9 Oct

Forsyth’s Fighting Spirit At Tamworth

Steve Forsyth Wins At Tamworth

It was mind over matter for Steve Forsyth who won Sunday’s Tamworth 10K (8 October) despite a foot injury.

Steve dominated the race from the start and victory was never in doubt for the Wolverhampton & Bilston AC runner who was first across the line in 35:51. He remained in control until the end, even though Robert Dyjak was only five seconds behind him in second place. Jason Molloy was third in 36:15. 
In the women’s race, Emma Pick took top honours, winning in 43:08 with Jo Grant of Nuneaton Harriers second in 43:21. Suzanne Combes came third in 44:21.
The last runner crossed the line in 1:36:47. A full set of results can be found on our race listings page. 
One of several races organised by KP Events, the Tamworth 10K attracted over 500 runners who followed a double loop, 5k course around the Staffordshire market town. Amongst the field were several members of Bannatyne Health Club Tamworth where two of their group stopped to provide assistance to a couple of members of the public who were in distress. These two ladies were a credit to themselves and their club. 
The runners set off at 10.30am on a sunny morning from Tamworth Castle and continued along a pleasant route that featured a canal section at Fazeley before heading towards the finish at the Castle. There were prizes for the first, second and third man and woman and a medal for all finishers. The race was sponsored by Tamworth Community Radio. 
Photo courtesy of Steve Forsyth.