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LONGMYND VALLEYS RACE

We have rearranged the race for Sunday 1st March. Those who already had a confirmed entry (i.e. those who had paid) will be asked to edit their entry to confirm they want to do the race on the revised date or to claim a refund and cancel their entry. You will have a window from today (Friday 14th) until 4pm on Monday 17th to do this. Entries will then reopen for new entries and also for anyone who had received an invitation to complete their entry but didn't do so. Entries will close at 4pm on Sunday 23rd March so we have numbers for catering and some time in the week to sort timing etc. out. There will be a limit of 250 runners for the rearranged event.

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

Re-scheduled Long Mynd Valleys race

We are pleased to confirm the revised date for the Long Mynd Valleys Race (previously postponed for safety reasons due to extreme weather) is now Sunday 1 March 2020. We have an early start time of 10.30hrs and a main race start time of 11.00hrs.

The race registration venue has now changed to the Church Stretton School. See Long Mynd Valleys Race details here.

Valleys Postponed

Due to the very high winds on the Mynd the Long Mynd Valleys race has been postponed for safety reasons for both the competitors and the marshals. The following message has been sent to registered competitors:

NOTICE – Race cancelled / postponed

Titterstone Clee Results

Results for the 2020 edition of the Titterstone Clee race are available here.

50th Welsh 1000m Peaks Race

Welsh 1000m Flier 2020.jpg

Its the 50th running of this iconic race, 6th June. The attached flyer says it all!