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Great Birmingham Run 2023

The fastest man in town completed his 10k run in less than 30 minutes

More than 12,000 people ran, walked, laughed and joked as they took part in the Great Birmingham Run 2023 on Sunday May 7. There was a fun atmosphere as the sun shone down on the crowds running and those cheering them on from the side lines.

But, for some, this was a serious event - and they achieved record results. In fact the fastest man in town completed his 10k run in less than 30 minutes. 

Many people ran in aid of charities, such as Birmingham Children's Hospital, and some took part just to better their own personal bests. With two events for children too, there was something for everyone.

Whether you're a regular runner with a club or a newbie looking to improve your fitness levels, today's AJ Bell Great Birmingham 10K and Half Marathon had something for everyone.

 

Everyone who runs is issued with a run number, which has a timing chip, so that your run time is recorded when you make your way over the finish line. So, how did your results compare with the elite athletes on the day? Well, here are the results...

Chris Thompson did the entire route from Centenary Square, through the Jewellery Quarter and down to the Smithfield site in just 29 minutes and 27 seconds. That's even quicker than last year's fastest male - Jonathan Cornish - who shot through the finish line in 30 minutes and 14 seconds.

Top 3 men in the Great Birmingham 10K run

1 Chris Thompson 29 minutes and 27 seconds

2 Kadar Omar 29 minutes and 34 seconds

3 Dean Williamson 30 minutes and 47 seconds

Top 3 women in the Great Birmingham 10K run

1 Rachel Gifford 36 minutes and 30 seconds

2 Roanna Vickers 36 minutes and 39 seconds

3 Emily Smith 37 minutes and 42 seconds

Top 3 men in the Half Marathon

1 Omar Ahmed one hour, five minutes and 23 seconds

2 Jack Shayler one hour, seven minutes and 50 seconds

3 Edward Diamond one hour, nine minutes and 28 seconds

Top 3 women in the Half Marathon

1 Hayley Carruthers one hour, 21 minutes and 11 seconds

2 Lisa Thomas one hour, 24 minutes and two seconds

3 Natasha Malin one hour, 27 minutes and 59 seconds

 

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Great Birmingham Run

Great Birmingham Run

The Great Birmingham Run event held in Birmingham, UK. For security reasons the 2019 race was not a full half marathon. The distance was 11.07 miles. It forms part of the Great Run British Marathon Series. The first event was held on October 15, 2017 on the same day as the existing Great Birmingham Run in the city center. Whether...

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Mark Husbands will be tackling a half marathon to say thanks for daughter's life-saving operations

At just two weeks old, Holly Husbands was a tiny figure undergoing keyhole surgery to help her lungs function properly and ultimately keep her alive.

Holly, who was born with a congenital heart defect, would eventually need three complex operations that have represented a rollercoaster ride for her parents.

But one moment stands out as a marker of Holly’s irrepressible spirit and the expertise and care of the medics who have treated her. Leaving hospital after the final operation with a tear in her eye, she told her father Mark: “Daddy, I’m not out of breath anymore!”.

Holly, now seven, has led a full life ever since.  

But Mark, from Ross-on-Wye, hasn’t forgotten the care she received and is taking part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 13 to say thanks to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The 36-year-old and Holly’s mum attended a 20-week-scan at Hereford County Hospital where they were told by doctors that one of the ventricles in their baby girl’s heart was not visible.

Holly was diagnosed with Hypo plastic Right Heart Syndrome, which meant the right side of her heart would struggle to pump enough blood to her lungs. Due to her high-risk pregnancy, Holly’s mum was referred to Birmingham Women’s Hospital where she could receive specialist care and Holly could be delivered by specialist consultants.

Within 24 hours of being born at the women’s hospital, Holly was transferred straight to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and admitted to the Infant Cardiac Ward, where she underwent her first operation at just two-weeks-old. Using keyhole surgery, doctors successfully inserted a small tube into Holly’s heart, to allow blood to flow into her lungs, but this was a temporary fix and they told her parents that Holly would need two more operations in the future.

Holly was only eight months old when she underwent her second operation, this time open-heart surgery to make further repairs to her tiny heart.

Holly’s heart was monitored for the next few years and then in March, this year, at the age of seven, Holly was ready for her third and final operation.  The wait during her final surgery was agonizing for Mark, and after seven hours – which felt like an eternity – Holly was brought out of theater. However, soon after, doctors and nurses swarmed around her bed, and Mark knew something was wrong – Holly was experiencing more bleeding than expected. Luckily, they were able to stop the bleeding and Holly could begin to recover.

Mark said: “Each time, waiting for Holly to come out of theater has been the worst experience I’ve ever had as a parent – you feel so helpless. It hurt us so much to see her lying there covered in tubes and drains, but after the first operation it was a relief to know it was all done and our little girl had got the chance to live a normal life.

“We’re so thankful that Mark has decided to take part in the Great Birmingham Run for us. The Great Birmingham Run is one of our favorite events of the year, as we see so many of our amazing supporters in our red balloon charity vests take over the streets of Birmingham! We’ll be right behind Mark and our other fantastic supporters who tackle the 13.1 mile route on the day.”

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by Josh Layton
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Great Birmingham Run

Great Birmingham Run

The Great Birmingham Run event held in Birmingham, UK. For security reasons the 2019 race was not a full half marathon. The distance was 11.07 miles. It forms part of the Great Run British Marathon Series. The first event was held on October 15, 2017 on the same day as the existing Great Birmingham Run in the city center. Whether...

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