Serpentine RC’s Simon Craddock raced to victory in Lichfield Half Marathon (Sunday May 7th) in the closest finish seen at the event since it started in 2011.
The main Field was bunched together until the final mile when Craddock and Jack Greenwood broke away and enters the final hundred metres on Stowe Field in the city centre before Craddock kicked on and sprinted to victory in 1:19:59 with Greenwood a close second in 1:20:08 and Daniel Anderson of BRAT in third in 1:20:46.
First female home was Rachel Burchell in 1:28:11 (26th overall), 2nd was Wendy Mullineux of Heanor RC in 1:28:27 and third Pascale Holden in 1:33:51.
The race took place in warm conditions on a late Spring Sunday and there was a large crowd on Stowe Field under the gaze of the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral to welcome the runners home and make the event another fantastic day for Lichfield.
Results and race photographs
Full results are available at www.stuweb.co.uk. Photographs will be available around Tuesday the 9th May at www.charleswhittonphotography.com