Entries flooding in/Team news

Entries

As usual lots of runners have left their entries to the last weekend. Numbers are looking to be heading to last years levels, or thereabouts. Don’t forget entries close at 23:59 on Monday night this year.

Latest team news

So far we have 47 teams entered – 6 Junior 5k, 13 Adult 5k & 28 Adult 10k:

Junior 5k 

Coppice A
Coppice B
Coppice C
Marvellous Mitchells
TEAM SOOT
Walton Wunners

Adult 5k

#TeamHampton 1
#TeamHampton 3
#TeamHampton 5
Arden Photonics
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 1
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 2
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 3 
Charlie’s Angels
Listers Jaguar Land Rover
MUMS ON THE RUN 1
MUMS ON THE RUN 2
The super troopers
the trio and the sheep

Adult 10k

#TeamHampton 2
#TeamHampton 4
3 nephews and a son in law
4 Amigos
40, 39, 38, 37
Brueton Parkrun A
Brueton Parkrun B
Fortnite Dons
Hampton Preschool
Hampton Preschool 2
Hayesies Harriers
Henderson
Knowle and Dorridge RC A
Knowle and Dorridge RC B
Knowle and Dorridge RC C
Knowle and Dorridge RC D
Knowle and Dorridge RC E
Knowle and Dorridge RC F
Knowle and Dorridge RC G
Knowle and Dorridge RC H
Madhouse 2018
MUMS ON THE RUN 10K
OK-2-GON
Oktogon
Pumacas Connolly
Pumacas Partridge
SSH Sole Mates

You need 4 runners all running the same distance to be listed & all 4 must record a finishing time to qualify for a time. Fastest 4 timed not placed to win trophies & prizes.

If your team is not listed please contact us this weekend

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Heath Lodge contribute to Fast Aid costs

New sponsor this year Heath Lodge Clinic organised a last minute photoshoot to promote their sponsorship.

Terry Flower, Chairman of Solihull and Birmingham FastAid met with Fun Run lead Richard Buckley outside Heath Lodge

‘Heath Lodge Clinic is extremely proud to sponsor the Knowle Fun Run on 20th May, in particular to be sponsoring the worthy cause Fast Aid. All of the staff at Heath Lodge Clinic hope that the day is a huge success and wish the best of luck to all of those taking part in the fun run’, says Michelle from Heath Lodge

‘It is the first year for over a decade any company has agreed to contribute towards the costs of providing the essential medical support’ says Richard. ‘It is never too late to offer to sponsor the ever-increasing costs of the Fun Run, and help swell the funds raised for the Fun Run charities’

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It’s all been very hush hush

We can now confirm it will be Solihull’s mayor-elect Councillor Flo Nash who has agreed to take on the key role of getting all the runners away on time on 20 May and to award the winners prizes.

Perhaps her most difficult role will be selecting the 2 winners of the fancy dress competition – this year themed for the Royal Wedding.

“It gives me great pleasure to be able to help support  this year’s Knowle Fun Run.  This fantastic annual event has supported so many charities over the years whilst enabling Knowle and its community to come together in a spirit of fun and camaraderie.  I wish Knowle & Dorridge Lions all the best for organising this amazing day and I wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.” – Councillor Mrs Flo Nash, Mayor Elect 2018/19

The Council is unable to let us have an image until she is confirmed as Mayor. Keeping watching this space.

We have had many V.I.Ps. over the years

 

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Latest team news

As entries our in and team entries are being firmed up we bring the latest list of teams:

ADULT 10K

4 Amigos

40, 39, 38, 37
Hampton Preschool
Hampton Preschool 2
OK-2-GON
Oktogon
Pumacas Connolly
Pumacas Partridge
ADULT 5k 
Arden Photonics
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 1
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 2
Beetroots & Wobbly Bits 3 
Charlie’s Angels
Marvellous Mitchells
 JUNIOR 5k

TEAM SOOT

Coppice A

Coppice B

Remember you need a team of 4 runners all for the same distance 5 or 10k before they count as a full team

If your team is not listed please get in touch

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Join mad dash for final entries

Next weekend is your last chance to join the mad dash whilst deciding whether to enter the 5k or 10k Knowle Fun Run which is on Sunday 20 May.

Knowle and Dorridge Lions, organisers of the Solihull’s ever popular community fundraising event, the Knowle Fun Run, are expecting the usual last minute scramble for places and warn runners they have to have made their decision and entered by midnight on Monday 14th to give them to time to order the personalised timing chips and runners numbers. “It seems giving runners a choice of 5k or 10k slows down entries as they have to make a decision when they enter,” says organiser Lion Richard Buckley.

This year’s event, which will see Solihull’s new Mayor-elect Cllr Flo Nash get the runners underway promptly at 12noon and present the prizes, will raise funds for Headway – the brain injuries charity, Solihull’s new Breast Cancer Haven as well as local causes. The Lions hope that individuals as well as companies have been getting their efforts sponsored and hope to raise over £35,000 for these worthy causes.

As usual there will be 4 KIDSruns for those under 9 years olds in Years 1-4 from 11:00 followed by the main event at 12:00 at Arden Academy and as usual we shall close the course to traffic for the 2 hours of the Fun Run, 11.45am to 2pm. Please see our website for details of the road closures.

“Not running? Join the crowds lining the roads create a fantastic atmosphere which attracts many new runners every year,” says Richard. “As usual we shall be welcoming runners from all over the country, not just the Midlands. With the run the Sunday after the Royal wedding we have introduced it as a theme for those wishing to run in fancy dress, and like last year we are introducing an element of noise – with Knowle Church ringing its bells as the runners pass and a number of other attractions around the route. Get online now at www.knowlefunrun.org.uk to complete your entry today”

Not running why not help the organisers:

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Entries ahead of 2017

With a surge of entries over this last weekend we are delighted to find we have more entries for both the 5k & 10k runs than at this date last year, and more Kidsrunners as well. Once again 10k runners are outnumbering 5k by 3 to 2. But there is still time for things to change

Keep it up and pass the message on to all your friends, colleagues and family – entries close 2 weeks today!

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Better weather = more entries

It is no surprise the change in the weather brings a flood of entries for this year’s Fun Run.

Let’s hope we see more teams and KIDsrunners

Here is the latest on the teams front

Adult 5k

Charlie’s Angels

Marvellous Mitchells

TEAM SOOT

Adult 10k

40, 39, 38, 37

4 Amigos

Hampton Preschool
Hampton Preschool 2
OK-2-GON

Oktogon

Pumacas Connolly

Pumacas Partridge

We look forward to the first Junior 5k team

What’s in a name: 40, 39, 38, 37? Apparently they are hoping to finish in age order.

We heard from Helen Martin of Oktogon, the bar behind Solihull Flooring on Station Road in Knowle

Oktogon are taking part in the Knowle Fun Run as part of, and to support the local community.

We have had such a fabulous take up on places by staff past and present that we have had to enter two teams and have individual runners.  

We have chosen Springfield House as it’s a local school for young school children with difficulties. They are delighted that we’re running for them, due to the nature of the school they don’t have a PTA to organise fundraising activities.

The money raised will be go towards an outside gym which they want to install. 

Next part – training and fund raising!

That’s wonderful Helen. Where is your entry?

 

 

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Tech t-shirts & your help please

Things are coming together well for this year’s Fun Run, and entries are flooding in now the weather has improved. Don’t forget to order your lime green tech shirt when you enter

As always we have vacancies for anyone not running to volunteer for jobs on the day to marshal the route, or anything else. Volunteer now

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Physios at the ready

As in many years Spire Parkway Hospital are offering massages from 11:00 before and after the Fun Run, in return for a donation to the Fun Run charities.

This year they will be on the stage in the Registration Hall. Be sure to bring your donation

 

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