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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

info@whitchurchwhippets.co.uk

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Sat 26th Jan - Winter Handicap Round 3

Right, let's see a few more of you trying to match a predicted time for a Shrewsbury parkrun.

The original date of the 19th can't be used because it's being paced.

Sat 2nd Feb - North Wales XC Oswestry

Final fixture of the season. Meeting details nearer the date.

Recent News

Page last updated: 20th January 2019 by Simon Parsons email webmaster@whitchurchwhippets.co.uk

20th January

Whippets did parkruns in Shrewsbury and Chester yesterday with Natalie Stevenson setting a PB in Shrewsbury.

18th January

Natalie Stevenson has informed me that she and Gary Gray raced in a very windy Tatton 10k last Sunday.

17th January

Beacuse this Saturday's Shrewsbury parkrun is a paced event the Winter Handicap has been rescheduled fot the 26th January.

16th January

Club vests and T-Shirts can be ordered through Mandy Lewis. Mandy will process orders every 3 months with the first orders to be in by 31st January.

Whippet vest £15.
Available in sizes:
Mens - S, M, L, XL, XXL
Ladies - XS, S, M, L, XL (approx. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16)

Whippet t-shirt £15
Available in sizes:
Mens Performance T - XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Ladies Performance T - XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (approx. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18)

Large Whitchurch Whippets logo on the back in white, small logo on the front. Optional name on front for £1.50 extra.

Orders to be in by January 31st 2019. Full payment at time of ordering please. Delivery will be 3-4 weeks. 
 
Please email Mandy to place an order Mandy@jigsmith.com and she will send you the bank details for payment to confirm the order.

15th January

The North Wales XC League fixture at Northop on Saturday saw the Whippets again field full teams - something a number of other clubs failed to do. As a result our men now sit 6th in their league and the women 8th in theirs. The men's team comprised Rob Sharam, Dean Richards, Simon Phillips, Peter Holmes,  James Rainbow, Rob Ingham and Simon Roberts. The women's team was made up of Jo Grandfield, Rachel Foster and Liz Featherstone.

The final fixture is at the Marches School in Oswestry on the 2nd February. Full teams are again needed if we are to match last season's league placings of Men 5th and Women 7th.

Cross Country

13th January

Saturday's main event was the penultimate cross country fixture at Northop but you'll have to wait for those results! Parkrunners were in action at Delamere, Shrewsbury, Telford, Erddig, Penrith and Bodelwyddan Castle. No pbs to report Results

8th January

Just caught up on some results from 1st Jan thanks to Liz Rankin. And I thought you all had better things to do! It seems that a number of you doubled up in parkruns: Delamere and Northwich - Lee Dale, Michael Starkey, Sarah Berry, James Gresty, Lisa Dale and Liz Rankin. Shrewsbury and Telford - Dean Richards, Simon Roberts and Jenny Stiles. The Wammy and Hanley - Fi Leatham.

Congratulations to Gary Gray, Natalie Stevenson and Jenny Stiles who all set new pbs!

Next year, can you all please party harder the night before.

7th January

It was County Championship weekend for Cross Country with championship races taking place in most counties as a prelude to Area and National Championships. This year's Shropshire Championship was held at Oswestry and saw the Whippets field both Men's and Women's teams.

Women

36 Rachael Foster
40 Mimi Owen
47 Natalie Stevenson
60 Liz Featherstone

Men

46 Dean Richards
61 Simon Phillips
69 Saul Mellor
107 Rob Ingham
121 James Rainbow
123 Mark Gregory

Saturday also saw Sarah Gill do the Wirral 10k. There was also a smattering of parkruns with Lee Dale setting a new PB at Delamere. Well done, Lee!

2nd January

Happy New Year, Whippets!

It appears that a number of you wanted a parkrun for Christmas and so ventured over to Delamere on the 25th. Julie Collins came away with a new PB. Well done, Julie! Ali Dolphin meanwhile did the Walsall parkrun on christmas Day.

If there are any more results for 2018 please let me know before this weekend. The rollover to the New Year will mean I will not be entering 2018 results after Saturday. There may also be a delay in entering results this weekend as I wrestle with this annual task. And, it's also quite possible that I'll screw a few things up. You have been warned.

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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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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.