Recently, three Newport & District Running Club members took on the “Shindig in the Shire” Half Marathon. The Shindig is a mini-running festival (of sorts) taking place in South Shropshire, and comprises two races: a marathon and a half marathon. The half marathon starts and finishes at Corfton, and takes in a scenic anti-clockwise lap which includes a long stretch along Wenlock Edge, with over 600m of climbing thrown in for good measure.

On a hot, sunny day, giving tough conditions for running, NDRC were represented by Rachel Pierce, Petra Leach and Norma Jones, who all took on the half marathon course. Rachel was first back, clocking a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 1 second to take 40th place. Norma and Petra ran together, finishing joint-45th, in a time of 4:49:49.

Norma Jones and Petra Leach