Will You Ace This 10K?
Fast times guaranteed at this Shropshire 10K event...
If you are looking for a fast 10K to sink your teeth into in 2024, look no further. The RAF Shawbury Charity 10K is a fantastic option for runners in the Midlands, with a route that will appeal to those just starting out in the running game as well as club superheroes looking to crush a PB and elite athletes wanting to compete against some of the best runners in the country.
The course is based at the RAF base in Shawbury and as such really is pancake flat with runners making their way around the runways and service roads of the airfield. A previous competitor commented: "On a calm day, there is definite PB opportunity here!"
The event is organised by a mixture of permanent staff and trainees and raises vital funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. This year’s race managed to raise a whopping £3,800.
In terms of the racing itself, in 2023 close to 250 people completed the 10K and despite arctic winds blowing across the airfield on the day, the first three men all finished inside 34 mins with winner Adrian Puchala crossing the line first in a storming time of 34:29. For the females, it was Megan Tibbets, of Lawley Running Club, who crossed the line first in 40:42.
Fast times aren't the only guarantee, those taking part will also receive a finisher's medal and there will be various local food and drinks vendors in attendance to enjoy post race.
If you'd like to know more, visit the RAF Shawbury Charity 10K entry page.
Image: RAF Shawbury Charity 10K