Scores of wannabe Santa’s descended on Lichfield (Sunday December 2017) and took on the challenge the annual Santa Dash held in the snowy freezing festive like weather to raise much needed funds for Queens Croft School in the city.
Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent Cathedral witnessed the start and finish of the event, in between the Santa’s wound their way through the city centre streets and mingled with the crowds visiting the annual Christmas Food Festival.
Kevin Wilson of joint organisers KP Events praised the hardy souls who made the day so special; “ the weather was dreadful under foot and on the roads too but so many guys and gals and kids and dogs turned out to raise much needed money for a school that does fantastic work for youngsters in the city and surrounding areas who have a range of learning difficulties.
The atmosphere was fantastic and it felt like a proper Christmas Day!!”
This gallery of photos is courtesy of local photography student Rohan Sahota from South Staffs College.
Get ready for some winter fun! 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 5th festive fun run in Lichfield in aid of Queens Croft School through the city on December 10th 10.30am with a start and finish on Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent Cathedral.
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The run, which follows a 2.5k route through the city centre, is very much about the taking part and dressing up on 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!!
Looking for a perfect Christmas or New Year prezzie for the runner in your life? Well the marketing boffins here at KP Events have had the fantastic idea to launch its FESTIVE FAYRE 2018 offer to you guys with the chance to enter our hugely popular and very wet, muddy and all round rather tortuous XTREME CHALLENGE at Catton Hall Estate near Alrewas at the special rate of £30 until midnight December 31st when the cost will revert to full price of £40.
Go on, any road runner starting their new year training regime simply has to try a 10k Challenge with knobs on, the knobs in question being iced water, electric fences, tyre lifts, cargo nets, mud slides and cross country mayhem!!
They’ll be forever grateful and they can keep the foil blanket at the finish as a souvenir and the unique XTREME CHALLENGE medal and goody surprise make for wonderful lifelong mementos of a truly unique running event.
FORSYTH FORCES THE PACE TO TAKE TAMWORTH 10k TITLE
Wolverhampton and Bilston AC’s Steve Forsyth took an early lead and never looked like losing it to see off a record field of over 600 at the TCR Tamworth 10k October 8th to finish first in a time of 35:51. Robert Dijyak was a close second in 35:58 with Jason Malloy third in 36:15. First female athlete home was Emma Puck in 43:08 with Nuneaton Harrier Jo Grant second in 43:21 and Suzanne Coombes third in 44:21. A full set of results can found on STUWEB
The Tamworth 10k is on Sunday 8th October 2017 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.
Serpentine RC’s Simon Craddock raced to victory in Lichfield Half Marathon (Sunday May 7th) in the closest finish seen at the event since it started in 2011.
The main Field was bunched together until the final mile when Craddock and Jack Greenwood broke away and enters the final hundred metres on Stowe Field in the city centre before Craddock kicked on and sprinted to victory in 1:19:59 with Greenwood a close second in 1:20:08 and Daniel Anderson of BRAT in third in 1:20:46.
First female home was Rachel Burchell in 1:28:11 (26th overall), 2nd was Wendy Mullineux of Heanor RC in 1:28:27 and third Pascale Holden in 1:33:51.
The race took place in warm conditions on a late Spring Sunday and there was a large crowd on Stowe Field under the gaze of the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral to welcome the runners home and make the event another fantastic day for Lichfield.
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