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Club Founders
Simon, Alison & Jon

Key Contacts

PresidentJon Morgan01948 665166
ChairmanJohn Dillon01948 710316
Club SecAlison Birch01948 880187
MembershipJenny Spencer07811 155858

Club Location

We run from the Whitchurch Rugby Club, SY13 1EU on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The entrance to the rugby club is off Sedgeford/Prees Road - not Edgeley Road.

Club History

In late October 2007 Jon Morgan and Alison Birch placed a letter in the Whitchurch Herald inviting people to a meeting in the Dodington Lodge Hotel to see if there was any interest in forming a Running Club in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Aided by Simon Parsons, the meeting took place on the 13th November. To everyone’s amazement some 35 people attended! There was clearly a need for a club. The first training session took place the following Tuesday when more than 25 people turned up. The club was in business.

Soon training runs were taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Whitchurch Rugby Club. On the 16th December eleven club members participated in the Helena Tipping 10k. The name Whitchurch Whippets was unleashed on an unsuspecting athletics world!

The club was officially formed on the 18th December prior to the Club’s first Xmas Social – fittingly held at the Dodington Lodge.

In April 2008 the Club's affiliation to England Athletics was confirmed.

Autum 2008 saw the club enter a men's team in the North Wales Cross country league. A year later the men were joined by the women.

The club reached 100 members in early July 2010.

After 9 years service, Simon Parsons stood down as Chairman in 2017. Simon was replaced by club stalwart John Dillon.

2018 saw the club move from being an adult only club to being open to people aged 16 and over.