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Shrewsbury 10K medal designed by Sixth Former Will Cowper

Thursday 9 January 2020

Runners who complete Shrewsbury's 10K challenge on 15th March will each receive a medal that has been designed by Sixth Former Will Cowper (Rb U6).

Organisers of the popular Mercedes-Benz Shrewsbury 10K invited Shrewsbury School pupils to create a medal in recognition of the School being included for the first time in a new course that loops round the town. 

“I originally thought about the design of the medal in terms of it reflecting the evolution of the new course for the race,” Will explains. "I thought I would include Charles Darwin, a former pupil here, and the Theory of Evolution, along with the Main School Building. It’s a good representation of the School."

Simon Macdonald, Director of Ultimate Fitness Experience, the event organisers, said: “It’s a very impressive medal and Will has done a great job with its design, so we’re absolutely delighted with it. It's a strong base for our partnership with Shrewsbury School.

"Having Shrewsbury School as part of the new route enables runners to have a better experience. It will be nice for people who perhaps haven’t been on the Site before, as Shrewsbury School is in the heart of the town and, with its historic buildings to run past, it's a great addition to the course."

Will, who has been a member of the School’s cross-country running club, the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt, since starting at Shrewsbury, is also looking forward to taking part in the race.

Full details about the Shrewsbury 10k can be found on the Ultimate Fitness Experience website:

If any Shrewsbury School parents, Old Salopians or members of staff are keen to run, please contact Mr Middleton (, who may be able to provide free places.

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