Club News

Gnosall Carnival 10K 2015

The Gnosall Carnival 10K was greeted with the usual rain at the start of the race which led to some interesting conditions underfoot. This made the demanding course, for our series ending race, even more tricky than usual.

Congratulations to our men’s and women’s race winners. Robin Sedman-Smith and Michelle Fox won the race today, and also triumphed in the series as a whole. Thank you once again to our sponsors for the series – Shropshire Homes – also our marshals and competitors in the race today, and all those who took part in each of the events.

Gnosall Carnival 2015 Provisional Results

And (provisionally at first) the final series results:

Fourmidables Final Series Results 2015 – Provisional


Newport Carnival 10K 2015

Thank you to all the competitors, marshals and supporters, who turned up to run in what can only be described as ‘inclement’ conditions. There were some great performances despite the sogginess underfoot. Well done, in particular to the winners of the men’s and women’s races – Chris Davies (33:43) and Claire Martin (36:23) – both of Telford AC.

These are the final results:

Newport Carnival 2015 Final Results

The following file shows the series positions as they stand tonight, after three races, with just Gnosall to go. Apologies to Judi Clayton who had a blank space beside her Lilleshall result before now. Because she joined the series at the Shuffle it was inadvertently missed. This is now resolved and the overall positions have been amended accordingly.

Fourmidables Overall Results 2015 after 3 races


Sheriffhales Shuffle 2015

Many thanks to all the competitors and marshals who made the Shuffle a great success today. Everybody survived the entrance to the car park, the archery contest at Lilleshall and the soft conditions under foot to record some very good times.

The winner in the men’s competition in a time of 43:51 was Robin Sedman-Smith of Newport & District Running Club. The women’s race was won by Michelle Fox of Stafford Harriers in a time of 51:27 – congratulations to both our winners and all those who won category prizes.

Photos from the event are available.

Here are the final results:

Sheriffhales Shuffle 2015 Sun-3-May-2015 v2

The results for the fun run will follow.

Here are the series standings after two races:

Fourmidables Overall Results 2015 After two races v2


Lilleshall Monumental 10K

A big thanks to all of you who ran in the Lilleshall Monumental on Sunday.

If you haven’t entered the series, there is still time to do so before the second of the Fourmidables on 3rd May –  The Sherrifhales Shuffle. Just click here for the  conversion entry form final. Hopefully we will see you there!

Don’t forget, for each race there is a high quality embroidered towel as a momento, and a ,matching bath towel for those who enter the series.

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Once again our numbers of Monumental 10K and Fun Runners were  up and we’re delighted to say that since our first race in 2010 we  have now doubled the number of entrants. This allows us to continue to support, with donations, our very worthy causes, so thank you everyone.  We would also like to thank those of you who have given us so many compliments about the course, the enthusiasm of our marshals and the race memento’s.

Lilleshall Monumental 10K Results 2015

Lilleshall Fun Run Results 2015


Four-midable Multi-Terrain Race Series 2015

A4 Four-Midables Poster


Shropshire HomesEntries are now open for the second running of the fabulous Fourmidables!

We are, once again, glad to announce that Shropshire Homes are sponsoring the race series that proved so popular last year.

As the name suggests, there are four races in the spring and early summer. The series kicks off with Lilleshall Monumental, continues with the Sheriffhales Shuffle, and then finishes with the two carnival races in Newport and Gnosall that are just one week apart. They are multi-terrain and offer a wonderful way to discover the footpaths and byways of northeast Shropshire and west Staffordshire.

Further race details (including online entry for each race) can be found in the dedicated race page on the tab above or by clicking here.

Four-midable Entry Form 2015


Winter Handicap Race 4

Excellent running conditions saw some very respectable times.

Once again thanks to all marshals and competitors.

Winter Handicap 2014-2015 Race 4 By Improvement


 Winter Handicap Race 3

The third race in the series is on Wednesday 28 January 2015 at the traditional time of 6.30pm.

If you haven’t taken part in the first two races and want to have a go then please email a predicted time to

Remember to bring along your race number as well as the usual hi-vis and head torch.

Thanks to both marshals and runners in the coolish conditions:

Winter Handicap Results By Improvement Race 3 Jan 2015

Winter Handicap Results By Time Race 3 Jan 2015


January Jog 2015

Congratulations to all who competed in the Jog this year – also many thanks to all those who helped in marshaling and organizing the event.

January Jog 2015 5km Results

January Jog 2015 Fun Run Results


Wheaton Aston 10K – Saturday 27 December 2014

logalog (8)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.


Many thanks to our sponsor LOGALOG

Check Results via STUWEB

Or download here: Wheaton Aston 10k 2014

Photographs courtesy of Brian Smith at West Midlands Running Scene


Hill & Fell Race Calendar

Charlie Leventon and a few others have put together a definitive or master source of hill and fell races in Shropshire and its borders – hoping to promote consistency and highlight potential clashes before races are registered with FRA or WFRA.

However, there remains a number of gaps in the information and there are dates which remain tentative and require confirmation.  The more attention we can draw to this calendar the greater the chances that we can refine it.  As and when amendments are brought their attention and tentative dates are verified, Charlie and his team will make the necessary alterations.

The calendar can be found on the calendars page.


Whatever your pace and experience, however and whenever you run, come and join us.

Every Wednesday night, we organise three runs for runners of all standards – although you may find one group meets your needs better than the others. The training section of the website has more information. You don’t need to be a club member straight away, just come along and give it a go! There are various training runs at other times of the week either in Newport, at the Wrekin or the hills of Church Stretton.  There are also special club runs, breakfast runs and a varied programme of social events held through the year. We even have our own club band called Running Wild. We organise or support nine races each year: the January Jog in January, the Lilleshall Monumental in March, the Sheriffhales Shuffle in May, the Newport Carnival 10K in June, the Hinstock 5K in September, the Newport Duathlon in October, the Wrekin Wrecker fell race in November, a Christmas Eve family run  and walk, and the popular Wheaton Aston 10K and fun run in December. Please refer to ‘Our Races’ for more details.       Newport & District Running Club is thankful for the continued support of Ultrasport.