The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, it’s a great event for beginners and pros alike. The Fradley 10k has previously been nominated in the National Running Awards for the best 10k race for personal best times.
Event starts: in 8 days,22 hours,32 minutes,49 seconds.
Event starts: in 22 days,22 hours,32 minutes,49 seconds.
Start/Finish: Castle Grounds Tamworth.
KP Events is working with the Birmingham Insurance Institute (BII) for the first time to host their annual charity event.
The route follows
our popular Tamworth 10k course which is a 2 lap 5k loop so you will follow
either 1 or 2 laps to complete the run.
Whether you’re a serious runner or just fancy a Sunday jog with the family around the beautiful castle grounds, this run is for you!
The profits from events organised by the Birmingham Insurance Institute Young Professionals during the year are donated to the BII President’s chosen charity for the year, The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, and/or The Insurance Charities. Thanks to Allianz Insurance, Centrix Underwriting and Idex Consulting who are sponsoring this event.
It’s with great regret that KP Events announce that this year’s Solihull Half Marathon on Sunday April 5th has been cancelled.
Since the event first took place in 2016, numbers participating have been falling steadily and event costs, notably for increasing use of traffic management systems to ensure a safe environment for runners, have risen steeply.
This year we have reached a position where the commercial viability of the event is such that we have no choice but to cancel the event and ensure we can contact all event partners, suppliers and participants with sufficient time to consider alternative arrangements.
KP Events will transfer all runner registrations to the Lichfield Half Marathon on Sunday May 10th this year.
Anyone who has already entered the Lichfield Half Marathon or would like a refund should contact Race Director Paul Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KP Events is also in active discussions with Solihull Leisure Services and Blythe Valley Business Park to organise another running event in the Borough in 2021.
The preferred option is to offer a traffic-free event either off-road or utilising the excellent parks that are in the Borough.
KP Events policy going forward is to concentrate on its portfolio of established existing on road events and look at only off-road new events.
We apologise wholeheartedly to our loyal KP Events customers and partners for having to take this action.
KP Events will continue to offer running events that you want to take part in.
The 2020 Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield Half-Marathon is on Sunday 10th May and starts at 10.30am. Keep an eye on our website, social media and our e-newsletter sent out to subscribers. Not subscribed? Follow the link on the right-hand side of our website.
Last year’s half-marathon was a huge success and will be using the same scenic 13.1-mile route taking in the picturesque villages of Whittington and Fradley which surround the beautiful city of Lichfield. The city centre finish to the race affords a stunning view of Lichfield Cathedral, making this arguably one of the most visually spectacular finishes to a half-marathon anywhere in the world.
Event starts: in 2 months,10 days,22 hours,32 minutes,49 seconds.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new sponsor for this event. Four Oaks Financial Services is a well-respected firm of Financial Advisers based in Lichfield and will be the event sponsors for 2020 and 2021.
Now in its 10th year, this popular half-marathon is already filling up fast, and we are anticipating more runners than ever before.
You can enter at a discounted price of £10 if you opt
to run for either of the two good causes Four Oaks Financial Services is
The two good causes are Buddy Bag Foundation, which is a charity that helps children that find themselves in women’s refuges after fleeing from domestic abuse. And, the other good cause is to raise money to buy an ECG Heart Rate Monitor for Avon 3 Ward at Worcester Royal Infirmary. This follows the death of George, father-in-law of Four Oaks Financial Services’ Managing Director, Martin Ward.
George had received amazing care at the Worcester Royal Infirmary for 6 weeks, but on the day he died, he needed an ECG machine to check his heart. There are only 3 in the entire hospital and it took over an hour for the machine to arrive. He died later that day from heart failure. Members of the Ward family will be running for the ECG machine and a number of the Four Oaks staff raising money for Buddy Bag Foundation.
You can opt to run for either of these good causes on our on-line entry system. Four Oaks Financial Services has been providing financial advice to people in Lichfield and across the region for many years. They have a unique holistic approach to financial planning click here to find out more.
Visit the Four
Oaks Financial Services stand at the Start and Finish points to meet their team
and enter a free competition.
Start area for the Half Marathon: King Edwards VI School Lichfield, Upper St John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Postcode for Sat Nav: WS14 9EE
You will find plenty of parking at King Edwards VI, but please arrive in plenty of time as we expect large numbers of vehicles and long queues. Please use these car parks and do NOT park on the local streets. Please come ‘ready to run’ as changing is limited, and we cannot provide shower facilities for the numbers involved.
The finish line for the Half Marathon is situated on Stowe Fields off Stowe Rd, near the city centre, Lichfield WS13 6AQ. This is only just over a mile walk from the start, and where your car is parked. An easy walk back for those aching legs, but we also have a free return coach service. Look out for signs.
Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after the races. First 3 men and first 3 women only this year. Goody bags and memento for everybody.
Results will be published on the day or soon afterwards, and will also be available on our website
RACE CHIPS Please note we will be using timing chips, so we can give you very accurate results. This chip is now attached to the back of your race number.
The Tamworth 10k is on Sunday 4th October 2020 and will start and finish in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle and will wind its way through the grounds and out into the town, then follow a canal section in Fazeley, before returning to the Castle Grounds. The Tamworth 10k was voted 4th best 10k in the UK by Runners World in 2013 as it’s scenic but mainly flat 5k loop course takes in some of the town’s best scenery with its start and finish set in the popular Castle Grounds leisure facility with its gardens, sports amenities, walkways and cafe.
Event starts: in 7 months,4 days,22 hours,32 minutes,49 seconds.
The cost to enter is £20 (affiliated) and £22 (non affiliated).
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to enter this race under the “Run for the Stan Bowley Trust” reduced entry price, then you agree to raise a minimum of £50.00 in sponsorship for this charity.
Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds: The Holloway, Lady Bank, Tamworth B79 7NA, GB from M42 Junction 10 (Tamworth Services) take the A5 North to Tamworth A51 Junction. At Ventura retail Park go straight on at the roundabout towards the town centre and Follow the event signs. From the A38 take the A5 South to Tamworth A51 Junction. At Ventura Retail Park go straight on at the first roundabout and follow event signs.
Public Transportation: Nearest railway station – Tamworth. Tamworth station is well served by trains from London and the north-west with London Midland. Book online at http://www.londonmidland.com and you’ll pay no booking fees or postage. The station is just a 10-minute walk from the castle.
Parking: There are a number of car parks in Tamworth town centre. The brown Tamworth castle signs direct drivers to the Jolly Sailor car park. This is a large long stay car park with coach park facilities. It is a short 5-7 minute walk through the castle grounds to the castle. The short stay Holloway car park is a smaller car park but closer to the castle, it is located on Silver Street. Please use these car parks and do not park on the local streets. Some parking is free and some is pay and display so the advice is check the signage before you leave your car!!!
Lichfield’s very own Festive Santa Dash 8th Dec took place in aid of local charity Shining Stars set up by Charlotte Aspley to provide nightclub experiences for adults with learning difficulties. Scores of people, young, not quite as young, dressed in festive attire to bring Stowe Field to life as they run around Stowe Pool and then into the Festive Food Festival taking place in the city centre. And Father Christmas was there in person with his friends from Lichfield Round table and even had time to lead the runners round the 2k course on his push bike.
Despite a week of rain and floods in Castle Grounds the Tamworth 10k was a huge success with a record turnout and large crowds present to cheers on the runners.
The race was won by Phil Wolfe (36:01) who finished strongly to hold off a determined challenge from Robert Dyjak who finished a close second (36:06). Daniel Floyd finished third (36:11)
First female athlete home was Olivia Harris who recorded a fast time of 39.51. Two athletes closely contested positions behind her but eventually Erin Bush came second (41:46), just ahead of third-placed Jess Owen.
PHOTOS: Phil Wolfe 576, Robert Dyjak 531, Daniel Floyd 647, Olivia Harris 615, Erin Bush 542, Jess Owen 438.
A special mention for our charity partner the Stan Bowley Trust and the fantastic show by their race team, and also Tamworth based good cause Simon’s Heroes who celebrated their long association with the event with a massive turnout of runners and supporters (see photo below).
Paul and myself (Kevin) want to thank you our runners for all your support, understanding and then participation in the Tamworth 10k.
The past week has been very difficult with the weather and its effect on conditions in and around the town in general but Castle Grounds in particular, we tried to keep you guys fully up to speed and you repaid us big time with your fantastic appreciation and feedback. We really do appreciate it as we try to deliver high-quality and value for money events.
I also want to thank our marshals. They were all brilliant yesterday, we’ve never had so much positive feedback about our marshals as yesterday so thank you our friends from the Stan Bowley Trust and Lichfield Rugby Club plus our own friends and families. You all do a great job.
And our KP Events staff team (Angelo, Gary, Nick) who were out sweeping water from the large puddles and setting up in the rain from 6.30 am. And then clearing up post event so nobody would know we’d been on site.
And finally our friends at the Events Team at Tamworth Borough Council (Laura and Simon) and the Parks Dept staff, all so helpful and supportive. And our new social media person Amie who only joined us the Wednesday before the race. She has been a real star!!
If we’ve forgotten anybody we’re sorry, you were good too! Kevin
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