Start Of The Whitchurch 10K

Back to school for Whitchurch 10K

Whitchurch 10K is back for a fourth year at Sir John Talbot’s School with 1,000 runners expected to descend on the historic Shropshire town. Thery will have a new bespoke medal to look forward to at the 2020 race.

This road race has flourished since its launch in 2017 to become a ‘must do’ 10K for many West Midlands runners. It has been awarded several gold stars for organisation, atmosphere, location and support and won the ‘Best 10K’ category at the 2018 National Running Awards. Agro Merchants (formerly known as Grocontinental) are continuing their generous support as the headline sponsor.

The race starts at 10am from Sir John Talbot’s School and takes runners on a tour around the town, passing the Grade I listed St Alkmunds Church and half-timbered buildings. There are a few small hills but nothing extreme and a water station will be situated at the half-way point with another at the finish. Enthusiastic residents line the route to clap and cheer everyone.

The race finishes back at the school where there are stalls and entertainment for families and friends to enjoy after they have shouted encouragement as the runners cross the line.

Every finisher will be presented with their well-deserved medal – with a new design this year, technical T-shirt and quality goody bag.

The 4th Whitchurch 10K takes place on Sunday 5 April. Register via the Nifty Entries website.

Image courtesy of Sir John Talbot’s School Whitchurch 10K

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