Mercia Club Champs Races 2023
Below is a list of events to be included in the Mercia FR Championship 2023. There are 32 events in all, 17 home (Shropshire/Mercia) and 15 away, representing all parts of the country, spread throughout the year. There are 16 short, 8 medium and 8 long events.
Where possible, there is included information about entries for the various events. For more information, also about locations, race specifics etc, it is strongly recommend you consult the FRA and WFRA 2023 race calenders, their respective websites - http://www.fellruner.org.uk http://www.wfra.org.uk , race websites and social media.
U18 Best 4 short races
U23, Open, V40 and V50 5 best races to count which must include at least one from each distance and one away race.
V60 Best 5 races, at least one short, one medium and one away (no requirement for a long race to be included).
V70 Best 3 races any distance home or away.
In any qualifying race, the finishing times of the top 5 runners (regardless of gender, age or club allegiance) will be added together and divided by 5 to produce an average time. All Mercia FR members will have their own finishing times measured against this average in terms of a percentage equivalent. The percentage figure will be the recorded score for that particular race.
Scores for each Mercia FR members in eligible races will be entered into a spreadsheet table and calculated to produce a current total and ranking within the championship. Following the final race of the championship, the 5 best scores for any individual, assuming they have met the qualifying criteria, will be added up to produce a final total and so determine final rankings and category winners.
In the event of a tie in any age category, places in the final table will be decided on a head-to-head basis, i.e. who has been the higher finisher on most occasions when the 2 (or more) tied runners have competed in the same races.
All races, whether home or away, require volunteer help to ensure they take place. If you want to help out with any of the races organised by Mercia FR, whether it be by marshaling or by assisting with race preparation/organisation, please get in touch with the ROs for the respective events. I recommend that all Mercia members should try to volunteer at least one race during the year.
Partial results will be posting periodically throughout the year to show progress in the championship as events take place.
THIS LIST IS APPROXIMATE - for accurate upto date details, times and dates- please go to the relevant race / club web site
|/01/08||Cannock Chase Trig Points||CL||Home||11:00:00||Online via SI Entries - £11 (FRA/WFRA), £13 (non-FRA/WFRA). Entries currently full, there is a waiting list|
|01/28||Ras Tarrenhendre||AS||North Wales||12 noon||Online via Fabian4 - £7|
|02/11||Long Mynd Valleys||AM||Home||EC, sws||11:00:00||Online via SI Entries - £15. Entries currently full, there is a waiting list.|
|02/26||Sheeptracks||AL||North Wales||10:00:00||Online via website only, www.clwydianfellrace.org -£7|
|03/04||Carding Mill Canter||AS||Home||sws||11:00:00||Online via SI Entries - £10, possibly on the day - £8|
|03/25||Mourne Marauder||AM||Northern Ireland||BC||Details to follow|
|04/02||Wrekin Fell Race||AS||Home||sws||11:00:00||On the day only - £6|
|04/15||Cribyn||AS||South Wales||WC, SW||13:00:00||Online via Fabian4 only - £5|
|04/19||Caradoc Classic||AS||Home||sss||7.30pm||On the day only - £7|
|05/10||Wrekin Streak||AS||Home||sss||7.30pm||On the day only - £7|
|05/13||Fairfield Horseshoe||AM||Lake District||EC||12 noon||Online via Timing Up North website - £10|
|05/20||Ras Y Gader||AM||North Wales||WC, NW||13:00:00||Online only via www.cader-race.co.uk, open from 9 January to WFRA members, 23 January for general entries|
|05/24||Batch Bash||AS||Home||sss||19:30.00||Online via SI Entries or on the day - £7|
|06/03||Duddon Valley||AL||Lake District||EC||11:00:00||Online via SI Entries - £11|
|06/07||Rodneys Pillar||BS||Home||sss||7.30pm||Online via SI Entries and on the day - £5|
|06/14||Pontesbury||AS||Home||sss||7.30pm||Online via SI Entries and on the day - £6|
|07/01||Moel Siabod||AS||North Wales||NW||14:00:00||On the day only - £5|
|07/01||Meall an t-Suidhe||AS||Scotland||BC||Details to follow|
|07/12||Stiperstones||BS||Home||sss||7.30pm||Online via SI Entries - £6, or on the day by debit/credit card - £7|
|07/22||Arenig Fawr||AM||North Wales||13:00:00||Online via Fabian4 - £5|
|08/02||Middletown||AS||Home||sss||7.30pm||Online and on the day - £8|
|08/05||Maesgwm Detour||AM||North Wales||BC, WC, NW||Online and on the day (if not full) - £10. Details go live on www.eryriharriers.co.uk on 15 April|
|08/16||Ragleth Inn||AS||Home||sss||19:00:00||Online and on the day - £6|
|08/20||Sedbergh Hills||AL||Yorkshire Dales||BC, EC||11:00:00||Online via SI Entries from mid-June - £12|
|01/09/03||Stretton Skyline||BL||Home||11:00:00||On the day only - £8|
|09/23||John Hewitt Shelf Moor||AS||Peak District||EC||10.30am (W), 12 noon (M)||Online - £9, on the day - £10|
|09/23||Peris Horseshoe||AL||North Wales||WC, NW||11:00:00||Online via Fabian4 - £10, on the day - £12|
|10/07||Longmynd Hike||BL||Home||13:00:00||Online only - £50|
|10/15||Breidden Hills||AM||Home||sws||11:00:00||Online and on the day - £8|
|11/12||Roaches||BL||Peak District||10.30am||On the day only - £10|
|11/19||Callow||AS||Home||sws||11:00:00||On the day only - £6|
|12/03||Cardington Cracker||AM||Home||sws||11:00:00||Online only - £8|
|EC = English Championship Race
BC = British Championship Race
WC = Welsh Championship Race
|NW = North Wales Series
SW = South Wales Series
|sws = Shropshire winter series
sss = Shropshire summer series