Wenlock Olympian Games

The 132nd Wenlock Olympian Games (2018)

The 2018 games will take place over the period 30th June to 20th July with the main day being Sunday 15th July.  Details of the various events and entry methods can be found in the sections below and by following the relevant links.  The events are listed in chronological order.

This page also includes a statement outlining the Society’s approach to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Race on the Edge: June 3rd

This is a new trail race for 2018! The Wenlock Olympian Society is holding “Race on the Edge” on Sunday 3rd June. This is a challenging 9-mile, off-road, multi-terrain race along the famous Wenlock Edge and replaces the previously held half-marathon. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. from Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock. Further details on the race, its route and how to enter are available here: Race on the Edge 2018.

Schools Hockey: June 29th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and will involve the following competitions:

U11s mixed gender (7-a-side with GKs)
U12s Girls  (7-a-side with GKs)
U12s Boys  (7-a-side with GKs)
U13s Girls  (7-a-side with GKs)
U13s Boys  (7-a-side with GKs)

Further details are available here: 2018 Schools Hockey

Long Distance Walk: June 30th

The LDW returns to the Wenlock Games after an absence of one year.  The 2018 event consists of a 50 miles walk with the he start and finish in Much Wenlock – Grid Reference SJ624000

The route follows the Shropshire Way to the Church at Holdgate where the ladies of the parish serve an array of amazing cakes. It then climbs Abdon Burf before heading to Craven Arms before tackling a few more Shropshire hills on the return route to Much Wenlock. This event is open to walkers and runners. It is a demanding event requiring navigation skills. Entrants should have completed at least 2 walks of 25ml or more in the previous 12 months.

This is a Challenge Event organised by the Marches Group of the LDWA

Entries are available by contacting
Geoff Sproson
Appletree, Stiperstones, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0LZ
Tel: 01743 791999;
email: walking@marchesgroupldwa.eu
Web Site: http://www.marchesgroupldwa.eu/wow/

Kwik Cricket: July 4th

The Kwik Cricket Competition is for boys and girls aged 9 to 11 and is played to English Cricket Board (ECB) rules, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment.  The Competition will see over 90 students, from the local Primary Schools taking part, competing for Medals and the overall winner’s Trophy. Entry is by invitation and the competition will start at 09:30 in the Cricket Field located on there Gaskell Recreation ground, Much Wenlock. Contact Jo Brown on 10952 728901

Hockey: June 7th

Mixed 7/6-a-side hockey tournament oat William Brookes School. Two sections, an U16 and an Over 16 with a maximum 6 teams in each drawn from local Hockey Clubs. For entry details please contact Matthew Brundrett, tel 01584 831342, email matthewbrundrett@btinternet.com

Tennis July 7th/8th

Red, green and hard-ball competitions will take place at Cound Tennis Club.  Competitions are open to individual adults and juniors. Further details and the entry form can be found here: 2018 Tennis

Football: July 8th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Triathlon: July 8th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Volleyball: July 13th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Badminton: July 14th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Netball: July 14th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Athletics: July 15th

All athletics events will take place on the main Games day – Sunday 15th July.  Thirteen track and field events will include the pentathlon.  There will also be an under-7 and under-9 50 m Fun Run for girls and boys.  Further details of the Wenlock Olympian Athletics club and an entry form for the 2018 Games can be found on this page: Athletics 2018

Archery: July 15th

This year’s archery event will again be hosted by Bowbrook Archers and take place at their field at Withington, Nr. Shrewsbury.  Competitions will be Western: 4 dozen @ 60 yds + 4 dozen @ 50 yds. No other distances will be shot. Bow Styles – compound, recurve freestyle, barebow, longbow, AFB & Traditional.  Further details are available on the entry from which can be downloaded here: Archery 2018 Entry Form.

Bowbrook Archers website: http://new2.bowbrook-archers.co.uk

Road Race (7-mile): July 15th

This race will take place at 11:00 a.m. on the main Wenlock Olympian Games day – Sunday 15th July.  It will follow the route used in previous years starting and finishing at the Gaskell Field in Much Wenlock. Prizes to the value of £30, £20 and £10 are awarded to the first, second and third male and female finishers while gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the first three finishers in each age category. The entry form can be downloaded here: Road Race Entry Form 2018.

Fencing: July 15th

This event will take place at William Brookes School and further details will be posted when they become available.

Golf: July 16th

The Wenlock Olympian Games golf competition is held at different courses across Shropshire.  The first was in 1999 at Telford & Great Hay Golf Course, and other venues have included Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Shifnal, The Shropshire at Muxton, and The Astbury at Chelmarsh.  2018 sees the competition once again at the lovely Bridgnorth golf course on Monday 16th July, and our thanks to Bridgnorth Golf Club for making the venue available for the event.  Teams of 4 holding a registered handicap – men 24 and ladies 30 maximum – compete in 3 categories: Men, Ladies and Mixed (2 X men and 2 X ladies).  It’s a stableford competition with the best three balls to count so that every member of the team has the opportunity to contribute.  In the spirit of William Penny Brookes, the player with the highest score against their own handicap is made ‘Golfer of the Competition’.  The entry form for the 2018 competition (in Word) can be downloaded here: 2018 Golf Bridgnorth entry form-Word. Alternatively, a PDF version of the form is available here: 2018-Golf-Bridgnorth-entry-form-PDF

Safeguarding

Everyone who takes part in WOS events is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.

We will do our best to ensure that all event organisers, members, volunteers and officials, follow safeguarding advice as set out by their respective governing bodies; e.g athletics events will follow ‘best practice’ as set out by UK Athletics Ltd.  We will ensure that all event organisers pay full attention to their safeguarding responsibilities.

All children are entitled to a duty of care and to be protected from abuse. Abuse can occur anywhere. Wherever children are involved in athletics or live arts, there are adults involved and there is always the possibility that there are some individuals abusing their power over children.  However, it is important to keep a sense of perspective and proportion between any benefits and any risks involved.

Best practise benefits everyone but most importantly, it ensures that children and vulnerable adults who choose to participate in our events have a safe and fun experience.

Our safeguarding policy document is available to download here: Wenlock Olympian Society Safeguarding Policy

If you have any concerns whatsoever or questions surrounding safeguarding, please contact louiseparker44@gmail.com or info@wenlock-olympian-society.org




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