This is the brass which was given to all runners who finished this year.
2008 Bells Run brass

2008 bells run
2008 bells run
2008 bells run
2008 bells run
2008 bells run

Bells of Pattingham Run

The run took place on Sunday 19th October 2008. 735 runners finished the race, which was won by Robin Sedman-Smith of Telford Athletics Club, who came second last year.

The results are available by using the menu on the left.

DVD Video of this year's race...
We are putting together a selection of clips taken around the course at this year's race. The DVD will run for approximately 60 minutes and will serve as a momento of your participation in the 2008 Bells Run.
To order your copy of this year's Bells Run DVD video, email now. (Allow 28 days for delivery)

A newspaper report and video is on the Express and Star website.

Photos are available on the Dudley Kingswinford Running Club website.

Once again, thanks to all those who helped with the event. Around 150 people assist in marshalling the race and village traffic, manning the Help Desk and taking 'on-the-day' registrations. Thanks also go the Pattingham Bell Ringers, who rang the church bells during the run, and the band of ladies who prepare and serve the hundreds of pieces of harvest cake with a hot cup of tea. Thanks also to the farmers for their cooperation on the actual course.

Thanks also go to all the publications and radio stations that took up our Press Releases and published details of this year's run. We would particularly like to mention Ad News, Wolverhampton Chronicle, Staffordshire Journal, The Villager, Express & Star and Pattingham Parish magazine.

Raynet (communications), the Red Cross and the Community Paramedics were again on duty and we thank them for their attendance which ensures the welfare of all runners taking part in the run.

As previous years, donations will be made to various local charities including the Air Ambulance plus the Village School, the Village Playing Fields Association, Raynet and the Air Cadets, who provide our car parking attendants. Remaining proceeds from the Bells Run are given to St. Chad's Church, Pattingham.

Thank you for your support.

Publicity: Mike Coope (email:

Pattingham Church website:

Prize Winners

Position Number Name Club Time
1st overall 277 Robin Sedman-Smith Telford AC 41:07
2nd overall 187 Richard Griffiths   41:24
3rd overall 766 Greg A Wilson Telford AC 41:35
4th overall 177 Ian Mansell Dudley/Kingswinford R.C. 41:50
5th overall 484 Paul Waby Dudley/Stourbridge Har 41:56
1st Lady 1101 Lynne-Michelle Cox Tipton Harriers 47:49
2nd lady 1249 Katherine Jones Winchester & District AC 50:03
3rd Lady 1275 Jacqui Phillips Kidderminster & Stourport AC 51:33
1st Man 40+  came 5th overall
2nd Man 40+ 468 Paul Rogers Tipton Harriers 42:33
1st Man 50+  came 3rd overall
2nd Man 50+ 749 Alan McDonald Telford AC 48:44
1st Man 60+ 902 Colin Williamson Shropshire Shufflers 52:58
1st Lady 40+  2nd lady overall
1st Lady 50+ 1400 Sue Whittingham Shropshire Shufflers 56:17
1st Lady 60+ 1505 Jan Kelly   1:14:27
1st Pattingham Runner 505 Alan Griffiths   48:08

These are the brasses which have been issued to participants in all the runs from the first in 1990 until 2011.
1990 Bells Run brass 1991 Bells Run brass 1992 Bells Run brass 1993 Bells Run brass 1994 Bells Run brass 1995 Bells Run brass 1996 Bells Run brass 1997 Bells Run brass 1998 Bells Run brass 1999 Bells Run brass 2000 Bells Run brass 2001 Bells Run brass 2002 Bells Run brass 2003 Bells Run brass 2004 Bells Run brass 2005 Bells Run brass 2006 Bells Run brass 2007 Bells Run brass 2008 Bells Run brass 2009 Bells Run brass 2010 Bells Run brass 2011 Bells Run brass