Everyone welcome to the 2022 Whitchurch 10K
New bespoke medal for this year’s race.
On Sunday 3 April runners will hit the streets of Whitchurch for a well supported 10K that showcases this historic market town in Shropshire. An undulating course, medal and technical t-shirt are amongst its attractions and being in April, there could be mild and sunny weather – making it perfect for a spring race.
Sir John Talbot’s School acts as the start and finish for a race that takes participants on a visually interesting tour of the town centre; passing half timbered buildings, the Grade I listed St Alkmund’s Church and through Victoria Jubilee Park. The route includes the intriguingly named Chemistry and Dodington and includes a few short climbs and downhill sections to test the legs.
There is a water station plus more water at the finish with the option to set up extra stations if temperatures start to rise. You never know with the extremes of weather we are increasingly seeing these days...
One of the highlights of the race is spectator support with locals and visitors alike clapping and cheering everyone the entire way round. As Race Director Hayley Alldridge acknowledges, saying: “Each year the support gets better and better.”
There will be more applause as runners cross the finish at the school where they receive a customised medal, technical t-shirt and goody bag. Then enjoy a drink and something to eat whilst exploring the town and its many features.
For more information about the race and how to enter, visit the Sir John Talbot’s School website.
Image courtesy of Ben Bewley.