Ladies (and Gentlemen)!
With the Olympics looming, I thought we could have some fun and games with our own little event....
So I’m announcing the "Mercia Ladies 20 in 12 Challenge" to be held on Sunday 24th June 2012.
Jim and myself have come up with an idea that should provide us with plenty of hill training, a nice bit of team building and a social to follow ;-)
The plan is to do 20 thousand feet of ascent in 12 hours as a relay. We have chosen the lovely Callow Race route (!) which will
Well, it's been and gone, and Mercia runners had a great day at the South Shropshire Circular again this year. The 25 mile / 3,600' course started from Cleobury North and took in a lovely traverse around the north end of Brown Clee and then up to the summit, then a further traverse under Abdon Burf down to the main road. Crossing this, we headed up Titterstone Clee (there was a faster going around the hill option, but no-one from Mercia did that, did they?).
This race is being held in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. It is a short race (4.5m) with 1360 feet of ascent. Held in accordance with FRA Rules. Kit requirements. Toilets. Pins. Prize List dependent upon entry numbers. For full details go to Myndmac.moonfruit.com
Another new Member! Congratulations. We are pleased to tell you that Tim and Sue Werrett's baby has arrived safe and sound. Jessca May was born at 11.56 am yesterday and Mum, Dad, sister Kate and Baby are doing fine!!
The 'canter' is less than two weeks away and I'm looking for volunteers as marshals. So if you are not going to run it and have nothing better to do on Saturday 3rd March, I'd appreciate your help for a couple of hours. email me at email@example.com, or phone on 01694 725597, or text to 07850 654157, thanks.
As many of you will have noticed, the Cribyn race on Saturday 21st April is a Mercia Champs race. It's a classic fell race with lots of rough ground and a couple of big climbs, followed by one of the best descents in the sport.
More details can be found here.
It's time for you to get out your best 'bib and tucker' and troll along down to the Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening, don't be late it's the place to be seen, get together with the rest of your Club and enjoy a really good night of fun and food and wine and trophies and photographs and most of all be with your Mercia mates ......
Have you caught the fabulous photographs from the two Races this weekend. It couldn't have been easy to stand up at Titterstone Clee never mind take pictures as good as that! As for LMV - just great, Alastair and Graham did a superb job of capturing the spirit of the race. I am thinking of instigating a new Trophy for next year "Most Stylish Slider" or the "Sore Arse Award" Not sure which yet! Click Here for a link to Alastair's website. For all you that want to relive the experience click here for a YouTube video
The issue with the missing entry form is now resolved and full results are up on the website
Somewhere in the chaos of yesterday, an entry form went missing, it was Runner No 893, we think his name was Rob, and comes from a small running club in the Bristol Area,- Mystery runner identified, it was Rob Cowlard from Thornbury Running Club, thanks you all those who help identify him