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Second successful Woggle for Scouts

Tuesday, 07 October, 2014 - Modified on Tuesday, 07 October, 2014 at 9:47 pm


Runners came from as far afield as Scotland and Surrey to run the second “Brewood Woggle”, a 10km race around the beautiful South Staffordshire village of Brewood and the Chillington Estate.
Hosted by St Dominic’s High School for Girls, this annual charity fun run was organised on behalf of Brewood Scouts as part of their fundraising activities to build a new Scout hut and attracted over 80 runners.  The run attracted all standards of runners, who competed for the coveted Brewood Woggle trophies for fastest woman and fastest man. The race was eventually won by Robin Sedgemore Smith from Newport Running Club in 35 minutes and Claire Martin from Telford AC in an amazing 37 minutes. 
St Dominics also played host to the inaugural Mini Woggle and Junior Woggle designed for the champions of tomorrow. The competition was fierce with some very good performances from local youngsters whose prize was a bespoke handmade shield. The winners of the Mini Woggle were: Alistair Morrice from St Mary and St Chad’s First School, Brewood and Kirsty Kellhar from Brewood Middle School.  Alex Fitton from Adams Grammar and Natasha Wake from Brewood Middle School took the Junior Titles.   
The Woggle was well supported by the community as well wishers turned out to support the runners, together with an army of volunteers from Lloyds Bank and the local Co-op, who gave up their Sunday morning lie-in to marshal and serve tea and coffee to the tired runners. Without them no race could have taken place so the Scouts would like to say a huge thank you. The event successfully raised over £1000 and next year’s event has already been booked for 27th September 2015.
Natasha Wake is pictured below with her shield.