Almost all of the primary schools in Shrewsbury have got together in an extraordinary collaborative event which will take place on 9th October and is the “Great Shrewsbury Run”.

If all the children at these schools run or walk as far as they can, having raised some sponsorship for their efforts, the organisers are hopeful that they may cover a distance equivalent to the whole way around the world! Many children and schools have already completed challenges and individually each person has met and overcome something – even if the hardest part for some is to ask for sponsorship! But it is a wonderful way of empowering children and helping them to realize as young as possible that particularly with co-operation and collaboration they, not only their parents, community leaders or politicians, can make a huge difference to people’s lives.

It is a group effort – the more schools and children that get involved the more difference they will make. There is a website at with details but the confirmed schools are:

Belvidere Primary
Bicton CofE Primary
Condover CofE Primary
Grange Primary
Meole Brace CofE Primary School
Mereside CofE Primary School
Mount Pleasant Primary School
Oakmeadow Primary School
Prestfelde Prep school
Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School 
St George's Junior school St
Winefride's Convent School Sundorne Infant School 
The Martin Wilson School

More radio coverage for K12Challenge

Adam Green,from Radio Shropshire, has always supported K12Challenge, and last Thursday, he talked to Jane Barker, from the Perry RDA Group.

They started talking because there had been a suggestion that teenagers were lazy – and Jane, who knows all about the amazing challenges that you guys have been doing, was moved to ringing into the radio station to say “what  a load of rubbish – I know teenagers are brilliant and wonderful and energetic.”

So there!

Need an event to inspire the young runners out there?

If you are interested in running,  then have a look at this event in Wiltshire.

May Mile

A 1 mile race held in a safe off-road environment and fully marshalled. It takes place on Sunday 27th May.

There are six events:

UNDER 7s (The May HALF Mile!)

U9s Boys/Girls

U11 Girls, U11 Boys

U13 Girls, U13 Boys

U15 Girls, U13 Boys

U17 Girls, U17 Boys

News from Highley Severn Centre – one of our supporters.


Highley Triathlon’s 2015

I hope that your Tri season has gone to plan and you have achieved some great results, we are drawing to a close now, you may have one more big race left or perhaps you are now planning your 2015 season.

 We are working hard at the Severn Centre to get our 2015 calendar together and are excited to announce that we will be hosting 3 events next year.

May 16th – Junior Aquathlon (various distances depending on age) Age ranges from 8-15, prices from £5.00.

May 17th – Highley Sprint Triathlon – Our ever popular triathlon returns for it’s third year, the course will remain the same as 2014, so train for hills!!

September 13th – Highley Relay Triathlon – Run over our popular sprint Triathlon course, you can compete in either teams of 2 or 3, one competitor will swim, hand over the timing chip to the next competitor who then bikes and then hands over to the last competitor to finish off with the run.


All 3 of these events will open for entry to you as priority entry on September 14th for two weeks, then the entry will be open up to general public, for the Sprint and Relay Triathlon’s we are using a tiered pricing system, this really means that the later you leave entry the more expensive the cost will be to you.

As a thank you to everyone that supported us this year everyone that entered 2014’s events will get priority entry so I have put a password on the categories, this will mean that only you guys can enter until the end of September, and then the passwords will disappear and the entry opens to the public. The password for ALL entries to ALL races is S3v3rn.

Wheatland Hunt Pony Club Sponsored Ride

I really enjoyed our fast and furious ride from Chorley to the top of Clee Hill. The sun shone on us (except while we ate our lunch under a big oak tree). My pony, Banner really enjoyed himself with the 7 other ponies and riders who took part.
Georgina Crawford Age 10
We set off from Chorley Equestrian and eventually we arrived at the top of Clee Hill, the views were amazing. We jumped lots of fences along the way, which my pony Mickey really enjoyed. We were all tired and sore by the end but had a brilliant day.
Emma Johnson Age 11.
Thank to you all riders and parents – a brilliant effort.

An invitation to all K12Challengers – at the Perry RDA Centre itself

Everyone who has been involved in any of the amazing Challenges is warmly invited to come along to the Perry Open Afternoon next
Sunday, 27th July. 1.30 – 4pm.

All Challengers entitled to free refreshments and free ride on the wonderful Horse Simulator.


Do take up this opportunity to see who you are raising money for – and meet the families.




On Sunday, Abberley Hall are hosting their Summer Fete, between 1 and 5pm – they are carrying on whatever the weather – so do please support them and raise money for :

Acorns Children’s Hospice, Penn Hall School and The Abberley Churches Restoration Fund.

They had very kindly agreed that K12Challenge could run a Bucking Bronco at the fete; however, we sadly looked at the weather forecast and have taken the tough decision to cancel our Bucking Bronco – we are not in the business of taking any risks!

Hopefully, we can rearrange another date soon.

Good luck to all the other challengers taking on their challenge in the next week – more news to follow…


MudRunning Mayhem



We had a really good day on Sunday at Eastnor Castle and the Oblivion MudRunners.


 It was a really well run day, no pun intended!

And it was great seeing so many parents encouraging children along the way – even if that meant being over taken by a 10 yr old! There was certainly enough mud, and atlhough the course was quite tough – in the  Herefordshire hills.

Elodie1DSCN7874There were two teams taking part for K12Challenge, and several other challengers just there for the fun and the mud.  Well done to all of you.