There cannot be a Mercia Member who does not know that the Relays are being held on home turf this year and as such it will be fabuluous to be able run in one of the most exciting events in the fell running calendar.
The Relays are being held on Sunday 14th October 2012, and the event centre is in Church Stretton.
If you would like the opprtunity to run in a team please contact your Team Manager before 30th July:
Well done to Tom & Naomi on organising their first Fell race for Mercia this evening, it was a surprisingly sunny evening and all went well on the hill, especially with the fantastic turn out for the junior races, well done all who took part, results are available on line on the results page for both the senior and junior races.
Pictures will be available shortly at uksportpictures.com and Fellrunniningpictures.co.uk
As some of you will have seen there is an event at Stiperstones Primary School which may overlap with the race on Wednesday 18th, so parking may be difficult. Tom has asked that if at all possible you PLEASE use the car parks at Snailbeach and the Bog and car share for the final couple of miles to Stiperstones Village. Many thanks!
Just a reminder that the date on the website for this event was wrong, and it will be taking place on Wednesday 11th July at 19:30, see below for more details.
No-one would have guessed from the weather that it was July: it was more like April or October than last year's scorcher. But Russell and Jane put on another fabulous race yesterday. I'm still overcoming a couple of technical hitches with the results but hope to have them up tomorrow. Roland Stafford won the race in 60:42, with Tom Roo second and Ed Davies third. Mel Price was fourth overall and first lady in a superb time of 64:06. It was good to see Matt Clewes and Paul Cadman both running well in 5th and 6th places.
Results from tonight's fell race can be found on the results page by clicking here photo's will be available to soon on Alistairs website by clicking here, other fell running picture site are available
I understand the Hike is now full. Can you let me know if you have an entry and I'll try to co-ordinate some Mercia teams this year. We wouldn't want Newport thinking it's their right to hold on to the team trophy despite the green machine's fabulous effort in snatching it from us in 2011.
Cheers - Jim
On Sunday 24th June, Mercia's ladies completed their Olympic challenge to climb 20,000 feet in 12 hours. The challenge was completed as a relay by: Emily Millington, Jane Mapp, Mel Price, Ruth Stafford, Naomi Watson, Debbie Pitt, Stella Denniss, Dianne Spencer, Sharon Davies, Jane Rowlands, Polly Gibb, Christine Lloyd and Pauline Richards.
The ladies ran seven laps of a slightly shortened Callow Fell Race course and then those left at the death ran up to Pole Bank to celebrate with Champagne, strawberries and cream.
For once it wasn't raining and 30 young people together with their adults charged around the Gogbatch Gallop course with determination and enthusiasm. Rick and Jan Robson have been putting on this race for years and it was great to see so many youngsters taking it on.