Following the highly successful Foxtrot this week, the next Alternative Run is Wednesday, 6th August, at Harmer Village Hall. Choice of 4, 6 or 8 mile on or off-road runs with buffet food in the hall afterwards for £2 per head. Please contact Phil on 01939 290202 or click here to book a place. -25/07/14
The next Alternative Run is next Wednesday, 23rd July, at the Fox Inn at Great Ryton. Full directions and instructions are in this document. -18/07/14
We are very pleased to announce that Ian Richards has now completed all his coaching training and will be joining the club coach's rota shortly. Congratulations Ian. If you also would like to put a bit back into the club, please consider becoming a coach, it's rewarding and absolutely essential to the ongoing success of the Shufflers. -18/07/14
Chi running instructor John Burdon is holding a course in Church Stretton on the 2nd of August, and has offered Shufflers a 10% discount. To learn more, go to his website here. Use the voucher code Shufflers to get the discount. -16/07/14
The next Shufflers alternative Wednesday run is on 23rd July from the Fox Inn at Great Ryton just past Condover. Set in beautiful countryside with views of the Lawley it will be for all abilities, so a short run 3-4 miles or a longer run of 8ish. Chips and sandwiches afterwards as always for £2 per head on the night. The Fox would like a rough idea of numbers as soon as possible so if you would like to come along please message Liz by clicking here. You can find out more about the pub from here, but I will post directions how to get there nearer the time. -07/07/14
Liz has asked me to remind members that we have a minimum age for club training nights of 18. Members who are 16 or 17 are permitted to train with us but they must be accompanied by an adult member who takes responsibility for them. Under 16s are not permitted to train with the club. This is not because of ability, it is a condition of the club's insurance policy. -01/07/14
Keith Ivison results
The highlight of today's Shrewsbury Carnival was the Keith Ivison Memorial four mile race round town. Finishing in the Quarry in glorious sunshine, hundreds of spectators cheered home the winner Joe Brocklehurst and Sally Brocklehurst as first lady home. To see the full results please click here. -14/06/14
The Thursday evening track sessions will not take place on June 26th, July 3rd and 17th, as the track is being used for annual competitions -09/06/14
Following on the success of Attingham Park Relays, we are getting teams together for the Dearnford Relays at Dearnford lake near Whitchurch on Thursday 10th July. Same format as Attingham - teams of 3, 2 mile leg each. We already have 11 teams from a shout out on Facebook so if you want to join in the fun, please email Liz by clicking here.
More info on Whitchurch Whippets website here. -27/05/14
The Alternative Wednesday Run on 4th June will be from the White Horse, Pulverbatch. There will be a choice of two routes: 8.8 or 5.5 miles. Both are mainly off-road and enjoy great views. Route descriptions will be available from 6pm on the car park. Pasty and chips will be served from 8.30 onwards with a vegetarian option available. Cost is £2 payable on the night.
If you would like to come email Dave Humphreys by clicking here, giving your name and indicate whether you want a vegetarian pasty. An early response would help to provide numbers for The White Horse.
Everyone welcome! -24/05/14
To see the men's individual results please click here.
To see the women's individual results please click here.
To see the Women's team results please click here.
To see the men's team results please click here.
To see the mixed teams' results please click here.
To see the community teams' results please click here.
244 pictures from the Attingham Relays can be seen by clicking here.
The final results will be up later today. -24/05/14
Don't forget that on Thursday evening we have the Attingham Relays, all spectators welcome as it should be a brilliant event.
I have added a couple of club records so Congratulations to Nicola Davies for her Market Drayton 10k time and belated congratulations to Pete Booth for his record setting time at London. If you or anyone else breaks a club record, please let me know by clicking here, (thanks Mike for reminding me !) -20/05/14
We have our occasional alternative Wednesday runs but if you fancy something a bit different on a Tuesday evening why not try orienteering? Wrekin Orienteers offer you visits to some of Shropshire's best scenery including The Wrekin, The Ercall, Stanmore and Severn valley Country Parks, Wrockwardine Wood, and even Lilleshall and Sundorne Sports Centres, Runs start at 19:00 hrs and last an hour or less. For more info please click here. -10/05/14
As you know, we have a series of Alternative Runs on eight Wednesday evenings in the summer. They are arranged by members who sort out a few routes and a suitable venue for drinks and food afterwards. The first and last are Haughmond Hill and many of the available dates are now arranged. However, we have the last two remaining dates looking for volunteers
If you fancy organising one of these two Wednesday evening runs or would like some more details of the arrangements call Chris on Shrewsbury 358113 or email him by clicking here. -10/05/14
Today we registered the 100th team for our Attingham Relays so we have closed it for further entries. If you didn't get in soon enough you could always ask Liz to put you in the waiting list as I am sure that some people will drop out over the next few weeks. You can contact LIz by clicking here. -09/04/14
As you know, we are organising the Attingham Relays on 22nd May and we need about 20 volunteer marshals. Please let Chris Davies know if you can help out by clicking here. -31/03/14
For Saturday 22nd March, the run will be from Carding Mill Valley at 09:30. Two groups, 10-14 miles with Dave and 18-20 with Norman. -19/03/14
These are the weeks of the big runs so Saturday's will be 14, 20, or 22 miles starting from the Sports Village at 09:30. Because of the distances there will be no 'turnarounds' so everyone will be responsible for themselves. -14/03/14
The existing club colours are red, white and blue all on one vest and with the logo on the back and this will not be changed for racing vests. However, for non-racing apparel, members will shortly be able to have T shirts, hoodies, jackets or whatever, embroidered with the club logo on front and 'Shropshire Shufflers' on the back in white but they must be on garments that are red or navy-blue. Sportsjam will have the facility to do the embroidery and members will be able to visit their shop (actual or on-line), choose the style, brand, size, colour they need and arrange for the embroidery to be done. So, birthday presents will no longer be a problem - just get a Shropshire Shufflers top ! -13/03/14
As there are so many 'big runs' this weekend, Rhayader, Stafford and, of course, the Potter, there will be no organised marathon training session this Saturday. -07/03/14
As you know, we have a series of Alternative Runs on eight Wednesday evenings in the summer. They are arranged by members who sort out a few routes and a suitable venue for drinks and food afterwards. The first and last are Haughmond Hill and Chris Woods is doing those so we are looking for volunteer organisers for the others - the dates are :-
23rd April Haughmond Hill, Uffington Village Hall
10th September Haughgmond Hill, Upton Magna Villagge Hall
If you fancy organising one of the Wednesday evening runs or would like some more details of the arrangements call Chris on Shrewsbury 358113 or email him by clicking here. -05/03/14
As the weather forecast doesn't look to good for the weekend, this week's long run will go from the sports village at 09:30 and not as some of you were told in the week. We will do 18 - 20 miles. The route will be on road. -27/02/14
This week's marathon training will be starting at the Sundorne Sports Village at 09:30. The longer run will be 16+ miles and the shorter one 10-12 miles. -19/02/14
London Marathon Weekend
Boultons London Marathon Weekend, Saturday 12th to Monday the 14th of April, A package suitable for runners or spectators, ( or a London weekend!). Two nights B & B at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf. Pick up points from Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Telford, transport to exhibition to collect numbers. Transport to start and drop-offs for spectators. £140 - 00 sharing a twin or double, single supplement of £74 - 00 For more info. contact Boultons on 01694 771226 -10/02/14
Tonight's training session (Monday 10th) will be from the other side of Porthill Bridge as the normal meeting place is under water. -10/02/14
This week's marathon training will be starting at the Men's Cub on Essex St. in Church Stretton at 09:30. Distances will be 7 to 15 miles, mainly on roads -05/02/14
Keith Ivison Memorial Carnival Race
Please make a diary note for Saturday June 14th for this year's Keith Ivison Memorial race. It will be a four mile race starting in the Quarry and taking the Carnival route through town and back to the Quarry. There should be plenty of spectators for the Carnival and all proceeds will go to the Severn Hospice and RSH Neo-natal unit. -03/02/14
The shorter Saturday run will be about 8 miles, meet at the Shirehall at 09:30. The long one will be 20 miler (with optional cut off to make it shorter) from the medical Centre in Cressage (SY5 6DH on the Sheinton Road) at 09:30 -30/01/14
The Shufflers have announced a BRAND NEW RACE to be held on 22nd May at Attingham Park. It will be a relay race for teams of three runners, each of whom will have to run a two mile loop with chip timing. Put a note in your diary now and WATCH THIS SPACE -29/01/14
Wrekin Orienteers have organised a 'Come And Try It' event for inexperienced or non-confident runners who would like to improve their map-reading skills. It's at Nesscliffe on Saturday, 25th January and coaches are available (that's orienteering coaches not buses) Find out more by clicking here.
This year's AGM will be held at the Cricket Club on London Road on Tuesday 18th February at 19:30 hrs. Please come along and hear about how the club is doing, and raise any issues that concern or interest you, there's a free buffet too.
The agenda and last year's AGM minutes are available by clicking here. -17/01/14
Our website is now ten years old and needs an update ! We are looking to set up a small group of web-savvy members to help us decide on a format and the contents of a new shropshire-shufflers.org If you are interested in helping us develop an even better web presecnce, please email me by clicking here. -13/01/14
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL SHUFFLERS
First training run for a Spring marathon is Saturday 4th January, at 09:30 hrs from the Sundorne Sports Village. All abilities, 7-10 miles -31/12/13
Membership renewals for 2014 are due now and everyone should have had an email from Brian with the link to PaySubsOnline and your log in details. Unfortunately their website had a few glitches yesterday but all seems to be sorted now. If you haven't received an email or have experienced any problems please contact Brian by clicking here. -07/12/13
Thanks to Carol for a highly successful awards night last week. The awards were :
Tudor Trophy (Most Outstanding Performance) Kate Whitfield
Barrett Cup (Most improved runner)Louise Woodvine
Ron Morgan Trophy (Seniors Award) Dom Jones
Terry Campion (Vets Award) Paul Gresty
Dave Suttcliffe Shield (Beginners Award) Julie Jones
Keith Ivison Shield (Services to Club) Brian Morris
Runners' Runner Paul Bowes
Coach’s Award James Craig
Coach’s Award Sue Wigley
Coach’s Award Steve Price
Male Paul Gresty
Female Carole Morgan
We also held a draw for London Marathon places and the lucky (?) winners were Elliott Jones, Richard McKenna and Juan Reyes
And Paul Rushworh amazed us all with his Magic
Pictures at here. -21/11/13
Club Championships and Records
The last races that count towards the 2013 club championships have now been run so the computer is working frantically to determine this year's winners. The announcement will be at the club awards dinner on November 15th of course. The first race to count towards the 2014 championships will be the Little Stretton to Stiperstones Time Trial on November 24th. For more details click here.
The new Shrewsbury parkrun has been hugely successful and is responsible for six new club 5k records - click here to jump straight to the page.
The latest results have been included in the club championship tables - to see them please visit the championships page or click here. If you can't see your best time listed please let me know by clicking here. -04/10/13
London Marathon Places and Awards night
We have been allocated 3 club places for next years London Marathon.
If you would like to be placed in the draw for one of the places the criteria are:
1. You must have been a club member when you entered the marathon - i.e. you must have entered as a Shropshire Shuffler.
2. You must have a rejection letter or notice of rejection that usually comes with your rejection magazine.
3. You must not have had a club place last year, to give other club members the chance of obtaining a place.
If you meet all of the above criteria please email Liz by clicking here and Liz will email you details of where to send your rejection slips. Please indicate on your rejection slip if you have ever run the London Marathon before as we will have two draws, one for those who have never done London before followed by another draw with everyone's name in it - this is to give those who have never done London before a extra chance of getting in. The draw will take place at the Shufflers awards night and dinner on 15th November.
Runners Runner award
The runners runner is the award chosen by you the club members and is presented at the club awards evening. We are therefore looking for nominations from you for someone who YOU think is deserving of the award. It could just be someone you run with who has encouraged you over the past year - any reason at all.
Please send your nomination to my email address above with the persons name and a brief reason why you are nominating them.
Shufflers Awards and Dinner Night
Your invitation and menu for the above is in your latest edition of the Shuffler Magazine which you should have now received. Please send back your selections as soon as possible to Carol Beard at the address indicated on the menu. Tickets going fast! -04/10/13
How good are you?
If you want to know how you rate as a runner, Alan Hartley has suggested that you might be interested in the records that UK Athletics keep on all registered runners. You can start by clicking here. -30/08/13
Congratulations to the nine Shufflers who completed the London Marathon today
Val Swingler 2:58:34 and 5th in her category
Paul Gresty 3:11:50 and 26th in his category
Nicola Davies 3:22:23
Libby Collinson 3:28:31 and 12th in her category
Sarah Williams 4:21:04
Shaun Perry 4:18:30
Phil Roberts 4:27:37
Steve Price 4:51:47
Ruth Lovett 5:08:41
Some fantastic times there, you should all be so proud of your achievement, after all it's the best race in the world and you have completed it. -21/04/13
Forgotten when you are next taking a group out? No excuses now as the latest rota is up on the website under Coaches' Corner, or you can click here to go directly to it. -05/04/13
We try to make the Cub Championships fair to all by age adjusting everyone's times for various races, and allowed the best four results out of seven categories to score points towards the final figures. We have had to modify the system because of the demise of the time trial and the fact that Mad Jacks is too late this year so we have decided to make a radical change to how the club champions are determined. Firstly, because of the change in how EA control Race Licences, the championship is open to all members whether or not they have a race licence. Secondly, we are making it the best three results out of five categories. Thirdly, I am not calculating everyone's age adjusted time for each race they do, the age adjustment will be made to your fastest time in the season in each category. The categories will be 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon and the Little Stretton to Stiperstones Time Trial. I think this gives everyone a chance whether they are 5k sprinters, endurance marathoners or fell specialists. I hope this makes sense ! -04/04/13
Friday night at the Lord Hill means Shufflers Awards Night and the London draw.
Tudor Trophy (Most Outstanding Performance) Will Harris
Barrett Cup (Most improved runner) Sarah Williams
Ron Morgan Trophy (Seniors Award) Nicola Davies
Terry Campion (Vets Award) Libby Collinson
Dave Suttcliffe Shield (Beginners Award) Jo McKay
Keith Ivison Shield (Services to Club) Alison and Co – Starfish
Runners' Runner Richard Paddock
Coach’s Award Tim Jones
Coach’s Award Emma Whittall ne Haywood
Coach’s Award Andy Galbraith
Male Keith Sylvester
Female Catherine Voyce
We also had the draw for the four London Marathon places and these went to
Congratuilations to everybody, pictures from last night will be on the website later today together with the final spreadsheet for the club championships.
We have had a few enquiries from members asking whether we allow dogs to run with their owners on club training nights. Unfortunately this is not possible as the risk of runners tripping over leads is too great. So, sorry you dog owners, you will have to do an extra training run with your pet! Whilst we are talking about bans, we also have a ban on headphones and dark tops on gloomy nights; these are both common sense safety issues so if a coach has words with you about them, please co-operate - it is for your own safety! -03/10/12
I know that it is very tempting, but giving your race number to someone else is NOT a good idea. Firstly, if there's a medical issue then the wrong people will be contacted and secondly, the person you give it to will be timed as you and you might find that you have won an embarrassing trophy, with the real winner justifiably peeved! Final reason is that lots of race organisers these days will ban you from entering future races if you have swapped numbers. If you find that you cannot do the race, of course it's a shame to waste an entry, but please do it through the race organisers. -05/09/12
Richard has asked me to remind runners about the protocol if they become unwell, or get injured during a training run. If any member feels that they have to pull out of the group for any reason, then they must let the coach know. The coach or leader will then offer to find someone in the group to return with the runner back to their car or home as appropriate and if you are unwell, you should accept this offer just in case things get worse. This will allow the rest of the group to continue with their training session happy in the knowledge that you are being looked after. Please don't try to be a 'hero' or feel that you are a burden - these incidents can happen to any one of us at any time but it is the club's aim to get back the same number or runners after a run as set out at the beginning! -05/07/12
ho ho ho
We don't allow adverts in this News section, nor non-news items but I am going to break the rules and recommend anyone who has ever run a marathon to listen to the Marathon Runners Prayer by clicking here . It's very funny, even if you haven't done a marathon.
Well Done to all the Shufflers who did the Virgin London Marathon today, especially Carole Morgan, 9th in her age group and Libby Collinson, 14th in hers.
Huw Dolphin 3:17:13
Paul Gresty 3:18:17
Richard Hunter 3:19:46
Tim Jones 3:35:12
Libby Collinson 3:38:03
Paul Carroll 3:42:30
Dave Perry 3:53:32
Lorraine Richards 3:55:02
Chris Wood 3:58:51
Sharron Richardson 4:03:23
Carole Morgan 4:10:57
Juan Reyes-Montes 4:31:41
Neil Davies 4:36:05
Nicholas Hardman 5:49:13
Well done to all of them, they ran the best race in the world and came out smiling! -22/04/12
It is said that there are three types of runner, those who are injured, those who are just getting over an injury, and those who are just about to get injured! Well, for the first group there's a new website to help you self-diagnose with suggested treatments. I spent a happy hour going through old injury symptoms and came up with the same answers that the physio did at the time, so, with the normal caveats, it works! There are lots of categories and diagrams and videos to help with both the diagnoses and the treatment. Click here for the website. -14/03/12
The Shufflers are the biggest and best known running club in Shrewsbury and as such we have a responsibility to other residents and footpath users. A few weeks ago we had to issue a reminder about too much shouting when training in residential areas and now we have had a complaint about members 'hogging' the pavement when we are in a group. Please remember that pedestrians and other groups of runners have just as much right to the pavements as we do, so please do not run two and three abreast when other users are being passed. It's no problem to drop to single file under these circumstances and to issue a polite 'thanks' when other users do the same to let us pass. The Shufflers' good reputation is really important to us in the town, let's keep it that way. -24/01/12
The original club rules were written in 1981 and have been updated occasionally since then. A modified set has been prepared and its adoption will form an agenda item at the AGM on the 21st of next month. A copy is available here. -17/01/12
At the coaches' meeting last night several safety related items were discussed,
Firstly, headphones, these are not allowed on club training sessions as they impede your hearing traffic, coaches' instructions and other Shufflers being sociable, please leave them at home!
One of the groups tried a test recently by putting runners wearing different coloured vests in the shade, yellow and white ones could be seen but the pink ones became invisible. Worth bearing in mind next time you buy a new top, safety is more important than fashion (there's a provocative statement!) Best of all is to have one of the slip-over, yellow, reflective, mesh type vests that don't really add an extra layer of warmth.
Some of the Monday training groups have been too large recently whilst others have been much smaller. The maximum group numbers should not be over 20 runners so if a coach asks you to join another group, please co-operate as much as you can, it means we can all get away quicker with less hanging around waiting for groups to be sorted. -11/01/12
Congratulations to all the award winners last night
Tudor Trophy, most outstanding performance to Martin Ottey for his 110k, 24 hour Thunder Run
Barrett Trophy for the most improved runner to Diane Jacks
Ron Morgan Cup for the outstanding senior runner to Richard McKenna
Vets Rose Bowl to Keith Silvester
Keith Ivison award for services to the club to Colin Williamson
Dave Sutcliffe award for the best new beginner to Susan Bursnell
Three coaches awards to, Tony & Gill Welsby, Ruth Lovett and Jackie Weaver
Cock Up award 1 to Natalie Busby for getting so lost on Phil's alternative run
Cock Up award 2 to Mike Powell and his group for avoiding paying at Mr Bun in Church Stretton
Runner's runner voted by members to Alan Morris
Club Champions for 2011 were Helena Bramwell and Keith Silvester
Lots of photographs which you can see at our Flickr site by clicking here . -19/11/11
We had the sell-out Awards Night dinner last night and winners were :
Most Improved Runner - Helena Bramwell
Most Outstanding Performance - Val Swingler
Seniors Award - Jerome Nogues
Vets Award - Richard Paddock
Services to the Club - Mike Powell
Coaches Awards - Paul Furber & Dave Webb, Helen Lewis, Chris Scott
Championships - Ione Dowson and Paul Gresty
Runners Runner - Helena Bramwell
Beginners Award - Jo Hazeldine
Cock-up Awards - Linda Black and Alan Morris
The championship final listings are on the website, photographs of the dinner can be seen here.
Thanks to Carol for all the organising, brilliant night was had by all. -13/11/10
'A Brilliant evening' was the general opinion after last night's awards dinner at the football club. The award winners were :-
Most Outstanding Performance - Val Swingler and Tim Devanney
Senior Award - Andy Prosser
Most Improved Runner - Ione Dowson
Veterans' Award - Colin Williamson
Coaches' Award - Lin Osborne and Jerry Kurek
Services to the Club - Sue Ottey
Club Championships - Carol Beard and Colin Williamson
Runners' Runner - Jerry Kurek
Beginners' Award - Geoff Black
Cock-up Award - Simon and Ione Dowson
Congratulations to all of them and thanks to Carol for all the organising.Pictures are on the Flickr site here.
The Shufflers' Annual Awards Dinner was held last night at a new venue - the new football stadium, and what a resounding success it was. As various committee members announced the winners, the gasps of delight and applause from the 80 Shufflers present could be heard as far away as the old football ground! The winners were:-
The quiz (thanks to Shirley) was won by team Hird Instinct although the prize Quality Street was consumed before the night's dancing was over and special thanks go to Carol Beard for organising such a successful event.
It was the annual Christmas Dinner and Dance last Friday and, of course, the eagerly awaited awards were presented as follows.
Dinner Dance Awards
This years event was again a spectacular success, with all tickets sold well in advance. Award winners were
As agreed at the last AGM, membership fees will increase on January 1st 2006 as follows
Friday, 26th November saw 78 Shufflers and their partners at the Four Crosses in Bicton for the annual dinner, dance and awards celebrations. The awards presented were:
|Tudor Award for Most Outstanding Performance||Debbie Thomas|
|Barrett Trophy for Most Improved Runner||Colin Williamson|
|Terry Campion Vets Rose Bowl||Janet Edwards|
|Shufflers Shield for Services to the Club||Martin Ottey|
|Senior Award||Huw Dolphin|
|Coaches Award||Jackie Hendrie|
|Coaches Award||Phil Hammond|
|Dave Sutcliffe Beginners Award||Paula Jones|
|Cock Up Award||Colin Williamson|
|Cock Up Award||Sue Candy|
|Runners Runner Award||Robbie Craig|