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.
5th Dec 2019 UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. Many thanks to those who have already entered, it’s going to be a lot of fun!!!
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.Continue reading
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
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
- 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!!!
Photo shows Kelly Butler and Trevor Osborne.
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1st 3 men
1st Trevor Osborne 1:15:49
2nd: Samuel Crawford 1:17:27
3rd Callum Abberley 1:19:42
1st 3 women
1st Kelly Butler 1:28:07
2nd Kate Stubbs 1:30:43
3rd Olivia Harris 1:32:35
Full results available at www.stuweb.co.uk. (It’s slow to load, but does eventually.)
Official photos will be available from 14th May at www.charleswhittonphotography.com.
The 2019 Lichfield Half-Marathon is on Sunday 12th May, starts 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.
Official results will be available soon after the race at www.stuweb.co.uk and on our website soon after.
Official photos will be available from 14th May at www.charleswhittonphotography.com.Continue reading
1st Tom Ritchie 1:17:39
2nd Gareth Wainwright 1:17:55
3rd Gary Polhill 1:18:06
1st Female Jessica Douglas 1:27:58
2nd. Amanda O’Leary 1:31:03
3rd. Rachel Davies 1:33:51
Full results can be seen at STUWEB
Authorised photographs will be available from Tuesday April 9th pm HERE: www.charleswhittonphotography.com/solihull-half-7419
Karen Clayton’s 50@50 challenge
Read about Karen Clayton 50@50 fund-raising mission for Marie Curie UK, who offer care and support through terminal illness and a charity extremely close to her heart HERE