Event organisers for the popular Lichfield Dash running event have commissioned a new cutlery-themed trophy. The popular running race is fiercely contested and as fans of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire might know, has a rich heritage that you can read all about here.
The trophy made by renowned cutlery manufacturers Arthur Price consists of a solid mahogany wooden base with stainless steel cutlery in three spires; in gold, silver and bronze finishes. The three spires represent not only the three parts of the winners’ podium but also the three distinct spires of Lichfield Cathedral.
Simon Price, Chief Executive of Arthur Price said: “The Lichfield Dash is one of those events which make the city so unique. The original Dash was inspired by events leading up to the 1924 Olympics and so it’s fitting that in 2012 the event is part of the Torch celebrations. When KP Events asked us to contribute to the event we were delighted and I hope this year’s Dash is extra special.”
Kevin Wilson, of KP Events said: “I’d like to thank Arthur Price on behalf of the competitors, supporters and spectators for creating this magnificent trophy. It’s great that even during these difficult times local businesses take the time and effort to contribute to the local community and I will be very proud when Olympian Roger Black presents this trophy to the winner.”
Pictured above are Simon Price, of Arthur Price and Kevin Wilson of event organisers KP Events.