The Virgin Active World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt held today (Monday May 6th) around the UK’s smallest park – Princes Park in Burntwood, attracted close to 400 people to take part and complete the 55 strides around the circumference in times as quickly as 7 seconds and as slow as 56 seconds, all in aid of The We Love Lichfield Fund.
The one-off event created a lot of interest from a wide audience of people as Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events explains:
“This idea came out of a notion that where could we stage a fun run that everyone, irrespective age, ability or standard, could take part in; and the idea to run it around the UK’s smallest park was born. We have engaged with our new friends in Portland Oregon, home of the World’s smallest park, Mill Ends Park in Portland, which we call a flowerpot but they insist, as Guinness World Records recognise it – as a park, therefore it is a park. The transatlantic banter has been hugely entertaining.
We now have the job of convincing Guinness World Records that we have set a new record and 400 people, from age 3 months to 93, from pushchair bound to wheelchair bound, from doctor to teacher to secretary to waiter to long distance lorry driver to nanny to pet poodle – have had a bunch of fun setting it!
The weather was perfect, Christ Church next door to the Park threw open its doors to provide refreshments for the crowd and spectators clapped, chanted, whooped and sang to create a fantastic atmosphere, even encouraging 3 tortoises from a house opposite the park to have their own mini fun run!!
News from Guinness will come in a few weeks; they may or may not recognise the World’s shortest fun run at Princes Park, but much fun was had in the attempt and a good amount of money raised for a good cause.
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XTREME DELIGHT FOR COSTELLANO
The 3rd annual XTREME CHALLENGE at Catton Hall Estate today (Sunday February 3rd) was won by Birchfield Harrier Costellano Tanausu in a remarkably fast time of 36:58 with conditions very muddy underfoot and considering the increase in the nature of the obstacles and obstructions designed by us. Second home was Kristian Edwards in 37:50 followed in third place by Jon Hill in 39:03. (more…)
This Sunday’s (January 6th 10.30a.m) KINGSBURY WATER PARK 10K event is scheduled to go ahead as planned.
We have visited the venue again today (Thursday January 3rd) and cycled and run the route to have a better idea as to how conditions were underfoot and although the route is very wet and very muddy on the offroad sections, generally the situation overall is best summed up in the adjective ‘CHALLENGING’ !!! (more…)
KP Events Ambassador Tom Humphries (Cannock & Stafford AC) finished a hugely creditable 17th in last Sundays European Cross Country Championships in Budapest.
His time of 30:37 round the 9.88km course ensured that the GB team took the Team Silver behind Spain but more importantly overall in all women’s and men’s competitions (junior, U23′s, seniors) GB topped the medal table.
Humphries (pictured) was delighted with his performance; “The experience was brilliant and the team performed superbly to win a silver is fantastic feeling and helps make up for disappointment of missing out on Olympic selection last summer due to injury”
Tom is coached by our other KP Events ambassador and GB Veterans M40 international Phil Clamp
In January, Louise Sambrook will be joining us, so a warm welcome goes out to her from the rest of the KP Events team. Louise will work with us help to develop our business partnerships, sponsorship links and advertising/ marketing initiatives. (more…)
The first two KP Events Ambassadors are – Phil Clamp and Tom Humphries.
KP Events Ambassadors are sports people who will be involved with KP EVENTS in promoting their sport and KP Events to the wider community including specifically youngsters and business organizations in raising awareness of their sport, the profile of KP Events and how to encourage more people to participate in healthy exercise and look after their lives better from the benefits of exercise and fitness. Read more