Way back in January 1981, Ron and Wendy Morgan went about forming a fun running club – and the Shropshire Shufflers was born.
They first invited Keith and Chris Ivison to join them. Keith was made Chairman and with his strong leadership abilities the running began. The club grew steadily in strength, now having a membership of over 450 runners.
The club caters for all abilities, from the absolute beginners to experienced marathon runners. Many members enjoy social running while others regularly take part in road and fell races of various distances, with multi-terrain events also being popular. We meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Throughout the summer months we organise alternative running events with country runs normally ending up with food & drinks. We also organise the Attingham Relays.
Alternate summer Mondays see us training in the Shropshire Hills we are so fortunate to have nearby.
The Annual Presentation Evening takes place at the end of the year with awards in various categories including the sought after 'Cock-up Award' for the moments you'd rather forget...
The Shropshire Shufflers are affiliated to Shropshire and Midland Counties AA for road running, cross country and fell running. The club provides marshals at local events including the Seven Bridges Race.
The Shropshire Shufflers Running Club supports the promotion of all aspects of running and the encouragement of all to participate, irrespective of their ability and/or experience.
The Club supports Governing Body recommendations, where they are relevant to the activities of The Shropshire Shufflers Running Club
The Club opposes:-
- Any behaviour by its members which is likely to adversely affect the health or well being of any athlete
- Any behaviour which is likely to have an adverse effect on the name and reputation of the Club
- Any form of cheating or effort to gain unfair advantage over fellow competitors at whatever level, in particular taking of any performance enhancing substances.