THE 4th BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS

10km POPPY TRAIL RUN

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 2019 : T.B.C.

CAMBA EVENTS is delighted to be once again involved with the third running of this event – Birchfield Harriers having taken over the organisation of the Aldridge Poppy Run in 2016.  The course will be approx. 10kms in length starting from Aldridge Airport, and after taking in the old airport will lead you through Hayhead Wood, Cuckoo’s Nook and The Dingle before returning to the airport. The trail route encounters stiles, steps, narrow foot bridge crossings and beautiful woodland trails.  Run under UK Athletics and Trail Running Association rules, the race is open to all competitors aged over 16.

T.R.A. LICENCE No. 1662

DATE

2019 RACE TO BE CONFIRMED

START TIME

14.00

VENUE

ALDRIDGE AIRPORT, BOSTY LANE, WALSALL WS9 0QQ

ENTRY FORM

TO FOLLOW

ENTRY FEE

TO FOLLOW

CHEQUES

CAMBA EVENTS

ON-LINE ENTRIES

ON-LINE ENTRIES thru www.runbritain.co.uk

ENTRY LIMIT

250

TRA PERMIT

TBC

MEDALS

To all finishers 

TROPHIES

First 3 men & women

SPOT PRIZES

Approx 1 in 8 finishers

SPONSORS

 

 

 

RESULTS

2016 RESULTS HERE

2017 RESULTS HERE

 

LAST UPDATE 30.09.2018  --  365 DAYS TO GO  

 
2018 RACE
 
SEPTEMBER 30th :: Still early on a Sunday morning, but full results listings have been e-mailed out to everyone who entered and ran in yesterday's race apart from the 3 or 4 who didn't provide an e-mail address on their entry forms. If you haven't received your results, please e-mail us and we will send them out to you by return.
SEPTEMBER 29th :: Our 2018 Ladies Champion is JESSIE LUTWYCHE who finished 7th overall in a time of 41.01 - over four minutes faster than either of our previous ladies champions. Runner-up was SARA HEWISON (Bournville Harriers) in 48.53 with SARAH TRAVIS from host club Birchfield Harriers third in 49.20.
SEPTEMBER 29th :: A victory for the host club as JONATHAN BRADFORD takes the 2018 Trail Run title in a time of 37.46 - an event record (though the course is tweeked each year so technically there is no course record as such). Jonathan was followed acros the line by LEIGH ALLY (38.16) and ADAM SMITH (39.17), both from Aldridge RC.
SEPTEMBER 29th :: A glorious late September afternoon at Aldridge Airfield saw 131 finishers across the line having enjoyed the twists & turns, ups & downs, ploughed fields and woodland tracks of the third Poppy Run.  Well done to everyone who took part - we hope you all enjoyed your afternoon with us and look forward to seeing you again in 2019.
SEPTEMBER 29th :: 08.20 on Race Day - the sun is out, the sky is blue and everything looks set for a great race this afternoon. Final call for on the day entries - 12.30 registration opens until 1.50.  On the day entries are £13 club members and £15 unattached runners.  See you there.
SEPTEMBER 28th :: After discussions with Birchfield Harriers On The Day entries have been reduced to £13 for club runners and £15 for unattached - special autumn sunshine dicount !!!  Please come along and enter on the day - 12.30 to 1.50. Race start at 2.00.  Great course - woodland trails, syiles, narrow footbridges, fields.  FREE TEA/COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.  And cakes to die for !
SEPTEMBER 27th :: The latest BBC weather forecast for Aldridge on Saturday is suggesting another day of unbroken sunshine from 09.00 until 18.00 with temperatures around 15 degrees at 2.00pm with a gentle breeze. there is a 3% chance of rain - sounds just a bit better than last year's monsoon !
SEPTEMBER 27th :: There are two ladies who wil be celebrating their birthdays by running around the woods & trails around Aldridge Airport on Saturday and strangely both are from the same club. Look out for JOANNA STEPHENS (No. 340) and LYNDA ELMORE (No. 375) from Aldridge RC. 
SEPTEMBER 27th :: We have now e-mailed everybody who entered on-line with details of their race numbers and where to collect them from.  All numbers have the runners name on them and there will be a full listing so you can check your name for the allocated number should you have forgotten it.
SEPTEMBER 27th :: On-line entries have now closed !  On the day entries will be available at Race HQ from 12.30 until 1.50 on Saturday 29th September.  On the day fees are £14 for club runners or £16 for unattached runners.  Please bring the correct change - cheques made out to CAMBA EVENTS please - sorry there are no card facilities so don't ask.
SEPTEMBER 26th :: Please be aware that on-line entries CLOSE tonight at midnight - this is your last chance to pre-enter Saturday's Trail Run.
SEPTEMBER 14th :: ALL on-line entrants from the RunBritain entry database have now been contacted by e-mail, confirming their entry and race number.  IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOURS, please contact us on camba.events@btinternet.com with an alternative e-mail contact. Entires currently at 73.
SEPTEMBER 11th :: We have started to e-mail all on-line entrants with details of their race numbers and where to collect them on the day.  Please visit the Race Page for full information.
FEBRUARY 27th 2018 : On-line entries will be available by this weekend - full details to follow. 
FEBRUARY 19th 2018 : The 2018 date is now confirmed as Saturday 29th September - start at 2.00pm. The race carries a Trail Running Association permit number 1662.  Unfortunately, the charges for the facilities on site have been tripled this year, so entry fees have had to be raised accordingly.
JANUARY 21st 2018 : The provisional date for the 2018 Poppy Run has been set for January 29th - start time is 2.00pm.
 
2017 RACE
 
SEPTEMBER 30 : 143 finishers in to-day's Poppy Run - thanks to everyone who turned out in somewhat testing and uncomfortable conditions as the rain came down pretty much from start time until after the last runner had finished.  
SEPTEMBER 30 : It's a Birchfield Harriers 1-2-3 as OMER AHMED 37.57, TESFAY TEWELED 40.12 and TAKLAY GEBREKIDUN 40.24 finish in the driving rain across Aldridge Airport.  In the ladies race, the first three are separated by just 24 seconds - KAROLINA KUCHAREK from Rolls Royce Harriers was first home in 46.49, swiftly followed by FRANCES VICKERS (Birchfield) in 47.09 and MICHELLE RUSHTON-FOX from Stafford Harriers in 47.13. 
SEPTEMBER 27 : More on-line entries have come in to-day, taking us past the 130 mark. PLEASE NOTE THAT ON-LINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE TOMORROW (28th) !  On the day entries will be available up to the race limit from 12.30 until 1.50 on Saturday at Race HQ.

SEPTEMBER 26 : Pre-race entries are well past last year's inaugrual race figure of 115 with 126 entries so far received.

SEPTEMBER 26 : The unwanted travellers have now been moved on by walsall Council, so all should be good for the race on Saturday morning. As usual, they have left behind all their rubbish and waste but the Council are due to clear this up tomorrow and volunteers from Birchfield Harriers have been seen out and about with their rubber gloves and refuse bags.