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 2020 RACES

The rules and list of events for the 2020 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.

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

Calling all First Aiders

I’d like to keep a list of everyone who is First Aid qualified to assist RO’s to plan where to put you when you volunteer to marshal and assist at races. Also this will enable me to plan when courses are required to keep you in ticket. As before Mercia is happy to cover costs for First Aid courses providing the favour is returned by helping out at Mercia events.

Mercia Hill Trial Results 2020

Results for the 2020 edition of the Mercia Hill Trial are available here.

Trig Points Race Report

The 34th Trig race went without the drama of last year’s “lost” runners and avoided the forecast very heavy rain. Maybe the forecast put a few off as numbers were well down. Nonetheless 103 starters, and 100 finishers, had a very muddy day on the Chase. The course was shortened by about a mile to avoid forest work and mountain bikers, but no one complained. This also shortened by a bit the time the ever-willing Marshalls (thanks to all again) were back a bit sooner as well.

Mercia Awards Evening

Mercia Fell Runners

(inaccurate) Press Coverage of Trigs race

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This article appeared in the local press (Express and Star). Nice piccy, but reports wrong results! Can you believe the press?

Subscriptions Due

A reminder that it is that time of year to renew your membership of Mercia Fell Runners for 2020.
As an existing member, you have already submitted a membership form. I don’t specially need a new one and any changes of contact details can be emailed to me.
Individual membership is £13 and family membership (all at the same address) is £15. U23 membership is free.
EA registration for those that require it will be renewed from 1st April. At present that costs £15. I will keep you informed if there are any changes.

Mercia Ultra Champs 2020

David Chetta has setup a Mercia Ultra Championship to tempt some of you into going a little further. Details are available here.

Mercia Weekend - Appeal for Help

The Mercia Weekend (8th/9th February) is fast approaching and marshalling help is required. If you would like to help in any way (high or low altitude, indoors or outdoors) please contact the organiser, Arthur, at "AClareHay at aol dot com" or 07860 529707. It takes a great deal of effort to put on these races and its not possible without volunteers. So if you enjoy racing give something back by volunteering, no skill required.

Mercia Champs 2019 Winners

Here are the results of the Mercia Championships for 2019:

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