HUNDREDS OF RUNNERS TURN OUT FOR THE LCP 10K03/05/2019
Organisers of one of the country’s biggest midweek 10k races has declared the Black Country event a success after 779 runners took part.
The LCP 10k race, which took place on the evening of Wednesday May 1, is a nationally renowned BARR Gold Standard race organised by Dudley and Kingswinford Running Club.
This year, Tipton Harriers topped the leader board for the men, with Peter Brookes in first place (32:24), followed by Ian Williams (32:49) and Martin Williams (32:50).
The fastest female runner was Louise Collins (40:25), while Tipton Harriers runner Sally Ann Walker (40:45) came second. Third spot went to Grace Allen from Stourbridge Running Club (40:55).
National commercial property and investment company LCP, which sponsored the race for the fourth consecutive year, praised the running club organisers for yet another successful event.
Anneka Lowe, marketing and PR manager at Pensnett-based LCP, which fielded 24 runners into the race, said: “The beauty of the LCP 10k is that it has a national reputation for being very well managed throughout the course, which is why it is so popular. We’re so pleased to see that so many runners from across the region and farther beyond supported it.”
Emma Whitehouse, of Dudley and Kingswinford Running Club, added: “We’re thrilled to have chalked up yet another fantastic, which attracted both club runners and race enthusiasts. More 870 people signed up for the event and 779 actually raced, which is a great turn-out.”
The certified measured course includes quiet, undulating country roads that are 99% traffic free. Everyone who completed the course received a technical T-shirt and medal, while prizes across a range of categories, plus free race photographs.