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City business creates new iconic Lichfield Dash trophy

A city business has created a new trophy for the Lichfield Dash.

Cutlery and giftware firm Arthur Price were commissioned by organisers KP Events to craft the new award to mark the race taking place during London 2012 Olympic year.

Simon Price and Kevin Wilson with the new Lichfield Dash trophy

Simon Price and Kevin Wilson with the new Lichfield Dash trophy

The Arthur Price Lichfield Dash Trophy has a solid mahogany wooden base with stainless steel cutlery in three spires, one in gold, one in silver plate and the final one in bronze finish. The three spires represent not only the three parts of the winners’ podium but also the trio of distinctive spires of Lichfield Cathedral.

Simon Price, chief executive of Arthur Price and patron of the We Love Lichfield fund, said: “The Lichfield Dash is one of those events which make the city so unique.

“The original Dash was inspired by events leading up to the 1924 Olympics and so it’s fitting that in 2012 the event is part of the Torch celebrations. When KP Events asked us to contribute to the event we were delighted and I hope this year’s Dash is extra special.”

Kevin Wilson, director of KP Events, added: “I’d like to thank Arthur Price on behalf of the competitors, supporters and spectators for creating this magnificent trophy.

“It’s great that even during these difficult times local businesses take the time and effort to contribute to the local community and I will be very proud when Olympian Roger Black presents this trophy to the winner.”

The Dash, held at 12 noon on Saturday (June 20), is the culmination of a morning of running events and sporting demonstrations around the Cathedral. The event is on the same day as the Olympic Torch travels through Lichfield and will be started by Olympic athlete Roger Black MBE.

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