Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon Report

Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon Report Almost six years ago to the day I ran my first half marathon after making a decision to improve my fitness, lose weight and turn my life around. Was it worth it? I can honestly say 100% yes it was. It wasn’t without its bumps in the road,…

Dean’s London Marathon Report 2017

Dean’s London Marathon Race Report 2017 Sunday 23rd April 2017. London Marathon. The last 4 months had built up to this day and now it was here. Entering the ballot and being rejected, entering the Birmingham Swifts Running Club raffle and getting picked for the one allocated club place, training for weeks and weeks increasing…

Cobra Classic 10k Race Report

Cobra Classic 10k Race Report   I arrived to the meeting point at the Old Halesonians Rugby Football Club at 09:30hrs to have a quick look around which I must say was very nice to see loads of green rugby pitches. There was an exciting electric buzz and feeling  in the air for the upcoming…

Birmingham simplyhealth 10k

  Well where to start, I hear someone say “start for the very beginning, as it’s a very good place to start”. This was going to be a race of many first’s for me, not only is it my first race this year but also my first as race Secretary and all this after a…

Coventry Half Marathon Race Report

Coventry Half Marathon 2017. I will start this report with a word of advice. Don’t run a half marathon on ZERO training. The Coventry Half Marathon will always be a special race for me as it was the fist half I had ever done.  Back in 2010 I was training for my first full marathon and…

Thursday runs have changed!

Until further notice, the Thursday Social Runs will start each week from the Pagoda Island next to the Birmingham LGBT Centre, B1 1EQ, leaving at 7pm promptly. We are able to use the facilities in the LGBT Centre to get changed and there is bag storage facilities available, all free of charge. Please be aware…

Committee Minutes 2016

Please find below the minutes of the committee meetings for 2016: Jan ’16 Feb ’16 Apr ’16 May ’16 June ’16 Aug ’16 Sept ’16 Oct ’16 Nov ’16

Great Birmingham Half Marathon Oct 2016

By Connor Cullen Kingsley.  As a novice runner I set myself a challenge to do the Birmingham half marathon. After being severely ill over the last few years I finally received the all clear early 2016 but my fitness had completely gone so I was starting from scratch. I started running in April and found…

Wythall & Hollywood 5k & 10K 2016

28/06/2016 Report by:  Dean H       The Wythall & Hollywood Fun Run was a mixed distance event with a choice of running a 10km, 5km and/ or a 1.5km timed race. I arrived on time (an achievement in itself for those who know me) and picked up my race number and met up…

Great Birmingham 10K 2016

By Richard
A record number of runners for a Swifts event, with nearly double from last years Birmingham 10k, making Birmingham Swifts the third largest contingent from a local running club.
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Regency 10k

By Pete Leamington Spa: Sunday 17 April Up far earlier than is healthy for a Sunday morning I sat at the breakfast table forcing down a large bowl of porridge in order to ‘carb up’ ready for my first race as instructed. A few butterflies wafted around the old tummy tumpkin as a sense of…

Ironbridge Half Marathon 2016

By Dean H Sunday 13 March, Telford I have been running most of my life as long as I can remember on my own and with my Dad. As I got older (and so did my Dad) I noticed that there were LGBT groups in Birmingham for other sports but not running until I found the…