This evening saw the annual junior race organised by Rick and Jan Robson on the hills around Gogbatch, it must be one of the most wonderful evenings in the Shropshire Fell Running Calender, 24 small, very enthusiastic, and absolutely delightful fell runners of the future raced it out with either their Mum's, Dad's or trusted guardians by their side (that's assuming they could keep up).
The Sumer Series Results are now in and poster HERE If you notice any errors or omission please contact Chtis at email@example.com
There are still two places left on the First Aid Course to be held on the 22 and 23rd June in Church Stretton. This is a HSE approved Course and is valied for three years. IT EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK. It will be practical and hands on and particularly structured for fell runners.
I'm looking to get a scratch team together to go and represent Mercia at this classic event up north, partly as an in memoriam for Pennine FR stalwart and top fell running good guy Daz Holloway who died of a heart attack whilst competing last year.
The event starts on Sunday morning at 09:15 and takes the form of a relay with four legs, each of which must be run by two runners (we can't double up so we need 8 and possibly a travelling reserve). There's plenty of camping nearby, and good pubs etc for Saturday night (I did say a scratch team!)
The results from Wednesday night's Batch Bash junior race are now up in the results section of the site.
A wet spring evening, in the middle of a cold week, not a good recipe for a big turnout at a mid week race, yet the Batch Bash saw the biggest field so far in the summer series, 110 runners took part in the senior race with another 25 in the juniors. Competition was as fierce as ever, Steve Cale out for the first time since The Wrekin showing he was back on form, beating Tim Werrett winner of the previous series race on Caer Caradoc, and Paul Jones completing a Mercia 1,2,3, only 25 second parted all three, but young Ben Ashcroft was not far behind and looks totally at home on t
After a few last minute nerves, and a few sleepless nights,(organising an event is tough and I'm a amateur!!!) I laughed and cried!! it was so funny!! the
effort that people had gone to, making costumes, eating cake!! and lugging them selves, their udders, shells (Bob) and feathers up Grandma batch, all for selected Wildlife charities, was truly fabulous (the Bayston Hill salad dodgers!! must have been in their element surrounded by all those animals!! yum)
Church Stretton saw something a little differant today, the Bluebell Run as alway been associated with raising money for charity and doing it's bit for a good cause, but today for just one running it was taken over by a Gorilla, and her sidekicks a bizzy bee and a teddy bear, the gorilla was Anna Barlett who wanted to do something special for endangered spices, so she persueded many of our normally hardened fell runners to go fancy dress, not just that, but bring their familes along to do a fun run/walk too, the main race started at 10am on the standard 5 mile course, wi
Mercia Fell Runners are holding a Weekend Outdoor First Aid Course for Mercia members on 22nd and 23rd June 2013. This is an HSE approved course for outdoor practitioners e.g. Mountain Leaders (Winter Summer). Mountain Bike Leaders, Outdoor/Sports Instructors and most relevently Race Organisers, Marshals and anybody who helps or runs on our hills in the Summer and the Winter.
Following a slight hiccup with a missing runner, we think we have the correct results, you will find them on the results page of the website, if you notice any errors or omissions please let the webmaster know, , There where sevral photographers out there tonight, Alastair pictures can be viewed at www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk, Johns pictures will be available shortly at www.uksportpictures.com as will Stuarts pictures at our sponsors website www.highsport