Archive for June, 2011
The Alpha Sports Sutton Park 10k drew a field of 200 on a blisteringly hot summer’s day. We heeded the forecast and rerouted the course slightly on the Saturday before to ensure more of the course was in the shade and less hills were encountered.
The race was won by Peter Middleton in 35.55, followed by Brian Maynard in 36.66 and in third place Andrew Hunt 39.15. First female home was Phillippa Morris in 43.41 – which also secured her 20th place overall, in second was Emma Lines in 47.06 and Emma Tod 3rd female in 47.15. Here are the full results:
The man v bike rematch has already been agreed with once again a top class speed merchant athlete taking on a top class speed merchant cyclist around Cathedral Close. The ever popular junior races will once again be staged with 400m, 100m and relay races taking the main focus, the reintroduction of the Elite Mile will see senior club athletes compete head to head followed by corporate and senior relays.
Help raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Take part in the 2011 BII charity fun run – 10k, 5k or 2k, in July, in Sutton Park.
KP Events is working with the Birmingham Insurance Institute Young Members Committee to help them establish this annual event as a key fund raiser for a very good local cause.
Register online here and select Birmingham Insurance Institute in the drop down menu and then select either 10k, 5k or 2k childrens walk in the race drop down menu.
Closing date for entries is 10th July 2011.
The Lichfield Dash – a KP Events Flagship
The UK’s Most Unique Sprint Event
DATE – It takes place on Saturday the 16th July 2011, part of the Lichfield Festival.
PLACE – Lichfield Cathedral Close
WHAT HAPPENS – The Dash, The Elite Mile plus other races for adults and children, also cycling and displays. See timetable below and also what happened last year.
ENTRY – see timetable below
The Dash starts 6 years, 11 months, 30 days, 14 hours, 14 minutes, 45 seconds ago
The Elite Mile is being re-introduced at The Lichfield Dash on Sat. July 16th ’11
Any athletes looking for an invitation to the Elite Mile should contact Kevin Wilson of KP Events on 07971-100973.
This event will take place around The Close of Lichfield Cathedral at 11.15am as part of the Salts Techstep Lichfield Dash event. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the film which inspired The Dash – Chariots of Fire – and also the Lichfield Festival of which The Dash is a part, so this mile event will carry a very special prize.
KP Events will donate 50% of monies raised at this years Lichfield Dash event on Saturday July 16th.
You can make a donation now at www.thebiggive.org.
Formerly called the Lichfield Community Fund, their aim is to raise £1million to enable grants to be given to Lichfield’s community and voluntary groups; the youth clubs, the elderly social groups, the amateur sports teams, the dance troupes, all the groups that do so much good for the city.
- Dash founder Kevin Wilson to meet Lord David Puttnam, the man who inspired him to devise The Dash in Lichfield in July 1998.
- Arthur Price Ltd have donated a gift to be presented to remind him of his link to Lichfield.
Lichfield Dash in Chariots of Fire Tribute
The film which inspired The Lichfield Dash, Oscar winning movie Chariots of Fire is 30 years old this year.
To tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Lichfield Festival (of which The Dash has been a part since its inception in ’98), Chariots of Fire producer Lord David Puttnam (pictured) will deliver the inaugural Lichfield Festival lecture in Lichfield Cathedral at 7pm on Monday July 11th. (Tickets £12).
As well as the Lord Puttnam link there will be a special outdoor screening of Chariots of Fire in the Chapter Gardens at 9.30pm on the same evening. (Tickets £6). Watch for our Chariots of Fire competition to win free tickets for this unique one off cinematic occasion.