UKA British Hill and Fell Relays

There cannot be a Mercia Member who does not know that the Relays are being held on home turf this year and as such it will be fabuluous to be able run in one of the most exciting events in the fell running calendar.
The Relays are being held on Sunday 14th October 2012, and the event centre is in Church Stretton.
If you would like the opprtunity to run in a team please contact your Team Manager before 30th July:

Long Mynd Long ‘O’ - Sunday 2nd September 2012

Wrekin Orienteers present the annual classic moorland and valley navigation challenge for orienteers, mountain marathon competitors, and off-road runners.
Start times from 10:00 to 12:00. This event will serves as a useful familiarisation day for those competing in the UK Athletics British Fell & Hill Running Relay Championships on 14 October. Click Here For More Details

Stiperstones Fell Race

Well done to Tom & Naomi on organising their first Fell race for Mercia this evening, it was a surprisingly sunny evening and all went well on the hill, especially with the fantastic turn out for the junior races, well done all who took part, results are available on line on the results page for both the senior and junior races.
Pictures will be available shortly at and

Stiperstones Fell Race - PARKING!!

As some of you will have seen there is an event at Stiperstones Primary School which may overlap with the race on Wednesday 18th, so parking may be difficult. Tom has asked that if at all possible you PLEASE use the car parks at Snailbeach and the Bog and car share for the final couple of miles to Stiperstones Village. Many thanks!

Callow Race - 1st July 2012

No-one would have guessed from the weather that it was July: it was more like April or October than last year's scorcher. But Russell and Jane put on another fabulous race yesterday. I'm still overcoming a couple of technical hitches with the results but hope to have them up tomorrow. Roland Stafford won the race in 60:42, with Tom Roo second and Ed Davies third. Mel Price was fourth overall and first lady in a superb time of 64:06. It was good to see Matt Clewes and Paul Cadman both running well in 5th and 6th places.