Notification Settings

Subscribe to one or all notification sources from this one place.


Subscribe to our newsletter to get the day's top stories sent directly to you.

Shrewsbury 10k attracts 1,400 runners despite recent snow

Hundreds of runners pounded the pavements and roads of a Shropshire town on Sunday for an annual 10k run that is now in its eighth year.

Runners taking part in the Shrewsbury 10k
Runners taking part in the Shrewsbury 10k

Organisers say 1,400 runners made the start line at the 2023 Shrewsbury 10k, despite fears for the event due to last week's snowfall.

Runners during the Shrewsbury 10k

"Considering the weather we have had over the last few days we had a good turn out," said Simon Macdonald from Ultimate Fitness Events, who has been organising the Shrewsbury 10k for the last eight years.

"We also had a very good turnout of spectators too, especially outside Coleham Primary School in Shrewsbury."

He said the event raised more than £4,000 for Shrewsbury cancer charity Lingen Davies, who were given 10 free entry spots by the organisers.

And they're off! Runners at the start line in Quarry Park

The starting gun went off at 9pm at Quarry Park for the run, which this year had been sponsored by Shrewsbury solicitors, Wace Morgan.

The route saw competitors run the first 3km around Shrewsbury's residential areas before heading to the towns major river crossings, passing through the grounds of Shrewsbury School before making their way back to the finish line in Quarry Park.

The quickest time went to Richard Lovejoy from Aldershot in Hampshire, who finished the course in 32 minutes, 50 seconds.

"We had runners from all over the country this year," said Simon. "It might because there was a recent article in the Times newspaper saying how great Shrewsbury was as a town - so who knows."

Top Stories

More from the Shropshire Star

UK & International News