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Alex Edwards Reccing The Route Of The Sopwith Memorial Run

Runners to saddle up for Sopwith Memorial Run

Stunning views and a bespoke medal are the rewards at the Sopwith Memorial Run on Sunday 22 September. Runners are invited to put their best foot (or hoof!) forward for Clwyd Special Riding Centre.

Sopwith Memorial Run and Fun Run is organised by Alex Edwards, a keen runner and cyclist who is a member of Wrexham AC. She is a well-respected and popular figure at Erddig parkrun and recently achieved her 100th parkrun volunteer milestone.

Alex is a supporter of charitable causes with a particular fondness for Clwyd Special Riding Centre. The centre was set up by her parents Tom and Anne Sopwith in 1982, providing a range of activities for adults and children with disabilities and special needs who benefit from spending time with horses. Riding, carriage driving, equine therapy and equestrian vaulting are amongst the experiences on offer, all of which take place in the beautiful Clwydian Hills in North East Wales.

The Sopwith Memorial Run is a 5 mile multi-terrain event held on private access land starting at 10am from Clwyd Special Riding Centre. Entrants will follow an undulating route boasting some of the best views in the area before finishing back at the Riding Centre. There are medals for all the finishers and refreshments including home-made cakes.

A 1K Fun Run follows at 10.15am where youngsters will complete three laps around a safe, enclosed equine track. Parents can run/walk with their child and there is a medal for every finisher.

Both events are limited to 150 places each and these are filling quickly.

Contact Alex Edwards at: for an entry form.

Image courtesy of Sam Williams.

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