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Happy, smiling runners at the Timberhonger 10K

Timberhonger 10K ready to roll

This year’s event features a new 5K.

On Saturday 16 July it will be time to run up ‘that hill’ again at the Timberhonger 10K which is back along with Bromsgrove Carnival after a two year absence. One of two adult races, the other a 5K, this event is known for its attractive course, friendly atmosphere and the bottle of beer at the finish. 

The saying ‘rise to the challenge’ is very apt for the Timberhonger 10K and new 5K – both of which involve a climb and if the weather is hot, will require participants to dig deep as the elevation takes its toll. Grit the teeth and hang on to the top where you will be rewarded with superb views of the Malvern Hills then think of the beer afterwards!

What can runners expect in the 5K? Three hills over three miles on a picturesque route and claps and cheers from spectators at the finish line. There will be plenty of encouragement from the marshals too. All in all, a well organised and supported race, the same as the 10K. Both races start at 6pm. 

Trophies and prizes for the top three men and women in the 10K and 5K plus winners in the V40, V50 and V60 age categories. There is £300 for a new course record. Every finisher is presented with a bespoke medal and a bottle of Timberhonger beer.  

Youngsters aged 10 and under are welcome to have a go at racing in the Children’s Challenge Fun Run. Their race begins at 5pm and is held within the safe environment of Sanders Park where they will receive a medal at the end. 

Places have opened for the Timberhonger 10K, 5K and Children’s Challenge. For more details and how to enter, visit the website

Image courtesy of Timberhonger 10K.

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