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

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NEWS

Scroll down for the latest news from Mercia Fell Runners including the link to enter the Valleys race.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 RACES

The rules and list of events for the 2019 club champs are HERE.
Trophy Winners for the 2018 Club Championship, and other awards, are HERE.

TRAINING

Informal training groups meet on the Longmynd and on the Wrekin and in the Lickey Hills on Thursday nights. The Longmynd group venue is posted on Facebook each week; the Wrekin group meets at the gate at the bottom of the main path at Forest Glen at 19:15; the Lickey Hills group venue is also posted on the above Facebook page. These groups are not exclusive to Mercia and whilst we may do some training such as hill reps there is not always a qualified coach, so you take part on the understanding it is at your own risk. There is also an informal social run on a Tuesday night from Church / Little Stretton - info HERE.

GILL HARRIS ROUND

We have our own mini-Paddy Buckley (takes 3-6 hours)! For info on the Gill Harris Long Mynd Tops Challenge Click Here. The records were updated 28/12/2018, click here to see details of the 26 completed rounds. The records are 2:52 by Pete Vale and 5:06 by Nicola Richards.

RACE ORGANISERS

Please send results to results@merciafellrunners.org.uk, preferably as a spreadsheet, they will then be posted on this site.

SERIES RACE COMPETITORS

When filling an entry form for a race make sure your name is written very clearly and exactly the same for every race (e.g. always Andy and not sometimes Andrew). Mistakes are hard to correct as the results are published in many places (usually shortly after the race).

VOLUNTEER ROTA

Give something back! Races do not happen without volunteers to help marshalling, et al. Click here to see the help wanted for Mercia races.

MEMBERS CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - EVERYONE HASHTAG YOUR TWEETS #merciafr !

Revised combined valleys results

The eagle eyes of Dave Mullin noticed that two people were missing from the combined results. The results have now been corrected here. My apologies to Daniel Connolly (1st) and Dave Farrow (3rd) that got missed!

Valleys Weekend Combined Results

Results for the combined Valleys Weekend races are available here.

The combined trophy goes to Daniel Connolly (male) and Nicola Richards (female). Well done both.
The combined results are based on the sum of three times your Titterstone Clee time and your Long Mynd Valleys time, so to qualify you have to do both races! Fifteen did so this weekend.

Long Mynd Valleys Results

Results for the fifth round in the Shropshire 2018-2019 Winter Series are available here.

Titterstone Clee Results

Results for the fourth round of the Shropshire 2018-2019 winter series are available here.

Addition to the Junior English Championship fell race calendar

The following link provides information about the recently organized 2nd English Junior Fell Running Championship Race 2019 to be held in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire on 13 April 2019.

http://www.harrogate-harriers.co.uk/races/kettlewell-kaper/

This fixture is not in the FRA calendar.

Mercia Hill Trial Results

Results for the long course are available here, and the medium course here.

Titterstone Clee 9th Feb - start time

Note the start time this year is 11AM and not the traditional 11:45. Don't be late!!

Mercia Dinner and Awards Evening

2nd March 2019, Dorrington Village Hall
Hot Buffet Supper followed by presentation of awards then live music from Andy Richards

An organisers plea to all of you…..

The 33rd Cannock Chase Trig Point race was pretty stressful from an organisers point of view.

The race uses SI timing as well as old school number taking at each check point and a sweeper runner. Check point marshals contact the next one to report numbers passing and race numbers of the tail-ender runners. This means that generally any “missing” or “lost” runner can be identified as the race progresses rather than after the last one should have finished.

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