My mate Joe Faulkner (a Mercia member) is the main man organising and fronting a group of well respected athletes and experienced navigational experts who form the team "Nav 4". They usually work out of the Lake District but, as it happens, they are due to be in the area of Shropshire/Borders on the weekend of 18/19th February.
The results for the race have been put up. You can view them by clicking here. As I was in it and finished quite late I can't comment on what happened, but conditions where excellent, sunny dry, cold but OK when running.
Pictures from Colin Williamson are available here, and those from Alistair Tye are available here.
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 great and the good (and those clad in helly bottoms) were proud to have taken on this challenge. Latterly the Valleys Race itself has taken centre stage but the Titterstone Clee Race has just carried on quietly in the background with its admirers returning year upon year, our friends from
This race missed the FRA deadlineand Morgan Donnelly has asked us to let you know the details in case you are interested: Saturday 25th February, High Cup Nick Fell Race - Dufton, Cumbria, CA16 6DB Seniors 9 miles 2pm start EOD £5 Soup'n'roll, cakes to buy.
Pauline has organised a quiz night in aid of Cuan House Wildlife Rescue. This excellent event is on Friday 20th January at the Affcot Lodge (previously known as The Travellers’ Rest) on the A49 between Marshbrook and Craven Arms, 3 miles south of Little Stretton. The quiz starts at 7.30pm, and tickets are a modest £7.00 per person including supper. There will also be a raffle on the night, offers of items to raffle will be gratefully received.
A poster is attached below.
This is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A short race (4.5miles) with 1360 feet of ascent. For full details go to myndmac.moonfruit.com
The Morning After Event in Church Stretton on New Years Day should have made every Mercian proud. Having spent 2011 encouraging and actively furthering Junior racing within the Club and throughout the Mercia/West Midlands area it was an absolute pleasure to see so many U/21's out there doing their best!
Well, 2012 certainly got off with a bang, after the Christmas and New Year celebrations runners and walkers turned out in their droves to the annual charity moneh-raising bash, with over 440 starters, nearly £1500 was raise by Terry Davies, Chris Richards and their team. Pictures of nearly all the participants will be available to view on Alistair Tyes' website fellrunningpicture.co.uk
Photo's from todays race can be found
Please check Stiperstones Inn website for results
Congratulations to Steve Cale on winning his first Club Championshipa and Paul Jones his first M40, the ever green Edward Davies retained the M50, with Dave Nicholls winning the M60, Mel Price capped a memorable 2011 taking the ladies title, while Sheila Barbour won the L40's, we hope to see all the trophies winners at the awards ceremony in on 4th March
To see the Club Championships in full Click Here