An impressive win by Lloyd Biddell at the Tamworth 10K added the finishing touch to a successful event on Sunday (9 Octobert) with the TCR FM Tamworth 10K boasting a record number of entries, the biggest since its re-launch in 2012. A field of almost 400 runners followed a scenic route that started and finished at the Castle on a dry, sunny day. Perfect conditions for bagging a PB!
Lloyd Biddell of Mercia Fell Runners won the race in 34:14. Simon Birch of Hinckley Running Club came second in 34:47, beating third placed Scott Hudspith of Tamworth AC on the line!
Sarah Julius won the women’s race in 39:12 with a gap of more than three minutes between her and the second-place finisher Vicki Bone of Sparkhill Harriers. Bone finished in 42:51 with Libby Dunne of Cannock and Stafford AC third in 44:52.
Midpoint runner was Tom Foster in 55:34.
Tamworth 10K is one of several organised by Lichfield-based KP Events who work with top athletes – known as ‘Ambassadors’ to help promote their sporting activities to the wider community.
GB international 400m hurdler Meghan Beesley was the official starter for the second year in a row. One of two KP Events Ambassadors along with Phil Clamp, she also presented prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female.
The Tamworth 10K was voted the fourth best 10K by Runners World in 2013 and Sunday’s event did not disappoint with a mainly flat, city based course including a canal section in Fazeley. Of particular attention were the superb grounds and facilities surrounding the Grade 1 listed Tamworth Castle.
Photo courtesy of Tamworth 10K.