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

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 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


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

Brieddens Hills race


Results from todays Breiddens Hills Race are now available on line, Tim Davies was the first runner home, the 5th time in the last 6 years that he's won the race, Dad Ed Davies was not to far behind coming home in 5th position overall and first vet by a mile, sister Jacqui Loxam rounded off a good day for the Davies family picking up 2nd prize in the ladies race. Photos taken at the race by Alastair Tye can be viewed at

Winter Series 2008 2009

The Winter Series starts this weekend with Brieddens Fell Race, the normal format will apply best 3 race from any of the follow 6
12th Oct Breiddens Hills Race, 11.00am AM 7m 2300'
2nd Nov Wrekin Wreker 11.00am AM. 8m 2400'
7th Dec Cardington Cracker 11.00am. AM. 9m 2600'
8th Feb Longmynd Valley's 11.30am AM. 11.5m 5000'
7th Mar Cardingmill Canter 1.00pm AS. 4m 1800'
29th Mar Wrekin Fell Race 11.00am. AS. 5.5m 1700'
Details of all races can be found under Race Information on this website

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