XC dates and venues – season 2017/18

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Following on from the AGM of the Birmingham Cross Country League please note the following dates for next season’s men’s fixtures. 11/11/17 – @ Telford AC 2/12/17 – @ Stratford 13/1/18 – @ Kings Heath 10/2/18 – @ CLC Striders And the league is made up of the following clubs: Black Pear Joggers, Bournville Harriers, […]

Wednesday 12th April – Lilleshall 5

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Same time every year, the Lilleshall 5 always seems to mark the end of a hard winters training and the start of spring Wednesday racing, the end of running round muddy fields and a chance to run on tarmac with the sun on your back, but the sun was far from the thoughts of most […]

Sunday 2nd April – Manchester Marathon

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Sunday 2nd April – Manchester Marathon For people of a certain age Manchester is all about The Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays, the mad for it culture of baggy jeans and baggy attitude. For those a little older Manchester was always more Morrissey and Marr than Ian Brown and Shaun Ryder, I suppose which […]

Heroes in Hoops – March

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The first cab off the rank was a small group who travelled to Cornwall to take part in the Cousin Jack Classic, a 17 mile race from St Ives to St Just following the coastal path over some rough terrain covering 3334 feet of elevation. James Wright came home in 5th place in 2.55.24, Andy […]

Heroes in Hoops – February

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February kicked off with the Stourbridge Stagger with plenty of blue hoops in attendance, Kevin Duckworth was first back in 25th place in 1.07.09, Mick Quane was 49th in 1.12.24, Mark Homer claimed 63rd position in 1.14.11, Helen Tromans claimed 1st in her age group and 84th overall in 1.16.28, Richard Jones finished in 1.19.35 […]

Heroes in Hoops – January

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The year got of to its usual start with the club hosting their annual New Years Day Handicap but there was a low turn out and only guests from Sedgley Striders and Tipton Harriers made the numbers respectable. And it was another low key weekend with only Dave Norman pulling on the hoops and racing […]

Heroes In Hoops – December

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It was on to Stratford upon Avon for round two of the cross country league with both the men’s and women’s races taking place at the same venue, Welcombe Hills, there was plenty of support and it was certainly needed over a taxing, undulating course with the location living up to it’s name, there were […]

Heroes In Hoops – November

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It was a quiet start to the month with little on the calendar for athletes from Dudley Kingswinford Running Club to get involved in, many decided to keep their powder dry in anticipation of the cross country season, but there were still opportunities to race if people looked hard enough with Simon Blizzard looking north […]