The aim of the club is to promote and organise 'fell' races in and around the West Midlands.

LONGMYND VALLEYS WEEKEND - Update 18:00 03.02.2012

Titterstone Clee    -      The latest forecast shows it snowing from about 9 am onwards, and wind speeds of 20 mph.  Higher on the hilll wind chill is going to be considerable, runners should dress for the conditions, full body cover being essential, great care is going to be needed on the drive to Cleeton St. Mary. Make sure you have got your survivial kit, this is a remote and wild part of the country!!

Request for help to get to Titterstone Clee - OK this has now got the correct email address on it - Doh!

Can anyone help Eric, a fellow runner from overseas ?

Longmynd Valleys Weekend


Map Reading Course in Local Area

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.

Canock Chase Trig Points

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.

Longmynd Valleys Weekend - the Back to Back Challenge - Are you (wo)man enough ?

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

High Cup Nick Fell Race - 25th February 2012

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.

Quiz Night - Friday 20th January near Church Stretton!

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.

The Mynd Mac - one off race on 1st April from Cardingmill Valley

This is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A short race (4.5miles) with 1360 feet of ascent. For full details go to

Morning After Event - 1/1/12 - Mercia's Juniors

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!

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