Wheaton Aston Roman 10K and Fun Run 2013
Race Date: Friday 27 December 2013 - St.Mary’s School, Wheaton Aston
The Wheaton Aston Roman 10K has been part of the traditional post-Christmas calendar for many years. There are usually around 450 to 500 competitors who are out to shake off the excesses of the Christmas Day turkey dinner. The course has been fixed for some time and despite the possibility of snow and ice is a fast route.
The fun run begins at 10.30am and the main event at 11.00am. The start for both races is at St.Mary’s School in Marston Road, Wheaton Aston and all finishers will receive a memento. There is a £50 prize for the first male and female finishers, as well as prizes for all category winners. Please car share where possible as parking is limited with most cars in a field that can get a bit muddy. You were warned! Please follow the signs and marshals to the parking areas.
The 10K route follows the roads surrounding Wheaton Aston. It is relatively flat and should be a good opportunity for a PB and is CHIP TIMED.
The entry fee is just £12 (affiliated) and £14 (non-affiliated) and there will be NO ENTRIES FOR THE 10K ON THE DAY.
It is just £2 entry for the fun run.
PLEASE NOTE that for online entry, the £2 deduction for affiliated entrants will be deducted at the checkout.
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Winter Handicap – Race 2 Wednesday 04 December 2013
The second race in the series was held last Wednesday in ideally cool conditions. In fact, the weather was markedly different to that experienced in the torrential rain of November.
There were a total of 39 runners, of which 23 improved their times so a very well done to them. The best time of the night was 18:31 by Robin Guy – an excellent effort – although there were very good performances right the way through the ability range. Many of the runners then went to the Wheatsheaf where, once again, they were treated to stew and chip butties. Thank you all.
Christmas Eve Escapade 2013 – Moreton Millennium Community Centre
TF10 9DS OS GR SJ 797173.
Registration open 10am Start prompt at 11.am.
3 courses 3Kms, 7Kms & 11Kms.
Maps of routes handed out at the start which is about 500 metres from the hall. The courses are multi-terrain and could be muddy in parts! Please dress accordingly.
There is a limited Car park, so share if possible. Families welcome , there is no need to run just have pre-Christmas walk.
Social afterwards, soup, bread, mince pies & tea. Alcohol available at the bar. Toilets at The Centre.
January Jog 2014
Sunday 05 January 2014 at 12 noon
Wrekin Wrecker – Sun 17 Nov 2013 at 11.00am
Thanks to the competitors and the marshals for a fantastic race as always. Even the weather was kind today. Roll on next year!
Also well done to Lucas Parker aged 12, our sole runner in the junior race, who won in a time of 16 minutes and 33 seconds!
This is a tough but highly rewarding fell race up, over and around the wonderful Wrekin in beautiful Shropshire. The race is about 8 miles long and involves 2400ft of climbing. It has an FRA rating of ‘Category A Medium length’. The race is the second in the Mercia Fell Runners ‘Shropshire Hills Winter Series’.
PLEASE NOTE – VERY IMPORTANT
New FRA Safety Requirements have been adopted for this race: All runners MUST carry waterproof whole body cover, hat, gloves, whistle, map and compass. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and reported to FRA. The use of any equipment that restricts hearing is forbidden.
Image courtesy of Alastair Tye at Fell Running Pictures
The Infamous Awards Evening & Christmas Party
Our Annual Club Awards Evening and Christmas Party will be held at Cosy Hall, Water Lane on Friday 6th December from 7.30pm to midnight. There will a curry supper (vegetarian available) plus assorted desserts, a bar and a barrel of beer. We have a new disco this year – Buzz Beats, so the usual knees up will continue after the Awards. Food will be served at approx 8.15pm.
We hope you will support this event, which is a chance to socialise in something other than sweaty lycra and smelly trainers – the format will be hot food, dessert, awards and then dancing!! Oh yes, and drinking too!
Due to hall size, numbers are limited to 100, so please get your ticket (£15 each) early! They are being sold by Lisa Millar, Jane Chapman and Toni Ireland, and will be on sale at 6pm group weekly from Wednesday 16 October 2013. If you’re unable to get to club, but would like a ticket, please e-mail any of the above ladies via the Forum and we’ll get a ticket to you, don’t worry! Or you can also text them as follows:
Lisa : 07790 903920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane : email@example.com
Toni : 07932 927372
Winter Handicap – Wednesday 06 November 2013
The first race of the popular winter series was ran in less than ideal conditions. So we were delighted that 41 hardy souls turned out to test their mettle. A new course made it difficult to gauge the performance of the runners but everybody did very well in the circumstances. These results will now form the benchmark for the remaining races this winter.
A huge thank you to The Wheatsheaf for the soup, chip butties and fantastic hospitality. Thank you to the marshals for braving the elements, and thank you to Lilleshall Hall for being very understanding about the use of the grounds and the bar before the race.
Newport Duathlon – Sun 06 Oct 2013
Thank you to all who competed or helped marshal the event. Congratulations to Paul Rogers of Black Country Triathletes who won the men’s race in a fabulous time of 1:19:50 and to Vikki Sivertsen of Malvern Tri Club who was the female winner in a time of 1:37:45.
The weather was fantastic and the support excellent. A particular well done to Nova Raiders who were successful in their annual battle with Newport Running Club and Newport Cycling Club.
So we’ll have to wait a full year for revenge!
Many thanks for the images: courtesy of RDP Photography
October 2013 Newsletter
What you’ve been waiting for.
Half Marathon Weekend
This weekend was notable for half marathons, with a number of club members involved in either The Great North Run or the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon. A well done to all our finishers who battled it out in some quite trying conditions. The list of finishing times (chip times) were as follows:
Great North Run (Full Results)
Robert Wilson 1:52:58
Sarah Higginson 2:00:29
Sue Potts 2:00:29
John Metzger 2:03:18
Gary Bowness 2:13:29
Lake Vyrnwy (Full Results)
Scott Kind 1:25:22
Chris Freer 1:27:06
David Brown 1:28:54
Keith Robins 1:36:33
Sally Potts 1:43:24
Kevin Nicklin 1:43:37
Helen Edwards 1:44:02
Alexia Tapley 1:49:08
Ruth Corrigan 1:59:06
Aimee McPhee 2:05:38
Wendy Brookfield 2:14:17
Pauline Walsh 2:22:23
Sexarathon Final Positions
Just in case you are not aware of the final positions in the summer race series, here is the link to the results.
There were some notable good finishes from Newport members. For the men – Robin Sedman-Smith finished first in the 35-39 category and David Brown third. Robin Guy picked up second place in the 40-45 division, while Maurice Reid achieved fourth in 45-49. For the women – in the 35-39 category Gayle Hellawell was third with Sarah Higginson just behind in fourth. Sue Potts was 4th equal in 40-45 while Toni Ireland was also fourth in the 55-59 division.
A very well done to all our competitors, wherever you finished.
There are lots of pictures and a write-up of the Harper Scarper in the race section.
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