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SANTAS STORM STOWE FIELD IN FESTIVE FUN
Scores of Santas turned Stowe Field Lichfield into Lapland last Sunday morning (18th Dec) as the Festive season arrived with a bang. Many Santas of all ages, as well as dogs dressed as Santa’s little helpers and pushchairs turned into mini sleighs made the scene on Stowe Field a magical sight. Kevin Wilson of KP Events was pleased with the turn out:
“We had snow last year which was fantastic but it was cold this year with a sleety shower early on; so it felt like Christmas at least and the atmosphere was brilliant. A real Father Christmas made a welcome appearance to keep the crowds happy and the festive warm up by the staff at sponsors Lichfield Health and Fitness Club was a great start to the event too.”
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The Santa Fun Run – Lichfield Stowe Pool – 18th Dec 2011. Sponsored by The Lichfield Health and Fitness Club.
Its a popular event in many towns all around the UK, so for the 2nd year running – we bring you the Family Santa Fun Run! One lap around Stowe Pool near Stowe Fields, approx 1km. Just for fun – all welcome.
Entry price INCLUDES a Santa suit – which we will provide for you.
- DATE SUNDAY 18th December 2011, START TIME 10.30am. Enter via our website
- VENUE: Lichfield, Stowe Pool
- ENTRY FEE: Adult £10.50, Children 12 or younger £7.50, £22.50 for family with one child, £25 for family with 2 children
- INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
- MEDALS: To all finishers, plus plum pudding!
- Please all arrive ready to run by 10.30am
Staff from Lichfield Health and Fitness Club will be on hand to perform a festive pre run warm up, offer help and advice to runners if required and then wind the event up with a mass Christmas dance-a-long.
Stowe Pool can be accessed via Cross Keys and Stowe Street, Lichfield. Car parking is available at Lombard Street Car Park. The start and finish is situated in Stowe Fields. Please allow time to collect and put on your Santa Suit, and come ready to run as your Santa Suit is intended to be worn over the top of your clothes. Water will be available at the end of the fun run.
GILES HATRICK AT THE LICHFIELD DASH
One of the UK’s top junior athletes Elliot Giles of Birchfield Harriers won a thrilling Salts Techstep Lichfield Dash today in Lichfield just catching 2010 Dash champion James Whitehouse (also of Birchfield Harriers) virtually on the line to snatch the coveted Dash Trophy.
Giles is one of the UK’s top 20 U20 800m runners in the UK this year and big things are predicted of him. He was full of praise for the event and how special he felt the win was for him:
As you can see there are some junior races which you can register your children for, so bring the family along in their running shoes and join in the fun. All you need to do is be ready to register them in the marquee in front of the West wing of Lichfield Cathedral 20 minutes before the race(s) of choice. We look forward to seeing you there.
10.00am Junior Sprint Series (100m) sponsored by McDonalds
£2 per child per race, races for 8-15 year olds
10.30am Junior 400m Series (1 lap) sponsored by Alpha Sports
£2 per child per race, races for 8-15 year olds
11.00am The KP Fitness Junior Dash (16 years and under)
Entry via invitation only
Lord Puttnam receives a magnificent Arthur Price cutlery gift set and also thanks for the inspiration for The Lichfield Cathedral Dash.
Lord Puttnam visited the city today (Monday 11th July) to present the inaugural Lichfield Lecture. The Chariots of Fire producer also received a presentation from Kevin Wilson who was inspired by the Labour Peer’s work.
A scene in Chariots of Fire, a race around The Quadrangle at Trinity College, Cambridge was the inspiration for Kevin to create the Lichfield Cathedral Dash – a 430m race around the Cathedral in the time it takes for the bells to chime 12 noon.
The Dash, now in its 13th year, and which this year takes place on Saturday 16th July, is one of the UK’s most unusual sporting events and when Kevin heard of Lord Puttnam’s visit he arranged to meet the man who inspired him, and asked Simon Price, Chief Executive of local firm Arthur Price cutlery to produce a magnificent gift to commemorate his visit to the city.
The Salts Techstep Lichfield Cathedral Dash July 16th 2011
James Whitehouse – Birchfield Harriers
Ashley Wickett – Cannock and Stafford AC
Andy Wilson – Unattached
Simon King – Tamworth AC
Chris Hammant – Unattached
Jimmy Watkins – Cardiff AC
Luke Roughley – Tamworth AC
Lillian Sutton – Birchfield Harriers
This is the list of invited athletes for the 2011 Cathedral Dash – which includes the 2010 winner and reigning Dash champion James Whitehouse of Birchfield Harriers (pictured right – centre).
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.
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 1 year, 10 months, 3 days, 8 hours, 52 minutes, 51 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.
Salts Techstep Lichfield Half-Marathon – Sunday 1st May 2011
The first ever SALTS TECHSTEP LICHFIELD HALF-MARATHON drew a field of nearly 1,300 entrants to the city to take in the fantastic spring weather and the sights of Lichfield including its magnificent Cathedral under whose gaze the finish was situated as well as the beautiful rural areas of Whittington and Fradley villages.