First things first, there are two champs with Mercia interest still to be decided this year...
Tim Davies is perfectly placed (in 3rd but with only 3 counters, all those around him have 4) with just one race to go in the Welsh Fell Running Championships and it looks like he will be able to complete another series win at Breidden Hills. Ross Powell is also flying high in sixth, with a full set of counters already. Steve Cale is 23rd, Paul Jones 26th and David Malia 43rd, all with just two counting races. John Currie in 28th has three counting scores.
The Skyline results are now posted on the results web page.
Rick Robson is organising the Breidden Hills race on 9th October. This is the last counter in the Welsh Open Championship this year and he is expecting a big turnout. It would be great if any members free but not intending to run on the day could come along and help Rick with marshalling etc.
The (corrected - sorry Pauline) finishers list for the Wistanstow Walk of 10th Sept 2011 is available here.
Thank you to those of you who are wedded to Church Stretton for bearing with our deviant behaviour over the last couple of weeks, as we started off with a run on the 6th which started in Stretton, but didn't finish there, and then ran both from and to Lydbury North yesterday night.
As part of the National Trust’s Walking Festival later this year, there will be an 18 mile walk or run along Wenlock Edge on 23 October 2011. More details here.
BTW: Wenlock Edge is the longest continuous woodland in England.
Congratulations to Mel Price of Mercia Fell Runners who came second in yesterdays British Championships counter at The Devils Beeftub, near Peebles in Scotland, this result has confirmed Mel as 2nd overall in 2011 The British Championships. Well Done Mel :-)
Results from the Ladies race can be found on The FRA website by Clicking Here
This weekend saw a host of events organised in Shropshire, first up was Phil Clarkes LDWA Wistanstow Walk, 26 of the most beautiful miles you could wish to walk or run in the South Shropshire Hills, starting in a little village of Wistanstow near Craven Arms, the instructions took you on a circular route with refreshment checkpoints in Clun & Bishops Castle.
We have been given the opportunity to recce the Bury Ditches Race this coming Tuesday night. Parts of the race route are on private land and are not normally accessible, so this is an ideal opportunity to get an edge and some route knowledge.
We will be meeting at the Powis Arms in Lydbury North and not in Church Stretton as normal, although I dare say some will turn up in Stretton and will run.
So don't forget to come to the Powis Arms on the B4385 for 7pm on Tuesday...
Some of you may not be aware that last week Roger Lamb died whilst in Morocco, Our thoughts and commiserations are with his 4 children and family.