Race Listing for Shropshire

Date Event Location Results
15 May 2019 Phoenix Flyer 5KDawley, Telford
15 Sep 2019 Tibberton Trot 10K & Fun RunTibberton School, Tibberton
21 Sep 2019 Shropshire Mud RunEaton Mascot Estate, Berrington
29 Sep 2019 Race On The EdgeThe Edge Adventure, Much Wenlock
06 Oct 2019 Brown Clee Burn 11KVillage Hall, MilboroughResults
15 Dec 2019 Mortimer Forest Trail RunMortimer Forest, Overton
24 Dec 2019 Christmas Eve Fun RunBirchmeadow Park, Broseley
26 Jan 2020 Asthma UK 10K & 5K FundrunThe Market Hall, Ellesmere
09 Feb 2020 Hopton Court Trail Run Winter 5K, 10K & Half MarathonHopton Court, Hopton WafersResults
21 Mar 2020 National Trust Night Run Series Attingham ParkAttingham Park, Attingham Park
05 Apr 2020 Whitchurch 10KSir John Talbot's School, Whitchurch
12 Apr 2020 Telford & Wrekin 10KSouthwater, Telford
19 Apr 2020 Lilleshall Monumental 10KLilleshall, Telford
22 Apr 2020 Caradoc Classic Fell RaceCricket Pavilion, Church Stretton
20 May 2020 Batch Bash Fell RaceYew Tree,, All Stretton
24 May 2020 Mynydd Myfyr Hill RunTrefonen, near Oswestry
07 Jun 2020 Severn Valley 10K Trail RunSevern Valley Country Park, Alveley
07 Jun 2020 Race for Life Telford 5K & 10KTown Park, Telford
10 Jun 2020 Park Hall 5KPark Hall, Oswestry
21 Jun 2020 Newport & District 10KLongford Hall, Newport
21 Jun 2020 Race for Life Shrewsbury 5KThe Quarry, Park & Garden, Shrewsbury
27 Jun 2020 Race For Life Pretty Muddy Weston ParkWeston Park,, Shifnal
28 Jun 2020 Shifnal Half MarathonIdsall School, Shifnal
01 Jul 2020 DirtRun Summer Sizzler Round 2Comer Woods, Dudmaston
04 Jul 2020 Wrekin Relay & Solo ChallengeThe Half Way House, The Wrekin, Telford
05 Jul 2020 Cleobury Mortimer 10KCleobury Mortimer Social Club, Cleobury Mortimer
11 Jul 2020 Ludlow10Market Square, Ludlow
09 Aug 2020 Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KShrewsbury Sports Village, Shrewsbury
27 Aug 2020 Attingham Park RelaysAttingham Park, Shrewsbury
30 Aug 2020 Cosford Spitfire 10KRAF Cosford Museum, Shifnal
30 Aug 2020 Ellesmere 10KLakelands School, , Shropshire, Ellesmere
19 Sep 2020 Yabba Dabba DooIronbridge Gorge, CoalportResults
20 Sep 2020 Shrewsbury Severn Bridges 10KThe Quarry, Shrewsbury
20 Sep 2020 Southwater 7 MileTown Park, Telford
26 Sep 2020 Bridge to Bridge via PortKings Loade, Bridgnorth
11 Oct 2020 Shrewsbury Half MarathonShropshire Showground, Shrewsbury
31 Oct 2020 Pumpkin MarathonBurroughs Bank, Lightmoor, TelfordResults
01 Nov 2020 The November Nightmare - 8 Marathons In 8 DaysBurroughs Bank, Lightmoor, TelfordResults
07 Nov 2020 Mad Jack's 5Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
07 Nov 2020 Hereford Autumn 10KBelmont, Hereford
15 Nov 2020 Weston Park 5K & 10KWeston Park, Shifnal
15 Nov 2020 Beckbury TrailVillage Centre, Beckbury
21 Nov 2020 Sunset to Sunrise ChallengeCoalport Village Hall, Telford
13 Dec 2020 Telford 10KTown Park, Telford
27 Dec 2020 Sunrise to Sunset ChallengeShrewsbury Cycle Track, Sundorne
10 Jan 2021 DirtRun Winter Warrior DudmastonDudmaston Estate, Bridgnorth
20 Feb 2021 Winter Railway UltraCoalport, Telford
06 Mar 2021 Groundhog MarathonTelford Athletics Stadium, Telford
20 Mar 2021 Icing on the Cake Trail MarathonCarding Mill Valley, Church Stretton
28 Mar 2021 Welshpool 10KBroad St, Welshpool, Powys
29 Mar 2021 CODopoly TripleVillage Hall (& Railway Line), Coulport
03 Apr 2021 Silkin Way Ultra & Half MarathonVillage Hall, CoalportResults
09 Apr 2021 Darwin Day Marathon & HalfShrewsbury Sport Village, ShrewsburyResults
17 Apr 2021 Winter Holly ChallengeLightmoor, TelfordResults
03 May 2021 Revenge of the FifthThe Sun Inn, Corfton
04 May 2021 May The 4thThe Sun Brewery, Church Stretton
15 May 2021 Shin Dig In The ShireLong Mynd, Carding Mill Valley
22 May 2021 ​​​Stanton Stile Hop 5K & 10KVillage Hall, Stanton upon Hine Heath
11 Jun 2021 Orbit Fitness, Running & Yoga FestivalHopton Court, Cleobury Mortimer
03 Jul 2021 July The TurdCoalport Village Hall, Coalport
04 Jul 2021 Independence DayCoalport Village Hall, Coalport
11 Jul 2021 It's A Piece Of Cake Trail Marathon & Half MarathonCardimill Valley, Church Stretton
31 Jul 2021 Railway UltraCoalport, Telford
07 Aug 2021 Hopton Court Trail RunHopton Court Estate, Hopton Wafers
21 Aug 2021 Hatfields Shrewsbury 5K & Fun RunQuarry Park, Shrewsbury
22 Aug 2021 Hatfields Shrewsbury 10KQuarry Park, 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
17 Oct 2021 Oswestry 10KTown Centre, Oswestry
07 Nov 2021 Ironbridge Half MarathonIronbridge, Telford
27 Feb 2022 The Marches School Oswestry 10KThe Marches School, Oswestry

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.”

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