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Race Listing for Shropshire

Date Event Location Results
31 Jul 2021 Railway UltraCoalport, TelfordResults
07 Aug 2021 Hopton Court Trail Run WeekenderHopton Court Estate, Hopton Wafers
08 Aug 2021 Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KShrewsbury Sports Village, Shrewsbury
18 Aug 2021 Ragleth Inn Fell RaceRagleth Inn, Little Stretton
21 Aug 2021 Hatfields Shrewsbury 5K & Fun RunQuarry Park, Shrewsbury
22 Aug 2021 Hatfields Shrewsbury 10KQuarry Park, Shrewsbury
29 Aug 2021 Cosford Spitfire 10KRAF Cosford Museum, Shifnal
29 Aug 2021 Ellesmere 10KLakelands School, Ellesmere
05 Sep 2021 Southwater 7 MileTown Park, Telford
05 Sep 2021 Brown Clee Burn 11KVillage Hall, Stoke St Milborough, Ludlow
11 Sep 2021 Lawley 5K Fun RunLawley, Telford
12 Sep 2021 Bridgnorth Lions Walk & MarathonHigh Street, Bridgnorth
18 Sep 2021 Shropshire Mud RunEaton Mascot Estate, Berrington
19 Sep 2021 Shrewsbury Severn Bridges 10KThe Quarry, Shrewsbury
25 Sep 2021 RAF Shawbury 10KRAF Shawbury, Shrewsbury
25 Sep 2021 Guardians of the CODRCCoalport, Telford
26 Sep 2021 Apley Estate Autumn ChallengeApley Estate, Shifnal
03 Oct 2021 Market Drayton 10KGrove School, Market Drayton
10 Oct 2021 Shrewsbury Half MarathonWest Mid Showground, Shrewsbury
17 Oct 2021 Oswestry 10KTown Centre, Oswestry
24 Oct 2021 Church Streton 10KRectory Gardens, Church Stretton
30 Oct 2021 Pumpkin MarathonBurroughs Bank, Lightmoor, Telford
31 Oct 2021 The November Nightmare - 8 Marathons In 8 DaysBurroughs Bank, Lightmoor, Telford
06 Nov 2021 Mad Jack's 5Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
07 Nov 2021 Ironbridge Half MarathonIronbridge, Telford
20 Nov 2021 Sunset to Sunrise ChallengeCoalport Village Hall, Telford
21 Nov 2021 DirtRun Dudmaston 10KDudmaston Estate, Bridgnorth
21 Nov 2021 Beckbury TrailVillage Centre, Beckbury
12 Dec 2021 Telford 10KTown Park, Telford
27 Dec 2021 Sunrise to Sunset ChallengeShrewsbury Cycle Track, Sundorne
29 Jan 2022 Winter Holly ChallengeLightmoor, Telford
05 Feb 2022 Icing on the Cake Trail MarathonCarding Mill Valley, Church Stretton
11 Feb 2022 Darwin Day Marathon & HalfShrewsbury Sport Village, Shrewsbury
27 Feb 2022 The Marches School Oswestry 10KThe Marches School, Oswestry
05 Mar 2022 Groundhog Marathon & Half MarathonTelford Athletics Stadium, Telford
14 Mar 2022 CODopoly TripleVillage Hall (& Railway Line), Coulport
26 Mar 2022 Silkin Way Ultra & Half MarathonVillage Hall, Coalport
03 May 2022 Revenge of the FifthThe Sun Inn, Corfton
04 May 2022 May The 4thThe Sun Brewery, Church Stretton
14 May 2022 Shin Dig In The ShireLong Mynd, Carding Mill Valley
11 Jun 2022 Divorce Day MarathonCoalport Village Hall, Telford

About the area

Shropshire Intro Telford

Shropshire is something of a runner's paradise. The highlights of a stunning natural environment include: the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers about a quarter of the county, the riverside paths along the Severn plus notable landmarks like the Wrekin, Wenlock Edge and the Clee Hills.

The club scene is lively particularly in the Telford area where Telford Harriers and Telford AAC are popular and those established names have been joined in recent times by the likes of Bridgnorth RC (our profile club) and Lawley RC, based at the new community. Other prominent names include Shropshire Shufflers, Market Drayton RC and Shrewsbury AC.

A number of groups (including those under the RunEngland banner) are active. We look at one who are fortunate to be based at a very stylish home - Attingham Park, again providing evidence of Shropshire's unrivalled natural resources.

There are only two parkruns - but both are special. Telford and Shrewsbury launched in 2013 and, at spring/summer 2015, had settled into an impressive 300+ attendance every Saturday morning. Dedicated volunteer teams, well supported by local clubs, have created a significant addition to the local scene - a great route into running for beginners and a well-organised fixture for club runners.

On the subject of beginners they are really well catered for within the context of established clubs like Shropshire Shufflers, Shrewsbury Road Runners, Market Drayton RC and Whitchurch Whippets. This 21st century egalitarian approach is strongly represented throughout the county.

That said there's still room for healthy club competition that comes to the fore at race series like Four-midable, a chance to discover the footpaths and byways of northeast Shropshire and west Staffordshire, the Wednesday evening summer Sexarathon and the Mercia Summer Series.

Top events are the springtime Market Drayton 10K and the autumn Telford Dark Run and Bridgnorth 10K. More group bonding can be found at the popular Attingham and Wrekin relays.

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Running clubs in Shropshire

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Shropshire Club - Bridgnorth RC

It’s getting better in Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth RC is one of Shropshire’s newer clubs but what they lack in experience they more than make up for in enthusiasm. runABC Midlands finds out more …

New To The Club Scene?

Bridgnorth Running Club is just 3 years old, one of the new breed of clubs with an emphasis on fun and participation.

Nice Place To Run?

Bridgnorth is a small but beautiful town, the Severn dissects us into the High Town (good views down) and the Low Town (good views up). Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain.

Sounds Like Long Flat Routes Might Be At A Premium!

And short flat stretches too! The local terrain does make our Couch to 5K programme a challenge to manage but we improvise and it seems to work.

Happy To Sign Beginners?

Absolutely. It’s brilliant to help people at the start of their running journey. And the beginner’s programme really helps recruitment. From two recent groups of 40 participants we signed 20 new members.

Success Stories?

Simon Mapp has come from nowhere to 10k regular in double quick time. Running has changed his life and he’s now happy to encourage and advise the  newbies.

Big Stars?

Not sure who those might be but we’re all proud of Matt Kirby, who ran all 69 miles of The Wall last year, and Scott Mathers who has just completed his first ultra – the Wychavon Way.

Has Brignorth RC Caught The Competitive Bug?

The Mercia Summer Series has seen some of us discover our inner fell runner but we’ve got a bit to go before we’re challenging Telford AC for the big prizes.

A Top Day At The Great Birmingham Run?

20 of us took part, a quarter of the club membership, so lots of mutual support. Will Laye led the group home on 1:31:52.

What About Your Own Club Event?

The inaugural running of the Bridgnorth 10K in November was a huge success. We had 200 entries and strong contingents from Shropshire Shufflers, Wrekin Road Runners and Lawley RC. We’ll be back bigger and better on Sunday, 1 November 2015.

Shropshire club - Bridgnorth RC selfie

Any Narcissists At The Club?

Well, Natalie Carr (right) did take about 30 selfies when she ran London Marathon in April. We told her to enjoy the experience and the photographs show that’s exactly what she did.

Special Mentions For …

Lucy Davies, an ever-welcoming chair and Dave Prescott, whose warmth and friendliness has made him a Bridgnorth legend. And for everyone associated with Telford parkrun, our Couch to 5K guys graduate there so thanks to all the volunteers – you do a great job.

Running groups in Shropshire

  • Attingham Park

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Running Downton Style

The dramatic surroundings of a great country house estate is the ideal location for running beginners as runABC Midlands found out at Attingham Park ...

Shropshire Group - Attingham Park

Shropshire is one of England’s most scenic counties and there are numerous beautiful locations to tempt new runners. One of the most attractive is Attingham Park, the National Trust’s property near Shrewsbury.

The country house and estate plays host to Attingham Park run group – who meet two evenings a week, Tuesdays (mixed) and Friday (female only) and have the perfect playground for beginners and occasional runners. The park offers a safe and tranquil environment, and popular training routes are the Deer Park and the riverside paths.

One challenge for leaders Diane (Tuesday group) and Fiona (Friday) is to find a slope to add interest to the sessions as the grounds are flat and forgiving – so good for those new to running and wanting to build their stamina and confidence.

Fiona, who doubles as a RunMummyRun ambassador, has built up a loyal local group who have been inspired by the ‘This Girl Can’ ethos to make progress to running longer distances and taking part in events. The Attingham Park groups are distinct from other beginner’s groups in that they are happy to work with limited numbers and give attention to each member.

Attingham Park also boasts a Run England 3-2-1 course which the group uses but is also available to the general public. 3-2-1 courses (differently coloured signposted routes of 1.5, 2.5 and 4k) are a brilliant resource for introducing beginners to running/jogging in a relaxed way.

Steady progress meant good group turnouts at the events organised within the park. The prestigious Mad Jacks 5 in November is a testing cross country event so it was encouraging to see Attingham Parkers taking part while the Night Run in March – part of the countrywide series at National Trust locations – provided another opportunity for event action.

Jess Foster, sports development coordinator at Attingham Park, told runABC Midlands: “We’re hoping to expand the programme by introducing a daytime group for people who find it difficult to attend in the evening. There’s no better place to develop running skills and meet up with friends than at this outstanding National Trust property – jogging along the Mile Walk in the Pleasure Grounds estate will inspire you.”

Services in Shropshire

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Sports Massage

7therapy Telford

7therapy offer soft tissue therapy and sport and remedial massage.

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