Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sunday 16 February 2014

5th February 2014

The Apley Estate's Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury.

Organiser Christopher Wood commented: “We’re delighted to have so many sponsors this year, supporting the event as well as the local churches for whom we’re fundraising. We’ve modified the routes this year to include even more of the most special parts of Lord Hamilton’s private Apley Estate. ”

Their sponsors this year include local & national companies, including Wenlock Spring, providing water for all the runners at the end of the races. Other include TFM [Telford Farm Machinery], Jelf Insurance Partnership, ‘The Insurance Partnership’ [insurance brokers], High5 Sports Nutrition, Sutton Maddock Vehicle Rental, Savills, Balfours, FBC Manby Bowdler solicitors, Samco, EFG Harris Allday [stock brokers], Oakley’s [lawnmowers & garden machinery], Nick Tart [estate agents], MSF Fitness, Postural Health Ltd, Mudrunner Sports Photography, Bradeney House [Retirement Home at Worfield] & Richard Solari Farms (Beckbury).

The race distances are 21k, 10k & 5k, with details of entry fees & age requirements listed below. Online entries will close on 14 February to allow organisers to create the start list. Runners can register on the day only between 8.30am & 10am, as all races start at 10.30am.

All runners finishing the races will receive momentos. Prizes will be awarded by Lord Hamilton for categories & teams. Spectators are welcome, but strictly no dogs. There will be hot & cold refreshments, cakes, soft drinks, tea & coffee available as well as a marshalled bike stand for anyone wanting to cycle to and from the event and leave their bike securely racked. There will be loo facilities as well as access to the nearby village hall in Norton.

Matthew Orme, Director of Wenlock Spring, commented; “We will be hydrating runners at the Apley Estate Multi Terrain Run for the third year running. A truly worthy cause - running in aid of local churches, St Chad’s Stockton and St Milburga’s Beckbury with the Black Country Triathletes. The latest addition to our PET range – the 250ml sports cap bottle, will be used to hydrate and refresh runners. Hopefully our Shropshire spring water will provide them with that extra burst of energy they need to complete the course!”

Prices are as follows for club members / non-members / those signing up on the day:

5k – £6 / £7 / £10

10k – £10 / £12 / £15

21k – £15 / £17 / £20

Ages: Minimum age on race day: 21k – 17 yo / 10k – 17 yo / 5k – 11 yo

Location: Apley Estate, Cheswardine Lane, Norton, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9EQ