Pattingham Bells Run - Report 2008
Bells Run 2009 information and ENTRY FORM
Photo Gallery - Bells Run 2008
Bells Run 2008 - Winners List

Bells Run 2008 - Full Results
 Watch the Bells Run video created by the Express & Star...

 Photo Gallery - Bells Run 2008
Our thanks again go to Brian Smith for the excellent photographs,
To view more photos of the Bells Run 2008, click

Photography by Brian Smith & Mike Coope

 If you have photos which you would like to display here, please contact us.
  To view and download images taken by Brian Smith, click here...

 DVD Video of this year's race...
We are putting together a selection of clips taken around the course at this year's race. The DVD will run for approximately 60 minutes and will serve as a momento of your participation in the 2008 Bells Run.
To order your copy of this year's Bells Run DVD video,
email now...

Prize Winners - 2008




1st overall 277 Robin Sedman-Smith Telford AC 41.07
2nd overall 187 Richard Griffiths

3rd overall 766 Greg A Wilson Telford AC 41.35
4th overall 177 Ian Mansell Dudley/Kingswinford R.C. 41.50
5th overall 484 Paul Waby Dudley/Stourbridge Har 41.56
1st Lady 1101 Lynne-Michelle Cox Tipton Harriers 47.49
2nd lady 1249 Katherine Jones Winchester & District AC 50.03
3rd Lady 1275 Jacqui Phillips Kidderminster & Stourport AC 51.33
1st Man 40+ came 5th overall


2nd Man 40+ 468 Paul Rogers Tipton Harriers 42.33
1st Man 50+ came 3rd overall


2nd Man 50+ 749 Alan McDonald Telford AC 48.44
1st Man 60+ 902 Colin Williamson Shropshire Shufflers 52.58
1st Lady 40+ 2nd lady overall


1st Lady 50+ 1400 Sue Whittingham Shropshire Shufflers 56.17
1st Lady 60+ 1505 Jan Kelly

1st Pattingham Runner 505 Alan Griffiths


Full Race Results
The complete Bells Run Results for 2008 can be viewed on the Bell Ringers website at www.pattingham-ringers.org.uk

Thank you to all those who helped with this year's race...
Once again, thanks to all those who helped with the event. Around 150 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.

Thanks also go to all the publications and radio stations that took up our Press Releases and published details of this year's run. We would particularly like to mention Ad News, Wolverhampton Chronicle, Staffordshire Journal, The Villager, Express & Star and Pattingham Parish magazine.

WCR fm Radio Station

WCR fm 101.8 radio station whose team of Jan Brookfield (Producer), Jason and 'Fish' (Programme presenters) were especially helpful in promoting the Bells Run by broadcasting interviews with Mike Coope in the studio and 'live' on the day in Pattingham and also at marshalling station 35. (Web: www.wcrfm.com)
As a 'Thank You', three pieces of 'Bells Run' cake were delivered to the studio for Jan, Jason and Fish.

Listen to Mike talking with presenter Jason, prior to the race...

Listen to Mike chatting with presenter 'Fish' during the race...

Raynet (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, the 20th, takes place on Sunday 18th October 2009

The 20th Bells of Pattingham Run will take place on Sunday 18th October 2009, 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 typically 700-800 entries.

All proceeds from the race are now used for local charities, such as the County Air Ambulance, Air Training Corps, Playing Fields Committee, St Chad's School and also to help St. Chad's Church funds. All runners finishing receive a 'Bells Run' brass and the first runner from the Parish of Pattingham with Patshull will be presented with a cup to be held for one year.

The design for the Bells Run brass is changed each year and they have become collector's pieces. The picture shows a typical design for the race.

The run starts and finishes in Pattingham in South Staffordshire over a 7 mile off-road, multi-terrain course, under UKA rules. Costs to enter by pre-booking, or entering on the day, will be posted on this website in the future.

ENTRY FORMS for the 2009 Bells Run will be available for download in the future...