ARE YOU (WO)MAN ENOUGH! The Longmynd Valleys Race has long been known as a classic and gritty race, but put it together with the
Titterstone Clee Race the day before and a challenging weekend is promised, a few years ago this weekend challenge was all the rage, the
Hope you have all dried out now from the successful Mercia Mountain Trial on the 20th, and are now getting ready for the Longmynd Valleys and Titterstone Clee Weekend in three weeks time.
Edale Skyline is traditionally a very big field and this year will be no exception as it's the first race in the English Championships. It's also the second long race on the Mercia Champs. The race will not be easy to get into this year. Entries will be on SI Entries (https://www.sientries.co.uk) from 31st January. It will fill very quickly so get this date in your diaries and do the biz!
Don't forget your first opportunity to score in the 2013 Mercia Champs is at the Trig points race this Sunday at 11am. It's a nice runnable route (although it's unmarked - you have to find the route yourself and race maps are available at registration). I reckon it's the easiest race to do to get a banker for a long race score you need for the champs, although there will be opportunities for higher scoring later in the year at tougher races for most of us. More details are available here.
The results for the runners of the Morning After race are available here.
The results for yesterdays Devils Chair Dash are available here.There were some interesting fancy dress outfits on show - Steve Cale was particularly extreme. I'm Alistair got a photo.
The article about erosion on the Mynd in the latest Mercia newsletter is also available here along with the map that shows the areas the NT want us to avoid. Please read it and act on it.