RUNNERS from across Bromsgrove, Rubery, Droitwich and South West Birmingham have raised thousands of pounds for various charities by taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run.
And we at The Standard have teamed up with the race organisers to see who finished fastest in our circulation area, including the B31, B45, B60, B61 and WR9 postcodes.
In the men’s race Nigel Edginton from Catshill finished fastest with an impressive time of 1hr, 18mins and 26secs. In second was Terence Olds from Rednal who completed the course in 1hr 20mins and 32secs. And in third was Lee Saunderson, who is also from Rednal. His time was 1hr, 23mins and 18secs.
In the women’s contest, Droitwich runner Amanda Bowen was first. She notched up a time of 1hr 35mins and 8secs.
The runner-up in our circulation area was Chloe Gilmore from Rednal who ran the course in a time of 1hr, 36mins and 51secs.
And in third was Kimberley Keay who is from Barnt Green and completed it in 1hr, 38mins and 25secs.
Thousands of runners took to the streets of the second city with the events with the overall winners both coming from Kenya.
Joel Kimutai won the men’s race with a time of 1hr, 1min and 39secs and the winning woman was Polline Wanjiku, who notched up 1hr, ten mins and 48secs.
The biggest charity team of the day was fielded by the Birmingham Children’s Hospital which had about 1,200 runners taking part.