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LRC Family Fun Day!

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.

What a fabulous way to mark the clubs 35 year Anniversary celebration especially seeing founder members present.

Even more we’ve raised £131 for St. Giles Hospice to remember another lovely club member who sadly wasn’t with us, but whose dedication to the club and memory lives on.

LRC Members you are awesome, thank you!

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London Marathon 2018

In the year that saw the hottest temperatures on record and Mo Farah beating the 33 year British record, it also saw 12 brave LRC runners successfully complete the 26.2 mile course around the capital. The sweltering race conditions on the day were a far cry from the freezing training conditions that our runners had battled through in the last few months; those icy Wednesday nights seeming like a distant memory.

With 41,000 runners lined up to start the 38th London Marathon, all hopes were that our LRC runners would get around the course safely and ready to share their stories with us all. Many of our runners have raised thousands of pounds for various charities, with a special mention to Charlotte Aspley and Richard Bravington who raised money for St Giles Hospice in memory of Bob Houghton. The heatwave did not stop the LRC runners and they all used their months of training to successfully cross the finish line in style.

There were some fantastic performances on the day, including Steve Rivers who managed a brilliant sub-3 hour time in the toughest of conditions.  A massive well done to all LRC runners and to those who managed to get a TV appearance! James Taylor was spotted cruising down the Mall as he finished the final metres of the race. All runners did fantastically well, it cannot be overstated how much mental and physical resilience is needed to complete a marathon and we are extremely proud of you all.

 

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Stafford Half Marathon 2018

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!

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Summer successes at Burton 10K and Staffs Knot

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.

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Aldridge 10K 2017

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:

https://www.facebook.com/lichfieldrunningclub/

Lichfield Half Marathon 2017

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The Lichfield Half Marathon is the 5th Grand Prix event this year and was on Sunday 7th May.  It was a beautifully sunny day, which perhaps was appreciated more by the spectators than the runners, as it was quite warm.

As is usual for this race there was a good attendance from our club, with lots of our runners, some very experienced and some less so, all putting in some great performances.2

Well done to our fastest three runners, our top trio of Jons!

Jon Corpe – 1.22.29

Jon Wolfe – 1.23.01

John Hayman – 1.26.13

Well done also to Cass Jackson, our first woman home in a time of 1.47.52

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A big well done also to Sarah and Hannah from our improvers group for great efforts on their first half marathon!

The race was not without it’s drama, with an unscheduled train holding runners up halfway round at the level crossing, with many runners held for several minutes.

The full results can be found here:   http://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1wE/club/7581_lichfield+running+club

See below for more event photos:

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Stafford Half 2017

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.

 

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Fradley 10K 2017

Sunday 12th March was our latest Grand Prix Event – the Fradley 10K.

As usual for this popular race, there were plenty of yellow vests taking part, with excellent support from our members who weren’t running and their families.  The weather was warm too, many of our members enjoyed getting rid of the long sleeves for one of the first times this year!  We had some fantastic performances, with the honour of our first finishers going to Richard o’Sullivan, Andy Walsh and John Hayman.  Particular congratulations go to Paul Keighley, who came first in his age category! 

Full results can be found at https://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1wD/club/7580_lichfield+rc 

Well done to everyone who took part! For more photos see our Facebook page.

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5K Time Trial – the 2017 Grand Prix begins!

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.

2016 Shelton Striders

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!

Results can be found here: http:///results.aspx?CId=16418&RId=288