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2023 5th Anniversary Relay Challenge Entries are now open
Entries are open for the T50 5th Anniversary 2023 relay which can be run on any one day from April to June 2023. As this event is a celebration of the success of the trail, all runners will receive a medal, but the entry fee remains at £20 per team. Entries are invited from running clubs, from workplace teams, from charity supporters and from any ad hoc group. The minimum number of named runners is 4 (6 for a mixed team), and the maximum 20. The mixed team needs at least 3 females and 3 over 50
Our chair presented the Mixed team Relay Trophy for 2022 to Tania Willoughby and the rest of the team from Telford Harriers on 1st December .
Shropshire Canicross Open relay Trophy winners 2022
Here is Jim Brace of Shropshire Canicross with the Open team Relay Trophy for 2022 The trophy was presented on 1st December .
Invitation for April 1st 2023
Sanjit Kang, Chun Bagry and Darrell Paterson are doing the full 50 miles of the trail on Saturday 1st April 2023, They are fundraising for Severn Hospice and will set up a Go Funding page in due course. They are planning to do some other charity events to raise as much money as possible. They are hoping to get more people involved, so if anyone wants to join in please follow the link to find Sanjit on Facebook, and send a message regarding training walks and charity events etc.
Our AGM was held by Zoom on November 4th. The papers are on the File share
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We contributed a walk to the Shropshire Way Festival in September. We went to Little Wenlock from Ironbridge using a combination of the anticlockwise and clockwise routes, then returned via the Shropshire Way.
Lydbrook Dingle Gate
Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers have donated a gate to the people of Telford and Wrekin to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Here is the gate being opened by the Mayor,
Raising Money for the Severn Hospice.
On 2nd July a team of 5, Ben Cotton, Matthew Cloherty, Adam Williams. Steven Ashmead and Ian Allan Smith set out to complete the T50, raising money for the Severn Hospice. In the end just Ben and Matthew completed in a time of 19 hours and 46 minutes,. Well done all. David Brammer had completed for the same charity in May in 13 hours 38 minutes.
The 2022 Relay Challenge Results
The Open Trophy goes to Shropshire Canicross 8 hours 20 mins, Mixed Trophy to Telford Harriers , 8 Hours 43 minutes. See the link for further information.
Get Telford Walking 2022
We had a lot of walkers on the trail on May 22nd as part of Get Telford Walking. This is the group that started with 8 in Shawbirch and gradually grew to 30. Good to see.
Telford T50 Ultra
How Hard Can it be organised the first ultra on the trail on 23rd April. All went well and they have already announced next years event on 22nd April 2023.
Blockage on Wrekin Cleared
The route from the Halfway House down to the base of the Wrekin has now been cleared by contractors for Telford and Wrekin Council. The bottom was already blocked in 2018, but it got worse last year. Thanks to the persistence of Malcolm, one of the committee, in talking to the council, the actual route is now walkable again.
Charity benefits from trail
Huge congratulations to Hannah Preece and the rest of her team from HITZone Shropshire. Hannah completed the T50 in 2 days on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April and was supported by others from HITZone for parts of the route. They are raising money for the Harry Johnson Trust. The trust provides support to children with cancer who receive care from the oncology team at The Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire. The fund raising page is at https://www.givey.com/hitzonewinterandspringfundraiser
Nearly a new Fastest Known Time
Congratulations to Sam Davies who ran the trail on March 12th in a moving time of 8 hours 7 minutes 37 seconds and an elapsed time of 8:16:40 , which is a few minutes outside Jon Bowie 's elapsed time of 8:08:14 last year . They are both amazing feats.
The storm in late November 2021 brought several trees down across the trail. Most of these have now been dealt with but the worst are probably on The Wrekin. The one pictured is on the Ercall but can be bypassed. See the link for the latest information.