Well, the relays weekend has been and gone and crikey did we have a great time!
Yet again, sadly our open team were the bridesmaids. They finished an excellent fourth overall but miss out on medals despite fantastic efforts from all six: Tim Davies (leg 1), Andi Davies & Steven Cale (leg 2), Pete Vale and Paul Jones (leg 3), and Simon Bailey (anchor).
A slightly modified (in wording not meaning) club constitution has been drawn up to comply with Sport England grant requirements. You can read about it here.
Hopefully a final update on the Breidden Hills race... Eric Monda brought his wife and children to watch him race, all the way from Colorado, USA. Eric acquited himself very well, finishing 15th overall. Rick received this email from Eric on Sunday:
Mark Agnew has forwarded me details of this tasty looking "traditional" crosscountry race which will be held at Attingham Park on Sunday 6th November. I think "traditional" is meant in the sense of being a tadge gnarly, so this should appeal to fell runners. The race is pre-entry, with entries on the day only if the limit isn't reached. An entry form with more details is attached...
Please note that this race has a water feature!!!!!
Val Swingler of Shropshire Shufflers was this year's overall winner, battling sickness in the later stages of the race to become the first lady ever to win the event outright. Mel Price, Andrew Primrose and Noel Hogan finishing in the same group as Val: Mel wins the Gill Harris Ladies Trophy, and Noel led home Newport to the team prize. Emily Millington took advantage of the conditions, starting steadily but running hard as conditions cooled after dark to win the novice lady prize, the West Mercia Police Trophy.
I have now taken delivery of Men's Club Vests, anyone who has requested a vest will be contacted, but if you have slipped through the net and wish to purchase one @ £14.00 + £3.00 postage please let me know. Pauline Richards 01743 352387 or email@example.com
For all you ultra runners (and barefoot runners!) a visit from Caballo Blanco (described in the book Born to Run) to Chester should interest you!
This is an opportunity to meet Caballo Blanco (Micah True) , one of the central characters of the book "Born to Run". Micah will be giving talks around England during September 2011 - don't miss your chance to hear his story. Confirmed dates include Chester: Friday 30th September 2011 - Chester University Conference Centre, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ: http://caballoblanco.weebly.com/info.html
First things first, there are two champs with Mercia interest still to be decided this year...
Tim Davies is perfectly placed (in 3rd but with only 3 counters, all those around him have 4) with just one race to go in the Welsh Fell Running Championships and it looks like he will be able to complete another series win at Breidden Hills. Ross Powell is also flying high in sixth, with a full set of counters already. Steve Cale is 23rd, Paul Jones 26th and David Malia 43rd, all with just two counting races. John Currie in 28th has three counting scores.
The Skyline results are now posted on the results web page.