The Shin Dig in the Shire
Welcome to the newest half and full marathons to hit Shropshire!!
Set under the back drop of the Clee Hills, the route will leave the Sun Brewery in the sleepy village of Corfton, and climb upwards via grassy tracks and open farmland to Pinstones before dropping down through ancient woodland towards Westhope.
Competitors will then pick up a single track lane and and old bridle way that crosses a ford before climbing up onto Wenlock Edge. Wenlock Edge is an 18 mile stretch of ancient woodland that was once a coral reef and will be carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in parts. The course takes in a section of the Edge before dropping up and down to Flounder’s Folly and joining more bridle ways and farmland to bring competitors to the final descent of the brewery. Full Marathon runners will get to enjoy the scenery once again on there second lap as they push for the final hurdle.
The Shindig in the shire
The Sun Inn ( SY7 9DF) will be open for registration and for tea, coffee and bacon butties before the race and will be serving its collection of fine ales and food after the race. Camping is available next to the pub and is charged at £5 per night per pitch. Sports massage is available at the finish.
Race entry is £32 for the full marathon and £25 for the half attached plus £2 for unattached.
This course is ideal for people both new and experienced trail runners. It will be fully marked so no map reading will be needed.
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We reserve the right to move the venue of the race to a different location in Shropshire. Instructions will be emailed a week before the race. Please note we are unable to offer refunds or deferrals however we are more than happy for you to sell or gift your place to someone else should you have to withdraw (up to 1 week before the event).