Well, the relays weekend has been and gone and crikey did we have a great time!
Yet again, sadly our open team were the bridesmaids. They finished an excellent fourth overall but miss out on medals despite fantastic efforts from all six: Tim Davies (leg 1), Andi Davies & Steven Cale (leg 2), Pete Vale and Paul Jones (leg 3), and Simon Bailey (anchor).
A slightly modified (in wording not meaning) club constitution has been drawn up to comply with Sport England grant requirements. You can read about it here.
Val Swingler of Shropshire Shufflers was this year's overall winner, battling sickness in the later stages of the race to become the first lady ever to win the event outright. Mel Price, Andrew Primrose and Noel Hogan finishing in the same group as Val: Mel wins the Gill Harris Ladies Trophy, and Noel led home Newport to the team prize. Emily Millington took advantage of the conditions, starting steadily but running hard as conditions cooled after dark to win the novice lady prize, the West Mercia Police Trophy.
I have now taken delivery of Men's Club Vests, anyone who has requested a vest will be contacted, but if you have slipped through the net and wish to purchase one @ £14.00 + £3.00 postage please let me know. Pauline Richards 01743 352387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
First things first, there are two champs with Mercia interest still to be decided this year...
Tim Davies is perfectly placed (in 3rd but with only 3 counters, all those around him have 4) with just one race to go in the Welsh Fell Running Championships and it looks like he will be able to complete another series win at Breidden Hills. Ross Powell is also flying high in sixth, with a full set of counters already. Steve Cale is 23rd, Paul Jones 26th and David Malia 43rd, all with just two counting races. John Currie in 28th has three counting scores.