1st male was Chris Sharp (391) Knowle & Dorridge RC 1:12:55, 2nd male Neil Laurenson (420) Black Pearl Joggers 1:14:27, 3rd male Jack Bristow (387) Knowle & Dorridge RC 1:18:59.
1st Female was Susannah Gill (521) 1:27:39, 2nd female Jacqui Phillips (559) 1:32:19, 3rd female Rosie Marsh (210) Knowle & Dorridge RC 1:33:11.
SEE FULL RESULTS HERE
PHOTOS ARE HERE
MISSEN MANAGES FRADLEY TRIUMPH
Birchfield Harrier Matthew Missen won in an exciting finish to the Fradley 10k today (Sunday March 11th). Another big turn out for the region’s first major 10k of the running season saw Missen lead early on in a small group containing Hatton Dart’s Ashley Hurdman the 2017 Fradley10k winner and Lee Gratton and the three fought it out all the way round the flat fast route for Missen to break away and win in 33:07 followed closely by Hurdman in second 33:26 and Gratton a close third in 33:33.
First female Home was Higham Harriers’ Rachel Doherty in 37:43 with Jessie Lutwyche second in 38:31 and Birchfield Harrier Elizabeth Watters third in 40:15.
CARNEY CONQUERS CATTON CHALLENGE
Today’s (February 25th) Xtreme Challenge at Catton Hall Estate in South Derbyshire saw Adam Carney storm the mud laden, wind swept, winter heavy obstacle challenged 10k course to win in a fantastic time of 51:19, close to a course record.
Richard Holden finished second in 52:27 with Rhys Jeremiah in third 54:17. First female athlete home was Jess Orton in 1:05:17 with Natalie Lawrence second in 1:07:48 and Lasma Blazevica third in 1:20:02. See the FULL RESULTS below (click “more”).
A live video of the race is available on our Facebook page.
We have a lot of photos from this year’s Xtreme; taken by students of South Staffordshire College. You can download the zip files below (approx 40 photos per batch).
Photography credits: Rohan Sahota, Molly Dix, Harry Matthews, Holly Griffiths, Beckii Whiting.
FORSYTH FORCES THE PACE TO TAKE TAMWORTH 10k TITLE
Wolverhampton and Bilston AC’s Steve Forsyth took an early lead and never looked like losing it to see off a record field of over 600 at the TCR Tamworth 10k October 8th to finish first in a time of 35:51. Robert Dijyak was a close second in 35:58 with Jason Malloy third in 36:15. First female athlete home was Emma Puck in 43:08 with Nuneaton Harrier Jo Grant second in 43:21 and Suzanne Coombes third in 44:21. A full set of results can found on STUWEB
Serpentine RC’s Simon Craddock raced to victory in Lichfield Half Marathon (Sunday May 7th) in the closest finish seen at the event since it started in 2011.
The main Field was bunched together until the final mile when Craddock and Jack Greenwood broke away and enters the final hundred metres on Stowe Field in the city centre before Craddock kicked on and sprinted to victory in 1:19:59 with Greenwood a close second in 1:20:08 and Daniel Anderson of BRAT in third in 1:20:46.
First female home was Rachel Burchell in 1:28:11 (26th overall), 2nd was Wendy Mullineux of Heanor RC in 1:28:27 and third Pascale Holden in 1:33:51.
The race took place in warm conditions on a late Spring Sunday and there was a large crowd on Stowe Field under the gaze of the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral to welcome the runners home and make the event another fantastic day for Lichfield.
Results and race photographs
HURDMAN TAKES FRADLEY TITLE
Hatton Darts flyer Ashley Hurdman took on a 1000 runners and breezed to take the title as winner of the Florette Fradley 10k on Sunday March 12th on a day that was dry, windless and a perfect temperature and came home in a time of 33:40.
Tipton Harrier and KP Events own ambassador Phil Clamp raced home in 2nd place in a creditable 34:21 with Daniel King of Wye Valley Runners in 34:42. First female athlete home was Veleska Wills of Derby AC in a fast 36:15 ( and finishing 9th overall) with Sarah Harris of Heanor RC second in 36:48 and Rachel Olivant third in 37.55.
Trollope realises his XTREME DREAM
The Xtreme Challenge at Catton Hall Estate in South Derbyshire was won by Will Trollope in 56:04 seconds in the traditionally muddy conditions but with a record field, lots of enthusiastic spectators on a cold but dry February morning.
Second home was Adam Carney in 56:15 and Robert Hall was 3rd in 56:17. First female home was Dominique Searle in 1:06:49 with Laura Appleby 2nd in 1:16:07 and Charlotte Cronin 3rd in 1:17:39. For FULL RESULTS, click ‘MORE’ below.
Once again organisers had restyled the 10k course with water canon feature, newly placed electric fence, a tyre clamber and a hanging cargo net draped lowly over a water feature and, in typical Xtreme Challenge tradition the guys and gals whooped and hollered their way around!!
All participants can gain free download to photographs to use on social media platforms and this can be done by going to www.curleyphotography.co.uk and clicking on CREATE AN ACCOUNT following the link instructions. All photographs downloaded for social media use will have the exclusive XTREME CHALLENGE logo watermark featured on the photos. Anyone wanting to purchase non watermarked photographs can do so by following the links on the same website. Any queries can be answered at 07977175684 from Monday February 6th onwards.