2 Sep

A Time For High Flyers

action from Stretton Skyline Fell Race

It is the start of a new month and high hopes for this weekend’s cluster of races. There is a choice of distances from 5k to ultramarathon and a triathlon for those who enjoy a swim and a bike ride too. 

Saturday (3 Sept) and Sunday (4 Sept) sees the two-day Autumn Wolf Run taking place at Welsh Road Farm in Warwickshire. This obstacle course race (OCR) requires competitors to run an off-road 10K course complete with water, mud and the obligatory obstacles. Note: this event has sold out. 
For something completely different and aimed at those who enjoy a short burst of speed, there is the Meteor Mile. This evening race on Saturday uses Gloucestershire Airport’s runway complete with floodlights to set the scene.  
The next two races are polar opposites in terms of distance. There is the No Walk in the Park 5K, part of a regular, once a month series organised by North Derbyshire Running Club. At the other end of the scale is the Buff Joust 24, a medieval themed, 24-hour off-road event at Holt Castle in Worcester. 
Fast forward to Sunday (4 September) with several 5k and 10k races occurring in different corners of the Midlands. Of particular mention is the inaugural Cosford Spitfire 10K, organised to commemorate the Battle of Britain by the RAF Museum at Cosford in Shropshire. The race starts and finishes at the museum and includes the famous runway and airfield with a specially commissioned spitfire medal for all finishers. 
Staying with the aerial theme, there is the Stretton Skyline Fell Race, a tough 19-mile event in the Shropshire hills. This is one for the mountain goats amongst us!  
For more information about these events, visit our race listings section. 
Photo courtesy of Telford Athletic Club.