Pattingham Bells Run - Report 2011
Bells Run 2011 - Winners List - Main Race
Bells Run 2011 - Winners List - Junior Race
Bells Run 2011 - Results (1st to last)
Bells Run 2011 - Results (A to Z)
Bells Run 2011 - Full results download

22nd Bells Run attracts over 500 runners...

On a bright and sunny October morning, the 22nd Bells Run took place in the beautiful surrounding countryside of the picturesque Staffordshire village of Pattingham.
Full report to follow....

MAIN RACE results are now available... download >>

JUNIOR RACE results are now available... view >>

Full results are now available on the Bellringers website at the results link at

Next year's Bells Run and Junior Race will take place on the 21st October 2012.

Your comments...
If you have any comments about the Bells Run, please email them to
BellsRun@sensorland.com and they will be published on the website.

Download a 'BELLS RUN' 2012 poster to display in your club...

 What runners think of the Bells Run...

From : Simon Calrow

Dear All,

Thanks for another great day and a superbly organised run. You always seem to get a good weather. Will have to get some serious training in to beat Ross Jones next year. When do you expect to put the results on the internet?

Simon Calrow

From : Derren

Hi there,

I took part in your event on Sunday and very enjoyable it was. I wondered if it was still possible to obtain a race t shirt.

Many thanks
Derren race number 456

From : Roy Lindsell

Dear Pattingham Bells runners

Would the organisers consider giving 5 year age groups in the results.
As a 67 year old I would like to see how I compared with others in the 65-69 grouping.
No doubt 70-74 year olds would also like to know how they did as well.
As things stand, once you are over 60 you are on a downhill slope to oblivion.

We are not looking for prizes but we are still competitive in nature and need something to aim for.
Please consider showing the 5 year age groups of all those over 35.
The "parkrun" organisation does this, to good effect.

Thanks for an otherwise great event!

Roy Lindsell

Photo Gallery - Bells Run 2011
To view more photos of the Bells Run 2011, click here...

Photography by Brian Smith, Mike Coope & Imogen

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  To view and download images taken by Brian Smith, click here...

Prize Winners - Main Race 2011




Under 40

Ross Jones Tipton Harriers 37:30
40 - 49

Dave Mansbridge Telford Harriers 40:51
50 - 59

Keith Silvester Shropshire Shufflers 44:56
Over 60

Andrew T Davies Telford Harriers 49:55
Under 40

Tess Parkinson W-ton & Bilston AC 47:18
40 - 49

Jane Collins Bromsgrove & Redditch AC 49:07
50 - 59

Libby Collinson Shropshire Shufflers 53:3
 Over 60

Christine Sedman-Smith Kidderminster & Stourport AC

1st Pattingham Runner
'Challenge Cup'

Alan Griffiths

1st Pattingham Lady
Winner Cup

Amanda Seedhouse


Full MAIN RACE results are now available... download >>

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 2011

Age Group



Under 13 - Girls

Hannah Guy
Charlotte Wilis
Millie Winslow

Under 15 - Girls

Molly Perkins
Sofia Fereday
Millie Barker

Under 17 - Girls

Hannah Ceresa
Tamara Saunders

Under 13 - Boys

Tom Sabin
Adrian Lloyd-Davies
Will Bolton

Under 15 - Boys

Oliver Hanson
James Campbell
Scott Adams

Under 17 - Boys

Nathan Sabin
Alex Walker
Matthew Anslow


Full JUNIOR RACE results are now available... view >>

Full Race Results
The complete Bells Run Results for 2011 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 14th October 2012

The 23rd Bells of Pattingham Run will take place on Sunday 14th October 2012, 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 2011 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 2012 Bells Run here...
MAIN RACE - Entries limited to first 1000 runners


If your email address has changed, please email the change to ENTRIES

Junior Race - 4th 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.

Download your Entry Form now...

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  Can you help ?
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Sponsorship Form, complete and return to us, or to discuss other marketing opportunities, please email Mike Coope at run@sensorland.com