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

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COVID-19 - races re-start

Local races are beginning to be re-started, see the race information page for details. Please be aware things will be a little different due to the necessity to follow covid-19 procedures. NOTE THE STRETTON SKYLINE AND LONGMYND HIKE ARE BOTH CANCELLED FOR 2021.

Please read: A message from England Athletics.

Please may we remind people that whilst face coverings are not necessary for group runs (so long as social distancing is adhered to), we would recommend carrying one in case of emergency. If you require assistance off the hill or first aid then it’s your responsibility to keep those responders/first aiders safe from you. Please arrive immediately before the start of each session and leave quickly afterwards. Thanks.

NEWS

Scroll down for the latest news from Mercia Fell Runners.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 RACES

The rules and list of events for the 2021 club champs are HERE.
Trophy Winners for the 2019 Club Championship can be seen HERE.
New for 2020: An 'ultra' championship. Details 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 4:24 by Helen Stokes.

THE MIDLAND TOPS ROUND

This challenge is designed to take in all the tops between the Lickey Hills and Clent, following check points along the way. The majority is on bridleways and paths, some road, and plenty of hills. For the fitter its runnable, but will be a fitting challenge for all. Details here.

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). NB: The Outdoor Depot in Church Stretton sponsor the Shropshire Series races and offer a 10% discount on running gear to all Mercia members.

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.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

A private group for Mercia members is HERE (you need an FB account to access this group).
There is also a public group for all things "Shropshire fell running" HERE (no FB account required to view this group).

HASHTAG YOUR TWEETS #merciafr

Cardington Cracker 2021 Cancelled

Cardington Cracker 2021 - Cancelled.

Breiddens Hill Race 2021 Results

Results for the 2021 running of the Breiddens Hill Race (with new improved route!) are available here.

Soth Mynd Tour Results

Results for the FRA championship round of the South Mynd Tour are available here.

Mercia Champs 2021

There has been a change in the qualifying rules, see here for the full information, but the changes are for U18 only 3 races required instead of 4 and for U23, V40, V50 and V60 only 5 races are required instead of 6.

South Mynd Tour race assessment

The South Mynd Tour race details have been updated to include a FRA race assessment matrix. Scroll to the end of the details to find the attachment.

2021 Fell Relays

This year's Fell Relays event is being hosted by Helm Hill on 16 October and appears to be going ahead with the following categories:
   Male and Female open, v40, v50, mixed (3 male & 3 female),
  and for the first time a v60 category which is mixed and can be comprised of any mix of male and female.
Click here for a link to the website
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Ragleth Inn Race results 2021

Results for the 2021 running of the Ragleth Inn Fell Race are available here.

2021 Middletown Hill Race results

Results for the 2021 running of the Middletown Hill Race are available here.

Graham Spencer Trophy

The Breidden Hills race on 10th October which in addition to being a Mercia Championships race will have the added bonus of hosting the inaugural running for our new Graham Spencer Trophy. The trophy will be awarded to the first Mercian home (male or female) whose finishing time is closest in percentage terms to the race record for their gender.

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