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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 - An Update:
Following the government's changes to the lockdown restrictions, England Athletics issued updated advice for runners on 1st June.
The new regulations specify that the maximum number of people who can meet in England is six. England Athletics advice is that groups can now comprise six athletes or five athletes plus a coach, provided distancing is observed. A risk assessment must also be in place for the club's insurance to be valid.
The Club Committee met online evening 02 Jun 2020 and came to the conclusion that we are not able to write a risk assessment which might sensibly allow us to offer our regular club meets at this point. We have no realistic means of controlling numbers attending and pre and post training gatherings are specifically not permitted at this time. These reasons and a lack of control over what might be happening at the locations we use for runs means that we do not believe that club sessions can be guaranteed to fall within the regulations. As such, the Shufflers Monday, Wednesday and Daytime sessions normally held at various venues across Shrewsbury will remain suspended until the regulations are further relaxed.
The committee have come to the conclusion that a resumption of track sessions may be possible. However, the track is currently closed and so they will not restart yet. Once we can gain access to the track we will need to review the track risk assessment and tailor it to our own needs. For that reason, the Thursday track sessions also remain suspended at this time.
The best we can suggest is that you organise your own private meet-ups. Please keep within the regulations; currently groups of 6 in England can run together (observing social distancing) but please be mindful that regulations in Wales may differ. These meet-ups cannot be considered club runs and so we suggest you do not wear club colours. We'd also ask you to be considerate of where and when you choose to run, following the crowded scenes that have taken place at some of the local beauty spots like the Wrekin and Church Stretton. If you are running around Shrewsbury, we would ask that you stick to paths that are wide enough for your group to safely and considerately pass others.
The committee hope you can continue to enjoy your running and very much look forward to the time we can hold a proper club meet again.
Chairperson, Shropshire Shufflers
Formal training sessions are on:
- Monday (the Quarry)
- Wednesday (Shirehall, off Preston Street)
- Thursday (Track - Shrewsbury College, London Rd)
- Thursday (Doctor's Monument near St Julian's Carpark / Greyfriars Bridge)
- Friday (Doctor's Monument near St Julian's Carpark / Greyfriars Bridge)
Head over to our Our Training Nights for further information
- organises the Attingham Relays race
- is affiliated to the Midland Counties AA for road running, cross country and fell running.
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