Anyone doing this on Saturday??
We could maybe arrange to meet up before / after or start at similar times. I'm just looking to get my long run in and raise a few quid for Severn Hospice. If you're not going, offers of sponsorship would be welcome.
In this, the year I became 40, I've decided I should do something significant. I've decided that I'm going to have a crack at Land's End to John O'Groats on my bike. I've got a 10 day schedule planned, so I won't be breaking any records, but I'll be doing about 90 miles a day.
I'm being supported by Rachael (transport and logistics) and being joined at the Scottish border by Keith and Pauline. Keith is going to cycle with me across Scotland.
Having abandoned my 720 mile challenge after some hefty hints from my body (but not until I'd done 406 miles) my attention has turned to the Houseman 100 at the end of May.
My plan is to re-build my fitness between now and April then recce the whole route in the correct order in five hits on consecutive weekends, have a week off, then do it!
Trust everyone had a great time at the Mercia Do on Friday, some of the pictures Alistair took on the evening can be view at on his Pacasa Album, Click here for access
Did the Wrekin orienteers Long O course from Womerton today. Made a nice morning out on the Mynd despite poor visibility. There's a full write up on my blog at: http://midlands-fell.blogspot.com/2010/12/wrekin-orienteers-choc-o-30122...
I've attached a pic of Brian Clough of Church Stretton and former Mercia member Lawrie Jones who I met at CP5.
Do give this route a go - there are some interesting route choices and some good runnable bits too. Further details are at: http://www.wrekinorienteers.co.uk/forms/Choc10.pdf
Cheers - Jim
a few pictures from the time trial - and other recent events
wish I had been running it !
Looking through the calendar for 2011, I came across the Penine way Bridleway Relay which takes place at the end of January. Is there sufficient interest to get ateam together? Logistically inclined people to reply please!!
I think that it would be a great "craic".
Perhaps we can discuss at AGM?
I would like to propose that the Club sponsors some of our promising young runners to access some Coaching courses. We have some really keen Juniors who would benefit greatly, and would then bring further recognition to the club as one that supports its members.
What do others think?
I cannot run the time trial with Emma this year and as she cannot run on her own we are looking for a lady who may like to run with her. She ran 1hr 36 mins(I think) last year, and is looking to get close to 90 mins this year.
If you think you would like to run with Emma please call home on 01694 781405, or Dad on 07973 957760
On Saturday 12/06/10, Rick Robson and myself under took the first recorded attempt at the Gill Harris Long Mynd Tops Challenge Round, I promise to write a full article for the next Mercia Newsletter, but I just wanted let it be known, that Rick and myself decided to put Nicks Kingstons thought into action, and start the ball rolling, with a round of all the named high point within the open access area of the Long Mynd, and as the round was to be named in memory of our late friend Gill, we thought it fitting, the round should also include her finger post on High Park, Nick Kingston was