Club News

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


FUN RUN ENTRY – It is just £2 entry for the fun run – on the day only.

Further details on the race page.


Winter Handicap Race 2

The second race in the series is on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at the traditional time of 6.30pm.

If you fancy a go as AND if you didn’t enter in November AND you didn’t race last winter then please email a predicted time to

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

Winter Handicap 2014-2015 Race 2 By Improvement


Christmas Eve Escapade – Wednesday 24 December 2014

Start  11am   500mts from Assembly at Moreton Community Hall

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Registration from 10am.  Please share transport as parking is limited. There are three courses  3.4kms, 8Kms and 11Kms- please note that parts of the courses could be very muddy!

Toilets available.

Soup afterwards & bar facilities as usual.


January Jog 2015

Jan Jog 2015 Entry Form


Wrekin Wrecker – Sunday 23 November 2014


A perfect antidote to the hoards of Christmas shoppers in our towns and cities, the Wrecker is a wonderful event in the heart of 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 in the Mercia Fell Runners ‘Shropshire Hills Winter Series’.


The 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.


Wrekin Wrecker Results 2014

Wrecker Result list by class 2014

Photos courtesy of Colin Williamson

Photos courtesy of Brian Smith (Facebook) (West Midlands Running Scene)


Winter Handicap Race 1

Many thanks to all 48 runners who turned up at Lilleshall to run the first race in the Winter Handicap series. Also thanks to the marshals, to Lilleshall Hall for the venue and to Sarah and Tosh at The Wheatsheaf for the apres run food and drink. Well done To Mike Taylor – officially our ‘most improved’ runner of the month.

Here are the results:

Winter Handicap 2014-2015 Race 1 By Improvement

Winter Handicap 2014-2015 Race 1 By Time


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.


Newport Duathlon – Sunday 05 October @ 9.30am

5Km Run/ 25Km Bike / 5Km Run

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.  2014 will see the 6TH running of the Duathlon which takes place at Knighton Club, Knighton, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0QJ and we will have chip timing results this year.   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 country lanes.  Ideal if it’s your first Duathlon, or for the more experienced Duathlete.  Teams of 5 welcome to enter for the team prize.

Photos courtesy of RDP Photography

More details on the Duathlon race page.

Combined Results 2014

Split Times 2014

2014 Photographs on Flickr


Fourmidables Series Results 2014

Shropshire HomesThis was the first running of the Fourmidables series and we are extremely happy with the outcome. Many thanks to our sponsor – Shropshire Homes – without whom it would have been impossible to run the series in the way we have.

Congratulations to our overall winners – Robin Sedman-Smith who was our male winner; and Catherine Delaney who won for the women.

The categories were very tightly contested with the lead swapping right to the wire in some divisions. Well done to all our winners. We hope to see you all again next year.

Fourmidables Series Results 2014: Fourmidables Overall Results 2014 after 4 races


Gnosall Carnival 10K – Saturday 21 June 2014

Gnosall TownThank you to all competitors and marshals in the Gnosall 10K. From all the positive comments received it appears that everybody seemed to have a good time!

Carnival 10K RESULTS 2014:  Gnosall Carnival 10K 2014




Ultra Nova 24 Hour Duathlon – 27/28 June 2014

Raising funds for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

The route will be cycling from Newport to Pen Y Pass car park, Run/walk up Snowdon (2 Routes), Cycle back to Newport.

Total distance of Event 186 miles with total ascent of around 10,000 ft.

The Duathlon will take place starting from the Royal British Legion Social Club just off Newport High street with the riders setting off in groups of 4-8 every 15 minutes from 2000 – 2200 Hrs on Friday evening 27thJune 2014 and returning back to the same location on Saturday 28th June 2014 (Armed Forces Day).

Details of back up vehicles will be forwarded to each individual on entering and briefing before event date. Lights will be compulsory front and back for safety reasons along with at least one mobile phone per group.

All details of refreshment points on route will be forwarded nearer to the event. It is requested that all individuals/Groups who would like to participate in this Duathlon with a difference forward their name to Ian Kevan – .

Secure parking is available at Nova House Audley Avenue Enterprise Park for the Duathlon and can be arranged through Ian on email or 07815068065.

The cost for entering per individual will be £20 which will cover refreshments/food stops/breakfast and fuel for back up vehicles.

A Just Giving page has been set up – along with sponsor sheets which will be forwarded on receipt of entry for this most worthwhile charity.

It is also planned to have a special heat press print available to put on competitors shirts at no cost to the individual.

Please forward your shirts to Ian at the following address :-

Ultrasport Ltd
Nova House
Audley Avenue Enterprise Park
TF10 7DW

Many thanks for your kind interest in supporting this event


Newport Carnival 10K – Results 2014

Robin Sedman-Smith

Thank you for all who competed or who helped at the Carnival 10K – it was a great success.

The weather was very kind (if a little on the warm side) and everybody seemed to have a good time. The racing was also excellent with some great times shown in all categories.

2014 RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE:  Newport Carnival 10K 2014 V2

Here is a list of the  Fourmidables Overall Results 2014 after 3 races with category positions.


Sheriffhales Shuffle Results 2014

Sheriffhales Shuffle 2014

Here are the photographs courtesy of Brian Smith:

Shuffle Photographs


Lilleshall Monumental Results 2014

Thank you for all the support from runners and families. There was a tremendous turn out for both the fun run and the main race. Thank you also for all the help from marshals. Here is the list of results:

Lilleshall Monumental Results 2014

Lilleshall Fun Run Results 2014

And thanks to Brian Smith we have all his lovely photos here:

Lilleshall Monumental Photos


The Four-Midables Race Series 2014

Shropshire Homes

Please note that our brand new multi-terrain series, for the four premier Newport races in the late spring and early summer, has a new dedicated webpage.

The series is generously sponsored by Shropshire Homes.

There is a  fantastic multi terrain course for each of the races ranging from 10k to 7 miles. You can look forward to spectacular views, varied routes and terrain, and a very warm welcome. All races are open to runners regardless of pace or experience. Entries are available on the day, but book early to avoid the queues!

The races are:

Lilleshall Monumental    30 March 2014

Sheriffhales Shuffle      04 May 2014

Newport Carnival          14 June 2014

Gnosall Carnival             21 June 2014

Fourmidables Series Entry Form

List of entries up to and including 20 March 2014: Four Midable Entries

Technical T-Shirt for all series entrants!

This is a great way to grab a bargain as well as compete in a series which will operate in much the same way as the Sexarathon. Every race will have individual prizes in the same way as usual, but in addition those who have entered the series will receive points for how well they finish relative to others in their age division. The winner will get 100 points, second will get 99 etc. At the end of the series there will be prizes for the divisional winners.


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.