ALLINSON A WINNER BORN AND BREAD
Leicester Corinthian AC’s Daniel Allinson stormed to a straightforward win of the 3rd Waitrose Lichfield Half Marathon today in a gun to tape victory that saw him come home in a impressive 1:12:26. Locals were impressed when Lichfield running Club’s man in form Richard O’Sullivan flew the flag for the city by coming home second in a good time of 1:18:53 followed in third place by BRAT Club’s Brendan Fitzpatrick in 1:19:35. First female home was Spa Striders Jo Kirby in 1:31:24.
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events was pleased with how the event had gone: “Once again fantastic weather shone on the event literally, the temperature probably ideal and a cooling breeze to boot. Crowds round the route were bigger than ever especially in Whittington, Fradley and the finish on Stowe Field saw several hundred people turn out to cheer runners home, a great event for the city and the area, bigger and better in 2014″
Approx 20 Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment (formerly 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment) took part and have raised at least £2000 for their charity. The Mercian Regiment are to receive New Colours in a ceremony on the 6th June in Worcester. See full story.
First 3 Men’s Chip Times
- DANIEL ALLINSON 01:12:26
- RICHARD O’SULLIVAN 01:18:53
- BRENDAN FITZGERALD 01:19:37
First 3 Women’s Chip Times
- JO KIRBY 01:31:24
- JENNY HALL 01:34:05
- STEPHANIE ILSLEY 01:34:16
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2 Bournville Harriers triumphed at the CTC PHYSIOTHERAPY KINGSBURY WATER PARK 10K on Sunday 6th Jan with Sam Chatwin (pictured) taking the prize in the very wet and muddy conditions in a creditable time of 39:07 secs ahead of his team mate Bradlee Todd who was second home in 39:45.
First female home was Nivette Mullan in 44:17 (pictured) followed home by Ute Baird who was second female home in 44:39. Kevin Wilson of KP Events paid tribute to all the runners who turned up and took part round such a challenging course; “Conditions underfoot were just dreadful today, we had kept runners aware of the conditions through the website regularly so everyone came prepared for mud, sweat and more mud, but people were very resilient and vast majority had a good run and left happy to have got their first run in 2013 out of the way!!”
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Here are the full set of results from today’s (January 6th) CTC PHYSIOTHERAPY KINGSBURY WATER PARK 10k:
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SUPER STUPELIS TAKES TAMWORTH CROWN
Lithuanian athlete Romualdas Stupelis from Evesham won the second staging of the newly relaunched Tamworth 10k today (Sunday October 14th) in a personal best of 32.32 in a race that he dominated from the start and saw him beat 2011 winners and GB V40 international Phil Clamp from Tipton Harriers who finished second in 33.59, faster than his 2011 winning time.First female athlete home was K Ramsey in 38:13 and she was followed closely home by second female finisher L Jennson in 38:38.
On a perfect day for running with fine autumnal sunshine and little breeze, the 400 plus field, up on 2011, started in Castle Grounds with a large crowd in attendance and took in a circuit of the Grounds before heading for Peelers Way before heading onto a short and picturesque stretch of the Birmingham Fazeley Canal and then emerging on the Fazeley Rd to follow that road back to Ventura Park and then back into Castle Grounds for a second circuit of a course that all of the runners were complimentary about.
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WHITEHOUSE TRIUMPHS AS CROWDS REACH RECORD LEVELS
The Florette Lichfield Dash attracted records crowds on the day the Olympic Torch and Olympic legend Roger Black came to Lichfield and the bumper audience were treated to a race where 2010 winner James Whitehouse of Birchfield Harriers was able to erase the memories of his narrow defeat by club mate Elliot Giles last year and breeze home first and just beat the 12 noon chimes into the bargain.
As in 2010, Cannock and Stafford athlete Ashley Wickett pushed Whitehouse all the way after challenging on the bend coming into the home straight of Cathedral Close but he was always struggling to catch the Birchfield flyer and such was the herculean effort Wickett collapsed near the finish line but was able to recover and cross the line in second place. Latvian athlete Andis Grindialis was third and promising young female athlete Ellie Howat was fourth.
Olympic silver 400m medallist in 1996 Roger Black, was able to attend the events in The Close all morning on behalf of sponsors Florette, and he was involved signing autographs, giving tips to junior athletes and starting the main Dash itself before presenting Whitehouse with the Olympic inspired 3 Spire Dash trophy created by Lichfield’s own world-renowned Arthur Price Ltd.
CHATWIN TRIUMPHS IN JUBILEE DOWNPOUR
The 4th Alpha Sports Sutton Park 10k took place in near monsoon conditions on the Queen’s Jubilee party weekend (Sunday June 3rd).
“The weather was really bad, just heavy rain from when we arrived at 7am to when we left at 1pm, it never stopped and it was cold too, so well done all who took part and thank you to our staff and marshals, they were all just brilliant”. Kevin Wilson
We had to change the route at the last minute to avoid the wettest areas – so times were noticeably slower than usual but the climax of the race saw three athletes sprint to the finish to thrill the small and very wet crowd. Sam Chatwin raced home in 35.21 just head of Brian Maynard in 35.22 with third home Simon Rendall in a close 35.24. First female athlete home was Linda Howell in a creditable 8th overall in 38.26, in a field of just under hundred as many put off by the atrocious conditions. Flickr photo album here.
A big thank you to all involved in the organisation and marshalling of the 2012 Waitrose Lichfield Half-Marathon and Mini-Marathon; and well done to all those that took part.
The full results of the half and mini Marathons are here on our website and also on StuWeb
BECKETT STORMS TO VICTORY
Michael Beckett was victorious in the WAITROSE LICHFIELD HALF MARATHON yesterday, a feat made all the more memorable as it was his first ever race over the distance!
Beckett (pictured) was in a small group of 4 who split off from the main field at around the 5 mile mark but then he broke clear in the last mile and came home to the cheers of the large crowd on Stowe Field. He was very complimentary of the event and how it was organized:
“I’d trained very hard to prepare but I couldn’t believe how well I ran. I’d like to thank all of the organisers, supporters and runners for creating a great atmosphere and coming out on a lovely Sunday morning to make it such a wonderful event.”
First female athlete home was Amanda Deavy (pictured) of Northbrook AC.
Richard Davis (pictured with winning athletes) Department Manager of sponsors Waitrose was delighted with how the event had gone:
“It was good to see the community of Lichfield out in such big numbers, it was a really well organised event with a fantastic atmosphere at the finish on Stowe Field. We hope we can be involved again in 2013 to make the event even bigger and better.”
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events was also pleased with the success of the event:
“We were very lucky with the weather which helped but the running community came together with the non-running community to make the day truly special and memorable for all who took part and watched the event. The police were wonderful in helping make it a safe event, and we raised money on the day for the WELOVELICHFIELD FUND which helps a number of good causes in the city – which is brilliant too.”
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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.