Would anybody like to write an article for our Newsletter, it goes extrememly quiet at this time of year and Elaine our Editor cannot send out a Newsletter if there is nothing to put in it, somebody must be doing something interesting, so come on, put pen tp paper, and let's know what you are up to !!!
We are gearing up for a great Mercia Weekend at the Shrewsbury Mountaineering Hut this weekend where running, cycling and walking will be the order of the day, sounds like fun, I think!!!
MERCIA MEMBER JIM TINNION successfully completed the Kinder Trial on Saturday. The Trial is similar to (but shorter than) the Lake District Mountain Trial. Competitors must visit a number of orienteering checkpoints in any order, before returning to the start. The Kinder Event involves around 11 miles and 2,500' of climbing, starting and finishing at Hayfield. Most of the action is focussed on the rough ground around and above Kinder Reservoir. This year there were twelve checkpoints to visit and a wide variety of (mainly very rough) terrain to cross. The ev
We have now taken receipt of the latest batch of MERCIA KIT. Take note that the latest addiltion to the lists is a really useful SHORT SLEEVED DRIFLO, which is cheaper than most on the market at £16.00. This top is in the Mercia colours, printed front and back, perfect for training and racing when it's toooooo cold for just a vest and toooooo hot for a long-sleeved top. We also have the usual Club vests, Long-sleeved dri-flo's, pertex top's, shorts and the signature Fleeces.
Results for the Morning After 2010 have arrived, I've pasted them results page, apologies there appearance, the format we received them in does not seem to like our website, normal service will resume soon.
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The Entry List for the LONG MYND VALLEYS RACE which is to be held on 6th March 2011, is already closed. Over 450 entries have been received and the entry lists have had to be closed 5 weeks before the anticipated date. A Waiting List has been opened to cope with the extra entries that are expected over the next couple of weeks, see above for further details.
This was the 25th running of the annual Trig Points race, 137 runnners started in bright winter sunshine, conditions underfoot varied from sheet ice to ankle deep mud, with that together with an added complication of a new finish, there must have been 137 different routes used, stories at the finish were full of tales of adventures (or misadventures)as the course wound its way round the Chase, results but no record time can be found by clicking here
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO REPLY BUT ONLY JUST... The Dinner this year is on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5th, after the Cardingmill Canter. See your Xmas communication for Menu Choices and Reply Slips. We are returning to the Buckatree Hall Hotel for this years' terrific programme of events, not only do we have a great time spending the evening will all our pals, old and new, there's loads of talk of fellrunning, continuous pictures of you all, reminders of the previous years activities etc, just the same as at races really, but you look neater!!!!!!!!! We have plenty
There appears to have been good turn outs to both festive runs in Shropshire, although the two runs did see quite different weather.
Everyone here at The Mercia Publications Team would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone out there in fell running land, a Merry Christmas, and a happy and New Year, we look forward to see you all, and racing against you, in the fell running year ahead, just a reminder of the two fell race over the festive period, Devils Chair Dash on Sunday 25th Dec and The Morning After on Sunday 1st January, We do not expect either race to be called irrespective of present weather conditions, you are
There was a good turnout at the ever popular Mortimer Forest Race with plenty of Fell Runners from many clubs mixing it with road rumnners in the pre Christmas trail running classic, Paul (Tough Guy) Jones from Oswestry was leading the way home from Mercia's Roland Stafford, with Andrea Rowlands of Eryri leading the ladies, results are available on the Ludlow Runners Webite and pictures can be viewed at the following sites - Please click Read More