Farmageddon '5' 2015 Results - click here

Farmageddon '5' 2015 Results - click here
Photograph courtesy of Tony Scales

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mad Jack's Five 2017 - Information for Competitors


SHREWSBURY ATHLETIC CLUB


 

Mad Jacks 5

(Approximately 5 miles multi terrain)
Race held under UKA Rules. Licence Applied For
 
Information for competitors
 

Date. Saturday 11th November 2017

Start time. 11.00am – also see below for registration closing times

Venue. National Trust, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TP                             

There will be a special memento to mark the 10th year


Shrewsbury AC and the National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/  would like to thank Rybrook BMW Shrewsbury  http://www.rybrook.co.uk/bmw and UP&RUNNING Shrewsbury http://www.upandrunning.co.uk/shrewsbury for their support of this event.

Entry fees.

In advance. Affiliated runners - £10, unaffiliated - £12. On-line at http://www.runbritain.com/races or by post. Closing date for receipt – Wednesday 3rd November 2017.

Entry on the day (Affiliated and Unaffiliated runners - £14) will be available if the race limit of 550 has not been reached.

Check the website:


 http://shropshirerunnersnetwork.blogspot.co.uk

 Contact Kevin Francis 07809 207 007 before travelling if in doubt.

What is an Affiliated runner? This is someone who has paid the current year's Affiliation fee to England/Welsh/Scottish or Northern Ireland Athletics. This is not the same as being an attached runner. If you are are Club member but have not paid the Affiliation fee you have to pay the higher fee. Don't know if you are Affiliated - check with your Club's membership secretary.

Minimum age.

16 years on the day of the race.

Medical fitness to compete.

Please do not enter this race unless your are reasonable fit and have completed some suitable running activity / training in the proceeding weeks. The weather in November can be cold, wet and windy. The course itself is very well marked out with approximately 15 marshals or more at strategic points.

All entrants will be required to sign the following declaration when entering the race. Please do not enter this race unless you are medically fit to compete. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit to compete.

“I declare that I will abide by the laws and rules of UK Athletics.  I am not under the minimum age to compete in this event.  I accept that neither the race director nor any persons involved in the organisation of the event will be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses that may arise in consequence of my participation in this event, however such may be caused.  I declare that I will not compete in this race unless I am in good health on the day of the race and that in any event, I will only compete at my own risk.” 

Advice on preparing for a running event can be found on the Runners’ Medical Resource website at www.runnersmedicalresource.com '

Medical provision.

To UKA standards.

Contact details.

For race and course details. Kevin Francis 07809 207 007 

For race entries. Andy Lewis. 07943391110. andylewis1955@btinternet.com


How to get there by road.

4 miles South East of Shrewsbury on the B4380 (old A5 road between Shrewsbury and Telford).

Sign posted from all local roads leading to National Trust, Attingham Park, SY4 4TP.

Follow National Trust signs, and race signs on the day when entering the Park itself.

There will be marshals and additional car park signs on the race day indicating where you can park, parking is free of charge.

Event HQ / registration area.

Within the courtyard area of the park itself, there will be visible signs on the race day.

Registration and race numbers.

Registration is within the Courtyard area behind the main entrance to house and park grounds.

The start of race is approximately 5 minutes walk from registration.

Registration opens at 9.00am and closes at 10.30am

Race numbers will be posted a couple of weeks before the race date. The closing date for pre-entries takes account of this. However, they can be collected from Registration on the day, if this has been pre-arranged with the organiser (this will normally only apply to entries close to the event date).

All runners must wear a number securely pinned to the front of the vest/T-shirt, numbers not to be cut, folded or mutilated.

NB. If you have pre-entered you do not have to go to Registration on the day.

Limited safety pins are available, so please bring your own. You will need 4 pins to make sure your number is securely attached.

Changing rooms and showers.

Not available.

Toilets.

Are available within the grounds of Attingham Park, and are clearly sign posted.

Start and Finish.

Approximately 350 metres from Registration area.

The start and finish areas are clearly sign posted once within the Park grounds.

They are in two different areas of the Park, and are separated by approximately 500 metres, or a 5 minute walk.

Refreshments.

Will be available in the Courtyard area of the Park before, during and after the race. There is also a good play area for children within the Park grounds, and plenty of space for picnics and walks – all are clearly signposted. For more information on the many attractions at Attingham Park visit the website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/

Race route.

A multi-terrain course measuring approximately 5 miles.

The course is relatively flat with a minimal amount of tarmac / hard surface, with some woodland trails.

The majority of the course is off road, covering a mixture of pasture land where cattle, sheep and deer can be seen. The course also takes in a large amount of wooded area with certain obstacles, such as fallen trees which can create trip hazards. The course also covers several wet / marsh areas dependent upon weather conditions, leading up to the race and on the day.

Just before the finish of the race the course takes in the “pond” which means runners should run or wade through still water that is approximately 0.5 metres in depth.

This can be very muddy and obviously cold, be prepared for this popular feature at the end of the race.

Water stations.

There will be water at the finish only.

Retiring from the race.

It is expected that you will complete the course and pass through the finish funnel. If you find for any reason that you cannot complete the race you must report to the finish marshals, or a marshal nearest your retirement position.

This is an important safety feature – we need to know that all runners are accounted for at the end of the race. It is the responsibility of each runner to comply with this requirement. We don't want to be searching for a runner in the woods or adjacent areas who has retired from the race and gone home without letting us know.

Race prizes and awards.

Results will be available on the day as soon as possible after the race, a prize giving ceremony will take place in the Courtyard area where registration is.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Individuals.

1st  and 2nd  finishers overall plus the 1st male and female in each of the following age categories- 16-20, 21-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

First unattached runner male / female

1 years membership to Shrewsbury AC.

There will also be a Spot Prize of a BMW car for the weekend (subject to Terms and Conditions) courtesy of Rybrook BMW. This will be drawn at random from the runners who compete on the day.

Team event. Separate prize for male and female teams. First four Affiliated Club runners to count.

Results.

Limited results will be available on the day. Full results will be available from the websites above and via http://www.runbritain.com/races

Cancellation, Refund and Transfer of Entry policy.

Cancellation by the organisers.

The race organisers will do everything within their control to ensure the race goes ahead.

National Trust have certain rules which apply to weather conditions that could make the Park unsafe to both runners and spectators, and therefore the Park can either be closed altogether, or the race re-routed at short notice. In the event that the event has to be cancelled this information will be posted on the race websites (see above).

In the unlikely event that the race has to be cancelled runners will be offered the option to have their entry transferred to either a rearranged race date (if the organisers can rearrange in the same year) or the following year's race, or to have a refund. The refund would be subject to a deduction for costs incurred by the organisers prior to the cancellation.

Refund of entry fee.

If a competitor decides that they no longer wish to take part in the race a refund of the entry fee will be made subject to the following:

- a deduction of costs incurred to that date by the organiser (including the charge by the card provider for online entries) and reasonable costs incurred in processing the refund – ''the balance''

- the full amount of the balance will be payable where notice is received by the organiser up to 4 weeks before the date of the race

- 50% of the balance will be payable where notice is received between 2 and 4 weeks before the date of the race

- no refund will be given where notice is received within the 2 weeks prior to the race.

Transfer of entry. The competitor can choose from one of the following options.

Option 1. The competitor can request that their entry be transferred to the following year's Mad Jacks race or to the Club's Eastridge Trail Half race. This latter option may require an extra payment to cover the higher race entry fee. For more details about the Eastridge race visit the Club website at www.shrewsburyac.org.uk  The request must be made before the race starts.

Option 2. The competitor can request the transfer of their entry to another runner. Where the transfer is from an Affiliated to an Unaffiliated runner extra payment will be required to cover the difference in entry fees. The request must be made and all information required must be sent to Andy Lewis by 9.00 am on Thursday 9th November so that the entry/results database can be finalised.

We hope that you enjoy this race

Friday, 20 April 2012

Latest News....

Eastridge trail Half 2nd July 2016


Please see information below and follow this link to enter.



Farmageddon '5' results 21st November 2015



Mad Jack's Results 2015


Eastridge Half 4th July 2015


The entry form for the 2015 Eastridge Half is no available. Please click this link to access the form.


Mad jack's five results 2014

 

Mad Jack's Photographs & Results

Click here to access photographs of the 2014 Mad Jack's '5' race:
MAD JACK'S '5' (2014)

The race organisers for the 2014 Mad Jack's '5' event are pleased to confirm that this year's event will take place on Saturday 8th November 2014 (11am). Please click the links below to access the race entry form and information for runners:

Entry Form 2014

Click here to enter the Mad Jack's '5' race online 

Information for Runners 2014 (Updated October 2014)


Eastridge Trail Half 2015 Information for Runners


Eastridge Trail Half 2015 Entry Form

Following the success of the inaugural Eastridge Trail Half in 2014, it is planned to hold the event again on Saturday 4th July 2015.

Eastridge Trail Half Results 2014 

Results for the Eastridge Trail Half 2014 may be accessed by clicking the above link. Well done to everybody who took part in this fantastic event!


Eastridge Trail Race Update - 28th June 2014

''ENTRIES ON THE DAY" The organisers of the 'Eastridge Trail Race' are pleased to announce that even though pre-entries have closed, they have made up to 150 entries available for those wishing to enter on the day.

Registration opens at 8.30am - 1st come 1st served!

 

Results for the Keith Ivison Memorial Race 2014

Keith_Ivison_Memorial_2014_Results.xlsx · version 1

 

Eastridge Trail Race - Information Release 12th May 2014

With two months to go until Shrewsbury Athletic Club's 'Eastridge Trail Half Race' on Saturday 5th July 2014, interest continues to grow and now an additional sponsor has pledged it's support for the race. TORQ is a fitness consultancy providing coaching in mountain biking, triathlon, running and swimming and they will have a stand at the race and will be providing a free sample of their energy gel for each finisher. They have successfully entered performance teams in many national events and will be entering their performance trail running team in the Eastridge event, thus laying down the gauntlet to local running teams. Will the local teams rise to the challenge?

Further information on the performance products and services provided by TORQ can be found on their website at torqfitness.co.uk. 


Eastridge Trail Half (2014)


Saturday 5th July 2014 (10:30am)


The Race Organisers wish to thank the following for their generous sponsorship:
  • David Davies & Co, Minsterley
  • Muller Dairy, Market Drayton
  • Three Tuns Brewery, Bishops Castle
  • Cotswold Outdoor, Shrewsbury
  • Rybrook BMW, Shrewsbury
  • Montgomeryshire Natural Springwater Company, Churchstoke

Note: TORQ UK Fitness Consultancy  http://www.torqfitness.co.uk/  will have a stand at the Eastridge Trail Half Race

Keith Ivison Memorial Carnival Race 2014

The KEITH IVISON Memorial Carnival race on the 14th June 2014 starts 1.45pm from Quarry park Registration tent in the arena near Port Hill Bridge.

The course is 4 miles in length with the finish in the Quarry park Arena near Port Hill bridge. £8 affiliated runners £10 non affiliated runners. All proceeds to Severn Hospice and Royal Shrewsbury hospital Neo Natal Unit Prizes in all age categories male and female All competitors must be 15 years and over.

No dogs/wheelchairs/pushchairs or headphones on health and safety grounds.
This is a revival of the pre-carnival race last run over 10 years ago but with a new course and will take advantage of crowds around the town roads of Shrewsbury as well as the idyllic Quarry park by the river Severn

Race contacts: Ron Morgan on ronmorg@gmail.com or 0797 1515 314 or Chris Ivison on christineivison@hotmail.com TEL:07789811708

Online entries are now open at: http://www.fabian4.co.uk/

Mad Jack's '5' (2014)

The race organisers for the 2014 Mad Jack's '5' event are pleased to announce that this year's event will take place on Saturday 8th November 2014 (11am). Please click the links below to access the race entry form and information for runners:

Entry Form 2014

Click here to enter the Mad Jack's '5' race online

Information for Runners 2014 (updated 26th February 2014)

Mad Jack's Results and Photographs 2013

Click here for full results  (Updated)   

(courtesy of Colin Williamson)


New Shropshire Race   *   New Shropshire Race

Mad Jack's '5' 2013

This year's Mad Jack's '5' race will take place on Saturday 9th November 2013 (11am). To access the entry form click on this link.    


New    New   New   New   New   New   New 

Click here to view local race fixtures up until the end of August 2013 (courtesy of Steve Waters (Shrewsbury AC))

The Keith Ivison Memorial 5k Race

The Keith Ivison Memorial 5k is being held in the Quarry Park Shrewsbury on 5th May 2013 at 11am, all proceeds in aid of Severn Hospice and RSH Neonatal Unit ...Keith was a founder member of Shropshire Shufflers, please come along to support Keith's wife Chris and her family in remembering Keith and enjoy a lovely day in the town park running alongside the river on a fast mostly flat accurate course. You can enter online just click on the link: http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=809.

Severn Loop 5km Results 17th February 2013

The Severn Loop 5km race took place in excellent weather conditions on 17th February 2013. Course record holder Joe Brocklehurst (Shrewsbury AC) retained his title winning the race in 15:15 and was followed home by Pete Butler (Oswestry Olympians) in 16:31 and Callum Dillon (Trentham RC) in 16:47.The winner of the ladies race was Sue Kneill-Boxley (Cannock & Staffs) in 21:18, followed closely by Gill Evans (Shrewsbury AC) 21:29 and Sally Brocklehurst (U/A) in 21:55. 

Click here to access the full race results.

Click here to access the junior 2km race results

Race photographs (Courtesy of Alastair Tye)

Reminder - Severn Loop 5km Race (Sunday 17th February 2013

The re-arranged Severn Loop 5km race takes place on Sunday 17th February (juniors 9:45am, seniors 10:30am). There are plenty of entries available on the day. Registration takes place at the Boathouse pub from 9am. All numbers issued for the postponed event on 27th December are valid for this race. 


Local Running Fixtures January - June 2013


Shropshire Cross Country Championships 2013 Results


SEVERN LOOP 5K RACE RESCHEDULED FOR 17TH FEBRUARY 2013

The Severn Loop 5km race which was postponed due to flooding on 27th December 2012 has now been rearranged for Sunday 17th February 2013. All numbers issued to runners who pre-entered for the December race are valid for the new event. A new entry form for those who have not yet entered and wish to run on 17th February may be obtained by clicking the photograph above. 


RACE POSTPONED!

SEVERN LOOP 5km RACE - 27TH DECEMBER 2012

Unfortunately, a further 24 hours of rain have not only left large parts of the Severn Loop race course under 2ft of water but the registration room at the Boathouse pub is also flooded. With further rain forecast and river levels not set to peak until tomorrow, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the Severn Loop race until a fresh date can be found in February 2013. Thank you very much for your patience and continued support, the new date will be published on this site as soon as possible.

(Race Director 24th December 2012)

MAD JACK'S '5' 2012

This year's Mad Jack's '5' race which is promoted by Shrewsbury Athletic Club in conjunction with the National Trust, took place on Saturday 10th November 2012. Fine weather and a record turnout of 362 runners made for an excellent event with Joe Brocklehurst (Shrewsbury AC) taking first place in an outstanding time of 29:08. Richard Roberts (Eryri), nursing a calf injury, came in second in 31:50 with unattached runner Simeon Lloyd taking third place in 32:47. In the ladies race, Anna Bartlett (Shrewsbury AC) took first spot in 36:01 with Mel Price (Mercia) in second place (36:16) and Lucy Aphramor (Mercia) third in (37:31).

To access the race results please click here

Colin Williamson took some tremendous pictures of the race which may be accessed by clicking here.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Severn Loop 5km Race - Friday 15th June 2012

The Severn Loop 5km race took place on Friday 15th June 2012 and, as always, the senior event was preceded by a well attended junior race. The junior race results will be uploaded to this site once I locate the final version, meanwhile, results from the senior event are available above. 74 runners completed the senior event with course record holder Joe Brocklehurst (Shrewsbury AC) again setting the pace with a winning time of 15:42. Justin Goodhall (U/A) was in second place in 16:56 with the evergreen Tony Power (Telford AC) coming in third in 17:28. In the ladies race Emily Dare of Whitchurch Whippets took first in 20:07 with Gill Evans (Shepshed) second in 21:13 and Claire Pugh (SyTri) third in 22:15. There were other fine performances in the various age categories and a special mention for the Shrewsbury Running Buddies, many of whose members were competing for the first time and all of whom completed the 5km course under the expert guidance of coach Dionne Burgoyne.

The next running of the Severn Loop race will take place on 27th December 2012.

Monday, 7 March 2011

News!

NEW!
Comprehensive List of 2012 Shropshire and Bordering Counties Fixtures - Click Link Below:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgS56FFHhG7edFJDNkc3OFJiUlZaUWp3MzJPcVZQU1E&hl=en_US#gid=0

Fixture List Courtesy of Tony Scales (Shrewsbury Athletic Club)

Please Note: A provisional date of Friday 15th June (7:30pm / Juniors 6:45pm) has been set for the Severn Loop 5km Summer Race. The Winter event will take place on Thursday 27th December 2012 (10:30am / Juniors 9:45am).





The Severn Loop 5km race which took place on Tuesday 27th December 2011 attracted over 140 entrants and resulted in a new course record of 15:14 by Joe Brocklehurst (Stratford-upon-Avon). A full race report will be published in the Shropshire Star/Shrewsbury Chronicle in due course, in the meantime, published below are category winners for the senior men and ladies.
Men: Senior Men: Joe Brocklehurst, Stratford AC, 15/14, Over 35: Roland Stafford, Mercia Fell Runners, 17/35, Over 40: Neil Bevan, Oswestry Olympians, 19/06, Over 45: Kevin Francis, Shrewsbury AC, 17/44, Over 50: Mike Hatton, South Cheshire Harriers, 17/04, Over 55:John Dillon, Whitchurch Whippets, 18/47, Over 60: Colin Earp, South Cheshire Harriers, 23/50, Over 65: Colin Williamson, Shropshire Shufflers, 22/22, Junior Men: Gwynant Jones, Unattached, 16/31.
Senior Women: Emma Phillips, Birchfield Harriers, 17/39, Over 35: Michelle Clarke, Telford AC, 19/00, Over 40: Amanda Wright-Smith, Shrewsbury AC, 17/47, Over 45: Susan Kneill-Boxley, Cannock & Staffs AC, 21/13, Over 50: Gill Evans, Shepshed AC, 21/54, Over 55: Sue Johnson, Stafford Harriers, 23/36, Over 60: Judy Gardner, Unattached, 31/50, Over 65: Kathy Ling, Wrekin Road Runners, 41/59, Junior Women: Isabel Bradley, Telford Harriers, 21/45.
Dionne Burgoyne (Shrewsbury AC) took photographs of the race for her own personal collection and has kindly made them available via the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150550489540610.430757.526005609&type=1&l=146d0566d5

(Race Director - 29th December 2011)


 

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Severn Loop 5km Race Photographs 13th February 2011

To access photographs of the Severn Loop 5km Race (13th February 2011) please follow the link below:

Friday, 6 February 2009

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