The aim of the club is to promote safe and sustainable fell running in and around the West Midlands.

COVID-19 impact on group runs

Many of you will be aware there was a slight relaxation of the Coronavirus lockdown regulations in England effective from today, 1st June 2020.

The new regulations specify that the maximum number of people who can meet in England is six. England Athletics advice is that coached groups can now comprise up to five athletes plus a coach, provided distancing is observed. A risk assessment must also be in place.

Mercia Virtual Vertical Challenge

Vertical Challenge

Starting on Monday 20th April until Friday 25th (midnight), the Mercia Virtual Vertical challenge.
The Covid19 5k Challenge favoured the flat areas, this will favour hilly. This could be your hill session for the week, always thinking about training ;-)


1. 30 minute timer, which starts at the bottom of the hill you run.
2. Run as much vertical climb in 30 minutes as possible.
3. Hills must be within running distance from home to prevent unnecessary travel.

Covid19 5km Challenge

From our Head Coach, a new challenge.


1. Follow government guideline - no travel to do this, maintain social distancing etc etc.
2. Run 5k
3. Email your time and elevation climbed to - every 100ft/30m of climbing gets you a 10 second bonus (nowhere near enough, be like Tim P, go downhill).

2019-2020 Winter Series Results (Final)

Final results for the 2019-2020 Winter Series are available here.

Cardingmill Canter Results 2020

Results for the 2020 edition of the Cardingmill Canter are available here.

Titterstone Clee & Long Mynd Valleys Combined 2020 Results

Results for the split Mercia 'weekend' are available here.

Long Mynd Valleys 2020 results

Results for the re-scheduled Long Mynd Valleys race are available here.

2019-2020 Winter Series (After 4)

Results of the 2019-2020 Winter Series after 4 rounds are available here.

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