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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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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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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.