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!”
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON DERBYSHIRE’S ULTIMATE OBSTACLE COURSE AND #OLDSKOOL CROSS COUNTRY RUN? If you’re ready for a challenge, this is the run for you.
They have terrain that will push you to your limits. Wet muddy ditches to wade through, a variety of natural and man-made obstacle menaces to overcome; OVERLOAD will test the toughest of hardened runners, whilst offering fun and laughter for the not so tough runners.
There’s plenty of entertainment and food available on-site post run, so you’ll be able to swap war stories with your fellow competitors and wear your well-earned medals and scratches with pride.
KP Events have linked with Overload organisers to set up a code to offer our followers discounted tickets for £32.50, a £12.50 saving on the normal price. This is more than we see them offering anyone else.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE RECEIVED YOUR ENTRY FOR THIS YEARS TAMWORTH 1OK AFTER 8.00PM ON SUNDAY 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2018 YOUR RACE NUMBER WILL NOT BE SENT IN THE POST AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT FROM OUR REGISTRATION DESK ON RACE DAY. PLEASE REFER TO THE RUNNER INFO SHEET BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Tamworth 10k is on Sunday 7th October 2018 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 3rd annual World’s Shortest Fun Run around the UK’s smallest park took place in Burntwood (Sunday September 9th) at Princes Park and scores of runners, many fun run first timers, of all ages (6 months to 84) all abilities (none to very little) plenty of fancy dress and zany costumes, dogs of all breeds and colours, babies aplenty too.
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events said the day was a roaring success; “It was a fantastic late summers day, the atmosphere was incredible, so much fun and miles of smiles on show. Our event partners Burntwood Town Council helped make it a great event and we’d like to make it an annual event and grow it and convince the Guinness Book of Records to recognise it as a proper World record attempt!”
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