Shropshire Council

Running groups in Shropshire

Along with Energize STW, the county sports partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, we're currently developing a network of beginner running groups across Shropshire. The idea of this project is to engage with people who would like to take up running on a regular basis, either as a novice or for someone who's taken a break from running and wants to start again.

The sessions cater for people starting from a walking perspective, and gradually over time will be able to run over a sustained distance, and for those who can run for a limited time. All groups will be run by a qualified leader who has undertaken the "Leadership in running fitness" qualification. Groups exist across Shropshire according to demand and popularity.

The Dolly Mixtures

This is a ladies' running group which meets every Monday night at the sports centre at Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology at 6pm in the ladies changing room.

They run ten-week beginners courses covering distances from 0-5km, limited to 30 places and costing £30, which is payable in advance. For further details, please email

Oswestry Beginners jogging group

Wednesdays - 6:30pm at Oswestry Leisure Centre.

Attingham Park running groups

If you're completely new to running, or if you're looking to ease yourself back into some gentle exercise, this is the perfect group for you! For information on this group please contact Jessica Foster on 01743 708162 or email

For further details please contact Sean McCarthy, sports development officer, Shropshire Council on 01743 255933 or email

Shropshire Shufflers

Training nights listed below, catering for all abilities. Contact the club for more information.

  • Mondays - 6:50pm for a 7pm start (Winter - The Quarry by Porthill Bridge, summer - The Quarry Bandstand or off-road)
  • Wednesdays - 6:50pm for a 7pm start, The Column / Shirehall

Shrewsbury Road Runners

Training nights listed below, catering for all abilities. Find out more from the club website

  • Mondays - 6:30pm start, split into two or three training groups, Meole Brace school car park, Longden Road
  • Wednesday - 6:30pm start, The Column, Preston Street car park

Market Drayton Running Club

Meet every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Grove School (rear car park), setting off at 6:40pm, please feel free to tag along. We cater for all ages, abilities and paces! Take a look at the club website for more information.

Whitchurch Whippets

They run from the Whitchurch Rugby Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Meeting promptly at 7pm, runs start at 7:10pm. For further details about the club, contact them through their website.