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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: 23rd January 2020 by Simon Parsons

23rd January

Some of you may be interested in this workshop that takes place in Shrewsbury on 16 February. It will cover planning, structuring and monitoring your training, followed by a practical session on conditioning and strengthening key muscle groups to aid running.  The workshop is being run with Ruddy Farquharson, an expert in Strength and Conditioning who works with runners and British Gymnastics.

20th January

Just two Whippets contested yesterday's Essar For Villages Half - Richard Handley and Lorraine Gillan. Both setting pbs. Well done, both!

Frday night saw half a dozen Whippets run the 3rd Dash in the Dark Race of the season. You don't have to be mad to do this sport, but it does help. I hope the post race refreshments were good!

19th January

Some people will do anything to get out of the Winter Handicap - but going inside? A special parkrun at HMP Tern Hill saw 7 Whippets do time ranging from 17:25 (Rob Weston) to 39:35 (Nikki Shingler)! Well done, folks.

Dean still managed to keep an eye on the Handicap and writes:

Round 3 of the Winter Handicap this morning and 12 runners took part. 27 runners have taken part in at least 1 run and there are 8 runners who can still qualify for the overall win as it is 3 out of 4 runs to score. After 3 runs the best 2 scores count, current top 3 are;

8 - Duncan Meredith

21 Dean Richards

26 Sue Evans

Someone will have to let me know when the final race is because I don't know!
There were no pbs set at any of the parkruns.

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:


11 Rob Weston

65 Rob Sharam

72 Saul Mellor

74 Dean Richards

87 Ali Hunter

97 Simon Phillips


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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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.