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.
Hatton Darts flyer Ashley Hurdman took on a 1000 runners and breezed to take the title as winner of the Florette Fradley 10k on Sunday March 12th on a day that was dry, windless and a perfect temperature and came home in a time of 33:40.
Tipton Harrier and KP Events own ambassador Phil Clamp raced home in 2nd place in a creditable 34:21 with Daniel King of Wye Valley Runners in 34:42. First female athlete home was Veleska Wills of Derby AC in a fast 36:15 ( and finishing 9th overall) with Sarah Harris of Heanor RC second in 36:48 and Rachel Olivant third in 37.55.
The Florette Fradley 10K is a popular run and attracts around 1,000 entrants each year. Covering flat, country roads, its 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.
The Xtreme Challenge at Catton Hall Estate in South Derbyshire was won by Will Trollope in 56:04 seconds in the traditionally muddy conditions but with a record field, lots of enthusiastic spectators on a cold but dry February morning.
Second home was Adam Carney in 56:15 and Robert Hall was 3rd in 56:17. First female home was Dominique Searle in 1:06:49 with Laura Appleby 2nd in 1:16:07 and Charlotte Cronin 3rd in 1:17:39. For FULL RESULTS, click ‘MORE’ below.
Once again organisers had restyled the 10k course with water canon feature, newly placed electric fence, a tyre clamber and a hanging cargo net draped lowly over a water feature and, in typical Xtreme Challenge tradition the guys and gals whooped and hollered their way around!!
All participants can gain free download to photographs to use on social media platforms and this can be done by going to www.curleyphotography.co.uk and clicking on CREATE AN ACCOUNT following the link instructions. All photographs downloaded for social media use will have the exclusive XTREME CHALLENGE logo watermark featured on the photos. Anyone wanting to purchase non watermarked photographs can do so by following the links on the same website. Any queries can be answered at 07977175684 from Monday February 6th onwards.
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