With less than two weeks to go until the 2016 Bridgnorth Walk – seeing trainer-clad walkers pounding the streets and lanes around Bridgnorth is becoming an increasingly common sight as walkers step up their training regimes.
And this year’s walk, which will take place at 10am on Monday 30 May (bank holiday) is extra special as it’s the 50th walk to be held. This unique event has been a permanent fixture on the Bridgnorth calendar since 1967 and has been raising funds – usually around £100k every year – for a plethora of charities and good causes since then.
The senior walk is just short of a marathon and is a very hilly 22 miles. Over 40’s have the option of an amended route which avoids the Brown Clee summit, and there’s a junior walk for school years 5-9 of 7 miles. New for this year is electronic timing for all walkers. Numbers are usually around the 1200 mark – so it’s a huge logistical undertaking organised by a great team of dedicated volunteers.
Love Bridgnorth founder, Sally Themans, walked her third Bridgnorth Walk last year but this year will be manning checkpoint 15 together with her family. Come and be sure to say hello as they dish out water, sweeties and plasters.