Bank Holiday Monday 30 July saw almost 700 walkers take on the now famous ‘Bridgnorth Walk’ – a 22 mile very hilly walk from the high street to the top of the Brown Clee and returning through Ditton Priors and some of Shropshire’s most glorious countryside.
As well as being a huge community event, the walkers all raise funds for the charities of their choice – with in excess of £100k being pledged by sponsors.
This year’s event saw near perfect conditions and the competition was hot. Andy Rawlings romped home in first place in a time of 3 hrs 31 mins and 45 secs but only just in front of Andrew Simmons, and Michael Payne was the third man home. Annie Owen did a super fast ladies time finishing first lady and fourth overall. In the senior amended course Charles Foxall lead the charge with Harold Hill in second place.
172 youngsters took part in the junior walk starting in Ditton Priors and that was won by Arlie Chetter, followed by Andy Jones and Archie Wickens with Louise Jones being first girl.
Mayor Vanessa Voysey was there to welcome all the walkers at the finish line in what is surely one of the real ‘red letter days’ for our town.
Love Bridgnorth was manning Checkpoint 15 and it was just super to be able to cheer on and encourage so many familiar faces and welcome new walkers and visitors.
Pic credit Andy Darby