EVENT – Birmingham Insurance Institute 5k and 10k Santa Run 1st Dec ’19 – Tamworth

Birmingham Insurance Institute 5k and 10k Santa Run 2019

The Birmingham Insurance Institute 5k and 10k Santa Run 2019

Sunday December 1st 10.30 a.m start.

Start/Finish: Castle Grounds Tamworth.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 21 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds.

KP Events is working with the Birmingham Insurance Institute ( BII) for the first time to host their annual Christmas 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 dressed as Santa and his helpers around the beautiful castle grounds, this run is for you!

The BII have a number of Santa suits (Adult – one size only) available for £8 each.  To purchase, please email birminghaminstitute@cii.co.uk

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.

In addition, Allianz, Centrix Underwriting and Idex are kindly sponsoring this event.

EVENT – Festive Charity Dash – Lichfield – 8th Dec 2019 10.30 a.m

EVENT – Charity Santa Dash – Lichfield – 9th December 2017 10.30 a.m

This year’s Festive Charity Dash is a scenic traffic-free 2.5k route around lovely Lichfield. Dress up as Santa and join all our other Santas for the fun event.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 21 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds.

FESTIVE DASH WILL BRING EARLY CHRISTMAS JOY TO LICHFIELD

On Sunday 8th December, join in or spectate at this year’s Festive Dash where hundreds of fun runners will dress up in their favourite festive outfit be it Santa, an elf, angel, Rudolph or their favourite festive jumper to run the 2.5k traffic-free route around the beautiful and historic Lichfield City centre. The Festive Dash takes in the Lichfield Christmas Food Festival so it’s perfect for spectators to enjoy some warming food and drinks while they’re supporting their friends and family on the run.

The fun starts on Stowe Field at 10.30 am when the real Father Christmas sets festive bunch on their way with the help of his friends and helpers from the Lichfield Round Table. Runners and walkers follow a 2.5k route into Dam Street, Minster Walk, Bird Street, Market Street back into Dam Street and finishing back on Stowe Field after a circuit of Stowe Pool.

Proceeds from the event will go to Shining Stars who provide night club experiences for adults with learning disabilities and disabilities in the Staffordshire area. Shining Stars was set up by local runner Charlotte Aspley who commented “As part of our mission to be kinder to the planet we have decided to make our fun run a festive fancy dress affair! By wearing your favourite festive jumper or outfit we can avoid discarded Santa suits ending up in a landfill. Mementos will be provided for all runners.”

EVENT – Florette Fradley 10k – 8th March 2020

EVENT - Florette Fradley 10k - 10th March 2019

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.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 3 months, 21 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds.

VIEW THE RUNNERS INFO SHEET >>

  • DATE: SUNDAY 8th March 2020
  • START TIME: 10.30am
  • VENUE: Fradley Village, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • INSURANCE: Full public liability cover
  • MEDALS: To all finishers
  • TROPHIES: To first 3 men, first 3 ladies
  • Post code for your sat nav is WS13 8NL

EVENT – Solihull Half Marathon Sunday 5th April 10.30am 2020

EVENT – Solihull Half Marathon Sunday April 7th 10.30am 2019

The 2020 Solihull Half Marathon is on Sunday April 5th, starts 10.30am. Keep an eye on the website and in the e-newsletter sent out to subscribers monthly. Not subscribed? Follow the link on the right-hand side of our website homepage.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 4 months, 18 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds.

The start and finish will be adjacent to the Virgin Active Solihull Club on Blythe Valley Park, just off Junction 4 of the M42 and can house hundreds of cars on the day of the event.

Route Map

Solihull-Half-Marathon-Route

EVENT – The Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield Half-Marathon – 10th May 2020

EVENT - The Lichfield Half-Marathon

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.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 5 months, 23 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds.

NEW SPONSOR

Four Oaks Financial Services

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 supporting. 

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

Start area for the Half Marathon: King Edwards VI School Lichfield, Upper St John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Postcode for Sat Nav: WS14 9EE

PARKING

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.

FINISH LINE

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

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

Results will be published on the day or soon afterwards, and will also be available on our website

RACE CHIPS

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.

ROUTE

  • Kind Edwards School (Start)
  • Upper St Johns Street
  • Tamworth Road
  • Common Lane
  • Main Street Whittington
  • Burton Road
  • Stockford Lane
  • Fine Lane
  • Fradley Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Hay End Lane
  • Gorse Lane
  • Netherstowe Lane
  • Eastern Avenue
  • Brownsfield Road
  • Stowe Road Stowe Field (Finish)

route-map-lichfield-half-marathon

EVENT – Tamworth 10k – Sunday 4th October 2020

RESULTS - Tamworth 10k Oct 2018

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.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

Event starts: in 10 months, 17 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 38 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.

tam-10k-oct-2015-map

Directions…

  • 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!!!

RESULTS – Tamworth 10k – 6th Oct 2019

The full results will appear on this Stuweb page later on Sunday.

Photos below are of the 1st 3 men, 1st 3 women and the Stan Bowley Trust team (our charity partners) from Tamworth 10k Oct 2019.

Official photographs are available from www.mickhall-photos.com

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

EVENT – Tamworth 10k – Sunday 6th October 2019

RESULTS - Tamworth 10k Oct 2018

GREAT NEWS – THE TAMWORTH 10k IS ON despite the recent flooding.

4th Oct update: Standing water levels in Castle Grounds have fallen dramatically with only one short section remaining 3 inches underwater. So be prepared to experience good old British autumnal conditions and enjoy the experience for all its worth !!!

See you Sunday – The KP Events team

THIS RACE IS A TIMING CHIPPED EVENT

Due to annual leave, all entries for this years Tamworth 10k received on or after the 24th of September will be for race number collection on race day and will not be sent in the post.

There will be on the day entries available and anyone interested should arrive at the registration tent near the Start/Finish area in Castle Grounds at 9am.

Results will be available soon after the race at www.stuweb.co.uk, follow link to Tamworth 10k. Official photographs will be available from Sunday evening onwards at www.mickhall-photos.com, follow link to Tamworth 10k.

The Tamworth 10k is on Sunday 6th October 2019 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.

The cost to enter is £19 (affiliated) and £21 (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.

Download the Runners’ Info Sheet

tam-10k-oct-2015-map

Directions…

  • 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!!!