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

Werrett Steals The Show at Wrekin Fell Race

Tim Werritt

Tim Werrett from Mercia Fell Runners turned up to
today to the Wrekin Fell Race in determined mood, following on top of victories
all ready this year at The Canter and The Long Mynd Valley's as well Trig Pointd, Tim
lead the days race and crossed the finish line well in front of the rest of the
field,
Tim's victory sealed The Shropshire Hill Winter
Series, he win's the series by a country mile along with Anna Bartlett who took

Mercia Newsletter - Next Edition out soon

The next edition of the NEWSLETTER will be out soon, the closing date is 15th April, Let Elaine have your articles, comments, stories, little sods (there must be loads of these around!!!) quizes, training run secrets, crosswords, race reports, photo's, there must be allsorts of literary excellence out there, somebody must have views on footwear experiences, don't just read it, contribute.....

NEW Club Kit - Just arrived

The Long - Sleeved Driflo's in Club colours have arrived, can be worn on their own (with shorts or lycra's preferably!) and are just the job for winter racing when previously you have had to put a thermal under your vest and then feel restricted, these are round-necked for the Men and v-necked for the Ladies.  They are £16.00 each which is a great price and we have Small, Medium and Large.  Mercia sells it's Kit at cost to it's members so bag a bargain and ring or e-mail Pauline for availability.

Shropshire Hill Winter Series 2007 - 2008 After 5 Races

Roland Stafford

The latest League Table from The Shropshire Hills Winter Series 2007/2008 are now posted for viewing on the results page of the website, Roland Stafford has taken the lead in the men's competition for the first time following his excellent run at the Carding Mill Canter replacing Pete Ball who has been in the lead ever since the second race of the year at The Wrekin Wrecker, the two of them will now need to go all out on the last race to see who can win the Series, they will need to keep an eye out for Tim Werrett, Andi Davies and Pete Vale who have only completed two races so far, but with

Report from Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening - 1st March 2008

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Nearly 60 people gathered together at the Longville Hotel near Much Wenlock to celebrate a great year for Mercia Fell Runners, everyone was in very good spirits and it transpired to be one of the most successful dinners of recent years.  Phil and Sue Blatch together with Kath Thompson helped Pauline to decorate the room in a yellow and black tribute to Club colours, and with balloons, flowers for the ladies, music and candles the scene was set for a splendid evening.

2008 Cardingmill Canter, Results

Results are now up for viewing on the results web page, a good turn out on warm dry but blustery day saw Tim Werret race home ahead of Pete Vale and Roland Stafford, all from Mercia Fell Runners, Ian Hughes from Shrewsbury AC was 4th and first male over 40, Ed Davies from Mercia was first M50 and 6th overall, but the performance of the day came from Welsh International Anna Bartlett who was 1st lady, 10th overall and took 30 seconds off the Ladies Course Record

Cardingmill Canter 2008

CARDINGMILL CANTER  -  1ST MARCH 2008
MARSHALLS REQUIRED  - if you are at a loose end on Saturday, and don't fancy a trip to the Garden Centre or Supermarket, come and give us an hour of your time, we would like 3 or 4 marshalls to come and help at the above race - please be at the Registration Point (Paviliion) in the Cardingmill Valey at 12.00.  Thanks ! 

Club Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening

1st March 2008 - 7.30
The Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening for Mercia Club Members is this year to be held at the Longville Arms near Church Stretton, and 50+ Mercians are expected to gather to enjoy good food, good wine and good company.  We are, as in the past, holding the Dinner after the Cardingmill Canter with many members "staying over" and making a  packed weekend.   Let's hope for good weather and a good turnout for the race.  Hope to see you there.

Blogs

Mercia members that have registered on this site can now write their own blog. You'll find a new menu entry on the top left - Blogs - and within that My Blog. You can add entries to your own blog and comment on others.

CARDING MILL CANTER - Final race details

SATURDAY 1st MARCH
AS. 4m 1800’. (ish!) 1.00pm start.

Start and Parking. In the Carding Mill Valley N.T. car park £2 or free to N.T. members. Alternative parking in and around Church Stretton. (10 mins walk away) Please car share where possible.

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