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

Happy Christmas

Pauline and Keith wish all Mercia members a very Happy Christmas and a New Year full of Peace, Friendship and PB's

Closing Date For Newsletter

We are hoping to get a new newsletter out very early in the New Year, if anyone has got any articles please can they get them to Elaine before Sunday the 13th Jan 2008

Change of Venue for Mercia Christmas Do

Dinner at The Richards

­­Mercia's Christmas Do 2007 took on a new slant, we had intended to go Medieval, going with other revelers for a Party at The Clarion in Telford, but plans had to change at the very last minute, but not to be halted 9 Mercia stalwarts (plus Andy Lewis) gathered at Pauline's and Keith's for plenty of Christmas cheer, the group also celebrated Elaines Birthday, see Image Gallery for more photo's.

Mercia Annual Club Dinner 1/3/08

01/03/2008 - 19:00

­Following the format of the previous year’s successful evening at the Longville Arms, the 2008 Annual Dinner will be held on March 1st at the same venue... This will follow the Cardingmill Canter as before, details about this evening will be circulated in the New Year.

Car sharing

If you are going to an away event - tell others; car share and share the cost of transport. If someone knows you are going its very likely others will want to as well. Use the comment system on this topic to ask/respond.

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Mercia held their Annual AGM at The Stiperstones Inn following the Little Stretton to Stiperstones Time Trial, Bob Dredge the Clubs Chairman addressed the assembled members and gave a brief run down of the Clubs performance on and off the fell over the last 12mths, Tony Thompson circulated a copy of the Clubs accounts and Jess Taylor added comments from Secretaries angle, debate was had on several topical issues from staging a relay race between Shropshire Clubs to Club Kit, The Constitution, Club Championships (See Discussion Forum), Junior Sections, All Officers and Committee Members wher

Time Trial

This years Time Trial again brought out Mercia runner in their droves, the main event was eclipsed by Jill Leventon & Pauline Richards doing it as a Pair to celebrate their pensionable status, it was decided they should team up to prevent the two 60 year olds running each other into the ground in their race to be the first Senior Senior Lady over the line. Their arrival at the finish was greeted by a big notice that congratulated them on their achievement and welcomed them as the Time Trial Chicks (and a bottle of champagne). 

Car Sticker


Someone on the commmittee has been very busy recently, they have commissioned a new Mercia Car Sticker and it should be available soon

Mercia Championships after 15 Races 4/11/07

­With still one more race to go in The Mercia Championships the club has a new champion, Tom Owens has romped away with the Club Trophy having been the leading Mercia runner home in 5 of the selected races and second in 7 more, Pete Vale looks like coming in second, the rest of ­the positions are more likely to be decided on who turns up at the last race than anything else. The turn out has been disappointing for the Championship again this year, maybe its time to look for a whole new concept!

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