The aim of the club is to promote and organise 'fell' races in and around the West Midlands.

It's not too late to join the Mercia Burn

Saturday 8th November - A great Mercia Day out - If you can't decide what to tomorrow join us :- 
A morning run or bike ride on the Mynd - all welcome meet Carding Mill Valley Pavilion - 10 am
After the bike or run (or even just turn up at this point) enjoy your own lunch and we are then working for the National Trust for a couple of hours giving a bit back doing whatever they want us to do, it's not hard and is good fun, bring stout gloves and boots!

Wrekin Wrecker Results

We've been busy on the Mercia Website this week updating the site with all past result since 2002, we have also put summaries of the best runs over the course, so if you want to see if you're in the top 100 times just log on and take a look, we have also put the top 50 Ladies tim­es, and all the best vet times too :-
It is our intention to update the site over the winter months with all results from Shropshire Series Races, we also hope to do a small revamp of the site to make access to ­all the results and statistics easier.

School Fund Raising Day in Memory of Gill Harris

­­­The Teachers and Pupils of Bristnall Hall School in Oldbury, West Midlands are to holding a money raising day on Friday 14th November in Memory of Gill Harris, who taught at the school for over 25 years with all money raised going to Ovarian Cancer Action. 

October 2008 Newsletter

Mercia members should have received their October newsletter by now.
If you haven't received it and you think you are entitled to one, please email elaine@make247.co.uk with your name and address and she'll send you one.
Apologies to anyone who got missed.

OMM - Bad Press

I'm sure like me, many of you watched in horror at the weekend as The OMM and Fell Running in general hit news head lines. I have to say I've spent a hour or two reading the press coverage and the various web running forums, it would appear that we became a victim of some over reporting and sensationalism to say the least.

Cogratulations to Geoff & Leana Cowell

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Congratulation to Geoff Cowell & Leana Sankey who tied the knot and got married on Saturday 25th Oct at Ludlow Registry Office followed by a reception for 70 friends & Family at The Longville Arms just outside Church Stretton 

Goodbyes as Tom leaves the Club

Yesterdays great performance from Tom Owens at the Relays was by the way of a Swan Song, Tom has been living and working in Glasgow for some time now and has decided that the time has come to relocate his club ties, we really wish him well and thank him for the time and effort he has put in running as part of the senior men's team on many notable occasions, you will be missed Tom and we look forward to seeing you around at races and hearing news of your future performances.   

The UKA British Hill and Fell Running Relay Championships - Bronze for the Senior Men

The UKA British Hill and Fell Running Championships otherwise known to you and me as the FRA Relays were held on Sunday 19th October amidst the beautiful hills of the Clwydian Range in North Wales, the day was not too cold but a brisk wind kept all the runners on their toes, and the Team Tent was very welcome.  The runners assembled and everyone got their running kit and shoes sorted out, always difficult when the cars are miles away from the running area,  after a few "brew-ups" and  "warming ups"  the excitement mounted and the Leg one runners were

Corndon Classic - 16th November 2008

Graham Spencer has resurrected this race, click here for the corndon_classic race details

3 Teams Head for FRA Relays

Mercia have entered 3 teams for this weekends FRA Relays in The Clwydians 
A Team; Leg 1 Andi Davies, Leg 2 Tim Davies & Tom Owens, Leg 3, (Navigation) Ian Houston & Tim Werret, Leg 4 Simon Bailey
Vets Team; Edward Davies, Leg 2 Andy Davies & Dave Wade, Leg 3 (Nav) Paul Cadman & Matthew Clewes, Leg4 Andy Yapp
 Ladies Team; Jacqui Loxham, Leg 2, Racheal Bollom & Leena Sankey, Leg 3 (Nav) Polly Gibb & Yvette Lewis, Leg 4, Mel Price

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