GOOD LUCK to all our competitors in the Annual Relays this weekend. The Club Weekend away will see 7 teams running at the Relays, come along and support your Club, look for the Club Tent at Glyn Rhonwy Business Park, LL55 4EL GR 573 607. We wish all our teams the very best.
The minutes from the last AGM are available here. Apologies for the dodgy font but it is readable (just).
A pdf file with the overall standings in the Mercia Championships is attached. As ever if you feel you should have navigation or help bonus points, or there is an error with the points, please contact Jim Tinnion at email@example.com
And now a plug for our race sponsor - Highsports in Shrewsbury.They organise a series of lectures each year that are of interest to those who like to be in the hills and mountains. Details of this years lectures are in the attached image (click on it to blow it up).
Worcestershire Beacon Race on Saturday October 12th at 3PM. It's on the
Malvern Hills and while it's not a fell race, it contains a variety of
terrain including tarmac, grass, stony tracks and rocks. Very steep in
places both up and down. About 6.5 miles starting and finishing in Rose
Bank Gardens in Great Malvern.
Last year Mercia took the team prize (Jon Newey, Matt Scriven and Edmund Newey.)
See Worcester-ac.co.uk for more information.
Results of the Powis Arms Bury ditches Hill Race are here, 11am Sunday 29th September 2013, 9.3km 395m climb, 49 starters, Dominic Jones first male in 38.54, Shropshire Shufflers, 1st Lady (& Lv45) Val Swingler 42.43 (CR) also Shropshire Shufflers, Conditions just about perfect.
Shufflers did exceptionally well taking first and second in both ladies and gents events.
Not a fell race but fun if you don't mind getting wet and muddy! 9th November at Attingham Park, 5 mile cross country. Details are here
For the occasion of the Fell Relay Championship last October we had permission to breach the fence at the top of Rectory Field. Immediately after the race we reinstated it.
Since then the fence has fallen into some disrepair to the point where stock might have been tempted to have a go at jumping it.
The Fell Runners Association is the governing body for fell running in England. Periodically the FRA reviews and updates the safety rules. Such a review has just taken place and NEW RULES have been implemented. Similar rules are likely to be adopted by the Welsh Fell Runners Association. ALL fell races in our area need permits and insurance from the FRA or WFRA and so we MUST implement the FRA or WFRA rules, and all runners who wish to enter these races must comply.............
In the past we have had a few of these Path Clearing days for the National Trust, and we have always had fun. As we are mainly responsible for going and making a mess on the Mynd, it is nice every now and again to put something back into the environment and this year we are having a get together on Saturday 21st September. Meet at 10 am at the Pavilion Cafe in Cardingmill Valley, where Dave Cowell, the National Trust Warden will lead the gang for a few hours of work, the work is not hard and is always a laugh, it's perfect for families and well behaved dogs, and the NT