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Club involved in Shrewsbury Marathon

20 June 2013

Town helping to stage the Shrewsbury Marathon

Shrewsbury Town will be represented by a trio of runners at Sunday's inaugural Shrewsbury Marathon and half marathon - while the Greenhous Meadow will be used as a staging post for the high profile event.
Town director James Hughes, community development officer Jenny Daniel and Martin Solon, who works in the hospitality department, have all signed up.
They will take their place in a field of more than 2,000 runners for the event which gets under way in the Quarry Park on Sunday morning.
"It's great to have participants from the football club involved in the Shrewsbury Marathon," said Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's community development manager.
"We obviously wish James, Jenny and Martin well and they've all been training hard for Sunday as have the other couple of thousand runners."
Martin added the club were delighted to be involved in the event as the Greenhous Meadow will be a staging post for up to 1,000 runners who will make use of the stadium's facilities.
He said: "We have ample car parking at the Greenhous Meadow so many of the runners will park at the club and then be ferried by a convoy of buses into the town centre for the race.
"Refreshments will also be available from the stadium both before and after the event.
"We wish all the runners well and hope the Shrewsbury Marathon is such a success that it will become an annual event which can help raise the profile of the town beyond the county." 
Sunday's race will start from the Statue of Hercules in The Quarry before making its way around the town centre via Smithfield Road, Castle Street, The Square and Town Walls.
It will continue through Longden Coleham and Kingsland before returning to the finish line in The Quarry. 

The club shop will be open between 11am and 3pm at the Greenhous Meadow.

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