Pattingham Bells Run - Report 2010
Bells Run 2010 - Winners List - Main Race
Bells Run 2010 - Winners List - Junior Race
Bells Run 2010 - Results (1st to last)
Bells Run 2010 - Results (A to Z)

Bells Run 2010 - Full results download

21st Bells Run attracts 800 runners

On a cold, frosty and slightly foggy October morning followed by bright sunshine, the 21st Bells Run took place in the beautiful surrounding countryside of the picturesque Staffordshire village of Pattingham.

At 11.00am on Sunday 17th October 2010 saw the start of the Pattingham Bells Run, the popular multi-terrain event now in its 21st year. With nearly 800 runners taking part, the run continues to be a successful and recognised event in the running calendar. The Junior Race, introduced in 2009 continues to grow in runners entering and is seen as a future expansion of the Bells Run day.

Tony Ainsworth, the Race Director commented on the smooth running of the race and praised all the many helpers from the village. "Without the help of those registering runners, providing drinks, ringing the church bells, marshalling the course, the start, the finish, the car parks, making and cutting the fruit cake, sorting the results and many, many more tasks, this race would not be the tremendous success that it is. Thanks to everyone. We also thank all the runners for taking part. Without their dedication and commitment, we wouldn't have a race."

All runners receive a Bells Run brass which this year carried the '21' design theme, including this year's winner, David Evans No. 164 from Finchfield, Wolverhampton and a member of Wolverhampton and Bilston Althetics Club, who completed the course in 40 minutes, 32 seconds. Well done, David.

The winning lady was Tess Parkinson No 1074 from Wednesfield and a member of the same club as the winner. She completed the course in 50 minutes, 10 seconds. Congratulations, Tess.

Full details of the race and next years date, together with some results and race pictures can be seen on the church website at www.pattingham-church.org. For full detailed results, visit the Bell Ringers website at www.pattingham-ringers.org.uk

Full results will be available on the Bellringers website at

Next year's Bells Run and Junior Race will take place on the 16th October 2011.

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 What runners think of the Bells Run...

From : Maurice Talbot

Hi Mike

Congratulations to everyone involved in the organisation of the run, my daughter and I take part in races throughout the country, this is by far the best organised with a great friendly atmosphere.

Well done!

Best regards
Maurice Talbot

From : Gwyn James

Hi Mike

Thanks to you and all the race organisers for a fantastic day. It's the first time I have ever run the Bells of Pattingham and I really enjoyed it. The excellent weather helped of course. As did the fact that both race winners came from our club!

Best wishes,
Gwyn James - Wolverhampton & Bilston AC

From: Tess Parkinson (Ladies Winner)

It was a hard slog because I had run the previous day in the National Road Relay.

From: Matthew Watkins

It was worth the 720 mile round trip from Lochgilpheadin, Argyll to be here. I like running and the marvellous rolling couuntryside of this course was totally different to the hills of Scotland.

From: Roger Southall

I have competed in all the 21 of the Pattingham Bells Runs. At 57, it gets harder every year and each time I finish I swear that I will never do it again.

From: Clive Wycherley

It is the first time I have run together with my wife, Chris and my two sons, Karl and Hal, it was a lovely family day out.

From: Dave Meageen

It was absolutely fab....we are all new to running and this was our second event after the Kinver 10k. We will be back next year...thanks very much


Photo Gallery - Bells Run 2010
Our thanks again go to Brian Smith for the excellent photographs,
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Photography by Brian Smith & Mike Coope

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Prize Winners - Main Race 2010




1st overall

David Evans W-ton & Bilston AC 40.32
2nd overall

Paul Mountford Dudley & Stourbridge Harriers 43.22
3rd overall

Pauul Rogers Tipton Harriers 43.23
4th overall

John Millington Tipton Harriers 43.47
5th overall

Jamie Anderson Telford Harriers 44.15
1st Lady

Tess Parkinson W-ton & Bilstion AC 50.10
2nd lady

Camilla Stewart - 51.02
3rd Lady

Jacqui Phillips Kidderminster & Stourport AC 51.12
1st Pattingham Runner
'Challenge Cup'

Alan Griffiths - 49.19
1st Pattingham Lady
Winner Cup

 Ereana Parker -  59.44

Winners Trophies - click for larger images

Junior Race
Winners Laser Trophy

Winners Cup
1st Lady from Parish of Pattingham with Patshull

Challenge Cup
1st Runner from Parish of Pattingham with Patshull

Prize Winners - Junior Race 2010

Age Group



Under 13 - Girls

Hannah Albutt
Helen Staite
Francesca Storey

Under 15 - Girls

Sophie Albutt
Millie Barker
Sofia Fereday

Under 17 - Girls


Under 13 - Boys

Billy Starling
James Campbell
Matthew Storey

Under 15 - Boys

Alexander Walker
Thomas Garbett
Matthew Anslow

Under 17 - Boys

Sam Kapadia
Harvey Brindley
Simon Hawkins


Full Race Results
The complete Bells Run Results for 2010 will be available soon and 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 Wolverhampton Chronicle, Staffordshire Journal, The Villager, Express & Star and Pattingham Parish magazine.

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 takes place on Sunday 16th October 2011

The 22nd Bells of Pattingham Run will take place on Sunday 16th October 2011, 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 a limit of 1000 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.

Download your ENTRY FORMS for the 2011 Bells Run here...
MAIN RACE - Entries limited to first 1000 runners


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Junior Race - 3rd year
This is an interesting multi-terrain, off-road race over a course of approximately 3.5KM through delightful undulating Soth Staffordshire countryside.
* The race starts prior to the main Bells Run
* The start and finish will be on or near the Pattingham Village Hall Playing Fields
* The off-road course is clearly sign posted and well marshalled

Race age cateogories...
1). Under 13 boys / Under 13 girls -
Aged 11 on the day of the race or aged 12 on 31st August 2010
2). Under 15 boys / Under 15 girls - Aged 13 or 14 on 31st August 2010
3). Under 17 bys / Under 17 girls - Aged 15 or 16 on 31st August 2010

Prizes... First 3 male and female per age category.

Commerorative gift for all runners as they go through the finish.
Drinks and medical support en route and at the finish.
Adequate off-road parking nearby.
Relax or collapse at the finish with a hot or cold drink and a biscuit.

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