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.
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 13th March.
Birchfield Harrier Jason Bennett romped home at the Tamworth 10k (14th Nov) in a fast time of 31:28. He finished over a minute ahead of second-placed Will Beeston ( Tonbridge AC) 32:46, with Lichfield Running Club’s James Pickering third in 34:50. The first female athlete home was Abigail Halcarz of Ivanhoe Runners in 35:54, which also saw her finish overall fifth place, with Rachel Burchall second female home in 37:39 and Sarah Gibson third female home in 38:23.
A cheque for £579.56 was raised from the World’s Shortest Fun Run event held in September around the UK’s smallest park, Prince’s Park in Burntwood. It was presented to Claire Snape, Area Fundraiser from beneficiaries The Acorns Hospice group.
The event was organised by KP Events working with the Friends of the Park, the Burntwood Action Group and sponsors Crown Highways of Burntwood.
The Tamworth 10k will now be held on the 14th Nov 2021 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.
At the World’s Shortest Fun Run world record attempt around the smallest park in the UK (Princes Park in Burntwood 19th Sept) scores and scores of wackily dressed ‘runners’ turned up to have fun and raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice. Their mascot, Alex Acorn, celebrated his first-ever fun run medal in style as he whizzed around the 55-step Park circumference with Steve Jones Chairman of sponsors Crown Highways in tow. His company being massive supporters of the hospice as their charity of choice.
The weather was wonderfully late summery and helped create the zany atmosphere and build a real buzz in the air. Gym instructors from Freedom Leisure Burntwood helped runners to warm up ready for their turn to run.
Radio WM did a live broadcast as the event started, and the staff of organisers KP Events ensured that the day went well and everyone had a great time.
Kevin Wilson of KP Events said he was happy with how things had gone: “This has to be my favourite KP Events event, anybody and everybody can do it and get a medal as a reward too! All entry fee income will go to Acorns Children’s Hospice which is great news, we hope it’ll become an annual event and become part of the cultural heritage of Lichfield and Burntwood areas”.
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