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Bruce beats the heat at Ras Y Gader

In his first attempt at the iconic Ras Y Gader on Saturday 18 May, Bruce Fanshawe continued his excellent form by finishing a superb 7th overall. This despite the hot conditions which made the event particularly challenging this year. Altogether, 15 Mercians took part. Individual experiences were mixed as injuries and the effects of the heat took their toll on some. Mercia FR results: Bruce Fanshawe (7th; 1:40:50); Mike Frost (38th; 1:53:24); Tim Kieniewicz (39th; 1:53:36); Oli Cox (57th; 1:59:15); Tom Treasure (82nd; 2:05:28); Mark Agnew (107th; 2:11:58); Sarah Cordingly (109th; 2:12:04); Jules Toone (132nd; 2:18:17); Rachel Bateman (181st; 2:32:13); Shaun Western (207th; 2:40:48); John Holland (225th; 2:44:58); Duncan Bowdler (269th; 3:04:12); Phil Clarke (271st; 3:04:52); Simon Neeves DNF; John Atyeo DNF. There were 286 finishers overall. Read more


Oli wins at Ras Moel Eilio

Oli Perratt (1st; 01:06:52) made sure that the title of Ras Moel Eilio winner stayed with Mercia by eventually finishing comfortably ahead of his rivals at yesterday's event. There were no team prizes but if there had been, Mercia men would have surely won that as well, as Bruce Fanshawe (6th; 01:11:12) and Joel Gomes (8th; 01:12:57) also had excellent runs, Joel finishing 1st MV40. Defending champion Jack Agnew (24th; 01:21:02) battled gamely to retain his title but succumbed to the debillitating effects of a respirastory infection. In all, 13 Mercians competed at the race, out of a total of 126 finishers. The event was expertly organised by the Tenovus Cancer charity and the weather was ideal for mountain running. Other Mercia results: Oli Cox (18th; 01:20:00), John Atyeo (20th; 01:20:41), Simon Adney (35th; 01:24:45), Tom Treasure (37th; 01:24:49), John Langton (44th; 01:26:13), Mark Agnew (55th; 01:30:30); Jules Toone (60th; 01:34:51), Sarah Cordingley (71st; 01:39:54), Rachel Bateman (99th; 01:57:48). Read more


Nic triumphs in Meirionnydd

Nic Richards won the Meirionnydd Winter Series at Ras Yr Aran on Sunday. In a race shortened by snow, Nic overcame a 52sec deficit to the legendary Rhian Propert to take the Ladies title in the series, the other races being Rhobell Fawr and Ras Tarrenhendre. She also came in 2nd female in the race itself, to cap a very sucessful day for her. Other noteable achievements by Mercians included 3rd overall for Jack Agnew and 1st V60 for John Langton. Read more



Mercia Club Champs Races 2024

Below is a list of events to be included in the Mercia FR Championship 2024. There are 31 events in all, 16 home races, 15 away, 15 short, 10 medium and 6 long events. Read more


MERCIA FR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

The qualifying races for the Mercia FR Club Championships 2024 have been revealed. Details of the races and the championship rules can be found in the Races section of the Mercia FR website. There will be 31 qualifying races in 2024: 16 home, 15 away, 15 short, 10 medium, 6 long. They provide a wide range of events and challenges to all Mercian fell runners. Many are additionally qualifying events for national championships and other race series. Some information regarding entries has been provided on the list but please consult relevant websites and social media for accuracy. Read more


Happy New Year Mercia!

Thank you Mel Price for such a successful debut in Race Organising the 2023 "Terry,s Townbrook Terror", and Dom Jones for booking the Jaipur Restaurant for so many of us to meet up. A really successful evening!! Read more


Kit!

To buy Mercia running tops, hoodies- please buy directly from vinylbear.co.uk, see the club kit page for details and a link to the shop. Read more


Trig Points Race 2024

I had hoped to open entrees for the race before now and am still working on basis that the race will go ahead on the 7th January. However some new environmental regulations appear to have come to light at the County Council and I am still awaiting their formal sign off and agreement. Read more


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