry in itself so it’s good to see Fradley being on the map so to speak and great for Florette to be seen in such a positive light as sponsors, the bag and water bottle given to every participant was a very popular move”.

Mercury reader Heath Rhodes finished his first ever 10k in 1hr 8mins and he had a great time and enjoyed the experience:”I have to say the Lichfield Health Club have been priceless with advice and training techniques. Normally I would have had to pay a personal trainer for this service and the club consider it part of their basic service. On Sunday I pulled up at Fradley and went straight to the Hall to register. All was very quick and professional helped along by great weather and really friendly people. I’d got new running shoes and was armed with Ministry of Sound ‘Back to the Old School’ on my a borrowed iPod. I started and remembered the advice of not starting to quick. I have to say that after 2K I felt really breathless. I took my headphones off and realised that everyone was breathing very similarly which made me feel like I wasn’t totally unfit. Anyway I really got into my stride and got a great buzz on coming down the first 5km straight to where everyone was cheering. By about 7k I really had got into my stride and although breathless, I was not gasping like some. I did have to walk a bit because my iPod kept playing the same tune over and over and I had to try and get it off repeat. At the end I felt great – almost euphoric, it was a real buzz I have to say. I have loved the experience. I must also say a word about how fantastic the event is for Fradley and how patient Fradley people were with the traffic and the roads being blocked by people of all sorts of shapes and sizes doddering along. Respect to the those that lapped me who must of finished at around 30 to 40 minutes. Incredible. Great day and very well organised – I can see how people get addicted”.

Fradley 2k Results March 2012.

Click here to see the 10k race results

Position Time Race No. Name Gender
1st 08:02 276 Harry Whitelake M
2nd 08:06 282 Michael Butler M
3rd 08:16 260 Calvin Atkinson M
4th 08:30 275 Lucy Harris F
5th 08:45 277 Ellen Shore F
6th 08:50 259 Libby Dunne F
7th 09:03 269 Sam Mycroft M
8th 10:02 261 Gurman Marwa M
9th 10:52 273 Poppy Mead F
10th 11:01 268 Leyla Atkinson F
11th 11:21 274 Katie Mead F
12th 11:50 278 Jake Bailey M
13th 11:52 280 Millie Gibbons F
14th 12:19 253 Niamph Denver F
15th 12:20 254 Izzy Otton F
16th 12:24 251 Poppy Denver F
17th 12:25 250 Laura Denver F
18th 12:29 284 Unknown
19th 12:29 283 Unknown
20th 12:38 279 Evie Gibbons F
21st 13:07 263 Angie Richardson F
22nd 13:11 264 Helen Thorpe F
23rd 13:27 258 Donna Bott F
24th 13:28 257 Teresa Russell F
25th 16:54 256 Neve (?) Collins F
26th 16:55 255 Chris Collins M

In addition there were a number of late starters:-

07:54 271 Myles O’Hanlon M/10
08:10 270 Mollie O’Hanlon F/11
13:00 272 Caydon Fairburn M/6
15:20 281 Zoe Rippon F/11