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Runners step up to the mark

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On Sunday 21 September 2014 Shropshire Council’s leisure services team organised the Seven Bridges 10k Road Race and a one-mile Fun Run in Shrewsbury.

This year’s race started and finished at The Quarry and attracted 318 runners from across the country.  This annual event is now a firm fixture in the road race calendar for many local athletes. This year was the sixteenth time it has been held.

The first male runner to cross the line was Paul Ward from Wrekin Road Runners, who won in a time of 33min 11sec. The first female to cross the line was Claire McCarthy from Shrewsbury Athletics Club, who won in a time of 42min 45sec.  A complete list of results from the 10k Race and the Fun Run can be found on Shropshire Council’s website (shropshire.gov.uk) on the Seven Bridges Road Race page here.

48 people also took part in the one-mile Fun Run which goes around The Quarry.  The Fun Run was won by George Arthur, and the first female was Tessa Lincoln.

Special thanks to all the staff that helped with the event, the course marshals who were provided by Shropshire Shufflers, and to Shrewsbury Parkrun for the help they provided at the event.

Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, libraries and culture, 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 exact date and times will be published nearer the time.”

For further information about the event please contact Sean McCarthy, sports development officer, sean.mccarthy@shropshire.gov.uk or 01743 255933.