Report submitted by Dudley Kingswinford Running Club

AFTER an almost weather enforced blank last weekend, the blue hoops were back in action as the snow had melted and events got back on track.

Athletes were spared the ‘will it be on, won't it be on’ Saturday evening uncertainty.

With the rain adding to the meltwater the conditions were testing underfoot for the off road March Hair Raiser, an event organised by Wolverhampton and Bilston AC over six country miles.

Stephen Corbishley of Tipton Harriers was first past the post in a winning time of 35.57, Will Kay of Telford AC, but seen on a weekly basis training with Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers and a potential star of the future, finished 2nd, the under 17 ranked athlete clocking 36.22 and DK's Steve Holdcroft finished an impressive 3rd in 36.43.

Tim Rowe also raced hard in tough conditions finishing in 51.41 to take 31st place.

Elsewhere, a couple of blue hoops travelled to Lichfield for the Fradley 10k, a fast flat race all on Tarmac over the 6.2 mile distance.

Karen Doy finished in 48.20 to place 191st and Liz Hettle was 271st in 51.50.