Archive for May, 2013
Our World Record attempt to set a world’s shortest fun run record on May 6th 2013 around the UK’s Smallest Park Princes Park in Burntwood, has officially not been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records. Why? Not a category they want a world record in apparently, boo hiss! So to all you 400+ folks who helped us in the fun event, we say, WE’LL BE BACK!!!! Yes we’ll be back Monday May 4th 2014 to stage another World Record attempt!! In what category?? We’ll think of something!!!
The eight-mile walk takes place on Saturday, 13 July, 2013 at 10pm, starting and finishing at Edgbaston High School, passing the Hospice in Raddlebarn Rd in Selly Oak along the way.
After five successful years, their annual Starlight Stroll event is being given an exciting new look with our help and support. Due to popular demand the event is opening up to both men and women, and people taking part are being asked to do it in the memory of a loved one. It will be a fantastic way to celebrate the life of someone special to you this summer.
The re-named Moonlight Memories Walk gives families and friends the opportunity to come together, whilst raising vital funds in support of the necessary work that Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice does in caring for our nearest and dearest when they need it.
Join in the chatter about Moonlight Memories on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up online today at www.birminghamhospice.org.uk and follow the links, this event is not available to register through our Regevent facility.
If you need further information please contact Alice Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to you joining us for this night to remember.
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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IN THE NEWS
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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