Author Archives: Keith Lowther

November 2023: Beginners’ Course Graduation

Our 8 week beginners’ course has reached a successful conclusion, with participants completing their 5k run, supported by our team of club run leaders and volunteers.  

A massive ‘well done’ to each and every one of them!

Some are now continuing with ‘improver’ sessions, with the aim of becoming club members in January; we look forward to welcoming them soon!  

October 2023: BDSL success!

The club has enjoyed great success in the Burton and District Summer League competition this year. After all eight events, our men’s and women’s teams both finished in 4th place overall.

We are also delighted to share that, following consistently high event attendances, LRC received the Roland Gibbard Team Trophy, awarded to the club with the greatest increase in participation compared with the previous year. Furthermore, club member Sonia Short was one of the recipients of the special ‘All Eight’ award, in recognition of competing in the seven qualifying races – Run in the Forest, Washlands Relays, Uttoxeter Half Marathon, Gate Gallop 10k, Worthington Six Mile, Burton 10k, Tamworth Five Mile – as well as marshalling at our own event, Lichfield 10k.

Club representatives John, Ed, Owen and Sonia attended the league presentation eventing on Friday, October 13th to celebrate the season’s success and to receive the team trophy. Thanks to everyone who helped us win the trophy by representing LRC at this year’s events. And a special ‘well done’ to Sonia, keep up the good work!

You can see them celebrating below. We’re looking forward to the next season already!

September 2023: Midland Counties Road Relays

On Saturday 23rd September, LRC entered two teams into the Midland Counties Road Relays, held at Sutton Park. Our six men, each running a lap of 5.38k, were Jimmy Pickering, Ryan Simms, Konrad Wainaina, Owen Davies, Richard Bravington and Steve Rivers. The event was of a high standard and the team finished in a very respectable 65th place in a total time of 2:10:20.

Our four women, each running a lap of 4.33k, were Hermione Knowles, Joanna Alsop, Esther Hunt and Sarah Hayman. Against a competitive field the team finished in 30th place in a total time of 1:21:47.

Well done to all our runners; it was great to have the club represented at such a prestigious event.

10th September 2023: Lichfield 10k

Fantastic atmosphere and turnout for the Lichfield 10k and Family Fun Run 2023!

The rain tried to make an appearance to cool down the heat but conditions were tough and humid. Despite this, we had some great finishing times and some participants celebrating PBs.

Well done to everyone that took part.

We had a total of 870 participants in the 10k and 177 in the family fun run.

Our winning times were:
Female 42:24 Jenny Laing
Male 33:19 Joe Rainsford

Thank you again to our sponsors: Pool House Advisors, Lichfield Central Garage, Running Form, Fuji Film and Aqua Pura. Also thank you for support from: St John Ambulance, Lichfield Hatherton Canal Trust, Lichfield Lions, Deanslade Fitness, Ebrook Osteopathy, Beacon Park Staff, and the Lichfield Running Club’s marshals, pacers and 10k Committee!

Save the date in your diary for next year’s race: 8th September 2024. See you next year!!