THE 3rd BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS

10km POPPY TRAIL RUN

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 2018 : 14.00

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

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 2018

START TIME

14.00

VENUE

ALDRIDGE AIRPORT, BOSTY LANE, WALSALL WS9 0QQ

ENTRY FORM

TO FOLLOW

ENTRY FEE

£12 CLUB MEMBERS // £14 UNATTACHED

CHEQUES

CAMBA EVENTS

ON-LINE ENTRIES

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

TO FOLLOW THIS WEEK

ENTRY LIMIT

250

TRA PERMIT

1662

MEDALS

To all finishers 

TROPHIES

First 3 men & women

SPOT PRIZES

Approx 1 in 8 finishers

SPONSORS

 

 

 

RESULTS

2016 RESULTS HERE

2017 RESULTS HERE

 

214 DAYS TO GO

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.
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.