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Whitchurch Whippets is a friendly Road Running club for all abilities serving North Shropshire.

We meet at the Whitchurch Rugby Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm

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13th December - Reps

An interval based speed session suitable for all. Normal runs also available.

Upcoming sessions:

20th Dec Hills

14th December - Xmas Curry

The Xmas curry is going to be at 7:30 Wednesday 14th December at Spice Heaven - space is limited so please let Adam Richards know asap if you're up for it!

26th December - Boxing Day Run - 11:00 Rugby Club

A chance to run off the excesses of Christmas Day with a short social run followed by an optional drink (or two) at wherever we can find open! Sanity begins to return to the world.

Saturday 7th January Shropshire County XC Champs - Attingham Park

Contact Rachael Foster or Simon Phillips asap if you'd like to run. Our entry willl be posted before Xmas. You must either have lived in Shropshire for at least the last 9 months or have been born in Shropshire.

Saturday 14th January North Wales XC League - Baschurch

Final league race on: 4th February in Oswestry.

Recent News

Page last updated: 7th December 2016 by Simon Parsons

7th December

A provisional list of Club Championship races has now been sorted. There may be one or two changes but it gives you a chance to book some of the earlier races before it's too late!

Club Championship 2017

3rd December

James Rainbow writes:

"Five Whippets ran in the first round of the winter handicap at the Shrewsbury parkrun this morning. Simon Phillips had the run of the round, as he was only 6 seconds off his predicted time, so he sets the early pace! Ken is in second place as he was 25 seconds of his predictions, with Fi and Helen following closely in 3rd and 4th. Summer handicap champion Dean was back in 5th place, 45 seconds off his forecast time.

It's still early days and with the best three scores to count out of the four rounds, it's still all to play for. Round 2 is 21st Jan 2017."

As James says, there's still time for more of you to join in!

Also, don't forget the Boxing Day run on the day after that other day. Nice run - drinks - all good!

28th November

Disappointed to miss the North Wales XC league on Saturday, Simon Philips and Rob Sharam spent yesterday yomping over the Long Mynd. Simon writes:

"Myself and Rob Sharam completed the Stiperstones Time Trial on Sunday. It's a time trial from Little Stretton to the Stiperstones Inn, any route you like in the shortest time possible, but unless you want a major detour you have to go up and over the Long Mynd and then up and over the Stiperstones. We finished 14th place and 2nd Male Pair in 1hr 21m, which uncannily was the same time as last year."

27th November

Saturday's XC fixture in Bangor was always going to be difficult with a good number of Whippets unavailable, but great team performances saw us field complete teams in each category. That was better than local club Menai T&C could manage! Rachael Foster led the Women's team home accompanied by Fi Challinor and Liz Featherstone. Andy Heath was first male Whippet home, he was joined by Dean Richards, James Rainbow and Ken Robbins. As a result of the excellent team work - the men moved up a place in their division while the women held station. It gets easier now with the final two fixtures much closer to home in Shropshire!

Cross Country.

Elsewhere, Tom Woodworth was in London running in the Bushy Parkrun while Mandy Lewis was running at Erddig.

21st November

Photos from the Birthday Bash are here on the Social Page

I could only find one parkrun result from Saturday with Jamie Walker running in Ellesmere Port. Yesterday saw a few more Whippets in action with Katie Webster, Fiona Challinor and John Rowlands in the Conwy Half and Jon Morgan and Ken Robbins in the Beckbury Trail race. Louise Baldwin was on her own in the Tatton 10k where she set a new PB.

As they were there, let's hear what Fiona and Jon say about their races.

Fi Challinor writes:

"The day started here with a downpour so I didn't hold out much hope for good weather but as I got closer to Conwy it cleared up and in the end it was beautiful warm sunshine as we ran around the Great Orme. The view was fantastic and made the 2.5 mile climb well worth the effort, I even managed to challenge myself by running on the outside of the road next to the cliffs (those who know me will know my fear of heights, but I felt safe enough with the wall between me and the drop!). This was my 25th Half marathon and one I've wanted to do for some time, glad I finally got the chance, well worth the trip. "

Jon Morgan writes:

"Nov 20th saw what I think is the 2nd running of the Beckbury Trail by one of the newest clubs in the area - Lawley RC. A very well marshaled event and friendly atmosphere. JD would have loved it, a cold drizzly start, soggy trails with a goodly amount of mud. Not a flat event - you were either going up or down. It was so tempting to give a gentle shove to the photographer standing on the edge of a steep bank into a pool...........but I resisted. It was good to see Ken Robins at the start, who got 2nd in the over 65 category. I was lucky as none of my arch rivals turned up and I got the M60 class, winning a bottle of cider and lager - my sort of race! It's about 50 min away, pleasant scenery with styles, mud and the odd bramble. I'd recommend it to anyone fancying a change from the norm (whoever Norm is)"

19th November

Two things we can say with some certainty about last night's Birthday Bash are, that there was enough food and that Adam was fairly happy to win the Marathon Ballot! It was good to see so many people there and I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all.

Thanks to the generosity of Whippets and local organisations, the raffle in favour of Isla Marshall raised £255 in her great cause and also ensured that Alison Birch gets back running - Alison won the big prize of a whole bundle of race entries! For those that weren't able to be there, here's a list of our award winners:

Most improved beginner: Sheridan Lane
Most improved male: Ken Robbins
Most improved female: Michelle Purcell

And, In case you've forgotten - the other awards that already been decided are:

Club Championship - Female
1st Mimi Owen
2nd Leah Leonard
3rd Liz Featherstone

Club Championship - Male
1st John Dillon
2nd Kevin Smith
3rd Jon Morgan

Don Wilbraham Summer Handicap
1st Dean Richards
2nd Fiona Challinor
3rd James Rainbow

I'll post photos up tomorrow. But I may have to get photoshop out first!

15th November

In case you were wondering, the Birthday Bash is from 7:30pm on Friday with the feeding frenzy kicking off around 8pm. Timings not precise - but we'll try and keep early arrivals away from the food until after 8pm! The management reserve the right to test the food first for your safety!

14th November

I'm still waiting for Weston Park 10k results to appear - but I'm not aware of any other results from Sunday. Meanwhile, the Llandegla Dash in the Dark results from Friday have appeared. Simon Phllips reports that there was a good turnout of over 90 runners and that James Marsh also took part.

13th November

It was super Saturday for a few Whippets, with Mimi setting a new PB and hitting an 80% age-grading for the first time in the Cheshire 10k. James Rainbow had his best ever race in the Mad Jack's 5 at Attingham, while Katie Webster completed her 50th Parkrun in Shrewsbury. I think I'll let them speak for themselves.

Mimi writes:

"Did the Arley 10k today, miserable weather and muddy parking etc, but once running not too bad! 47.55, pushed myself very hard, no more races until next year now."

James writes:

"It was my 6th time of running it (it was the 9th edition of the race) and it was as fun as ever. There were a couple of extra man made obstacles (6ft high banks of soil/gravel) as well as the usual mix of trees to jump, stiles to climb and of course the wade through the pond at the end!! Having said that, it was surprisingly firm under foot apart from under the tress and by the river. It was the first year that there was a medal at the end and a team competition. I didn’t see any other Whippets there, which is shame as it’s a great local cross country race. I know you can’t really compare cross country times but it was my quickest ever, so I was really pleased."

Katie writes:

"50th parkrun milestone achieved today. No pb but first in age category so pleased I got out of bed."

Thanks for the updates one and all. I'm still waiting to hear about Simon Phillips in Friday's Llandegla Dash in the Dark.

10th November

As always we would welcome prizes for the raffle to be held at the Birthday bash. This is especially true this year as it is for such a good cause. If you have a prize to donate just bring it along on the night - no item too small or large!

7th November

This year's Birthday Bash on the 18th November will see many awards given out as we make presentations for Club Standards, Championships, Handicaps and more!

Among known winners of Championships ets, we have some special improvement awards for which the nominations are as follows:

Most improved beginner
Michael McKeown
Sheridan Lane
Simon Huxley

Most improved male
Dave Thornton
Duncan Meredith
Ken Robbins

Most improved female
Cathy McAllister
Karen Smith
Michelle Purcell

And, In case you've forgotten - the other awards that already been decided are:

Club Championship - Female
1st Mimi Owen
2nd Leah Leonard
3rd Liz Featherstone

Club Championship - Male
1st John Dillon
2nd Kevin Smith
3rd Jon Morgan

Don Wilbraham Summer Handicap
1st Dean Richards
2nd Fiona Challinor
3rd James Rainbow

Just in case you were wondering, the club awards committee is responsible for all nominations and have had access to all the performance data I have collected over the year!

6th November

Ten Whippets headed over to St David's College, Llandudno for the second fixture in the North Wales XC league as the club again fielded two full teams.

The men finished:

46 Robert Sharam
81 Dean Richards
95 Andy Heath
97 Simon Phillips
151 Ken Robbins

The Women finished

57 Jo Grandfield
66 Rachael Foster
84 Liz Rankin
97 Michelle Scrase
104 Lynn Norton

After two fixtures the men are in 8th position and the women 9th in their respective leagues. The next fixture is on the 26th November at Bangor.

Elsewhere, Fi Challinor did the Woodhouse Moor park run while Tom Woodworth was in action at Birkenhead.

Tomorrow, I'll let you all know the nominations for club awards to be made at the Birthday Bash on Friday week - the 18th. Adam Richards awaits your bookings!

3rd November

I've just made a final check on Standards Mugs and discovered that due to a previously missed race result from last year, Ian Grandfield is entitled to a Silver Standard. Well done, Ian! I have checked everyone as best as possible - even checking against UKA profiles, but it is always possible I've missed a race result. Please let me know if that is the case.

2nd November

Two more results from the weekend. Matt Lucas and Mark Gregory both completed the gruelling Snowdonia Marathon and should therefore be in fine fettle for some of the future Cross Country fixtures.

A reminder to all Marathon hopefuls - if you're hoping to enter the club ballot, the 8th of November is the last date to get your subs and application form to Jenny Spencer. Late applications will not be accepted. So far, Adam Richards, Mimi Owen and James Rainbow are in the ballot.

31st October

As far as I can see, just one result from yesterday to report. Katie Webster ran 52:58 in the Bridgnorth 10k.

This was the last chance for members to set a new club standard. The list of new standards for this year, as far as I know, are therefore as follows:

Member Standard Reached
Thomas WoodworthRed19th September
Michael McKeownGreen4th September
Mandy LewisPurple24th April
Sheridan LaneBlue23rd October
Cathy McAllisterBlue30th August
Louise BaldwinBlue30th August
Duncan MeredithBlack28th June
Liz RankinBlack28th June
Michelle ReadBlack28th June
Mark MusgroveBlack4th August
Dave ThorntonBlack4th September
Katie WebsterBlack4th September
Leah LeonardSilver15th May
Ken RobbinsSilver28th June
Jo GrandfieldGold6th September
John DillonDiamond4th September

If you think you've qualified for a new or improved standard and I have missed you - please let me know asap as I will be ordering mugs in the next day or two.

Details of the standards scheme are here: Club Standards.

30th October

Yesterday's parkruns saw Whippets running in Shrewsbury (Katie Webster, Fi Challinor and Louise Baldwin), Beeston (Tom Woodworth), Worthing (Christine Henderson) and Erddig (Liz Rankin). Meanwhile Liz Featherstone travelled to Porh Eirias for a 10k - setting a new PB but just missing out on moving up a club standard by 7 seconds!

28th October

The Winter handicap will again be taking place this year starting on 4th December. As for last year it will be a series of "Naked" races - don't get excited - it just means no technology or watches allowed. You have to predict your finish time then do your best to match it without help! Full details and rules here: Winter Handicap

26th October

UKA athletics are introducing a representative Masters team marathon event sometime in 2017. Because of her fantastic debut at Chester, Mimi has been selected to represent England at the event. If she is able to take up the place, Mimi will be able to purchase and run in an England vest. Nice one. Mimi!

23rd October

Just a few Whippets doing parkruns yesterday at Shrewsbury, Telford and Erddig. Highlight of the day being beginner Sheridan Lane setting a pb and gaining an even higher Club Standard than the one she reached last week. Sheridan now qualifies for a Blue Standard - well done, Sheridan!

17th October

There may have only been three Whippets running at Farndon in the last Club Championship race of the season, but Liz Rankin and Sheridan Lane both set Pbs. It was Sheridan's first 10k - so I know she'll be delighted with her result as it also gains her her first club Standard! Well done, both. As it was the last Championship race the top three in each championship can now be confirmed as:

Men

John Dillon339.66
Kevin Smith324.67
Jon Morgan300.99

Women

Mimi Owen308.77
Leah Leonard295.23
Liz Featherstone246.30

It's great to see that 72 members ran at least one Championship race!

16th October #2

The Cross country results have now come through and show that the women with 3 to Score sit 8th in Women's Division 2, while the men with 4 to score (new this year) are 13th in Men's Division 2.

16th October

There was agreat start to the XC season with seven ladies turning out for the club at Mold. Sadly, the men could only field a weakened team - but there are more men to come into the team at the next fixture in Llandudno on 5th November. The official results will probably take some days to come through, but the on the day finishing positions were:

Ladies

71 Jo Grandfield
79 Rachael Foster
82 Shell Read
111 Mandy Lewis
116 Liz Featherstone
117 Michelle Scrase
124 Lynn Norton

Men

60 Rob Sharam
112 Andy Heath
122 Simon Phillips
135 Ian Grandfield

Elsewhere, Saturday saw Whippets in parkruns at Telford (Fi Challinor), Gnoll (Tom Woodworth) and Erddig (Christine Henderson)

13th October

Our Birthday Bash on the 18th November also sees the presentation of Standards awards. Some of you will be awarded your first Standard mug while others may receive a mug for reaching a higher standard.

There are still two weeks for some of you to set performances that may gain you a new or improved standard. To save your brains, I've worked out what race distances some of you need. *** shows you need an improved performance in that distance to move up a standard!

Needs a half marathon:
Helen Robbins

Needs a 10k
Keith Cotton***

5k or 10k will do
Leanne Sands

10k Needed
Elizabeth Featherstone***
Louise Baldwin***
Ian Grandfield
Andy Heath
Karen Smith
Sheridan Lane
Jo Tinman
Cathy McAllister***

5k Needed
Garry Norton
Janet Burgess
Lynn Norton
Michelle Norton
Laurence Evans***

12th October

New rules for the Club Marathon Ballot are being introduced this year. Be warned, they are more complicated than ever but are aimed at biasing the ballot towards club members who have not yet run the London marathon and members who play an active part in club life.

Eligibility:

  1. You must have applied for a place in the Virgin Marathon Ballot and been rejected.
  2. You must be a first claim member at the time of the ballot
  3. You will need to have paid your subs for 2017 before the ballot
  4. You must not have run the London Marathon in 2015 or 2016
  5. You must not have had a place in the London Marathon for 2015 or 2016

Places in the ballot

  1. Everyone who enters the ballot gets one ticket with their name on in the ballot
  2. You get an extra ticket for being present on the night
  3. You can gain more tickets by earning points as follows:
One extra ticket for each 5 points up to a maximum of 3 extra tickets. One point for:
  • Running in a Club Championship Race ( 1 point for each race)
  • Helping with a Magic mile - timekeeping/refreshments/marshalling
  • Running in the Dearnford Lake Relay
  • Acting as official volunteer at Shrewsbury Park Run when hosting a Summer Handicap Race - must be listed as a volunteer on Park Run site (point per race helped with)
  • Acting as official helper at Dearnford Relay - (Includes Timekeepers/Recorders/Admin staff/Marshalls/Stewards/First Aid/course markers and clearers)

Oh, boy! That's going to give me hours of fun.

Application form

This year an application form for ballot entry will need to be completed and given to Jenny Spencer by midnight on the 6th November. Late applications will not be accepted. The application form must be accompanied by:

  1. Proof of rejection from Virgin London Marathon
  2. Club Subs of £23 for 2017-2018
Marathon Ballot Form

Application Form

12th October

Now that London Marathon Rejections have arrived I will soon post details on how to enter the Club Ballot for our one allotted place! An application form will be posted in a day or so. As in previous years, members wishing to enter the ballot will need to pay next year's subs at the time they apply for a ballot place.

While we're talking marathons, Mimi Owen's age record at Chester means she now holds the whole set of age records from 1 mile through the Marathon - well done, Mimi!

11th October

Another result has emerged from the weekend. Fi Challinor was our only runner in the Pattingham Bells 7 on Sunday.

9th October

Yesterday saw Whippets running in parkruns in Chester(Tom Woodworth), Shrewsbury(Fi Challinor), Worcester(Katie Webster) and Erddig(Liz Rankin).

5th October

And another result from the weekend, new member Sid Paul completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in 1:37:52

4th October

Liz Rankin was in action in the Lake District at the weekend and she writes:

"This weekend I traveled to the Lake District for my first taste of a race in the Lakeland Trails series. The race took place a Coniston and was a 6.5 mile course almost entirely on trail. It was a very varied and challenging course starting with an ascent, all 882ft of it! The weather was perfect and the race well organised and friendly and I would highly recommend the series. As I strode towards the finish along the lake shore pleased to have survived the bogs and streams of the Old Man of Coniston I encountered the sting in the tail 'the water jump' crossing a stream waist high - all in all a great warm up for the impending cross country season"
Liz Rankin
Liz Rankin in the Consiton Lakeland Trail Race 2016

3rd October

Sunday, saw glorious weather for the Chester Marathon, and our two representatives certainly had glorious performances! Mimi Owen was 4th v55 in her marathon debut while Ken Robbins was 3rd v65. Both ran "good for age times" which should guarantee them places in the 2018 London Marathon. Both performances were also new club Age Records! Ken now holds the age records for every distance from 1 mile through the Marathon. Well done, both!

Elsewhere, Katie Webster and Gillian Fowles were in action at the Shrewsbury Parkrun, Fi Challinor at Hereford and Keith Cotton at Congleton.

28th September

Mark Gregory and Keith Cotton were also in action on Sunday in the Macclesfield Half Marathon.

26th September

Some people will do anything to get out of doing a Magic Mile, Cathy McAllister went as far as Loch Ness to run the Loch Ness Marathon! Cathy ran 4:10:29 for a PB. Well done, Cathy!

James Rainbow ran in the Trailffest half marathon in Porthmadog on Saturday as part of training for the Snowdonia Marathon. James writes:

"Its an excellent trail race with 1400FT of climbing and stunning views of Welsh hills and coast. Its a mixture of open hill side and swooping forest trails and finishes on the Cobb at Porthmadog. The strong wind made the last 1.4km pretty tough!"

Apologies, if you've already seen this on facebook, I've just added a new page on the common mistakes runners make. If your race performances aren't as good as you'd like you might want to take a peak. If racing's not your thing then feel free to ignore!

The "Mistakes" page can be accessed from the Training Page or this link: The mistakes runners make.

25th September

Strong headwinds made running the final Magic Mile an even tougher prospect than usual, even so, it was good to see half a dozen members and Rob's son David give it a go. Dean Richards led home: John Dillon, Rob Sharam, Simon Phillips, Michelle Read, Dave Thornton and David Sharam. Tom Woodworth was very unfortunate to miss the start, but still got a run in before joining us for breakfast at the Raven Cafe.

Saturday saw the usual smattering of Parkruns with Sheridan Lane setting a new PB at Shrewsbury. Also in action were Tom Woodworth (Chester), Katie Webster (Telford), Gillian Fowles (Shrewsbury), Liz Rankin (Erddig) and Mandy Lewis (Erddig).

19th September

The main action of the weekend was definitely Saturday's Shrewsbury Park Run, but Saturday also saw Keith Cotton and Maureen Whyte running at Erddig and Tom Woodworth at Wepre. Maureen set a new PB at Erddig and I suspect that we may see many more improvements from her! Sunday also saw a new 10k pb for Simon Huxley in the Severn Bridges 10k where he was only just behind Liz Rankin.

And another result from last week has emerged. Tom Woodworth completed the Great North Run setting a new Pb and earning a Red Club standard.

17th September

Fiona Challinor did all she could to try and hold Dean off in the Handicap, smashing 64 seconds off her handicap time. Unfortunately for Fi, Dean also had a great run, returning to form at just the right time to place 4th in the Shrewsbury park run and take 43 seconds off his Handicap! There were a number of other great runs, with John Dillon just sneaking over the 85% age grading and James Rainbow taking 37 seconds off his handicap. Not to be left out, Duncan Meredith and Katie Webster both set pbs.

The result of such good running was that Dean is the 2016 Don Wilbraham Handicap Trophy winner, with Fiona Challinor runner-up and James Rainbow once again on the podium in 3rd place. Well done to all who took part and a big thank-you to Simon Phillips for the great job he does in handicapping everyone for each race!

12th September

And a very succesful Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon it was! 19 Whippets finished the race in warm conditions. Leah Leonard was our first lady home while John Dillon was first for the men. There were age records for Jo Grandfield, Mimi Owen, John Dillon and Ken Robbins. PBs were also recorded by Liz Featherstone, Caroline Nelson, Leanne Sands, Katie Webster and Janet Burgess. Dean Richards, Simon Phillips, Jon Morgan, Duncan Meredith, Richard Stewart, Steve Cope, Loz Evans, Adam Richards and Fi Challinor completing the Whippets contingent. Well done, all!

John Dillon just sneaked an 85.0% age grading in his attempt to record 85% performances across the board in Club Championship events! John has effectively sealed the Male Championship while Mimi has probably done the same for the Ladies. But it ain't over until that well known lady sings! There is still one Magic Mile, one Handicap Race and the Farndon 10k to go. All of which might be critical for the remaining podium places.

11th September

Lake Vyrnwy results will be posted tomorrow when available. So just a quick catch up on some other results. Our only Park runner yesterday was Gillian Fowles in Erddig. Gillian ran 35:39 Elsewhere Louise Baldwin ran the Awyr Las 5k in 29:13. An earlier result for Louise has also come to light - on 24th August she recorded 28:10 in the Plas Menai (Caernarvon) 5k.

8th September

Also over the weekend, Dean Richards completed the Shrewsbury Triathlon and Mandy Lewis the Quadrathon. Dean was 5th in the Male Open category recording a time of 69:12

And just because I can, I've added records and rankings for the Mile to the Stats page. We've had a fair number of races now and plenty of members have run this year. Just so you know, club record holders are Gareth Dodd and Leah leonard. Records and Rankings

7th September

Despite the very muggy conditions, half of the 20 strong field set new pbs in the Magic Mile last night. For the record, the improvers were: Louise Baldwin, Janet Burgess, Sally-Ann Chesters, Clare Davies, Liz Featherstone, Helen Gorman, Jo Grandfield, Jo Lloyd, Liz Rankin and Dave Thornton. It was especially pleasing to see our recent beginners doing well. The next Magic Mile is on Sunday 25th September. Start time 10:30.

6th September

And another result from the weekend, Mark Gregory ran 2:56:54 in the South Cheshire 20 in his marathon build-up.

And as a bonus, Fiona has just given me a list of Autumn Club sessions. The sessions are suitable for all and will make a welcome change to pounding the streets we all love so much!

Training Page

5th September

The Tilston 10k provided rich pickings for the 8 Whippets who took part. John Dillon took top honours by setting a new Age Record and qualifying for our first ever Diamond Standard! John has now set 85% performances over the Mile, 5k and 10k. There wre also pbs for Michael McKeown, Michelle Purcell, Michelle Read and Dave Thornton. Dave Thornton also qualified for a Black standard and Michael McKeown a Green Standard. If that's not enough, Leah Leonard was first lady home! The above named were joined by Keith Cotton and Duncan Meredith. Great running, Whippets!

Elsewhere, Katie Webster set a new PB in the Cosford Spitfire 10k earning a Black Standard in the process and John Rowlands ran the Wolverhampton Half Marathon.

3rd September

Round 4 of the Summer Handicap saw Gill Fowles take the top points beating the handicapper by 109 seconds - so that's why you've been running at Erddig these last months, Gill! Katie Webster took second place and was the only runner to set a new PB. Fiona Challinor maintained a strong challenge for the cup with a result that moved her into first place. With just one race to go Fiona Challinor heads Liz Featherstone by 2 points with Duncan Meredith just one point further back - but Dean Richards still has a race in hand! The final race is on the 17th September.

Summer Handicap.

This was also a Club Championship race and as a result the Women's top 3 are now Leah Leonard, followed by Fi Challinor and Katie Webster. The men's top 3 are Kevin Smith, Jon Morgan and Dean Richards. The Lake Vyrnwy Half will probably settle matters.

Club Championship

Still catching up, I have now added a race report Fi Challinor wrote for the Wepre parkrun Race Reports

It would be good to have reports for more races added to this section - even if just to provide details of the course, parking and refreshments. It's always good to know if a race is flat or hilly and the terrain it's run on. I'll think about indexing races in due course.

Older news stories have been moved to the News Archive



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