Almost 1000 participants competed in one of Staffordshire’s most popular races, the Lichfield 10K, with a further 300 enjoying the Fun Run on Sunday (14 September). The event, celebrating its 19th year, saw Leicester Coritanian’s Chris Jordan secure top billing, with Natasha Blunt leading the female field home.
Beginning at King Edward’s Leisure Centre, the course moved through quiet country lanes before finishing at the school playing field adjacent to the start area. With climbs between 4 and 7k, runners were presented with a fairly undulating route.
In a close battle in the men’s competition, Chris Jordan (32:48) narrowly ousted Matt Adcock (32:53) to take first place, with James Skelton also recording a sub 33 minute performance (32:59). With a time of 39:19, Natasha Blunt took top position in the women’s race, with Andrea Deathridge second (40:56) Christina Cooper third (41:12).
Feedback on the event’s Facebook page is teeming with positive posts, with one runner commenting: “Great event, really well organised, had a fab day and I'm so proud of myself for getting around my first 10k without walking any of it!! Great free shoulder massage beforehand too.”
Results are available via midlandsrunningguide.com