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Fixtures & Reports

2016-2017 Season

GP Rules – here

Grand Prix Standings! here
Results Tables! here

 

2016-2017 GP Fixtures  *subject to change
GP Date Race Distance Info
1 Sunday 16th October 2016 Birmingham Half Marathon 13.1M  Results below
2 Sunday 6th November 2016 NICE 10k, Birmingham 10k Results below
3 Sunday 11th December 2016 Sneyd Pudding Run 5M/10M Results below
4 Sunday 15th January 2017 Not the Roman IX 12k Results below
5 Sunday 5th February 2017 Centurion 5 Mile 5M Results below
6 Sunday 19th March 2017 Stafford Half Marathon 13.1M
7 TBC – 2017 TBC TBC
8 Sunday 7th May 2017 Crowle 10k 10K
9 TBC – Jun 2017 Aldridge 10k 10K
10 TBC – Aug 2017 Rowheath 5K 5K
11 TBC – Sep 2017 Little Aston 5 Mile 5M
12 TBC – Sep 2017  Lichfield 10k 10K

GP05 – Centurion 5mile

Results Table

GP Standings

 

GP04 – Not the Roman IX

Results Table

GP Standings

The first Grand Prix event of 2017 saw 17 Birchfield Harriers turn out for this popular January race with over 600 particpants. Marion Peak was poorly but Lee Harris stepped into her shoes although he didn’t help her points! Julie Anne and Manisha were missed too so only 5 females took part. Where are the rest of the Birchfield ladies? The weather had warmed up considerably from the previous weekend and fortunately there was no ice making the downhill sections effective and no rain for the main event although it was wet later in the morning.

 

The course is a slog up hill for the first half with some welcome long downhill sections in the second half with only a short climb in the last couple of kilometers. This year the main road was closed to traffic in one direction, which made the course much safer and more enjoyable – although the hill was still there! Many Birchfielders have done the course numerous times and claim (frequently) to hate it…… Peter Lawton, Alan Britten for example, however they both ran well and didn’t moan too much.

 

Alex Parker was the first Birchfielder home in 43:52. The men also did very well in the prizes with Simon MacNamee winning M40 in 46:49 and the amazing Alexander Davison-Elliott taking the M75 in 63:55. Amongst others, Helen Bloomer, Karon Jones and Mary Ross all achieved PBs for the course, although I was very perturbed to only receive a gun time and not a chip time which added 49 seconds to my actual time. The race organisers were very prompt in correcting the mistake, which is also an indication of how well this race is organized by Straford Harriers. If you haven’t done this race before get it in your calendar for 2018 it is well worth doing.

 

Mary Ross

18.01.17

 

GP03 – Sneyd Pudding Run (10m/5m)

Results Table

GP Standings

GP02 – NICE 10K

Report to follow

Results Table

GP Standings

GP01 – Birmingham Half Marathon 2016

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Results Table

GP Standings

 

Archived Results here

Marathon Table here