Bard’s airport idea could take off Stateside

Bard’s airport idea could take off Stateside

WILLIAM Shakespeare could be about to be further exploited by Birmingham Airport – with bosses now planning to use the Bard to boost business Stateside. The airport is branding itself as Birmingham Airport Shakespeare’s Airport in China - and now bosses are said to be considering doing the same in America.


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Video: Leamington woman wins the full Shakespeare Marathon

SUE Harrison, from Leamington, was the first woman back in Sunday's full Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon. A former pupil at Stratford Grammar School for Girls in Shottery, she started running at school before a career that took her to the World 50k final, which she won, and the European 100k championships, where she picked up a bronze medal. She's only the third woman ever to go under three hours in the Shakespeare Marathon. Richard Twomey from Richmond (Surrey) won the full men's marathon in 2hrs 41mins 40secs.

VIDEO: Shakespeare Marathon gets underway

WHILE thousands of people run the London Marathon today, there are also hundreds of runners and charity-raisers taking part in the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon. The race got underway in Church Street at 9am this morning, and runners did a lap of the town before making their way out of town on the Luddington Road, going through Welford, before heading back to the recreation ground along the Greenway. Those taking part in the half-marathon will do one lap, but those doing the full 26.2 miles will do two laps and travel through Long Marston on the second. The finish line is on the rec. See next Thursday's Stratford Herald for results and reaction to today's race.  

Video: Whelan’s 70 not out wins first game of the season for Stratford

Birmingham & District League Division Three Worcester CC 172/9 (50 overs) Stratford CC 173/7 (42 overs) Stratford won by three wickets   AN expertly-timed knock of 70 not out from Chris Whelan got Stratford over the line at Swans Nest Lane today, as they chased down Worcester’s total of 172 on the first day of the season. Stratford picked up four ducks on their scorecard, including opener Adrian Witts and Dutch international Ben Cooper, but Whelan, coming in at five, played an assured innings on a difficult day for batsmen. Tom Grundy’s electric form with the ball in Worcester’s innings reduced them to 41 for 4, but a frustrating and unbeaten last wicket partnership of 27 rescued their score to a more respectable 172 for 9.

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