A flying start at the Bridgnorth 10K

Bridgnorth 10K back on the start line

Popular race is raring to go up and down town.

On Sunday 30 October, runners will be challenging themselves once again at the Bridgnorth 10K which returns after a two year break due to Covid. Just remember to save enough in the legs for the steep climb near the end. 

The Bridgnorth 10K is a ‘must do’ race for any runner with a tour of the town, 676ft of elevation and plenty of support especially at the finish. A well organised event from Bridgnorth Running Club, it showcases this historic market town which is split into Low Town (lower area on the left bank of the River Severn) and High Town (upper area on the right bank of the River Severn) and both are linked by the Cliff Railway - the oldest funicular railway in England. 

Runners will need to get up a head of steam as they tackle the hills, in particular the toughie also known as Railway Street. They’ll be puffing their way up this incline on their way to the finish where spectators clap and cheer them across the line with a medal, t-shirt and goody bag the reward for their hard work.     

It starts at 11am from the Grade II listed Town Hall which is also the finish and the site for the presentation at 12.30pm. There is a water station manned by volunteers at around 5K and efficient marshals to keep everyone moving safely on open roads. 

This race is always held before Halloween although Railway Street may prove to be scarier!   

Here’s hoping Sunday’s weather is an improvement on the biblical conditions we saw last weekend. 

Image courtesy of Brian Smith (West Midlands Running Scene).

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