Updated: Sep 4, 2018
Telford Harriers were out in for on Sunday 02nd September to take on the every popular Cosford Spitfire 10k race.
Following a sell out 2017, organisers increased capacity to 1,200 runners for the 2018 race which took place in the amazing setting of RAF Museum Cosford.
Harriers were well represented once again and the green and gold were ready to take on this unique course. The race begins outside Hangar One, taking runners around the Museum site, past several iconic aircraft, before entering the RAF Cosford airfield! During this gently undulating course runners get to run up and down the runway.
For 2018 there was also a Spitfire Family Run which followed a shorter race route in the Museum grounds with each registered runner receiving a special medal upon completion.
With the weather being kind, the conditions couldnt have been any better for the race with everyone getting over the start line successfully.
After looping the hanger some of the iconic aircraft came into site before looping around the outside of the airfield. Runners then were directed to run up and down the actual runway before returning back to the hangar and over the finish line.
Happily all of out runners completed the race with some PBs being set at the same time.
Robbie Chebsey was first Harrier over the line in 96th position with a PB time of 48:17 and securing 24th position in his age category. Not too far behind was first Harrier lady over the line as Angela Vinall secured her 10k PB with a time of 49:14 in 119th position and an amazing 3rd in her age category.
With great support from spectators more green and gold crossed the line as follows:
Sam Mclelland - 54:51 and 253rd place
Kelly Kempin - 56:15 and 300th place
Kim Chatfield - 58:35 and 397th place
Natalie Maxwell - 1:00.32 and 418th place
Jo Weaver - 1:01.58 and 508th place
Francine Bartlet - 1:07.59 (new PB) and 687th place
Sandra Haynes - 1:09.15 (new PB) and 684th place Lisa Butler - 1:12.49 and 787th place
Fern Millard - 1:16.18 and 881st place
Dawn Boden - 1:27.15 and 970th place
As every runner completed the race they were handed an extra special centenary medal and technical tshirt which signified a close to another fantastic 10k race at Cosford.