The Shropshire Hill Winter Series kicked off it 2009 - 2010 campaign with a good turn out at The Breidden Hill Race, The race in its 25th year had one of the best turn outs for with 124 starters. Tim Davies was comfortable winner of the men's reace in a time of 52:22 ahead of Steve Cale, the first lady was Andrea Rowlands of Eryri, next race in the series is the Wrekin Wreker on 22nd November, results can be viewed on the results pages of the website.
Result & list of finishers are now available on The Longmynd Hike Website, http://www.longmyndhike.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article...
Also a another collect ion of photo's by John Richards of UK Sports Pictures are available to preview and purchase at this site www.uksportpictures.com/hike
Mercia Fell Runners already have entries at the British UKA Hill and Fell Running Relay Championships for the Elite Men and the Vets categories.
Come rain or shine our roving photographer is sure to be found out and about at all the best races, in all the best spots, Saturday was no exception, Alistair like us was up on the Stiperstone in the most horrid of weather conditions, well done to all those who completed the 50mile run, and thanks to Alistair for recording it on film, for every to enjoy, pictures can be viewed at http://www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk other pictures are also available courtesy of Colin Williamson at
Results from this race can now be viewed on the results page of this website
Pictures are also available on Alistair's website http://www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk/
Friends of Gill Harris, many of them members of Mercia Fell Runners thought it appropriate to remember her in a permanent, and fitting way following her sad and untimely death last year, marking in particular her achievements in the Long Mynd Hike, The National Trust were approached and agreed to the replacement one of the existing waymarker posts that already existed on The Long Mynd with a new finger post, The new finger post has been erected at High Park on the route of both, The Stretton Skyline, and The Long Mynd Hike in time for this years events, we hope the post will act as a reminder
Steve Cale rounded off a superb summer with an out right win at the Ragleth Inn Race on Wednesday 26th Aug to take the top spot in the summer series, it was Steve's first race of the series but consistency had always kept him close to the top, Ian Grindle was runner up but took had the consolation of been top Vet.
This Wednesday sees the last race in The Shropshire Hill Summer Series, all runners please note that due to the shorter evenings the race will start at 7:00pm
Steve Cale, Ian Grindle and Jon Bowie will all start the race with an equal chance of winning this years' series, Steve Cale looks to be in the driving seat with 592 point already in the bag from his four races, with Ian Grindle just one point behind, but if either Ian or Jon beat Steve and finish in third position or better, then they could overall Steve's point total. Ian is also leading the M40 category.
There will be an unveiling of the "Remembering Doug Morris" bench in LLanwddyn, just close to where the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon starts. It will take place on Saturday, 29th August at 11.30am. It will be an informal affair althouh I have no doubt that a few words will be said and if anyone would like to attend (or even say something) they would be most welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks and regards,
Colin Williamson and Margaret Morris
Results from last nights race are now up on the results page, the series results after 5 races are also there. pictures are also available at Alistairs Webpages at www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk.