Birmingham has some incredible venues and that day ahead takes in many of them, starting with the NEC 3.5 miles into the day. St Andrews, home of Birmingham City follows at mile 10.5. Hammerson’s Bullring and Grand Central Station come just ahead of the cathedral at mile 12.

Heading North towards Lichfield the route divides Villa Park on the right and Birmingham Alexander Stadium to the left at mile 15. The latter is home to Birchfield Harriers, the UK’s premier athletics club. I’ll be asking for a loop of the famous track.

Then I visit Sutton Park on the way to Lichfield Cathedral.

Post Run
This a definitely a ‘things to do’ location – so we should try and find a live performance.

St Andrews
Grand Central
Villa Park
Birmingham Alexander Stadium
Sutton Park
Lichfield Cathedral

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