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Hello folks and welcome to a summer of running in what we all hope will be as back to normal a summer as possible in 2021.

Finally, after years of procrastination, we’ve gone and done it! We’ve linked up with our friends at Printable Promotions to create and launch affordable merchandise bearing our iconic RUN STRONG logo.

The following clothing is now available for male and female bodies:

  • Men’s and women’s running t-shirts.
  • Unisex hoodies.
  • Men’s and women’s midlayer.
  • Men’s and women’s training vests.

Shop NowAll available in various colours and sizes and at very competitive prices.

Why not have a look by clicking on this SHOP LINK or via the SHOP tab on the menu above. We hope you like what you see and turn up at running events proudly wearing our RUN STRONG merchandise.

NEWS – Fradley 10k update

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Update with reference to current Government COVID regulations. 

This year’s Fradley 10k will go ahead as planned (Sunday 4th July 2021), but with social distancing in place around the Start and Finish areas.

At 10.15 am we will start an elite race for any runner capable of a finish time of 35 minutes or less. If you fall into this category please contact Paul paul@kpevents.net or call 07947-698147.

Once these runners have completed 1 lap of the course, roughly 10.32 am, we will start groups of 30 runners, these runners will have space to socially distance from each other and from the next 30 runners 2 meters behind them. The next group of 30 will be set off after a 30 second time gap. We will continue with groups of 30 until all runners have crossed the start line. This will take roughly 15 minutes. 

This will not affect your race time in any way. Your race starts when your race chip, attached to the back of your race number crosses the start line and ends when you cross the finish line. 

KP Events are encouraging all participants to take a Covid lateral flow test before race day. If you are showing any symptoms or receive a positive result then please do not attend this event.  

In addition

We are actively encouraging runners to walk to the start and back to the car park from the finish area after the race. This will take approximately ten minutes. However, if you choose to use courtesy buses then wear a face covering, and scan the QR code located on entry.  This year there will be no bag drop. All of our marshals and staff will be issued with a face covering and PPE gloves. Hand sanitiser will be available to all in and around race HQ. Please scan KP Events QR code at these sanitiser stations.  When overtaking another runner please maintain a one metre gap. Finally, we would ask runners to refrain from spitting or nasal clearance. 

Please follow our marshals instructions at the start line and be patient. 

We would ask you to leave the finish area as soon as possible on race completion and collecting your medal and goodies to avoid groups gathering. 

Water supplier

A massive thank you to our friends and water sponsor at Roxane UK LTD. A new Aqua Pura natural mineral water in a 100% recycled bottle with new friendly flip cap. Even the label is recycled. Available for all runners at the Florette Fradley 10k.

Aqua Pura natural mineral water

EVENT – Florette Fradley 10k – 4th July 2021

EVENT - Florette Fradley 10k - 10th March 2019

Results from the Florette Fradley 10k will be posted immediately after the event at https://www.stuweb.co.uk, look for results Florette Fradley 10k Sunday July 4th.

Official photographs of the Florette Fradley 10k will also be available soon after by going to https://mickhall.zenfolio.com/f30351742

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: 2 months, 19 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds ago.

Existing registrations will be automatically transferred to this new date.

Due to the Coronavirus regulations, we had to reschedule the Florette Fradley 10k from the 7th March 2021 to Sunday the 4th July 2021. Anyone previously registered will automatically see that registration transferred to the new date. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on everyone, especially those in the events industry and charities who rely on donations from events such as these, so we hope you’ll support the new event date and help us make the event bigger and better than ever.  

VIEW THE RUNNERS INFO SHEET >>

  • DATE: SUNDAY 4th July 2021
  • 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 Start Line is WS13 8NL

CHANGES TO CAR PARKING ARRANGEMENTS

For the first time since it started 21 years ago, there will be NO PARKING in the usual farmer’s field in Church Lane in the village. This is due to unprecedented rainfall in 2020.

We are encouraging runners and friends/family to car share or arrange to be dropped off at Fradley Village Hall.

If you need to park, then please now exit the A38 at the Fradley park junction, and follow our signs to either Continental, Lancaster Rd WS13 8RY or Richard Winterton Auctioneers, Wood End Lane WS13 8NF.

Both of these car parks are just over one mile from the race start line. Here we will have the staff to assist you with parking and four mini coaches to convey you to the start line, and then back to your vehicle after the race.

The first bus will leave at 8.30am and the last bus will leave at 10am. Runners friends and family can walk to the start using the clearly signed walking route. This should take 10-15 minutes.

Parking in Fradley Village itself is to be avoided and there will be “NO PARKING” signs and cones in place at various points on or near the race route. We appreciate that this is a change in the usual arrangements.

If you have any enquires please contact race director Paul at paul@kpevents.net

Race times will be available soon after the race finishes at www.stuweb.com.

Official photographs will be available soon after the event at www.mickhall-photos.com

Olympian Sonia Samuels will be competing in the Fradley 10k

An Olympian and 2:28 marathoner, Sonia has competed at the highest international level since 1997, running in global championships on the track and road. We are pleased to announce that Sonia will be running the Fradley 10k 2021.

Olympian Sonia Samuels will be competing in the Fradley 10k

NEWS FEATURE VIDEO – UK’s Smallest Park and our Fun Run

NEWS FEATURE VIDEO - UK's Smallest Park and our Fun Run

Read more about our World’s Shortest Fun Run 19th Sept 2021 HERE. It will take place in Princes Park, Farewell Lane, Burntwood, and you can apply to join in.

In early 2019 KP Events were approached by independent creative agency One Black Bear based in Birmingham to help them produce a video of their client National Express to promote a social media campaign National Express called National Wonders where many of the UK’s more quirky and even ‘odd’ places to visit and their research led them to find our Worlds Shortest Fun Run around the UK’s smallest park Prince’s Park in Burntwood!!

What followed was a video shoot at the Park with KP Events main men Kevin (whose idea it was back in 2013) and Paul meeting the very eccentric reporter and video commentator called Ben to produce a suitably fitting and ‘tongue in cheek’ celebration of this unique and quirky park, still the world’s smallest in KP Events’ eyes as opposed to the ‘glorified flowerpot ‘ situated on the Portland freeway in the USA. So we thought you’d like to see it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvkjOYvmbz4

Click the link to watch on YouTube (sorry it can’t play directly on our website as National Express don’t allow embedded videos).

RESULTS – Florette Fradley 10k – 8th March 2020

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Charles triumphs at Florette Fradley 10k

Trafford AC’s Tom Charles came home in first place at the Florette Fradley 10k (Sun March 8th) sprinting his way around the 2 lap course on a dry blustery day in a time of 32:07.

In 2nd place was Karl Welbourne (BRAT) close behind Charles in 32:19 with Lee Gratton(Rugeley Runners) in 3rd at 32:25.

First female home was Beth Tabor in 39:31 with Natalie Lawrence second in 39:50 and Marie Matthews (Kenilworth Runners) third in 39:57.

Charles was delighted with his victory: “I enjoyed the race today my first time at FRADLEY and easy to see why it’s so popular!! Well organised and the course is flat inviting a PB and I was pleased with my time today. Like to be back to defend next year!!”

Race results can be found at www.stuweb.co.uk/race/2v5

Official photos are available at: https://mickhall.zenfolio.com/f480714811

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Cancelled – The Solihull Half Marathon Sun 5th April 2020

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

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 paul@kpevents.net.

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.