Shrewsbury School

An exciting new chapter in the history of The Tucks

Friday 5 October 2018

An exciting new chapter in the history of the three-mile whole-school cross-country race, The Tucks, will be written on Friday 12th October, as the race moves to the beautiful parkland setting of nearby Attingham Park. 

Friday 12th October 2018 sees the whole School don their House vests in the annual Tucks race. Having been raced consecutively since the early 1830s, The Tucks lays claim to being one of (if not the) oldest cross-country races in the world and has a long and proud heritage.

An exciting new chapter in the history of the race will be written this year as The Tucks moves to the beautiful parkland setting of nearby Many of the traditions of this historic race will remain, though in a more suitable setting as we move towards the third century of the race’s existence.

Key amongst the factors in the decision to relocate to Attingham Park was the experience and the safety of pupils and spectators alike. We are therefore delighted to be able to warmly welcome parents, guardians and friends of the School to join us on the afternoon of the race to spectate and support the Tucks in what will be a history-making day of running.

The race commences at 2pm but spectators are advised to arrive before 1.30pm. Attingham Park is owned by the National Trust, and Trust members should bring their membership cards for entry; otherwise the usual entrance fees will apply. The start and finish of the race will be in front of the mansion house with a sweeping panoramic view of the parkland course. It promises to be an event to remember!

More details about Attingham Park, including directions,can be found on their website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park 

Please click on the arrow below, or on the Vimeo logo, for a preview of the excitement that awaits runners and spectators alike next Friday. The video has been put together by Film Fellow David Clifford, Teacher-in-Charge of the Hunt Ian Haworth, and members of the Hunt:

 

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