Archive for June, 2012

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Event – The Tamworth 10K – Sunday October 14th 2012

The date agreed with Tamworth Borough Council is Sunday October 14th 2012 for the 2012 Tamworth 10k. We reintroduced the race with a new scenic route in October 2011 to many complimentary comments about how good the new route was. You can now register for this event.

The race will start and finish in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle and will wind its way through the grounds out into the town before following a section along the canal in Fazeley before returning to the Castle Grounds. KP Events have worked closely with Tamworth Borough Council in bringing this race back to the town. Race start time is 10.30am. The start area is near the Pavilion.

Route map and directions…

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News – First Two KP Events Ambassadors Announced

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

News – SUPERHERO EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2013

This year’s SUPERHERO CHALLENGE on behalf of Cancer Research UK has been postponed from its scheduled date of Sunday September 16th to a yet to be agreed similar date in 2013. We apologise that this has had to happen but there were a number of issues arising since the New Year which has meant that numbers registering were significantly down on 2011 and thus making the scheduling of the event simply unviable so we took a joint decision with the organizing committee to postpone until 2013. Full refunds for anyone already registered have been made, please watch our website for news of the new date in 2013

News – Chariots of Fire Reissued

The Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire which inspired the creation of the Lichfield Dash back in 1998 is heading back to the big screen in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. (more…)

Results – Alpha Sports Sutton Park 10k – 3rd June 2012

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Sam Chatwin

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Linda Howell

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.

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