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

Mercia Championships after 15 Races 4/11/07

­With still one more race to go in The Mercia Championships the club has a new champion, Tom Owens has romped away with the Club Trophy having been the leading Mercia runner home in 5 of the selected races and second in 7 more, Pete Vale looks like coming in second, the rest of ­the positions are more likely to be decided on who turns up at the last race than anything else. The turn out has been disappointing for the Championship again this year, maybe its time to look for a whole new concept!

Original Mountain Marathon 28/10/07

Mercia were well represented again this year at OMM the new name for KIMM, 16 members braved the high winds heavy rain, nearly all completed with Pete Vale and Tom Owens being the stars, the two competing together in the Elite for the first time, finished 5th against a quality field, Gill Harris and Keith Richards also finished in a podium position been the 1st mixed pair in ‘A’ Class, Mercia competitors were : Pete Vale, Tom Owens, Keith Richards, Gill Harris, Pauline Richards, Duncan Jones, Ian Cowie, Glen­n Davies, Harold Wyber, J

FRA Relays 13/10/07

­Our Relay team consisting of Pete Vale and Tim Werrett (1st leg), Harold Whyber (2nd), Graham Gristwood and Roland Stafford (3rd ) and Ton Owen (4th) put up a superb performance at Bowland, but no luck again this year, the Club slipped slightly from the 2nd we have managed over the last two years.
 
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Mercia Do The Double at Hike 7/10/07

This years Longmynd Hike saw a strong field enter from Mercia Fell Runners, 14 runners from the Club stood on the start line. Members of the club did well picking up the top prizes too with Andy Davies winning overall in a new record time of 7:51, Gill Harris knocked 20mins off the previous ladies record time to win in a time of 10:01.

Joe & Terry Do The Double 7/10/07

At this year’s Longmynd Hike Mercia members Joe Faulkner and Terry Davies decided to go one better, 40 years ago their fathers inaugurated the first Longmynd Hike and to celebrate the occasion they did the Hike not only once but twice, yes 100 miles just for fun?

Ian Hodgson Relays 7/10/07

­­Mercia Team came a creditable 4th at the Ian Hodgson Relays, Simon Bailey & Tom Owens on Leg 1, Tim Werrett & Roland Stafford on Leg 2, Andy Wright & Andy Yapp on leg 3 and Pete Vale & Ian Houston on leg 4.

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Tom Tops For Club in British Championship 6/10/07

Tom Owen in his first complete season in fell running championships finished 3rd overall in the British Championships, this added to his win at Angus Munro and his 6th place in English Championships make fantastic year for Tom, Club team Captain Pete Vale was the second Mercia runner and was also very well placed finishing 10th.

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Mercia Runner wins English Championship

­Simon Bailey wins English Championship again, Simon needed a win at Great Whernside to secure his third English title. He was joined in the top ten by two other Mercia Members, Tom Owen 6th and Pete Vale 10th. In the team event we came 5th making it a great session all round.

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Tuesday training session

An informal training group meets every Tuesday in the Church Stretton co-op car park at 7pm for a social run in the local hills. All welcome. Runs typically last an hour to an hour and a half, then we retire for some serious carbo loading in Housemans round the corner.

Please be aware this run is an informal group of runners with a similar interest. It has no formal relationship with Mercia Fell Runners (or anyone else). You take part at your own risk as you would if a group of friends just decided to "go into the hills".

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