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The Shropshire Shufflers is a running club based in Shrewsbury. It was started in 1981 and now over 30 years later, has over 700 members.
The club caters for all abilities, from the absolute beginner to experienced marathon & ultra runners.
Many members enjoy social running while others regularly take part in road and fell races of various distances.
Covid-19 Restrictions - Updated 01 Nov 2020:
Nov 2020 Lockdown Message
You'll no doubt be aware that the Government has ordered a month long lockdown in a bid to control the rising Covid-19 infection rate across the country. Although neither Sport England nor England Athletics have yet made a formal response, and they haven't really had time to do so, the Government website is clear what this means.
Phrases relevant to our activities as a club are that, "All sporting venues must close", people should only make "Essential journeys" and that it will only be possible to meet "one other person from another household outdoors" for exercise.
For those reasons, we feel compelled to cease all club training activities and that will take immediate effect. Although the law won't change until Thursday, the conditions which have led to the new lockdown are happening now. For clarity, unless exemptions are made, there will be no club training on Monday 2nd or Wednesday 4th November or at any time during the England lockdown.
I know that decision will disappoint many people; I share your frustration. However, the club, thanks to the hard work of many people, both run leaders and committee members, is in a good position to resume training as soon as we are permitted to do so. The routes we have assessed and the booking systems that have been developed can simply be re-activated at very short notice. Organised group training runs will be back as soon as we are allowed to hold them.
In the meantime, please try to keep up your running. It would be brilliant if we could complete our virtual trip around the world. We've made great collective progress but we're less than a half marathon per member from finishing the trip. Just submit your mileage using the link sent in the email - you don't have to do the mileage in one go!
I hope as I write this that we'll be back club running in early December. If we all do our bit to follow the new rules, I'm sure that can happen. The routes we've been using are still on the website if you and a buddy want to run them. In the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves.
Chairperson, Shropshire Shufflers
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