As we left Shrewsbury this morning there was was mist in the sky, it was one of those days that could go any way, we drove south and things looked positive, blue holes appeared in the sky everywhere, as we passed The Longmynd sun started to shine on the hills around us, we passed Ludlow and climbed up on to Clee Hill and the views towards the Malvern Hills were fantastic. But then, we rounded the corner, and set off towards Cleeton St Mary and things changed!
IF YOU ARE NOT RUNNING THE VALLEY'S RACE - WHY NOT OFFER TO HELP
If you are injured or for whatever reason not taking part in the Race on the 7th February, think about helping out, we always need plenty of help for this Race, you don't need to help all day, even one little job is great for us.
The 'SHROPSHIRE WEEKEND' is the premier Mercia Event and we wish to showcase ourselves as worthy of the national scene. If you can help us please telephone Keith and Pauline on 01743 352387 or email email@example.com
The 'Burn' returns! originally organised as a bit of birthday bash, for one year only, this fantastic race just will not go away, if you have not tried it, here is your chance, back at its original slot, with total darkness, the race promises 2 miles of uphill agony, it's a hill that just goes on and on, give it a go, and its for a good cause too.
To complete the evening, there will be a slide show, at the after-race social event, looking forward to seeing you there........
For details Click Here
Susan Morgan, the Organiser of the above event has asked us if we would bring it to the attention of our runners.
This year's fund-raising charity walk/run for Shropshire Mind is taking place on Saturday 15th May 2010, The event starts, as last year, from the Craven Arms Discovery Centre where the Event will be based. There are three circular routes scheduled:-
Route 1 : (3.8 miles) from Craven Arms through Stoke Wood and Sallow Coppice;
There will be a fun filled Quiz Night held at the Ragleth Inn, Little Stretton, on Friday 22nd January 2010 at 7.30. Pre-enter your team of four by ringing Pauline on 01743 352387. Cost £5 per person. Prizes for winning team, extensive raffle and luscious supper.
Tom and Naomi have sent greetings and good wishes from New Zealand for the New Year to all Mercia runners and friends, they invite all to check out the blog - naomitomnewzealand.blogspot.com for some fellrunning photo's N Z style.
The 2010 racing year kicked off with the annual Trig Points Race, due to bad weather the course had to be shortened slightly, but the weather did not put off the runners with 144 on the start line, Peter Vale and Steve Cale went head to head for the first half of the race, as they headed back Pete pulled away leaving Steve struggling to breath in the cold air, a later nav error by Steve gave Pete an easy win by nine yes 9 minutes, Matthew Clewes who is definately having a purple patch finishing a strong second and Steve came into third place
PLEASE NOTE - REGISTRATION AND PRIZE-GIVING NOW AT MILFORD HALL CRICKET CLUB. Please click on 'read more' for information and updates on WEATHER
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I'm sure many of you have been wondering what as happened to this years' FRA handbook with all the fixtures in it, well according to the FRA Forum it has been delayed due to problems compiling a new database , Margarete Chippendale, the editor for the handbook, put the following comment on The FRA website: