Lloyd Biddell (race number 362) of Mercia Fell Runners stormed home in a new course record time of 31:48 at the Tamworth 10k today, Sunday, October 7.
Tamworth Castle Grounds which was the start and finish line for the race was really buzzing on a cool but fine early Autumn day.
2nd place went to Tamworth Athletic Club’s Sylvain Letendart (499) in 33:55 with Andrew Wood (511) in third at 34:46.
First female was Emma Pick (687) of Peel Running Club who finished 14th overall in a very quick 38:08 followed by Rachel Burchell (622) in 38:39 with Olivia Harris (524) third in 40:38.
The race which is in aid of local charity the Stan Bowley Trust saw a record entry for the third year running which delighted Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events, who told Tamworth Informed: “Fantastic event today, perfect conditions meant lots of fast times on the flat scenic route, and plenty of smiles at the finish. Brilliant stuff!”
Keeping with Tamworth’s amazing community spirit, Sacha Chambers (aged 9) and her sister Ella (aged 6) could be seen running an unofficial sweetie feeding station at the end of lap one.