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 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).

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 !

Mynd Dragon Cancelled

The Mynd Dragon for 2019 has been cancelled due to National Trust no-go-area issues.

Stretton Hills Champs Race Results

Results for today's Stretton Hills Champs Race are available here.

Gill Harris Round - John Taylor / Helen Stokes in 4:24 on 8/3/19

Top trotting by the Staffordshire farming contingent and a new ladies' record for Stoker at 4:24 (good effort!). Splits as below:

The Square. 00.00
Stanyeld 12.14
Bodbury Ring 19.00
Novers 29.00
Castle Hill 40.00
Plush Hill 52.15
G.H Finger Post 1.02.00
Haddon Hill 1.12.20
Calf Ridge 1.19.00
Wildmore 1.29.00
Shooting Box 1.32.45
Long Synalds 1.40.18
Pole Bank 1.48.15
Round Hill 1.58.00
Knolls 2.27.00
Minton Hill 2.46.00
Packetstone 2.57.00
Shooter Knoll 2.59.00
Callow 3.25.48
Grindle 3.36.30
Nills 3.38.50
Ashlet 3.59.40
Yearlet 4.07.00
Burway 4.16.00

Shropshire Winter Series 2018-2019 - results after 6 rounds

The results after the penultimate race of the 2018-2019 series are available here.

Dash to the Pole Results

Results for the Dash to the Pole night race are available here.

Cardingmill Canter Results

Results for the sixth round of the Shropshire 2018-2019 winter series (Cardingmill Canter) are available here. Well done to Sara Willhoit for setting a new ladies record (45:41).

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.

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