The Morning After Event in Church Stretton on New Years Day should have made every Mercian proud. Having spent 2011 encouraging and actively furthering Junior racing within the Club and throughout the Mercia/West Midlands area it was an absolute pleasure to see so many U/21's out there doing their best!
Well, 2012 certainly got off with a bang, after the Christmas and New Year celebrations runners and walkers turned out in their droves to the annual charity moneh-raising bash, with over 440 starters, nearly £1500 was raise by Terry Davies, Chris Richards and their team. Pictures of nearly all the participants will be available to view on Alistair Tyes' website fellrunningpicture.co.uk
Photo's from todays race can be found
Please check Stiperstones Inn website for results
Congratulations to Steve Cale on winning his first Club Championshipa and Paul Jones his first M40, the ever green Edward Davies retained the M50, with Dave Nicholls winning the M60, Mel Price capped a memorable 2011 taking the ladies title, while Sheila Barbour won the L40's, we hope to see all the trophies winners at the awards ceremony in on 4th March
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Todays Mortimer Forest Race organised by Ludlow Runners looked like a real mud fest, even those at the front looked like they'd had a battle in the rain, so what state did the one's at back got into I'm not really sure. Luckily for us stay at home fell runners, it was all recorded beautifully in digital photgraphy. John Richards at uksportpictures tells me he took 1400 photo's, Alistair has the best part of 400 to add to that, just in case you want a little more Brian Smith @ DK has got some more too, links are below, results are on the Ludlow Runners website
Owing to the clash of dates, Em's decided to race at Corndon instead, so don't turn up at Affcot!
Series positions after 3 race are now posted on the results page, please note some vet catagory may still be incorrrect, if you notice any, please advise Chris Myles via Series Queries Email Address @ email@example.com
Due to lack of interest as well as logistic and safety concerns, it has been decided to cancel the juniors event for 2012. The seniors event will still go ahead as planned.
After much discussion it's been decided to try a new format for the Club Championships for 2012. The old format had been very successful in encouraging more of our members to race in more events, but with over 200 members and probably 120 active runners, it's probably time to spread our wings a little.
The idea of the new format is to try to encourage people to get more involved in various aspects of the club and sport. To this end there are new events and new prizes: