The aim of the club is to promote safe and sustainable fell running in and around the West Midlands.

Winter Series 2007 2008 After 3 Races

Interim results from Shropshire Hill Winter Series 2007-2008 have now been posted on the Race Results Page, Pete Ball & Anna Bartlett from Shrewsbury AC currently lead both the Men & ladies categories, with Mercia's Andy Yapp leading the M40's Ed Davies the M50.The next race in Winter Series is the Longmynd Valleys on 3rd February

Cannock Chase Trig Points Race Route

­A map showing a suggested route for this race has been posted in the race information page. This race requires navigation (I know I got lost last year!), so if you've not done it before you need to study the map and work out a route.­

Mercia Committee Meeting 13/01/2008

Mercia Committee Meeting Agenda
Sunday 13 January 2008­
Brockton Village Hall (Following the Trig Points Race)
Anyone wishing to have an item raised at the committee meeting can do so by putting an artical on the Discussion Forum or by contacting a member of the committe

How accurately can you judge your pace?

On Tuesday 18th December Mark Bollam set an interesting challenge to the 'Tuesday' group...

Long Mynd O - December 19th 2007 to January 7th 2008

­­You are invited to take part in Wrekin Orienteer Long Mynd Challenge.
A permanent Orienteering course will be available on the Long Mynd between the above dates.
There will be two courses---Short at about 6 miles and a long at about 8 miles. The above distances are in a straight line between the controls. Actual running distance is likely to be 25%
more t­han this.
You will need Ordnance Survey Map of the Long Mynd at 1/25000.

PARKING—Carding Mill Valley between bridge and Visitor Centre is best. £2 charge

Boultons Bus on The Burway

Boultons Bus on The Burway

For those of you have not already seen one of the fab Christmas Card that is been circulated this year, it's from an original painting by Graham Andrew, of Mick Boultons old Bedford Coach making its way up the Burway, it is been sold in support of Severn Hospice, so if you haven,t been sent one, you will have to go out and buy one for yourself quick, you may even pick one up in the sales, available at all good book shops in Shropshire, Charity Shops and of course Severn Hospice

Happy Christmas

Pauline and Keith wish all Mercia members a very Happy Christmas and a New Year full of Peace, Friendship and PB's

Closing Date For Newsletter

We are hoping to get a new newsletter out very early in the New Year, if anyone has got any articles please can they get them to Elaine before Sunday the 13th Jan 2008

Change of Venue for Mercia Christmas Do

Dinner at The Richards

­­Mercia's Christmas Do 2007 took on a new slant, we had intended to go Medieval, going with other revelers for a Party at The Clarion in Telford, but plans had to change at the very last minute, but not to be halted 9 Mercia stalwarts (plus Andy Lewis) gathered at Pauline's and Keith's for plenty of Christmas cheer, the group also celebrated Elaines Birthday, see Image Gallery for more photo's.

Mercia Annual Club Dinner 1/3/08

01/03/2008 - 19:00

­Following the format of the previous year’s successful evening at the Longville Arms, the 2008 Annual Dinner will be held on March 1st at the same venue... This will follow the Cardingmill Canter as before, details about this evening will be circulated in the New Year.

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