Popular road race returns to Bridgnorth this weekend

The Bridgnorth 10k run returns on Sundayafter being postponed because of the pandemic.

A volunteer gets part of the course ready
A volunteer gets part of the course ready

The Bridgnorth Running Club says it is looking forward to the event's much delayed seventh year after the great success of previous years.

"We're happy to be able to welcome everyone back to Bridgnorth for another challenging run around our wonderful town," race committee chairman, Craig Coates said.

The race will start at 11am outside the town hall.

Described as an "undulating" 10 kilometre road route, the run weaves through the historic Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth before its sting in the tale.

"It ends with the climb up Railway Street, one of the steepest residential streets in the UK," Craig said.

"We have marshalls at the foot of the climb encouraging the runners and giving them advice on how to tackle the hill," he said.

"It's a wonderful feeling to have conquered it."

The race sold out so quickly that the club decided to open up another 50 places on top of the 350 snapped up.

"We have just 10 spaces left."

The club says without its race sponsors, supporters and donors the event would not be possible.

The England Athletics affiliated running club based in Bridgnorth meets regularly throughout the week, offering a variety of events and training programmes.

"A lot of people started running during lockdown and many have joined us. We welcome everyone of all abilities and organise couch to 5k programmes for beginners."

More information about the club can be found on its facebook page or its website, bridgnorthrunningclub.co.uk.

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