Paul Griffin (right) and Gary Williams (left) of KP Events are pictured (above) with a cheque for £1000 raised from our Santa Run held in Lichfield in 2018.
The money raised is to support a newly formed after-school running club set up by Liberty, a Lichfield based charity that organises after-school clubs for special needs pupils in the Lichfield district area.
KP Events worked with Medized, Alpha Sports and St John’s House to raise the money and KP Events also donated 20 of its Run Strong technical t-shirts to provide pupils with running apparel.
Matt Henty (H&S Manager for Florette UK) presents trophies to first place winners in the 2019 Florette Fradley 10k. He’s pictured above with first male athlete Tim Bains (Tipton Harriers) and first female Emma Pick (Peel Road Runners).
UPDATE 27th Feb: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. 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.
For the past 45 years the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands, has been offering the reassurance of specialist, round the clock care for people in Solihull and Birmingham living with a life limiting illness and their loved ones.
The Hospice on Marsh Lane is a special place that tailors its services to each person’s individual needs. Our Hospice Team includes Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Bereavement Counsellors and many more. We are supported by over 200 volunteers who play a vital role in the running of the hospice. Some of our patients stay in our 24-bed in-patient unit, where relatives and friends can visit any time of the day and can stay overnight with their loved ones. Our Day Therapy Unit offers Outpatient Clinics and a wide range of therapies and specialised support, including groups for patients with specific conditions.
Each year over 2000 people from Solihull and Birmingham use the Hospice and its services. Our local nursing service also visits people in their own homes, ensuring they are comfortable and able to spend their final moments in the place they want to be, surrounded by their loved ones.
We couldn’t do this without our supporters; every day we have to raise £11,300 to cover the costs of the Hospice and its services.
By running the Solihull Half Marathon for your local Hospice you are enabling us to continue to provide this care free of charge for people with terminal illness and their families in the local community.
It is with much regret that KP Events have to announce that the 2019 Xtreme Challenge at Catton estate, scheduled for Sunday 10th February will not be taking place and has now been cancelled.
This decision is something that has not been taken lightly, all of us at KP Events enjoy the unique atmosphere generated at this event. However due to exorbitant rising insurance costs for obstacle races, and overall rising costs of venue hire and external agencies, combined with falling entry numbers it is no longer viable to stage this event.
All runners that have entered this event will have a choice of either a full refund or the option to defer their entry to any of KP Events races in the next twelve months, even if that race has a higher entry fee.
Once again we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be looking at new events for 2020 and these may well include an Xtreme type event or tough cross country race.
Many thanks for your continued support of KP Events.
KP Events staged the annual Santa Dash on Sunday 9th Dec and saw hundreds of Santas of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities descend on Stowe Field in Lichfield to take on the 2.5k route through the city centre streets.
Shared equally with the stalls and staff manning the city’s Festive Christmas Market and raising money for the Liberty Staffordshire Charity which looks to provide sporting activities and employment opportunities for young people with disabilities. Photographs by Richard Hindsley and Rohan Sahota.
Sorry but we cannot accept any more entries, we’re up to our limit. Thank you to all that entered and enjoy your morning fun run.
This year’s Santa 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.
KP Events is organising it’s 6th festive fun run in Lichfield through the city on December 9th 10.30am with a start and finish on Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent Cathedral.
The run, which follows a 2.5k route through the city centre, is very much about the taking part and dressing up in Santa suits which are provided and running through the city on the same day as the popular Festive Food market also takes place; really adding to the festive fun and frolics on the city streets.
Join us on Stowe Field before and after the Run for carols and other entertainment and meet Father Christmas too as the Charity Santa Run begins the build up to the big day itself!!
Lloyd BIDDELL (362) of Mercia Fell Runners stormed home in a new course record time of 31:48 at the Tamworth 10k (October 7th) Castle Grounds in the town, the start/finish venue, was really buzzing on a cool but fine early Autumn day. 2nd place went to Tamworth AC’s Sylvain Letendart (499) in 33:55 with Andrew Wood (511) in third at 34:46.
First female was Emma Peel (687) of Peel Running Club who finished 14th overall in a very quick 38:08 followed by Rachel Burchell (622) in 38:39 with Olivia Harris (524) third in 40:38.
The race in aid of local charity the Stan Bowley Trust saw a record entry for the third year running which delighted Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events; “Fantastic event today, perfect conditions meant lots of fast times on the flat scenic route, and plenty of smiles at the finish. Brilliant stuff!”
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