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Updated November 2022
 
From January 2023 all our road running sessions will return to being non-booked runs. Track sessions on Thursday evening will continue to need to be booked. We offer road sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings. Take care, stay safe and keep others safe.

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The News Updates

Here you will find all our latest news. This is periodically updated to show the latest advice, guidance and instructions. This currently includes COVID-19 updates.

Please keep checking back as there will be other news updates throughout the year

 
 
 
 

06/11/22 - Club Update Last Call for Championship Entries

The Club Championship year 2021-22 has now officially ended! The results will be announced at the Christmas Party in December. Your best race times from Nov 1st 2021 to 31st Oct 2022 count- please let us know your best times by the end of Wednesday 9th November for them to be included. The standings as at early October can be viewed here.

Even if you have races in 4 of the qualifying race categories (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 2k time trial and cross country) we will also be celebrating the best performances in each category- so do send in your times.

London Marathon Club Places
We have been allocated 2 places for club members for the London Marathon, April 23rd 2023. Here are the criteria for applying to be in the club ballot for these places:
  • Be a fully paid-up club member
  • You must have applied to the London Marathon for a 2023 place and been unsuccessful
  • You must have 1st claim EA registration with Shropshire Shufflers
  • Have not previously had a Shropshire Shufflers Club place at the London Marathon
  • If successful, you must apply and pay for your place by 20th December. The place cannot be transferred, and you must run in a club vest
  • One place will be reserved for people who have never run the London Marathon, if you have run before you may be considered for the 2nd place.
If you are interested in being in the ballot please forward your London Marathon rejection email to Jan Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with details of if you have previously run the London Marathon by Satuday 12th Nov at the latest. The winners will be drawn at the Christmas party on 10th December.

Monthly Race Report- The busy Autumn race season has continued…..

09/10/22 Shrewsbury Half - Congratulations for the 25 Shufflers ran season best times at the Shrewsbury half marathon. Stand out male performances male included Paul Aston(M35) 2nd place overall (1.15.22); Euan Balmer(M45) 20th (1.27.08) and Andrew Wakefield (MSen) 25th (1:30:19), Bill Dargue 1st M65 (1:40), Les Richie 2nd M65 (1:45); Pete Hough 1st M70 (1:42) Iain Day 1st M75 (2:03); Seb Bialys 5th M40 (1:33) and Gary Marsh 5th M60 (1:53). In the women’s race: Jo Pugh 4th overall and 1st F45(1.34.47), Nicola Bishton (FSen) 9th (1:38:34). Kathy Bridgwater 4th F50 (1:56), Helen Jones 5th F55 (2:04) and Jane Magee was 4th F60 (2:36).

A further 6 Shufflers ran the Metric half distance with Sam Ostermeyer (M35) came 5th in 55.15, Chris Clarke 1st M75 and 19th Overall in 1:05 and Tim Abbot 2nd M40 and 20th overall (1:05.) Amy Nodder was 15th female (1.11) and Caroline Cross 19th female (1:13).

30/10/22 Severn Bridges 10k- The Shufflers organised this traditional event for the first time and huge congratulations must go to the organising committee led by Nick Deane and all the shufflers who volunteered on the day. An amazing 78 runners were registered as Shropshire Shufflers, with outstanding personal performances throughout. John Milner led the Shufflers home in 18th in a personal best of 40:39, and Jo Pugh was 3rd female (43:25), Jen Rutherford was 9th Female (48:32), Pete Hough 1st M70 (44:14), Jane Hilbery 1st F70 (1:10), and Rik Pensa (42:08) and Kathy Bridgewater (54:40) both got 4th place in the 50 categories.

More Marathons. Further to the amazing list of marathoners detailed in the last shufflette congratulates to Graham Berry (5:15) and Matt Stephens (4:02) who also ran at London. Glenn Forster (3:43) and Victoria Addison (4:36) who ran at Abingdon and Neil Jones who ran the Snowdon Marathon (4:27). Last but absolutely not least Susan Vuli ran the Chicago Marathon in October (4:26).

7/3/22 - Club Update

From mid-March we are trialling again Thursday morning sessions and we be starting new strength and conditioning training from Thursday 31st March and a Beginners Group from Monday 25th April

08/12/21 - Run leaders guide update 

Updated run leaders guide and what we ask runners to consider when attending running sessions

In December 2021 we updated the guide for run leaders (found on the coaching section). Its reinforces the expectation that runners;
  1. will use the booking system before attending sessions (please contact a committee member about this if this causes you any difficulties)
  2. will wear appropriate footwear, hi-viz clothing and not use head torches or bright lights that can cause disruption to other runners when doing turnarounds
  3. will advise run leaders of any potential injuries and if they have to leave a running session early 
These expectations are there to help you and your follow runners have fun and safe sessions. Please do feedback any comments on these or other running issues to the coaching team (details found in the coaching section) as we are always looking to improve what we can offer to runners in our great club

28/02/21 - Return of athletics and running roadmap

England Athletics have confirmed that clubs, groups, coaching and competition will be able to return outdoors from 29 March. There is a roadmap detailing what the various stages are, on the website.

Each Stage has been outlined via an infographic available. 

Please note, all these dates are subject to the UK Government’s four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and the conditions which must be met before the country is able to move from one step to the next.

We would like to remind members that these are NOT BEFORE dates and ask that you continue to follow club guidance to activity