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Request for comments on the club constitution

The existing club constitution has been added to the club menu. This was written a very long time ago and is overdue for updating. Anybody with any comments on changes, please add them to this news item. Comments from Bob Dredge (club chairman) are as follows:

MERCIA FELL RUNNERS

Sheinton Steeplechase Wed 30th April

The Sheinton Steeplechase is not really a fell race, its definately not a road race, but it,s better than a trail race, the course start on the roads then finds itself on the rolling hillside that borders the Severn Valley, its a real goody where some of Shropshires best fell runners can take on road runners in a duel on neutral ground, the prize giving is one of the best too, runners file into the church after the race to a wonderful and sometime bizarre array of prizes, The race is organised by Mercia fellrunner Grahame Hughes in aid of the local church in Sheinton where the prize-giving is

Wrekin Streak

Wow - nearly one hundred and thirty runners turned out for the first race in the Shropshire Summer Race Series, the Car Park at the Fairy Glen was heaving, the evening was quite warm with no wind and Simon started the race on time with his usual efficiency.  Being at the back I was not quite sure who got killed in the rush to the trig point but by the time the lead man (Richard Roberts, Eryri and Wales) came by me he had an impressive lead on the second man (Stanley Charles, Clwydian).  In the Ladies field the leading lady (Anna Bartlett, SAC and Welsh International) came by in an

Rainbow Run - Sunday 11th May @ 11 am

 IN AID OF THE LINGEN DAVIES TRUST    -    Phil Harris
Come along and enjoy a Sunday Morning Run on May 11th in and around
Church Stretton,  this 4 1/2 mile run and Family Walk (if you
don't want to run, bring your family for the walk) starts at 11 o'clock
in Rectory Field, this is by the Scout Hut behind the Church, a lot of
Mercia members will recognise this as the field where we help out at
the Annual Bonfire.

Welsh Smash & Grab

Results of the Wrekin Streak are now available on the results pages of the website, a  race report will follow in the next few days, first home was Welsh International Richard Roberts from Eryri in a time of 17:54 with Stanley Charles from Clwydian Range Runners nearly a minute behind, the Ladies race was won by fellow Welsh Runner and partner of Richards, Anna Bartlett in 21.29