Runners in the autumn sunshine at the Beckbury Trail race

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A welcome return for this popular, warm hearted event.

Over 250 runners sampled the delights of the Beckbury Trail (Sunday 21 November), making the most of a picturesque course followed by food and drink afterwards, all in a good cause with support for the local food bank.

This was a slick and enjoyable event from Lawley Running Club that ticked all the boxes for the participants. It even delivered good weather in the form of blue skies and autumn sunshine. Every aspect was taken care of, from car parking to the minibus to the village hall, registration, marshals and refreshments and they helped a local charity – Telford Crisis Network.

A favourite with many runners, it hit the trails again at 11am after last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic.  The event always provides a challenge in the form of a hilly route – all off road apart from a short section of road – but stunning scenery made it all worthwhile. This has been muddy in previous years but was dry underfoot on Sunday. Cheerful, enthusiastic marshals kept everyone on course and moving to the end where they received an eye-catching medal.  

Daniel Robinson of Birmingham Running Athletics & Triathlon Club (BRAT) was first across the line in 38:06. Second and third places went to Tipton Harriers with Ryan Quiney finishing in 38:44 and Karl Quiney in 39:21. 

There was a first place finish for BRAT in the women’s race with Lucie Tait-Harris winning in 44:58. Hayley Wells of Mercia Fell Runners was second in 45:33 and Rachel Coupe of Telford AC third in 47:01. 

All the results can be viewed via the runABC Midlands Race Listings page. 

There were sausage and bacon baps from Beckbury School Association along with tea, coffee and cake to replace the calories.    

Four boxes of food were donated to Telford Crisis Network.  

Image courtesy of Richard Hanley.

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