To celebrate 35 years of LRC, a family fun day was held in May and what a day it was!
The sun was shining, we ate picnic food, played team games and had a fabulous time.
Thank you LRC for providing members and their families with strawberries and cream and the lovely ladies that baked cakes, making our afternoon tea so delicious.
The latest race in our Grand Prix series was the popular Stafford Half Marathon, which took place on Sunday 15th April 2018. Rescheduled due to the heavy snow, there was still a good turnout of yellow vests and some fantastic performances. Richard Bravington achieved a new half marathon PB with a brilliant time of 1.18.53 and came in 12th position overall. Daniel Floyd was not far behind with a time of 1.22.06 and 20th position overall. First woman home was Ruth Kennedy Green with a time of 1.49.20, very closely followed by Rachel Tole with 1.50.01. A massive well done to all LRC runners who took part!
Summer 2017 has seen some great running from our club members.
In the off-road series John Hayman, Stephen Rivers,Daniel Floyd and Daniel Hurley won the men’s team competition for LRC at the Staffs Knot, a hilly course that’s a regular on our off road series.
Full results can be found at http://www.staffordharriers.org/staffs-knot/
And in a repeat result in the Grand Prix series yesterday, Richard O’Sullivan, Brian Sims, John Hayman and Daniel Floyd, also won the men’s team competition. Sarah Burton, Cass Jackson and Sonia Short achieved an excellent third place in the ladies’ team competition.
For more information on this race, visit http://www.hattondarts.co.uk/burton10k.html – race photos can be found at http://www.racephotos.org.uk/
Well done to all our members who took part in these races.
Our latest Grand Prix event was the Aldridge 10K which is a regular fixture in the series. This year this was on Sunday 11th June and we had a really good turnout as usual.
We had some fantastic results, with 2nd and 3rd place overall taken by Lichfield Running Club members. Brian Simms took 2nd and Richard O’Sullivan took 3rd place. Well done!
Particular congratulations also go to Jon Wolfe and Cass Jackson, who came first in their age categories. Cass made it a family affair with her son also coming 3rd in the fun run.
Well done to all our members who took part in this race!
For full results, see http://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1wu
And for more photos and info, check out our facebook page:
The latest race in our Grand Prix season was the Stafford Half Marathon, on Sunday 19th March 2017. As ever, this was a really popular race for our members, with lots of yellow vests on display. We also had fantastic support from other members who weren’t running, as well as plenty of family and friends supporting. The weather stayed cool and dry, although it was quite windy. Of the 35 LRC runners, our first men home were Richard O’Sullivan, Andy Walsh and Steve Rivers, with first women back Lorraine Amos, Cass Jackson and Radhika McCathie. A big well done to all our members who competed.
Results can be found at http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-half-marathon-2017-results
For more pictures, see our facebook page.
Wednesday 15th February was our first Grand Prix event of 2017 – our 5K time trial. What a fantastic turnout we had, with over 60 runners out to get their first Grand Prix points in the bag. Weather wise it stayed dry and cold and the wind stayed away, helping quite a few of our members get personal bests. Well done all members who took part!
A special mention goes to runners taking part in the current Improvers course, who took part in this event alongside the main club – everyone put in a fantastic effort and we hope to see you all again next time as full members!
As always this event couldn’t go ahead without the help of our volunteer members who marshalled the course and provided a huge support. Thank you very much.
Sunday 2nd October was the annual Shelton Striders 10K up in Derby, the penultimate event in this years’ Grand Prix. We had a good turn out as usual, with seventeen members taking part in the course, which is quite flat and can be a good race for a personal best.
Richard O’ Sullivan took the lead from John Doyle at about 7km to complete the race in 35:45, finishing 9th overall and grabbing the maximum GP points.
Gayna E also recorded a personal best over the 10km distance. Well done all our members who took part!