Alec Bednall crosses the line
Alec Bednall crosses the line
Alec Bednall crosses the line

Alec Bednall took the honours in the Lichfield Half Marathon.

He took the lead between the three and four mile marks and left the field behind to cross the line on Stowe Field in a time of one 1:16:26 – more than two minutes clear of second placed James Coombes from Lichfield Running Club. Third spot went to Alastair Payne.

The womens race was won by Hannah Bridger in 1:27:05, with Deborah Gilman second in 1:29:50. Third was Alice Bradshaw-Smith.

Kevin Wilson, of organisers KP Events, said he was delighted with how the city embraced the event.

“Lichfield and the surrounding villages of Whittington and Fradley really turned out in big numbers to support the half marathon and it was great to experience a real buzz at the finish on Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent cathedral – a truly unique a finish,” he said.

“The city can be proud to host an event that pulls in over 3,000 people in runners and friends and family. It was really fantastic all round.”

Full results can be found online.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.