Jack Pickett demonstrated his race credentials with a win at Sunday’s Bridgnorth 10K (29 October) among a quality field. The future looks bright for the young Wolverhampton & Bilston AC runner.
Jack shot off at the start and ran strongly throughout including the sting in the tail at the finish to cross the line in 34:34. Daniel Connolly was close behind him to take second place in 34:56 followed by Christian Evans of Telford AC who came third in 35:14.
Kim Fawke of Lawley Running Club won the women’s race in 38:09. The event director at Telford parkrun was on top form, finishing in the top six overall. Cara Percival of Wolverhampton & Bilston AC was second in 43:21 with Amy Fulford third in 43:25.
Victoria Hurst was the midpoint runner in 57:06.
The indomitable Kathy Ling of Wrekin Road Runners was the last runner home in 1:40:53. She and several others were accompanied by race sweeper Dave Prescott who was dressed as a cowboy and steered them in the right direction.
The runners followed an undulating course around the town, passing several landmarks that included the 135-year old Cliff Railway – the steepest and oldest in England. The final hill tested even the strongest legs as they sprinted for the line in the town centre.
The winners were presented with unique trophies in the shape of handmade bespoke tiles from sponsor Craven Dunnill & Co Ltd. All finishers received a T-shirt, medal and a specially designed goody bag that included cake, generously provided by a local bakery.