The 132nd Wenlock Olympian Games (2018)
The 2018 games have now taken place and we would like to thank all competitors, organisers and volunteers for helping to make the event another great success!
Results & Photos
Results are being added to the individual events listed below as they arrive and photos are also being added here.
The events are listed in chronological order.
Race on the Edge: June 3rd
This event has now taken place – in great weather. The full results, photos and drone video can be accessed from this page: Race on the Edge Results 2018.
Schools Hockey: June 29th
This event took place at William Brookes School and will involved 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
This event has been cancelled.
Kwik Cricket: July 4th
This event has now taken place. Teams from Barrow, Brockton, Broseley, Church Preen, John Wilkinson, Morville, Much Wenlock and St Lawrence (Church Stretton) took part in glorious conditions. Every team played well and competition was close.
The final medals were awarded thus:
Gold – Much Wenlock
Silver – Broseley
Bronze – Church Preen
Hockey: July 7th
This event has been cancelled.
Tennis July 7th/8th
The red, green and hard ball competitions took place over the weekend of the 7/8th July in very hot conditions at Cound Tennis Club. The results can be found here: 2018 Tennis Results
5-a-side Football: July 8th
This event, organised by AFC Bridgnorth Spartans, took place on the all-weather pitch of William Brookes School, Much Wenlock in very hot conditions. Results and a brief match report can be found here: Junior Football
Triathlon: July 8th
This event took place at Much Wenlock Leisure Centre and the neighbouring Gaskell Field in very hot conditions. Full results and athletes instructions can be found on this page: 2018 Triathlon
Wenlock Relays: July 8th
These 4 x 1 Mile laps of a mixed terrain undulating course took place on the Gaskell Field, Much Wenlock and the neighbouring Windmill Hill. There were separate races for adults and children. Results (spreadsheet) can be downloaded here:Wenlock Relays Results 2018. A full report on this inaugural event can be found here: 2018 Wenlock Relays Report
Volleyball: July 13th
This event is a 4-a-side ‘grass roots’ tournament played on badminton courts adhering to mini volleyball rules and is aimed at secondary school age groups. Maximum 12 teams – orders of play provided on the day. The 2018 Volleyball Results can be downloaded here.
Badminton: July 14th
The badminton tournament is a friendly development tournament open to players from year 6 to year 11 who play badminton at school and want to take part in competition to help develop their game. The competition is NOT open to county players i.e. players who have represented their county . There are singles and doubles competitions for boys and girls and any mixed pairs will play in the boys doubles competition. Maximum 36 competitors. The 2018 Badminton Results can be downloaded here
Netball: July 14th
The Netball tournament for U11 and U14 club teams is a fun tournament designed to encourage participation in line with Wenlock Olympian principles. Entries are limited to 6 teams in each age group with local clubs invited to participate.
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, can be found on this page: Athletics 2018
Archery: July 15th
This year’s archery event was again hosted by Bowbrook Archers and took place at their field at Withington, Nr. Shrewsbury. Competitions were Western: 4 dozen @ 60 yds + 4 dozen @ 50 yds. No other distances. Bow Styles – compound, recurve freestyle, barebow, longbow, AFB & Traditional.
Bowbrook Archers website: http://new2.bowbrook-archers.co.uk
Road Race (7-mile): July 15th
This race took place at 11:00 a.m. on the main Wenlock Olympian Games day – Sunday 15th July. It followed 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.
Fencing: July 15th
This event took place at William Brookes School.
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 2018 event is now finished. Many congratulations to all the winners, and to the competitors who took part in an excellent competition.
Thanks also to Bridgnorth Golf Club for hosting the event, and to Katie and the catering team for the lovely dinner.
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