Back in February 2016, a keen runner and Shrewton resident had an idea; Seeing many people out running around the village he hoped to bring them together by forming an informal running group. Slowly but surely local runners got to know about the group, and ‘Shrewton Running Club’ was born.
Taking advantage of our location in Shrewton, we are a small very friendly inclusive club welcoming beginners, improvers and experienced runners alike. You don’t have to live in Shrewton to join us … we cover the Wylye Valley through to Amesbury & Tilshead.
Shrewton Running Club (SRC) welcomes everyone with the chance to run with us up to 6 times before joining the club formally. We run every Wednesday & Thursday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 9:00am meeting at Shrewton Recreation Ground Car Park SP3 4JY.
For many members our training sessions provide a focus for regular running. The club also provides opportunities for racing throughout the year, via the Wiltshire Road Race League and Wiltshire Off-Road League, other races and social events.
Our running and socialising is also matched by our entries to races. We have an enviable number of marathon runners, trail runners and shorter races to compete in. One of the best reasons for running together is the motivation and camaraderie to encourage your best performance.
We are always pleased to see new runners, whether first timers or seasoned performers. Even if you have no wish to race, you are most welcome. We have a reputation for being one of the friendliest and encouraging clubs around.
SRC is affiliated with England Athletics (EA), the national governing body of the sport, and club members have the option to pay an additional annual fee to register with EA. Registration offers access to a wider range of events and gives discounted entry to many races.
We’re Here To Help
Those aiming for more demanding events, such as the London Marathon, will also find the help, advice and assistance they need to cover the distance come race day. We have qualified run leaders to help with training plans and also several experienced members who have completed a number of endurance events – all of whom are keen to show others how to take on an extreme challenge.
Lots of our members take part in a variety of races throughout the year. A major focus for the club is the Wiltshire Road Race League and Wiltshire Off-Road League — a popular series of low-cost races where SRC members compete alongside runners from other local clubs. Our members also enter countless other races and events.
Last year 2016/17 was our first year competing in the Wiltshire Road Race League and we finished 4th in Division B, this year 2017/18 we are currently 2nd in Division B with one more race to complete … we could be promoted!!
Couch To 5K
We also run our Couch to 5K first time runners programme during the year, culminating in graduation at Salisbury Parkrun. Our next course commences in March 2019, further details will be available on this website, Facebook and Twitter or contact us for more details.
Written by Richie Appleton and Charlotte Taylor