|Pattingham Bells Run - Report 2006
Pattingham Bells Run 2006
Another success for the 2006
Pattingham Bells Run.
17th Bells of Pattingham Run took place on the Sunday 15th October
and again proved to be a significant success. The weather was
dry and cool, ideal running conditions with the number of entries
being the biggest in the history of the race with a total of
over 900 entry forms being completed.
The Run was won by Greg Wilson from Telford AC with a time of
41 minutes 01 seconds, second was Paul Mountford from Tipton
Harriers on 41 minutes 16 seconds and third was Nigel Share of
Wolverhampton and Bilston at 41 minutes 21 seconds. Congratulations
to you all.
The first lady over the line was Samantha Hutchinson of Shrewsbury
AC with a time of 51 minutes 35 seconds. Second lady was Rachel
Buller of City of Norwich with 53 minutes 23 second and in third
place was Rachel Ward of Amazing Feet RC with a time of 54 minutes
18 seconds. Well done, ladies.
The Pattingham and Patshull Challenge Cup for the Parish was
won by Mark Taylor who receives the trophy donated by the Riches
Once again, thanks to all those who helped with the event. Around
100 people assist in marshalling the race and village traffic,
manning the Help Desk and taking 'on-the-day' registrations.
Thanks also go the Pattingham Bell Ringers and the band of ladies
who prepare and serve the hundreds of pieces of harvest cake
with a hot cup of tea. Thanks also to the farmers for their cooperation
on the actual course and John Richards for presenting the prizes.
(communications), the Red Cross and the Community Paramedics
were again on duty and we thank them for their attendance which
ensures the welfare of all runners taking part in the run.
As previous years, donations will be made to various local charities
including the Air Ambulance plus the Village School, the Village
Playing Fields Association, Raynet and the Air Cadets, who provide
our car parking attendants. Remaining proceeds from the Bells
Run are given to St. Chad's Church, Pattingham.
Next year's Bells Run will be on SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 2007.
Entry forms for this event will be available for download from
the Bell Ringers website at www.pattingham-ringers.org.uk from August 2007 under
the 'Bells Run' link.
16th October 2006
more information on the bells of St Chad's Church in Pattingham,
visit the Bells Ringers' own site at www.pattingham-ringers.org.uk
the list of WINNERS, click here...
| Photo Gallery - Bells Run 2006
|Photos marked (Brian
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1st Man 40+
2nd Man 40+
3rd Man 40+
1st Lady 40+
2nd Lady 40+
1st Man 50+
2nd Man 50+
3rd Man 50+
1st Lady 50+
1st Man 60+
1st Lady 60+
Wton & Bilston
Cit of Norwich
Amazing Feet RC
Dudley & Stourbridge
W-ton & Bilston
Axe Valley Runners
Amazing Feet RC
The complete Bells Run Results for 2006 can be
viewed on the Bell Ringers website at www.pattingham-ringers.org.uk
Bells Run takes place on Sunday 14th October 2007
The 18th Bells of Pattingham Run will take place on Sunday 14th
October 2007, starting at 11.00 am from the Village Hall Playingfields.
The first run
back in 1990, was organised to raise money to replace the old
wooden bell frame in the belfry of St. Chad's church in Pattingham.
Because of its popularity, the run has continued over the years
and now is a respected event in the running world with over 860
entries last year.
from the race are now used for local charities, such as the West
Midlands Air Ambulance, and also to help St. Chad's church funds.
All runners finishing receive a 'Bells Run 2006' brass and the
first runner from the Parish of Pattingham with Patshull will
be presented with a cup to be held for one year.
design for the Bells Run brass is changed each year and they
have become collector's pieces. The picture shows the design
for this year's race.
The run starts and finishes in Pattingham in South Staffordshire
over a 7 mile off-road, multi-terrain course, under UKA rules.
Entry fees are £9.00 for UKA affiliated club runners and
£11.00 for non-club runners. The closing date for advance
entries is the 5th October. Entry on the day is permitted at
a fee of £15.00 for all runners.