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

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

Summer's Here!!

When you go out for your evening run the temperature out there feels anything like summer, but it's here, its official, Wednesday night (23rd April) see the start of The Shropshire Hill Summer Series with the annual Wrekin Streak, starting from The Fairy Glen just off Junction 7 M54, the race starts off our Summer Series, the week after, (30th April) it's out to Sheinton for Grahame Hughes' steeple chase and two weeks after that  (14th May) its The Caradoc Classic, so put on your racing shoes and join in the pain. details of all races can be found in Race Information page of the website

Newport Carnival 10k and Fun Run

For the road runners amongst you with nothing to do on 14th June, the Newport 10K entry form is available to print.

Wrekin Results

The Wrekin Fell Race Results have now been posted on the results page of the website, series results will follow later

Werrett Steals The Show at Wrekin Fell Race

Tim Werritt

Tim Werrett from Mercia Fell Runners turned up to
today to the Wrekin Fell Race in determined mood, following on top of victories
all ready this year at The Canter and The Long Mynd Valley's as well Trig Pointd, Tim
lead the days race and crossed the finish line well in front of the rest of the
field,
Tim's victory sealed The Shropshire Hill Winter
Series, he win's the series by a country mile along with Anna Bartlett who took

Mercia Newsletter - Next Edition out soon

The next edition of the NEWSLETTER will be out soon, the closing date is 15th April, Let Elaine have your articles, comments, stories, little sods (there must be loads of these around!!!) quizes, training run secrets, crosswords, race reports, photo's, there must be allsorts of literary excellence out there, somebody must have views on footwear experiences, don't just read it, contribute.....

NEW Club Kit - Just arrived

The Long - Sleeved Driflo's in Club colours have arrived, can be worn on their own (with shorts or lycra's preferably!) and are just the job for winter racing when previously you have had to put a thermal under your vest and then feel restricted, these are round-necked for the Men and v-necked for the Ladies.  They are £16.00 each which is a great price and we have Small, Medium and Large.  Mercia sells it's Kit at cost to it's members so bag a bargain and ring or e-mail Pauline for availability.

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