Sheriffhales Shuffle – Sun 19 May 2013
Congratulations to our winner – Robin Sedman-Smith – as well the winner of the ladies race – Val Swingler. Many thanks to all those who helped out with the race and got the course ready. Also with setting up stalls, helping with registration and results, and marshalling the route. The weather was kind and the racing and hospitality was excellent. Most importantly we raised a significant amount of money for Severn Hospice.
The Sheriffhales Shuffle is an annual multi-terrain race that is now in its fifth year. The event is about 7 miles and is run mainly over dirt tracks in the beautiful countryside between Sheriffhales, Lilleshall and Newport. Some of the tracks can be a bit muddy in places but overall the route is fairly dry. There are a few minor hills to negotiate as well. Funds raised by the race normally go to the upkeep of the new village hall, but this year all proceeds will go to Severn Hospice.
There are toilets and changing facilities available and a commemorative token given out to all finishers. Food stalls will also be set up for pre and post refreshments.
“PLEASE NOTE: Some of the route goes over private land and is not available to run before the day of the race. Please respect the wishes of the local farmers who kindly make available their fields each year”.
We look forward to seeing you on the 19th May. More details on the dedicated race page.
LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL 10K & FUN RUN
If you like what we do (we think you will), why not consider other races which are ready for the off with Newport running club? Entries are now also open for Sheriffhales Shuffle and Gnosall 10k in May and June. See below for more details:
Our Three Intrepid Newport Girls at the DK10K
Sarah Higginson (54:15), Suzanne Potts (54:29) and Sharon Goulson (56:39) were at the DK10K on Wednesday 01 May. This is a great undulating course and the largest midweek race in the West Midlands. All three girls had a great time in the wonderful weather with both Sarah and Suzanne recording PB’s. Well done girls!
New Beginners Sessions
There will be a new set of beginners running classes starting in June. An introductory session will start the course on Tuesday 04 June 2013 with the first session proper on Tuesday 11 June. The last class is scheduled for Tuesday 30 July 2013. Please note that this is a departure from the previous classes that were held on a Wednesday. Further details including times and venues are to follow but please express any interest by emailing the club at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Newport Carnival 10K 2013
The date and time has been set at Saturday 08 June 2013 at 11.45am. The entry form, notes for runners and a copy of last years results are now available on the race page.
GNOSALL 10K – Saturday 15 June 2013 at 2.30PM
It’s back folks – but not like before! The Gnosall Carnival team have teamed up with Newport & District Running Club to reintroduce the once popular 10k race. The new route is varied, scenic, with a bit of this (railway trail) and a bit of that (few hills) to ensure a really rewarding, enjoyable run for all those taking part!
The Gnosall 10k used to be an annual event but hasn’t featured since the late nineties so hats off to the Gnosall Carnival team for putting it back on the map! The run which will start at the Gnosall Cricket club where parking and toilets will be available heads out of the village on the railway line before a pleasant ascent over Broadhill through the woods. It’s then through fields and lanes before runners end up returning into Gnosall along the Befcote Road, over the canal bridge and along Wharf Road. The runners will be able to perform their sprint finish in front of the hundreds amassed on the St.Lawrence school playing field where the Carnival will be well under way.
Supporters will be able to wander round the numerous stalls, inspect the floats, watch the Dog Activity Challenge or the Tug of War and partake in the delicious foods on offer at the Carnival whilst they await the return of the runners. Run it for fun or for a good time, on your own or with friends, go on – give it a go!
PLEASE NOTE: Last entries on the day will be at 2.15pm
Newport Duathlon – Sun 06 Oct 2013
Originally this event was a challenge laid down between Newport Cycling Club and Newport Running Club, these two clubs still compete and continue to jointly host this event each year. 2013 will see the 5TH running of the Duathlon which takes place at Knighton Club, Knighton, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0QJ and for the first time will have chipped timing results. An undulating course which starts with a run along the canal path and out onto quiet country lanes. The bike route is a fast race circuit used by the cycling club also based on county lanes. Ideal if it’s your first Duathlon, or for the more experienced Duathlete.
See route details for accurate distances.
Links to Bike & Run routes showing elevation etc via garmin.com
BIKE ROUTE : On Garmin Connect
RUN ROUTE: On Garmin Connect
Runners World Online Entry Link:- Newport Duathlon 5.6K/23K/5.6K
Directions to Knighton Social Club:- Directions
CLUB KIT PAGE COMING SOON!
Check out all of our lovely volunteers modelling the club kit at the last handicap race:
Many thanks to our models – Sarah, Paul, Linda, Fiona, Sandra, Ella, Dave and Graham!!
LADIES – Vests, Short sleeved t-shirts, Long sleeved tops, Black Fleeces, Purple & Black waterproof jackets.
MENS – Vests, Short sleeved t-shirts, Long sleeved tops, Black Fleeces, Purple & Black waterproof jackets.
Club kit will be available to buy in the Aston after the ‘Egg & Chips’ run on Wednesday 03 April
To ORDER, email me on email@example.com or text on 07932 927372. I’m generally at 6pm group on Wednesday nights or will find a way to get your purchase to you.
Cash or Cheque – made payable to ‘Newport & District Running Club’ or ‘NDRC’
Stafford Half Marathon 2013
There were lots of Newport runners at the Stafford Half Marathon today. Most of the likely suspects are pictured below.
Here are the results in PDF format: Stafford Half Marathon 2013Well done to everybody who ran and a special mention for Glenn MacDonald-Jones who was first in class.
Winter Handicap – Last before the Spring
Full results of the Winter Handicap March 2013 now available - Race 4 Results Final series positions to follow asap. The last handicap race of the winter will arrive on Wednesday 06 March 2013and the scene will be set for the Sexarathon race at in April. This is your last chance to test your reserves up Lilleshall drive under race conditions. The handicap will begin, as usual, at 6.30pm prompt. So be there on time and remember to bring your race number.
LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL – SUN 24 MARCH 2013
Race Date: Sunday 24 March 2013 @ 11.30am. There is also a fun run @ 10.45am. Lilleshall Monumental entry form 2013 This year will be the fourth running of this successful event. Monies raised over the last 3 years to supporting sports within the local community for young people has exceeded £5000. We are therefore delighted to invite you to this fabulous village event again in 2013. Now is the time to prepare yourself to take part in this challenging race, with its breathtaking scenery which includes Lilleshall Hill itself. Prizes for first three men and women and category prizes in the 10k race. Full details are available on the race page. _______________________________________________________________________________________
Winter Handicap: Race 3 Results
The third winter handicap had 31 runners on a cold and windy night at Lilleshall. The running was of a high standard, despite the weather, with over 10 people breaking their best time for the race. Only one race left this winter, so make a date with your diaries – Wednesday 06 March 2013.
The latest output care of hot news and debate. Newsletter – February 2013
Winter Handicap Race 2
Now that the turkey sandwiches are finished, the last of the mince pies snaffled, and the January guilt has descended – it’s time to help the resolutions along and run the monthly Handicap! How time flies. The second race in the series is this Wednesday 09 January 2013 at the usual place and the usual time of 6.30pm. For instructions please scroll down to find the entry from last month. If you ran the race in December then that will be your release time for Wednesday’s handicap. And you will be eligible for a prize if you improve enough. Hurrah! Please remember to bring your numbers from December as you have the same number for the entire series. If you didn’t enter last month then you can still do so. Either forward a predicted race time via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address, or rely on your time from last year if you ran any of the races last winter. Your outcome on Wednesday will be recorded and that will form the basis for future races in this series (regardless of either your predicted time or the time from last year). Unfortunately you won’t be eligible for a prize until you have ran at least one handicap in this winters series. Results Winter Handicap Race 2 2012-2013Runners in purple indicate that this is their first time in this series. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Newport Macmillan Cancer January Jog 2013
Thank you to all who competed in or helped marshal the race on Sunday. January Jog 5K Results 2013 January Jog Fun Run Results 2013 * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * To help rid yourself of the post-Christmas blues we are once again hosting the January Jog in aid of Macmillan Cancer. This year we are hoping to raise in excess of £5000! Please find the entry form below: Jan Jog 2013 Entry Form
Wheaton Aston Roman 10K & Fun Run
A reminder that the date of the race is Thursday 27 December 2012. The Wheaton Aston Roman 10K has been part of the traditional post-Christmas calendar for many years. There are usually around 450 competitors who are out to shake off the excesses of the Christmas Day turkey dinner. The course is relatively flat and, despite the possibility of snow and ice, is a fast route. It should therefore be a good opportunity for a PB. This year the race is being CHIP TIMED for the first time! Please Note: The chip timing is for gun time only - so no dawdling getting over the start line. You have been warned! _______________________________________________________________________________________
Winter Handicap Results
Thank you to all the competitors and marshals for the first race. There were 52 runners on a cold night at Lilleshall. Well done to Sandra Metzger for the most improvement. Results Winter Handicap Race 1 2012-2013 The date for race two in the series will be Wednesday 09 January 2013. See you all in the new year.
Winter Handicap – Final Instructions
The date for the first of the Winter Handicap races is Wednesday 05 December 2012 starting at Lilleshall Sports Centre. First runner off at 6.30pm but please get there earlier to ensure you have your series number and can check out the route, especially if you haven’t done the handicap before. There is a list of start times below. This is based on either your time from last year or a time that you have given. We realise that there are names of people on this list who do not intend to run on Wednesday. However, if your name is not on the list and you do want to run then email (email@example.com) by Tuesday evening or (at a push) enter on the night – but it does get very busy. Once the race starts there will be no time to add runners. This first race is to get a proper set of times. Race two in January is when your true improvement can be judged. Once you have your number DO NOT THROW THIS AWAY – you will need it for subsequent races. Use the main Car Park. The start and finish will be outside QE Hall (by the Lions) and there are changing and toilets there. This means the turn round point is some 250m beyond the Pitchcroft cross roads – please take extra care when cross Pitchcroft Lane and at the turn round point. Marshals will not stop traffic – its up to you to judge when safe to cross. Please run on the left at all times. Please ensure that you all wear head torches and high viz clothing – i.e. a top that has high viz silver reflective ‘Scotchguard’ stripes. Yellow ‘fluorescent’ doesn’t count! Safety pins are provided for numbers but it would be helpful if runners could bring their own if possible. This year it will be possible for parent and child teams to enter – parent and child must run as a team, stay together throughout and finish together. Presentations and a chance to meet and chat will be at the Wheatsheaf Inn afterwards from about 8:15 onwards. Please try to come along – everyone welcome.
NORTH STAFFS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
REMINDER: The league begins on Saturday 29 September 2012 If anyone would like to enter and get very muddy, can they please let Alan Jenkins know. We need 4 men and 4 women to make up a regular team. It is a league requirement that everyone who enters must state their DOB. Children are able to enter and all kids will run as Newport runners and entry for them is free. Please let Alan know as quickly as possible, either in person or via the forum, as the first race is the end of September. Dates of races: Saturday 29 September – Winsford Saturday 27 October – Park Hall Saturday 17 November – Stafford Saturday 08 December – Leek _______________________________________________________________________________________
If you are a club member and you want access to the club forum and have not yet received a password/ username then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get onto it. _______________________________________________________________________________________