The 1st ever “SHOWGROUND Relays“ (formerly known as Shugborough Relays)


The new race will take place on the 14th June at 7pm at The Staffordshire County Showground


The Format & entries will stay exactly the same previous event,  just a new exciting venue & new fast course!! 


Entry links and details to follow soon – watch this space!






Shugborough Relays 2016




Shugborough Relays 2016 - "Huge Thanks to all"


On behalf of all at Stafford Harriers we would like to express our thanks to those who helped to make this year’s relays such a successful event.

In 2015 we relocated to a new course, which came with some new challenges & many lessons to learn.

Since last year we have been working very hard to listen to feedback & seek improvements and ensure we maintain the Relays as a Great event on the Race calendar.

& despite the weather omen’s working against us and forcing us to reschedule by 3 weeks, a good time was had by all.

Big thanks to Shugborough for getting the grounds back on track following the mud & sodden conditions during June.


Firstly, thanks to all those who entered & re-entered, following the postponement.

Without runners the event wouldn’t happen in the first place.


Secondly, a huge thanks to this year’s sponsors Stafford Audi & Go Ape for their generous support.


Thirdly, a big thanks to our chip timing / race entries team from JC Racing Solutions for the tremendous work & professionalism in handling all of the entries in advance,

the postponement & re-entering of teams, late changes etc.. & all of the business end of timing on the night.


Finally, a massive thanks goes to all helpers, who without none of this would be possible.

·         The Race sub-committee for all of the advance work.

·         Marshals & helpers during the event.

·         & helpers late at night (& the day after) for the take down.

·         Special thanks for Helpers & volunteers who were able to give up their time during the day to build the course (twice);

Craig Baxter, Ed Smith, Joe Atherton, Chris Elsley, Ian Hodkinson, Steve McHugh, Colin Mitchell, Sara Broome, Chris Skellern, Ian Wood, Brian Langston, Bill Whitworth, Char Black, Leon Stringer

Without these few individuals the relays just wouldn’t be possible.


Ian Hodkinson

Club Coach





On behalf of all the participants from Wolves & Bilston at last nights relays many thanks for such a great night.

We took 30 teams with people aged between 10 and 80. For quite a number of our beginners it was their first competitive event.

Thanks to all your volunteers for putting on such a great event. We will be back again next year.

Best Wishes

Simon Calrow




Follow this link for a very interesting article about the Shugborough Relays.



WEDNESDAY 6th July 2016 7.30PM







The course is an accurate 2 miles of tarmac drives and solid woodland pathways. Teams comprise of 4 competitors representing Running or Athletic clubs, groups of friends, work colleagues, family, other sporting clubs and shops. The event includes the annual inter-departmental Staffs County and Borough Council competition.

Prizes will be awarded to each member of the winning teams in each category.
Trophy for Fastest Male and Female

Best Team Name

Medals for all finishers (new for 2016)


Additional Information:-


  • Teams will need to arrive on the evening no later than 7.00pm.
  • Ample car parking is available near to the start/ finish area.
  • There are no changing or showering facilities so come ready to run.
  • The normal refreshment stand will be open to quench runners and spectators’ thirsts!
Additional Information
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Prizes are awarded to the winners in the following catagories.

1 1st Male Team (Open)
2 1st Female Team (Open)
3 1st Mixed Team (at least 2 females)
4 1st mixed veteran Team (at least 2 females over 160 team total age)
5 1st Male Veteran team (over 160 years team total age)
6 1st Female Veteran team (over 160 years team total age)
7 1st Male Super Veteran team (over 200 years team total age)
8 1st Female super veteran team (over 200 years team total age)
9 1st Ultra Super Vets (over 240 years team total age)
10 1st Boys team (64 years or under team total age)
11 1st Girls Team (64 years or under team total age)
12 1st Mixed Team (64 years or under team total age at least 2 girls)
13 1st Boys Team (52 years or under team total age)
14 1st Girls Team (52 years or under team total age)
15 1st SCC Inter departmental Team (Any Mixture)
16 1st Works Team from a place of work eg factory shop office etc
17 1st Family Team  Four members of the same family



Best Team Name award
The 2015 award went to "Lean, Green, Bald and Mean!" (Trentham Running Club).
Can you do better?

Directions to the event

From 6pm cars will be directed to special event parking area.


There are two entrances. You can use either one.


Sat nav postcode ST17 0XB


Shugborough Relays 2016




results in pdf

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2016 race route


Shugborough Relays 2015


Here are the results for the 2015 Shugborough Relays


2015 race results in pdf format

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2015 route


What a great day.  Well done to every one that ran or helped. We had 345 teams this year and perfect weather.


We would like to thank everyone who attended for making it such a great night and also a big thank for being so clean and tidy. When the clean up crew arrived on Thursday morning there was nothing to clean up.


The results were on line at 9pm.


Results have been removed from FR Systems. But they ahve supplied the following historic results files.



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Here is one of the emails we had about the event.



To everyone involved with last nights event I would just like to say a huge thank you. Incredibly well organised and a great course. The atmosphere was just wonderful. All of my 4 kids loved it [too young to run at the moment] and the end bit is a brilliant way for the families to watch a bit of running - even if it it did nearly kill me [blew up with about 200m to go]!!!!


You could teach the National Relays a thing or two about how to stage a proper meeting.


Long live this kind of racing.


Thanks again,





Again a very successful evening on Wednesday 19th June.


 We have ask FR Systems for the results.


Wednesday 22nd June


Another great event with record entries and finishers. The timings have taken a little time to work out as they are done manually so they are still at the moment provisional. Any mistakes or problems please let us know.



A big thank you to all that helped out on the evening and to those who helped to get the course cleared.



Here they are:-

Shugborough Relay Results.
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