Past Event – The Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 8th Aug 2015

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Burntwood WAKES LOGOThe Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 8th Aug 2015, Supported by Burntwood Town Council, 11 a.m. – 5pm.

Event starts 6 years, 2 months, 17 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes, 20 seconds ago

Venue: Burntwood High Street Sankey’s Corner / Burntwood Shopping Centre.

Course: Two adjacent flat 100m straight runs for non-powered karts which can be pushed or pulled.

Technical Consultants / Judges: Chris and Craig Danby of team Danby Burntwood based Robot Combat Team, stars of TV’s own Robot Wars.

Entry Fee: £5 per team and all proceeds go to local charities.

You can ENTER THIS EVENT now.

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Judge Craig Danby and the feared Tanto robot at the 2014 Robot Wars World Championships

CATEGORIES

  1. Junior teams, schools and child based teams/youth groups scouts etc.
  2. Individual family and friend based teams “shedheads”
  3. Corporate teams, any companies who want to enter or rather teams representing a company.

PRIZES
Various to include:

  • Best dressed push kart
  • Best technical design soap box
  • Fastest push kart
  • Best team

THE RULES

  • Teams can consist of any number of people BUT in the race element there has to be the nominated driver and 3 push/pullers maximum.
  • The push kart must have steering.
  • The push kart must have brakes.
  • The push kart must be no bigger than but may be smaller than 2m long by 1.5m wide and 1.2m tall.
  • Any cover/body must be firmly attached to the push kart and considered to be safe on inspection.
  • The push kart should be made strong enough to withstand several runs of the designated course.
  • The push kart must have 4 wheels.
  • Drivers must remain seated at all times during the event and seats must be securely attached to the push kart.
  • The minimum driver age is 14 years old.
  • All push karts will be subjected to scrutiny for suitability and safety to take part, before being given a competition entry number. The competition will be based on a time trial event, you will race down the course a set number of times and the team with the lowest combined time will win.
  • All drivers must wear helmets and be fully covered (long sleeves and full length trousers) to be allowed to run the course.

UPDATE 27th July 2015 – PUSH KART DERBY NEARS…

It’s nearly time for the Burntwood Wakes Push Derby and the team from Burntwood Leisure Centre and Speedway Motorcycles are hard at it welding, bending and hearing bits of metal to form their wondrous creation (see photo below). There’s ttill time to get your team involved, so come on kart builders everywhere.

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Photos – The Big G Challenge

The 2nd Big G Challenge in honour of the late Geraldine Chapman was a big success on Saturday June 13th and her friends at KP Events were very happy to play a small part in making the day go so well. Well done all concerned.

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RESULTS – The Lichfield Half-Marathon May 2015

You can see the full Results of the Lichfield Half-Marathon May 2015 here on STUWEB.

MISSEN’S MISSION FULFILLED

The 5th annual Lichfield Half Marathon sponsored by Running Form and Virgin Holidays was won by Matthew Missen (Birchfield Harriers) from Lichfield, winning comfortably in a time of 1:14:13.

The day opened up rainy and windy but finally dried up almost exactly as the race started. 1200 starters set off from Lichfield towards neighbouring village Whittington. Matthew Missen and James Trollop (Lichfield Running Club) vied for the lead before eventually pulling away at around 8 miles and never looked back.

Matthew said: “Great to win in Lichfield and with the Cathedral in view from 3 miles out or so. I felt this kept me going and gave mean extra incentive to win the race, the last 3 miles were tough but I kept going and the massive crowd at the finish was fantastic!”

Second home was Richard Powell of West Bromwich Harriers in 1:16:40 with Stuart Lumsden of Northbrook AC in third at 1:20:23. First female home was Mel Woodward of Sutton Coldfield AC in 1:22:29, with Hannah Howard of Eastleigh Running Club second in 1:23:39, and Sarah Dauncey third in 1:30:35.

YOU CAN SEE PLENTY OF PHOTOS OF THE HALF-MARATHON HERE. Photos provided courtesy of David Blood.

ALSO, there are more photos to view and buy HERE. Photos by Steve House.

Lichfield Half-marathon 2015 Winners

Past Event – The Big G Challenge – Lichfield 13th June 2015

THE BIG G CHALLENGE
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GERALDINE AGNEW

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13th JUNE 2015 START 10.30AM, HORSE & JOCKEY FREEFORD, WS14 9JE, in aid of Headway.

DONATE TO THIS CAUSE on the “JustGiving” website HERE.

Entry Fees: £20 per participant / Under 14s £5 / Dogs £5

Fancy a challenge with a difference? Rally your family and friends and enter as a team or as an individual effort!

The Big G Challenge is a circular route around Lichfield of marathonesque proportions which can be completed as an individual or as a team effort, covering the distance as a relay – you can walk, run, yomp, cycle and even canoe at our second annual Big G Challenge. This is a fun event with different challenges along the way – including 4 designated pubs with challenges at each – also makes easy changeover if completing as a team effort. Many prizes on offer including Best Fancy Dress, Best Selfie, Best Team Name.

There will be a post challenge party and hog roast at the Horse and Jockey at 7pm – this is no ordinary event – expect the unexpected!