David Waide's 50 at 50 BGR

Belatedly adding a link to my pics from David's record-breaking run 14 Jun 08.

2008 Bagging trips: pics and reports

Not much running involved but some great summits: SE Europe, Alps, Taiwan and Ecuador - an unusually foreign year by my standards! There are links below to photo sets. These in turn link to detailed reports on  Ecuador:

Meirionnydd reccies update

Last weekend an excellent time was had: 2 good-weather days on the route.  Read more below ....
Next recce is planned for Feb 20/21, vague plan being Sat: Rhinog (full length, 8-9h), Sun shorter!
March recce is 14/15th, same date as Auntie Pauline's North Wales weekend - hopefully can do both.

Meirionnydd Round attempt, May 2009

Yiannis Tridimas completed this fine (tough!) Round on 9 May 1998, which includes Cadair Idris, the Rhinogs, Arenigs and Dyfi Forest hills. Details can be found on
No-one since Yiannis has yet completed it in under 24h. I'd like to have a crack at it on the 11th anniversary, Sat 9 May, with 16 May as a bad weather backup.


Did any MFR enter the OMM this year? There must be a good story to tell via the web site! Well done.

Peris Horseshoe

Well Mercia runners did us all proud- a greater number than any other club today. The day was fantastic and the weather showed us colours that do not normally get shared in N. Wales( ie usually GREY!)
Whilst no prizes plenty of represenattion through the field. A minutes ' silence was held in honour of Gill at the start.
Well done all and see the rest of you next year. In the meantime do not forget the Breiddens on 12the Oct.

LAMM 2008

Arthur Clare-Hay and I did the B class in the LAMM 2008 on the w/e of 7/8th June. We were the oldest team in the B class and the A and the C... The event this year was based around Glenfinnon, this boasts the oldest concrete viaduct in the world (what about the romans?) and features in the Harry Potter films. Very picturesque, especially when the Hogwarts Express steamed over the viaduct during registration (how did you manage that Martin?).

Midnight Sun Marathon

Looks like Andy was 3rd over all & Ed was 3rd V50.
Fantastic running boys.

welsh thousands peaks race

colin donnely wins for tenth time ,tim davies 2nd. roland stafford 4th, adrian donnely 21st dont have any more imformation on other mercia members, updates on  gorphwysfa website


I think it is fair to say that I have a love hate relationship with this event. during the second weekend of May I hate it, for the rest of the year I love it!
This year I had a travelling companion in Dave Nichols so for once it was nice to be able to chat about the event before the start.

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