About Shapwick Runners
Shapwick Runners is based in Shapwick but has members from across the Poldens, Street and further afield. We are a small, quiet club, aimed at bringing together local runners. We are affiliated to UK Athletics. The emphasis of the club is to provide a hub for local runners to contact each other and to run together as and when. Our members include beginner runners, experienced runners, lapsed runners and those with the intention of running who haven’t yet put it into action!
Our regular club run takes place on Sunday mornings, meeting at 9 a.m. by the cricket pitch in Shapwick. We usually do a 4.6 mile route round the lanes at a chatty pace, but this varies depending on the preferences of the assembled group. From time to time we arrange additional group training sessions such as interval training – but due to limited regular take up these sessions tend to happen by personal arrangement amongst members and are therefore sporadic and spontaneous! We have a WhatsApp group for regular communication.
Annual membership of Shapwick Runners costs £20 and includes personal affiliation to UKA (a main benefit of this being reduced entry fees to races) and the chance to win a club place in the London marathon every year. Those who don’t wish to be affiliated to UKA can pay the reduced club membership fee of £5.
We have our own club kit – bold orange technical training t-shirts and black long sleeved t-shirts, for sale at £21.50 and £16 respectively.
Easter Monday, April 22, 10.30 a.m.
Shapwick Village Hall, Station Road, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9NJ, UK
Online entries now FULL - 30 spaces remaining for entries on the day. First come, first served.
It would be great to see more local entries in this year’s 7.5 mile Bunny Hop race, so we’re inviting new and lapsed runners to join us for gentle group training sessions on Sunday mornings, starting on the 6th Jan.
The race isn’t until the 22nd of April. We’ll start with gentle half-hour jogs, and increase the distance over the next few months. You won’t have to sign up and there’s no fee.
Find out more about how to build your fitness levels by searching ‘NHS running tips for beginners’ online and try a few runs beforehand. Remember to take it really easy to start with and hope to see you soon!
We meet every Sunday at 9am by the postbox opposite Shapwick Cricket Pavilion.