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’.
PLEASE NOTE – VERY IMPORTANT
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.
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.
More details on the Duathlon race page.
Fourmidables Series Results 2014
This 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
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 – Ian@ultrasport.co.uk .
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 – www.justgiving.com/ian-kevan-BEM 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 Newport Shropshire TF10 7DW
Many thanks for your kind interest in supporting this event
Newport Carnival 10K – Results 2014
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
Here are the photographs courtesy of Brian Smith:
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:
And thanks to Brian Smith we have all his lovely photos here:
The Four-Midables Race Series 2014
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
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.