One of the region’s brightest running stars has been invited to take on the challenge of the Lichfield Cathedral Dash.

Simon King, from Tamworth AC, has been one of the main targets for the race’s founder Kevin Wilson and he admits he’s delighted to have got his man.

He said:

“Simon is one of the Midlands’ top 200m/400m/800m under-23 talents and is a regular performer on the local club scene now and its time for us to invite him and take on last years top two James Whitehouse and Ashley Wickett.

“The three of them will make it a special race and if either previous winners and GB internationals James Thie or Jimmy Watkins, both from Cardiff AC, accept their invites too, it’ll will make for a special race to dedicate to the 30th anniversaries of Chariots of Fire and the Lichfield Festival.”

The Salts Techstep-sponspored event takes place on July 16 in Cathedral Close.

The day begins at 10am with 400m and 100m races for junior runners aged from six to 16 and entries will be taken for £2 per runner per event. Monies raised this year will be split 50/50 between St Giles Hospice and KP Events’ new charity, the WeLoveLichfield Fund.

Times for all junior and senior races and relays can be found at, further information can be given by calling Kevin on 07971100973.


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