Sunday 11th September saw the 21st Lichfield 10K take place and yet again proved to be a fantastic event.
Following the previous days’ near torrential rain, the sun rose on the Sunday morning and stayed there all day. Conditions were good, bright and sunny, if a little warm for some of the hills on offer.
We had an excellent turnout and some great times.
First male runner back over the line was Chris Jordan of Leicester Coritanian AC, in 32:53 minutes. Chris won the 10K two years ago, and took back his crown this year. He commented that “the lead runners had started quickly which had pushed the pace of the run – which was well organised throughout with excellent marshalls.”
Sally Hogan of Bromsgrove and Redditch AC was first woman in 40:34 minutes and commented “the hills were good”.
Quickest teams overall were the Badgers (Males) and Tamworth AC (Females).
A very big well done to all competitors of the 10K. Another big thank you must go to all the marshalls and helpers of Lichfield Running Club, without whose support this event could not go ahead. And many congratulations to Cass Jackson, who has successfully taken on the mantle of Race Director and put in so much effort to ensure we had a sterling first year! Many thanks to all involved.
2016 was the first year pacers were provided by the club. These were a great addition to the event, with lots of positive comments from the competitors finding them really helpful and a great encouragement. Well done to all our pacers!
If you’d like to see the full results, go to http://www.chipresults.co.uk/?eventfilter=Lichfield
For race photos go to http://www.mickhall-photos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?eventid=0&groupid=4836
The Lichfield Mercury agree it was a fantastic event: