24/09/2012 - Permalink

Runners step up to the mark

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This year’s Seven Bridges 10k Road Race and one mile Fun Run has proved, once more, to be a massive success, attracting 270 runners from across the country. 

This annual race, now a firm fixture in the road race calendar for many local athletes, was organised by Shropshire Council’s leisure development team.  For the 14th year it started and finished in The Quarry in Shrewsbury.

The first male runner was Joe Brocklehurst from Shrewsbury Athletics Club, who won in a time of 32 minutes and 31 seconds.  The first female was Mel Price, who won in a time of 40 minutes and 41 seconds.  A complete list of results from the 10k Race and the Fun Run can be found here.

Thirty three people also took part in the one mile Fun Run which goes around The Quarry.  The Fun Run was won by Fergus Downes. 

The council wanted to give a special thanks to all the staff that helped with the event and to the marshals who were provided by Shropshire Shufflers.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for active and healthy lifestyles, said:

“The event was a great success and we were pleased that we had a good number of entries.  It was wonderful to see so many people in The Quarry coming to support the event and cheering on the runners.  The event will be held again next year, and the exact date and times will be published nearer the time.”

For further information about the event, people can contact Sean McCarthy 01743 255933 or email sean.mccarthy@shropshire.gov.uk.