Running

12 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Half Marathon returns on Sunday 6th October 2019 with a new autumn date and plenty to look forward to after the success of the 2018 event. The race will welcome an increased capacity for 2019 and feature two new race distances – a Family 1.1 Mile for families and young runners, plus a Cumulative Half Marathon where participants run 12 miles in their own time and complete the final 1.1...
National Festival of Running, 21st-23rd June 2019, Weston Park
12 Oct 2018
The National Festival of Running is a three-day event taking place at Weston Park in Shropshire on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019, and the organisers are promising “a weekend away with your running family and friends like no other”. The National Festival of Running will feature four UKA-approved races, classes, live music, running stories, meet ups, camping, a shopping...
03 Jul 2018
Sunday saw over 1,260 runners of all ages and abilities start the day in their official Oswestry Colour Run 2018  t-shirt. They ran, walked, skipped and danced their way around the three-kilometre course, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at 4 specially sited Colour stations. The run celebrated healthiness, happiness, individuality and it brought our local community...
Shrewsbury Half Marathon runners
09 Nov 2017
The Shrewsbury Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 17th June 2018 at 9am. It is ideal for runners of all abilities wanting a professional and friendly road race in a spectacular setting. Entry costs £28 affiliated / £30 unaffiliated and registration is open now. A total of 5,000 places are available for this popular half marathon that offers a perfect combination of history and scenery, with the...
24 Jan 2017
Shrewsbury School’s running club travelled to Sevenoaks in Kent last weekend to defend their national cross-country title in the prestigious Knole Run, one of the most important races in the schools’ cross-country calendar with more than 35 schools taking part. Last year the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt lifted the trophy for the first time in the School’s history, winning the team competition by...
14 Sep 2016
UKSportsChat took over the running of the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in 2016 to great success and are looking forward to building on the hard work we did last year and welcoming friends, old and new, to take part in the 2017 event. We will offer our runners the opportunity to take in both the medieval town centre of Shrewsbury as well as some of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside. The course begins...
05 Jul 2016
A Shropshire-born advertising manager is taking on an epic 130 mile run along the Shropshire Way with a group of running mates, to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity’s Shropshire Branch. Peter McCarthy, whose parents still live near Wem, will average over a marathon a day (around 28 miles) with his team to complete the 130 miles within just five days. The group will carry its own kit...
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