UPDATE 08/01/2013: We now have 30 folks signed up, our landowner permission almost sorted with the NT, the marshalls and the registration / timing / event venue sorted. Can you all get word out to your friends and other clubs etc. and let me know if you are intending to run so I can get the right number of maps printed. I will do spares but they could cost us a pound a piece so I don't want to have loads left.
Results for the Corndon Class are available here.
Sixty six runners took part in ideal weather - cool with sunshine.
Results for the Mortimer Forest race from last Sunday are available here.
Alistairs pictures are here.
The Cardington Cracker race results of Sunday are available here.
The Mercia Relays website at www.merciarelays.org.uk will be pensioned off soon. Its contents have been archived at relays.merciafellrunners.org.uk, please refer to that in future as the old domain name will eventually die. There is a link to the archive on the links page
Mercia had good contingents out at three races over the weekend: Rhobell Fawr, Roaches and Mad Jacks. Club athletes won at both the fell races (in fact we had a 1,2 at RF and a 1,3 at Roaches) and we also had a 1,2,3 in the ladies at Mad Jacks (although being a cross country race Anna was officially running for Shrewsbury).
The Breiddens results can now be viewed here:
There is also an update of the Mercia Champs table etc.:
(NB: if you've emailed me with corrections in the last 24 hours they probably aren't reflected in this version)
I think we can say we had a great day, feedback from the fell running community seems to be very positive, the venue worked really well, the sun shone, and to top it all off the boys won Gold and the girls won Silver, it turned out even better than our dreams could ever have wished for. All our runners were brilliant, every last one of them did their solid best. The Mercia Management Committee are so proud of you all and wish to thank every last one of you.
Can any member who lives in the Church Stretton Area lend to the Relays a large patio table and four/six chairs for this Saturday and Sunday, that is 13/14th October. In fact, from anywhere at all as long as they can transport it to and from the Event Centre, I would be very grateful indeed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01743 352387
Thank you all for helping to get the team entries done. I have now entered the A and B teams and we will also have a C team, I'm just awaiting the last couple of hike numbers from folks.
The teams are (in no particular order, except for the first named person who is the one who will get the confirmation of the team registration):
A: Mel Price, Andy Davies, Chris Dunkerley, Adrian Donnelly, Virgil Barton
B: Jim Tinnion, Nathan Marland, Ben Henson, Joe Faulkner, James Adney