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It’s a popular event in many towns all around the UK, so for the 3rd 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 23rd Dec 2012, START TIME 10.30am. Enter via our website
- VENUE: Lichfield, Stowe Pool
- ENTRY FEE: Adult £10.95, Children 12 or younger £7.95, £25.95 for family with one child, £29.95 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
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.
WHITEHOUSE TRIUMPHS AS CROWDS REACH RECORD LEVELS
The Florette Lichfield Dash attracted records crowds on the day the Olympic Torch and Olympic legend Roger Black came to Lichfield and the bumper audience were treated to a race where 2010 winner James Whitehouse of Birchfield Harriers was able to erase the memories of his narrow defeat by club mate Elliot Giles last year and breeze home first and just beat the 12 noon chimes into the bargain.
As in 2010, Cannock and Stafford athlete Ashley Wickett pushed Whitehouse all the way after challenging on the bend coming into the home straight of Cathedral Close but he was always struggling to catch the Birchfield flyer and such was the herculean effort Wickett collapsed near the finish line but was able to recover and cross the line in second place. Latvian athlete Andis Grindialis was third and promising young female athlete Ellie Howat was fourth.
Olympic silver 400m medallist in 1996 Roger Black, was able to attend the events in The Close all morning on behalf of sponsors Florette, and he was involved signing autographs, giving tips to junior athletes and starting the main Dash itself before presenting Whitehouse with the Olympic inspired 3 Spire Dash trophy created by Lichfield’s own world-renowned Arthur Price Ltd.
A big thank you to all involved in the organisation and marshalling of the 2012 Waitrose Lichfield Half-Marathon and Mini-Marathon; and well done to all those that took part.
The full results of the half and mini Marathons are here on our website and also on StuWeb
BECKETT STORMS TO VICTORY
Michael Beckett was victorious in the WAITROSE LICHFIELD HALF MARATHON yesterday, a feat made all the more memorable as it was his first ever race over the distance!
Beckett (pictured) was in a small group of 4 who split off from the main field at around the 5 mile mark but then he broke clear in the last mile and came home to the cheers of the large crowd on Stowe Field. He was very complimentary of the event and how it was organized:
“I’d trained very hard to prepare but I couldn’t believe how well I ran. I’d like to thank all of the organisers, supporters and runners for creating a great atmosphere and coming out on a lovely Sunday morning to make it such a wonderful event.”
First female athlete home was Amanda Deavy (pictured) of Northbrook AC.
Richard Davis (pictured with winning athletes) Department Manager of sponsors Waitrose was delighted with how the event had gone:
“It was good to see the community of Lichfield out in such big numbers, it was a really well organised event with a fantastic atmosphere at the finish on Stowe Field. We hope we can be involved again in 2013 to make the event even bigger and better.”
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events was also pleased with the success of the event:
“We were very lucky with the weather which helped but the running community came together with the non-running community to make the day truly special and memorable for all who took part and watched the event. The police were wonderful in helping make it a safe event, and we raised money on the day for the WELOVELICHFIELD FUND which helps a number of good causes in the city – which is brilliant too.”
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