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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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18th January - Winter Handicap

The next round of the Winter Handicap as part of the Alderford Lake parkrun. Predicted times to Dean Richards (well) before the start.

Winter Handicap

Sat 1st February - North Wales XC Oswestry

The final fixture of the season at the Marches School. Meeting details to be advised.

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Page last updated: 13th January 2020 by Simon Parsons

13th January

The North Wales XC league shifted to a new venue in Shrewsbury on Saturday and it turned out to be a tougher course than imagined! Once again we finished full teams. The men did particularly well to finish 3rd team in their division on the day.  Our men now sit 4th in their division with the Women eighth in theirs. Our teams were:

Men

11 Rob Weston

65 Rob Sharam

72 Saul Mellor

74 Dean Richards

87 Ali Hunter

97 Simon Phillips

Women

42 Libby Dudleston

79 Mimi Owen

98 Liz Featherstone

The final fixture is at the Marches School in Oswestry on the 1st February.

Cross Country

There are no pbs to report from Saturday's parkruns.

 

 

7th January

For any Whippets running in the North Wales XC this Saturday (11th) we'll be meeting up at the Rugby Club at 12:45pm to share lifts. If you’re making your own way the venue is Roman Road Sports Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW. This is a different venue from the original fixture list. The ladies start is 2pm and the men at 2:45pm.

5th January

Whippets were up and about in a variety of parkruns yesterday. Just two pbs to report for Jon Bliss and Gary Gray. Well done, both. Vicky Hopwood was first lady at Alderford Lake.

No sign of County Championship XC results yet - I'm hoping that some of you ran.

2nd January

Happy New Year.

The year got off to a great start with Rob Weston romping home in first place in the Wammy parkrun yesterday. Rob set a new club record of 16:16 for 5k slashing 22 seconds off his old record. Someone wasn't eating or drinking enough over the festive period! Well done, Rob.

No other pbs to report. And,  yes, I did spot that some of you ran twice yesterday. Those with nothing better to do can scour the results to identify the guilty parties.

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Joining

Membership is open to people aged 16 and over. Subscriptions are £25 a year.

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Please feel free to come down on a Tues or Thurs evening to see what we're all about.

If you can run for thirty minutes without stopping then you will fit right in! If you're not yet up to that level why not come for a chat to see how we can help you.

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Or, if you know you want to join, complete our online Membership Form

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Benefits of Joining

Someone to run with
10% off kit and £2 off race entry fees
The chance of London Marathon place
The odd drink or two!

And no commitment needed. Just come down and run when you feel like it.

Training

We meet Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 7:00 p.m at the Rugby Club Edgeley Road SY13 1EU

Details of organised club Training Sessions can be found here...

Winter Safety

1. Be visible. Wear light colours/Reflective clothing
2. Stay as a compact group
3. Look after the backmarker
4. Stay on lit paths when ever possible and only run approved routes
5. Always carry some ID when training alone.