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MISSEN’S MISSION FULFILLED
The 5th annual Lichfield Half Marathon sponsored by Running Form and Virgin Holidays was won by Matthew Missen (Birchfield Harriers) from Lichfield, winning comfortably in a time of 1:14:13.
The day opened up rainy and windy but finally dried up almost exactly as the race started. 1200 starters set off from Lichfield towards neighbouring village Whittington. Matthew Missen and James Trollop (Lichfield Running Club) vied for the lead before eventually pulling away at around 8 miles and never looked back.
Matthew said: “Great to win in Lichfield and with the Cathedral in view from 3 miles out or so. I felt this kept me going and gave mean extra incentive to win the race, the last 3 miles were tough but I kept going and the massive crowd at the finish was fantastic!”
Second home was Richard Powell of West Bromwich Harriers in 1:16:40 with Stuart Lumsden of Northbrook AC in third at 1:20:23. First female home was Mel Woodward of Sutton Coldfield AC in 1:22:29, with Hannah Howard of Eastleigh Running Club second in 1:23:39, and Sarah Dauncey third in 1:30:35.
YOU CAN SEE PLENTY OF PHOTOS OF THE HALF-MARATHON HERE. Photos provided courtesy of David Blood.
ALSO, there are more photos to view and buy HERE. Photos by Steve House.
THE BIG G CHALLENGE
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GERALDINE AGNEW
13th JUNE 2015 START 10.30AM, HORSE & JOCKEY FREEFORD, WS14 9JE, in aid of Headway.
Entry Fees: £20 per participant / Under 14s £5 / Dogs £5
Fancy a challenge with a difference? Rally your family and friends and enter as a team or as an individual effort!
The Big G Challenge is a circular route around Lichfield of marathonesque proportions which can be completed as an individual or as a team effort, covering the distance as a relay – you can walk, run, yomp, cycle and even canoe at our second annual Big G Challenge. This is a fun event with different challenges along the way – including 4 designated pubs with challenges at each – also makes easy changeover if completing as a team effort. Many prizes on offer including Best Fancy Dress, Best Selfie, Best Team Name.
There will be a post challenge party and hog roast at the Horse and Jockey at 7pm – this is no ordinary event – expect the unexpected!
BEDNALL BEDS DOWN FOR HALF-MARATHON VICTORY
The 4th annual Lichfield Half-Marathon in association with Virgin Active witnessed a win for Alec Bednall who took the lead between 3 and 4 miles and then simply ran away in fine style to finish on Stowe Field in 1;16;26 and have over 2 minutes in hand over second placed James Coombes from Lichfield Running Club in 1;18;42 who had a narrow win over 3rd placed Alastair Payne in 1;18;50.
The women’s race was won by Hannah Bridger in 1;27;05 who was well in front of second placed Deborah Gilman in 1;29;50 with Alice Bradshaw-Smith in third in 1;31;08.
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events was delighted with the event and the atmosphere created; “Lichfield and the surrounding villages of Whittington and Fradley really turned out in big numbers to support the half marathon and it was great to experience a real buzz at the finish on Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent cathedral, truly unique a finish as there is to any running event in the UK and the city can be proud to host an event that pulls in over 3000 people in runners and friends and family, really fantastic all round”
NEW TROPHY HANDED OVER
The newly named Geraldine Agnew Trophy was presented to winner Alec Bednall (2nd left) by brother Phillip Cass. Geraldine, a marathon runner and gym manager at Lichfield Health and Fitness Club in the city, tragically died of a brain aneurysm on holiday in Vietnam in December 2013 and organisers KP Events felt it would be a fitting tribute to rename the trophy in her honour.
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