Congratulation to Jim Tinnion on organising his first full race as part of the Shropshire Fell Race Series, it's always nice to welcome on new blood into the hectic world of race organisation, I'm sure Jim will put a report on the site shortly, telling us the highs and lows of his day, and how he race went for all out local starts, young and old, Results for the seniors race will are now available by clicking here, Tom Roo, will also have the results from the junior race on line on the Mercia Website in the next couple of day.
Mercia member Colin Williamson has organised an outing on Monday evening to visit one of the Bonfires to be lit in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. His Monday night "slow" running group from Shropshire Shufflers is meeting for a run at 7.00 pm in Little Stretton and after at the Ragleth Inn for beer and chips etc., and invites any Mercians who would like to join in to come for a run or do your own run and join in afterwards at the Ragleth.
One of those wonderful wet spring evening races, warm wet rain, visability could be described as poor!
Pete Vale, Mercia's club captain as laid down the gauntlet with a superb time doing the Gill Harris Round in 2:52:59, follow the line set be Andy Davies in what's now looking like a very good route indeed, Pete is the first person to break the 3 hour barriers, it's great to see a really fast time set, hopefully others will follow, and push the time even lower, but remember it's not all about speed, this is a classic challenge, for all to try.
Daniel Brazier has just informed me that, as a team Mercia finished 4th at the Three Peaks race Saturday, Andy
Davies, Will Neall, Dan Brazier, Ian Gridley. Well done guys.
The Fellsman was going on at the same time and the routes overlapped (in time) on Whernside - must have got pretty chaotic at Hill Inn!
At last! Ten years since the first running of this race, the route’s ‘Slithery Hill’ finally came in to its own. As the race is traditionally held on the first Wednesday evening in May, the short steepish clay slope through the woodland at Bannister’s Coppice tends to have already become baked solid for the summer. This leaves puzzled runners enquiring ‘what slithery hill?’
Results from last night's (dry!) race are now available for viewing here.
Mercia Member Celia Mills is entered in the Welsh 1'000s Race and would appreciate any helpful navigation tips from members who have done this event. She would ideally like to see if anybody is free to recce the route?
If anyone can help Celia please get in touch with her at email@example.com Thank you
Great Lakes Run (English Champs) is already over half full at the last update to Ambleside's website:
If you're planning to do this, please get an entry in ASAP. There are only 3 Mercians down at the moment: Connor, Kim and myself.
Borrowdale (also English Champs) opens for entries on 31st May. This is from the Borrowdale website: