Running through history

First ran in 1989, the Ironbridge Half Marathon has become a popular event on the running calendar, taking in a route that includes crossing the famous Ironbridge.

Organised by the Telford Harriers Running Club, this year’s event drew runners aged from 17 to 88; there was also a fun run of just over a mile open to all ages. The route took the runners from Telford Town Park, out to the historic town of Ironbridge and then back to the finish in the Park. Race director Charlotte Gardner said: “Everything went perfectly on the day, the weather stayed dry and even the sun made an appearance. We sold out again this year and may consider increasing the entry limit to 1000 runners in 2018. “The race really is excellent value for money with each finisher getting a medal, technical t-shirt and a certificate.”

As well as giving cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female in eight different age categories, Telford Harriers also made donations to charity of just over £3000 from this year’s run, which took place on 12 March. Martin Williams (Tipton Harriers) was the first male home in a time of 1:14:48 and the first female home was Lauren Draper (Bridgnorth Running Club) in 1:28:36.

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