Just a couple of days to go to this years race from the Stiperstones Inn, talking to John Sproson he tells me that English heritage have been doing some work in Mytton Dingle, new steps have been put in on the top half of the climb, with this in mind we have decided to reverse the course from the last few years, the race will go up the steps, down into Crows Nest Dingle, up towards Blackmoor Flat then descend from Shepherds Rock down Perkins Beach
This low key, great fun event, organised by Rick Robson had it's third edition in Cardingmill Valley last week, pictures from the event, that include a fantastic results scheme, can be view on Alistairs Tye's website by Clicking Here
For a link to the images of race results for this year please Click here
Please find below a link to Alistairs website for photo's of yesterdays race, I've not see any results yet, looks like Richard Roberts won, with Anna Bartlett first lady, good turn out too, will post results as soonas they become available
Click Here for Alistairs Photo's
It is with regret that we announce the passing of our good friend Ray Myers. Ray was a founder member of Mercia Fellrunners, and continued to be a member into the present, he was a good supporter of the Club both runnning and on the sidelines of many fellrunning events and up until the Championship Race at Church Stretton last year was regularly seen encouraging Mercia runners.
Simon Daws, Webmaster of the Shropshire Fellrunning Site took to the hills big style at the weekend, Dawsy has been in good form for many months and was persuaded to have a crack at The Bob Graham Round, 42 peaks, approximatly 74miles and 2800' of ascent, in under 24 hours.
Mercia's Tim Davies was in fine form at the weekend racing against many of the countries top fellrunners at The Sedburgh 3 Peaks Race, The race, 4.1 miles long, with 1600' of ascent was the latest round in The English and British Championships, Tim reportedly was in the lead from the start and kept the chasing pack, that included brother Andi at bay, it sounds like Tim is back on fine form, hopefully full results will be available shortly
A combination of Englands match in the World Cup and an International Race in Sedbergh this weekend, meant we had a slightly diminished field this evening, not to worry, that gave us at the back a chance to pick up a few extra points, but up the sharp end the battle was as full on as ever, I can only imagine how hot it must have felt up at the front, on that second climb, after another hot day, that was not stopping Steve Cale though, this time last year Steve was leading the series through consistency, rarely winning a fell race, but alway up there at the front, this year he is dominating
Provisional Results from tonights race and the handicap results are now available on the results page of the website, photo's from Alistair & Pete will be available shortly. We will update the results, and links to the photo's ASAP
This Wednesday sees the annual Rodney's Pillar / Shroppy Handicap
race from Criggion Village Hall, the race as the added twist that when
we come to work out the results we take into account how you have done
in previous races and adjusts your time accordingly, the results is
just about anyone can win, the prize giving is fun too, with a special
twist, hope you can join us,