The aim of the club is to promote and organise 'fell' races in and around the West Midlands.

Carding Mill Canter

The results from todays race have been posted on the website, there are also loads of pictures in the image gallery, Alistairs'  photo's should be available later on his flicker site

Mercia Beat Oscar's at their own Game

Pauline Richards, Mercias' Social Secretary rolled out the red carpet in an Oscar style Presentation for Mercias' annual awards evening,  the event was compered by Club Chairman Bob Dredge, the evening started off with prizes for support and technical staff, then following a meal, much drinking and pictures of "Mercia All Stars" projected onto the roof of the auditorium, the main event event took place, with trophies for Leading Lady Yvette Lewis, Fastest Man on the yellow planet, Andi Davies and wrinkly awards to Roger Lamb M40, Edward Davies M50, and Arthur Clare-Hay M60, the

Cardingmill Canter

The first weekend in March (Sat 7th this year) normally sees the Cardingmill Canter, a tough little race that follow the skyline round Cardingmill Valley, the National Trusts Visitor Centre that is at the heart of Shropshire Hill's, the race can be viewed by spectators for much of its length from the valley floor.

Good Reviews

 Following any of our races I like to take a look at the FRA Website Blog, normally I have to take deep breath and brace myself for a bit of criticism, some of the pundits can be a bit harsh, just a simple spelling mistake can have pages of comments, so it was with some intrepidation I looked at the blog after the Shropshire Weekend, but it was nice to see a great array of positive feed back about both races, check it out yourself from the link below, you have to scroll through a few pages till you get to the after race comments

Photo Frenzy at Shropshire Weekend

Alastair Tye

 The Shropshire Weekend seemed to bring out a frenzy of photographers to both our races, I was there for a start, with my little digi camera, pictures can be seen in the Image Gallery on this site, in addition to that we had 3 other photographers at Titterstone Clee, Alastair Tye was at the summit, my brother John was near the Radom and Brian Smith from Dudley and Kingswinford was near the finish.

Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening - 21st February 2009

The deadline for applying for tickets to the Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening for Mercia Fell Runners is fast approaching.  Don't miss this glittering occasion, it's the nearest thing we've got to the Oscars, tickets cost £16.95 each. Menu choices and reply slip were included in the recent Newsletter, if you cannot find it, try looking under the bed!

Lost & Found

A set of car keys was found on the Mynd close to the route used by the LMV, a local walker as found them and reported it to us, if any of the runners lost the said keys, please contact Pauline on and we will put you in touch.
Runner No 837 who would like to stay anonymous to save his embarassment, would like to say 'Thank You' to the runners and officals who helped him over the line at the end of the race.

Long Mynd Valleys pictures

Pictures from today's race are slowly beginning to appear on my site

And as usual Hires copies of the pictures are freely available by email from myself.....


The Long Mynd Valleys Results

Andi Davies Mercia

The morning dawned bright and fresh, the decision was made the valleys race would go ahead on an unaltered course, numbers were down, but that's not really surprising, considering the weather we have had in the last week we were lucky to have any.

Long Mynd Valleys Update 08:00 Sunday 8th February 2009

The Long Mynd on 7th Feb 2009

Yesterday saw a slow thaw of snow on all the southern flanks of the
Long Mynd, overnight temps did not drop anywhere near as much as it was
thought, we do have a forecast for some snow this afternoon but in
general everything is looking positive for today race

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