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Cardingmill Canter 2008

CARDINGMILL CANTER  -  1ST MARCH 2008
MARSHALLS REQUIRED  - if you are at a loose end on Saturday, and don't fancy a trip to the Garden Centre or Supermarket, come and give us an hour of your time, we would like 3 or 4 marshalls to come and help at the above race - please be at the Registration Point (Paviliion) in the Cardingmill Valey at 12.00.  Thanks ! 

Club Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening

1st March 2008 - 7.30
The Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening for Mercia Club Members is this year to be held at the Longville Arms near Church Stretton, and 50+ Mercians are expected to gather to enjoy good food, good wine and good company.  We are, as in the past, holding the Dinner after the Cardingmill Canter with many members "staying over" and making a  packed weekend.   Let's hope for good weather and a good turnout for the race.  Hope to see you there.

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CARDING MILL CANTER - Final race details

SATURDAY 1st MARCH
AS. 4m 1800’. (ish!) 1.00pm start.

Start and Parking. In the Carding Mill Valley N.T. car park £2 or free to N.T. members. Alternative parking in and around Church Stretton. (10 mins walk away) Please car share where possible.

Carding Mill Canter 2008

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The next Mercia Race will be the Carding Mill Canter on Saturday 1st of March, the Course starts and finishes in the Cardingmill Valley and follows a route devised some 10 years ago by local runner Gill Harris, although billed as a 4 mile race it's possibly closer to 5 and as the record time of 37minutes and 35seconds set by Tim Davies suggests it is a tough little race, the Course has been used as a English Championships race on one occasion although in that year we did have to lengthen it slightly as the National Trust was concerned about so many runners using the steeper descents, we have n