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Hatterall Hammer, 20th February 2016

Really awful conditions greeted the 54 runners who turned out for the third edition of this race and were required to carry full body armour such was the force of the wind and rain. Underfoot, the grassy slopes were treacherous in the extreme and so, the organisers decided to take out the final road descent, so slippery had it become. But then when did any of this phase the intrepid Martin Green, who donned the bat cape and toughed it out to finish in 24th place (34:47)

Seven Sins Run, Forest of Dean, 27th & 28th December 2015

Phil Bullock plumped for the second race, dubbed “Immortal Monday”, 14 or so miles of gruelling, leg sapping trail in which he finished 7th in a time of 2.20:33 and was first veteran. Well done Phil, but why?

Devils Dash/Dawdle, 26th December 2015

Yes that right, Boxing Day. Honestly some people can’t just help themselves as this short but painful annual cobweb blower seems to become more popular every year. No club accreditation but these are the familiar names we’ve spotted (which some of the snaps seem to bear out).

6th Roger Farrington 26:15
11th Ed Davies 27:05
14th Todd Tanner 27:17
35th Haydn Jones 29:47
47th Bernie Jones 30:50

Outside the top 50 but hats in the air to… Ifan Jones 36:47, Ollie Jones 39:44, Kevin Jones 39:44 and Diane Jones 48:26

Corndon Hill Race, 20th December 2015

Our final club race of the year and what a turnout – a record field of over 120 runners. It was Wales international Richard Roberts (Eryri) who was first to show, crossing the line in 44:46, a half a minute or so ahead of Mercia’s Dominic Jones followed by Russell Adams of Telford. Roger Farrington was our first Maldwyn finisher – 49:09 for 15th place, just one second ahead of the women’s race winner Emma Gould (Mercia) with Mel Price (also Mercia) just behind her. Roland Stafford and Bryan Arthur also picked up top 20 places (49:49 and 49:57 respectively) with Todd Tanner in 30th (51:43) and Ed Davies in 34th (52:34). Bernie Jones ran strongly to beat the hour and claim 64th spot while our only woman in the race was Helen Wilkinson, who really seems to have taken to hills in her first year of running, finishing in 71:51 and keeping quite a few behind her.

Mortimer Forest, 13th December 2015

More than 350 runners lined up for this hardy perennial. Ian Ellis deserves star billing among the Maldwynites for his 29th place in 74:08 ahead of Glyn Fletcher (48th in 77:04), Rob Martin (52nd in 77:42) and Bernie Jones (84:14 for 84th).

Cardington Cracker, 6th December 2015

Ed Davies was our sole interest this year and he came away with a time of 1.34:07 and the M60 prize.

Rhobell Fawr, Dolgellau, 7th November 2015

Anthony Powell and Paul Beeson were rewarded with top-10 places, with Ant finishing 6th in 58:53 with Paul not too far behind in 59:23 for 9th. Rob Martin in 22nd (65:30) and a below-par Glyn Fletcher (66:59 for 26th) also starred in which to the uninitiated (guilty as charged by the way) looks to all the world like a pretty miserable day out, except that these guys love it.

Black Mountain Fell Race, 26th September 2015

Hats off to Anthony Powell who recorded a 17th place finish in a time of 3:23:37.

British and Irish Junior International 4.7k, World Mountain Running Championships, Snowdonia, 19th September 2015

Hats off to Anthony Powell who recorded a 17th place finish in a time of 3:23:37.

Source of the Severn, Hafren Forest, 6th September 2015

In ideal sunny but fairly cool conditions over approximately 9 miles of trail and fell in the Hafren Forest, Stacey Morgan (Croft Ambrey) led the 42-strong field out at a brisk place. By the first check point he had taken host club runners Roger Farrington and Todd Tanner with him, opening a gap on the chasing field. It was a lead he would never relinquish, extending this to almost two minutes as he negotiated the course in a time of 59:58, with Roger retaining his second place to finish in 61:38. Sean Clarke completed the first three placings having overhauled Todd, who was suffering the effects of pre-university meningitis jabs and who faded to fifth place behind Jimmy Carter (Vegan Runners/Maldwyn Harriers).

The women's race was won by Shropshire Shuffler Nicola Davies who has recently relocated to the Llanidloes area. Davies' time of 73:17 brought her home in front of team mate Catherine Voyce (74:12) and Donna Morris of Builth Wells (75:14) with Jenny Evans the first woman from the home club to finish in a time of 86:33 having overhauled both Helen Wilkinson and Claire Abel in the last half mile of the race.

Ragleth Fell Race, 26th August 2015

Ed Davies probably knows this course like the back of his hand by now. He certainly did very well again this year, finishing in 13th (32:37) three places ahead of Todd Tanner (33:17) with Bryan Arthur 17th in 33:20. Kaya Saul was his customary assured self over the slopes finishing in a time of 41:36.

Brecon Beacons Fell Race, 15th August 2015

Glyn Fletcher and Paul Beeson turned their attention south and were rewarded with 33rd (3.42:34) and 36th (3.47:50) respectively.

Middletown Hill Fell Race, 12th August 2015

Paul Beeson was cream of the Maldwyn crop, finishing 5th in 38:59 and in so doing took the M50 prize. Rob Martin finished 12th in 43:1 while Martins Jr Gruff (45:36) and Margo (53:57) also benefited from some fresh air.

Ras Glyndwr, Machynlleth, 8th August 2015

Some great performances from a strong Maldwyn contingent headed by evergreen Ed Davies (6th in 25:08) ahead of Sean Clarke (8th/25:42); Glyn Fletcher (17th/28:39) and Martin Green (19th/29:15). Except that there was another runner listed as Maldwyn but one of which we could find no record on the membership list. Luckily, plucky gal “Jenny Hughes” turned out to be redoubtable old hand Lenny Hughes (20th/29:35). Rumours of transitioning are wide of the mark and the mistake was put down to Lenny’s poor hand writing which led Martin (who knows of these things) to conclude that he’d missed his vocation as a GP.

Ras Arenig Fawr, Snowdonia, 2nd August 2015

Martin Green kicked off a busy old month by flying the Maldwyn flag at this annual toughie. He did very well, too, coming 12th from 32 intrepid competitors in 2hrs11:12

Clun Carnival Canter, 31st July 2015

Glen Speake (38:20), Ed Davies (39:56) and Todd Tanner (40:00) bagged 4th, 5th and 6th places respectively. There was a gap to 26th place which Dave Manuel occupied in a time of 50:12. Dave has made a habit of entertaining the crowds with sprint finishes this year and this looks like it was another epic tussle as he edged out Brian Clee of Presteigne by just a single second. Ifan Jones (53:08) Jan Shanahan and Diane Jones (both given 68:28) were the other familiar faces.

Snowdon Race, 18th July 2015

Anthony Powell has consistently impressed in his first year with the club and he didn’t disappoint this time either as he finished in 6th place from 32 in a time of 57:29 in this tough South Wales test.

Waun Fach, 18th July 2015

A 10 mile straight up and down to/from the summit of Wales and England’s highest peak that attracts many of the best fell runners from across the UK and Europe. Two Harriers excelled themselves this year with Bryan Arthur first to finish in a splendid 1.36:55 ahead of Bernie Jones in 1.50:20. Well done to both for tackling this toughest of ascents and a downhill which has been known to strip the skin clean off the soles of the feet (not to mention negotiating the tourists at the top).

Stiperstones, 15th July 2015

Popular old race this one, with Ed Davies (15th/32:30), Todd Langley-Tanner (21st/33:17); Bryan Arthur (22nd/33:24) and Kaya Saul (63rd/40:25) all in action although only Kaya was down as Maldwyn on the day (regular readers will know that the others come all over Mercian as soon as the tarmac ends and they start climbing).

Callow, Shropshire Hills, 28th June 2015

Nothing Callow about either Ed Davies or Glyn Fletcher of course. Ed finished 6th (1hr 05:41) and Glyn 26th (1hr 20:21).

World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) International Youth Cup, Smolyan, Bulgaria

Joseph Crutchley, finished in a creditable 29th place from 61 starters to help Wales to 9th position in the team championship from 17 countries.

Pontesbury Fell Race, 24th June 2015

There was a good turnout of Maldwyn/Mercia runners for the annual Pontesbury Fell Race. Here is how they got on:

3rd Tim Davies 20:50
11th Roland Stafford 22:41
17th Ed Davies 23:22 (1st MV60)
20th Todd Langley-Tanner 23:58
64th Kaya Saul 28:45
66th Jacqui Loxam 29:02

Ras y Gader, Dolgellau, 16th May 2015

Harriers were led home by indefatigable Ed Davies (Mercia) who was having his third race in 7 days (we’ll make no comment about late middle-age crisis). Ed’s 1.41:20 placed him ahead of Anthony Powell (1.46:29); Paul Beeson (1.47:38); Rob Martin (1.49:50); Sean Clarke, 1.52.56; Lenny Hughes, 1.58.41; Bernie Jones, 2.04.43 and Martin Green, 2.06.35. Very well done to all and great to see so many yellow vests (and one or two disguises, although the names on numbers were a giveaway it has to be said) out there on the big hill.

Caradoc Classic, 13th May 2015

Four days later and having qualified for his bus pass in the meantime, Ed Davies was back in action and was again the first Maldwyn-affiliated finisher – this time in 14th place in a time of 27:46. Moreover he proved it was business as usual as he took top spot in the MV60 category. Paul Beeson, took 17th (28:08) to win the MV50 gong, just ahead of young Todd Langley-Tanner in 18th (28.11). Bernie Jones (31:40) and U16 runner Kaya Saul (36:30) completed the Maldwyn roll-call.

Stretton Six Summits, 9th May 2015

Ed Davies narrowly missed out on his customary MV55 accolade in his last ever race in the age group in this English championship counter which brought them in from far and wide. Ed’s 1.16:14 was good enough for 95th overall with Roland Stafford also in action, finishing on 1.17:50. Both Ed and Roland were flying the Mercia flag is their want over the ups and downs.

Ras yr Aran, 21st March 2015

Another brace of Harriers-connected runners were in action, this time Roland Stafford (Mercia) who was 27th in 1.51:05 and Rob Martin who was placed 46th in 1.59:11.

Carding Mill Canter, 14th March 2015

Ed Davies representing Mercia was 16th in 48:29 and took the men’s V55 gong (ah, but for how much longer, Ed?) and Martin Green was 58th in 58:05. Sadly since Al Tye’s illness there has been a dearth of photographs from the fells.

Mercia Hill Trial, 22nd February 2015

Our outgoing Chair Paul Beeson was in action taking 5th place in 2hrs 34:45, just three berths behind runner-up Alex Kendall (2hrs 16:14).

Long Mynd Valleys, 8th February 2015

We counted four Harriers in actino although only one was flying the flag on this occasion. Tim Davies (Mercia) was a splendid third in a time of 1hr 42:46 with Chris Atherton (Ambleside) 31st in 2hrs 06:01 ahead of Paul Beeson (37th and 2hrs 09:09) and an unattached Rob Martin (2hrs 32:56).

Tarren Hendre, 24th January 2015

On a busy weekend for our athletes (there were XC, trail, fell and indoor events all taking place) our sole representative at this year’s Tarren Hendre – brought forward a week from its usual slot – was Sean Clarke, not usually a fell runner, but who showed his versatility by finishing in a very good 15th spot (1 hr 03:00)

The Morning After, Church Stretton, 1st January 2015

Not a bad turnout for this annual gathering of the abstemious (and a few hung over). Todd Langley-Tanner who has recently joined us and is sure to be a considerable asset to the club finished in 11th position in a time of 34:02 ahead of 18th placed Ed Davies (35:07). Other Harriers ushering in the New Year were Bernie Jones (50th/40:01); Jacqui Loxam (62nd/40:40); Chris Atherton (83rd/43:15) and Haydn Jones (118th/47:54). 178 brave hearts put the rest of us to shame.

Devil’s Dash or Dawdle, Stiperstones Inn, 26th December 2014

What probably started years ago as a fairly low key affirmation of the abstemious and penance for the remorseful has by now grown into something of a major attraction. Witness not only the fact over 400 entrants registered but that the first woman home was none other than 2012 Olympian, Julia Bleasdale, who managed to give Jo Pavey two damned good races during those epic games. Still, Tim Davies recorded his 5th win over the course (a fast 22:22) with Brother Andrew finishing 10th (25:15). Other Harriers spotted on the results page and in the pix showed an age span approaching 50 years (from young Harvey to young Ed):

11th Chris Atherton
14th Todd Tanner
20th Ed Davies
21st Paul Beeson
38th Jake Tanner
59th Bernie Jones
77th Dillon Gill
89th Glyn Fletcher
234th Harvey Gill

Corndon Hill, Priestweston, 21st December 2014

The start time had, at short notice, been brought forward an hour from the advertised 12 noon. No matter, because while a few disappointed (and a couple of relieved looking) would-be competitors arrived expecting the later start and to whom we apologise, 72 made it to the starting line in time for the off.

Maldwyn Harriers’ Tim Davies underlined his recent excellent form taking the win in a time of 45:43 with team mate Roland Stafford in third place (47:22) behind Dominic Jones of Mercia (46:00).

Billy Sterling of Mercia claimed the Men’s U23 award. His time of 47:47 was good enough for 5th overall, 16 seconds adrift of Simon Rowley (Clapham Chasers) who took the Senior Men’s accolade. At the other end of the age spectrum, Croft Ambrey’s Guy Whitmarsh scooped the M70 gong (62:46).

Merica’s Mel Price won the women’s race in a time of 49:25 for 13th place overall, ahead of Louise Barker (Aberystwyth) in 56:58 and Helen Skelton, representing Hangar 18 ORR (58:30). Jackie Loxam was our sole female representative finishing in 4th place (60:10) and taking the senior women’s prize.

1st Tim Davies (45:43)
3rd Roland Stafford (47:22)
11th Chris Atherton (49:13)
14th Todd Langley-Tanner (50:20)
16th Ed Davies (51:19)
20th Sean Clarke (52:43)
26th Rob Martin (54:40)
32nd Haydn Jones (56:51)
38th Jake Tanner (58:17)
40th Bernie Jones (58:41)
45th Jacqui Loxam (60:10)

Photos from this, our last race of 2014, taken by Charlie Leventon can be found here.

Mortimer Forest, 14th December 2014

Glyn Fletcher made up for having to miss the Cracker with a 57th place finish from 283 in a time of 76:52.

Cardington Cracker, 7th December 2014

With a number of usual names missing due to other commitments (not least the cross-country) it was left to Bernie Jones to fly the Maldwyn flag (although Haydn Jones was in action for Shrewsbury, finishing in 1 hr 42:09). A typically solid run saw Bernie round in 1 hr 48:35.

Rhobell Fawr, 8th November 2014

Bernie Jones completed the 15km course (3000ft of ascent) in 1.45:50 (88th from 140).

Clwydian Hills Fell Race, 2nd November 2014

Another strong showing from Maldwyn runners led by Alex Kendall (22nd/60:14) and ably supported by Paul Beeson (26th/60:43); Rob Martin (35th/65:08) and Glyn Fletcher (36th/65:37)

British Fell Relays, Sedburgh, 19th October 2014

OK so there was no Maldwyn team but much club interest as the Davies family decamped en masse to the Lake District for the annual fell running relays which again attracted a huge number of team entries. Bothers Tim and Andy Davies featured prominently in the Mercia A team which finished a fantastic fifth overall and which could have been higher still had Andy not struggled with an ankle injury. Meanwhile father and daughter Ed Davies and Jacqui Loxam ran as part of a mixed Mercia team which managed to show 60 or so other teams a muddy pair of heels plus a large number who failed to complete the race.

Aberystwyth Twin Peaks 7, 12th October 2014

The annual Twin Peaks race takes in the bracing promenade and harbour at Aberystwyth but more tellingly the slopes up and down both Pen Dinas Monument and Constitution Hill – a not insignificant ask. Stout hearted Maldwyn Harriers Ed Davies (35th in 54:27) and Bernie Jones (61:15 for 68th) enjoyed the sea air and the views. 136 made it back to the candy floss stand intact.

Breiddens, Criggion, 5th October 2014

Tim Davies (Mercia) scored a comfortable victory in a time of 56:11 while Bernie Jones was 51st (79:43).

Rab Mountain Marathon, 27th/28th September 2014

Alex Kendall finished in overall 9th place (12 hrs 24:39) in this 2-day marathon event and Paul Beeson, 65th in 11 hrs 20:05. If anyone can explain the handicap system used to score these events then we’d love to hear from them. As matters stand we reckon Newton, Einstein and possibly even Dave Peters might struggle to understand it.

Source of the Severn, Hafren Forest, 7th September 2014

A new name and something of a find we think, Alex Kendall was running his first race as a ratified Maldwyn Harrier having been training with the men’s group on Wednesdays and putting in some very decent performances at the Monty Run, Race the Train and the Brecon Beacons during August. Alex took a victory in gloriously warm sunny conditions ahead of clubmate Ed Davies with youngster Todd Langley-Tanner (Mercia) in third place. Jacqui Loxam took the women’s honours with Jane Moore in second and Hannah Owen, who has been something of a revelation this year, in third. Helen Owen and Rachel Butler bagged age group wins as did the inspirational V70 Gordon Orme of Cardigan who finished 11th overall in a superb 70:31.

Overall, 45 runners took part and all were accounted for at the finish, with seemingly fewer thrills and spills than last year. This was two better last year with several first-timers, including a few friends of Alex who turned up and made a very decent go of things – testimony to the power of “word of mouth” it seems. Thanks to everyone who helped out with registration, marshalling, time-keeping, results and refreshments and to all who took part. Honestly folks, Cross Country should be very doable after this!

Full results can be found on the results page.

Bury Ditches Hill Race, Lydbury North, 28th September 2014

Mercian Ed Davies (7th/42:24) and Bernie Jones (22nd/49:44) were on active duty over this almost 10k off roader with around 400m of climb. Apparently the organisers served Monty’s Beer and bacon butties (news of which should attract a few new entries next time).

Maesgwm Muddle, Llanberis, 30th August 2014

Off to North Wales, then, for this final counter in this year’s British Championship (and also a scorer in the ongoing Welsh champs) hence the sizeable and extremely high class entry. Tim Davies (Mercia) who has been concentrating less on running during past months was the first Harriers-linked runner to finish in 17th place (1.35:20) followed by Paul Beeson (1.56:03 for 80th) and Glyn Fletcher (103rd in 2.02:42). 179 finishers did themselves credit over 8.7 miles distance and 2,789ft of climb.

Ragleth Inn Fell Race, Little Stretton, 27th August 2014

Ed Davies went two places better than last year finishing in 10th place (32:05) in this gnarly old lung buster of a race while David Steer, credited to Maldwyn Harriers, was 38th in 38:43. 88 survived.

Ras Arenig Fawr, 3rd August 2014

Paul Beeson was 14th and Glyn Fletcher 27th from 53 in this taxing test of legs and lungs (8 miles and 3,300 ft of climb) billed as “not for novices”. 1.47:14 and 2.02:10 were their respective clockings.

Bridges or Bust, Ratlinghope, 27th July 2014

In our final fell action this month, Bernie Jones concluded a busy July finishing in 30th spot in a time of 1.08:13 over 12.2km and 470m of climb.

Snowdon International Race, 19th July 2014

Bernie Jones was our sole representative in this year’s race which had to be shortened due to poor visibility at the summit. Bernie managed a very creditable 1.16:45 in the difficult conditions which included a slippery downhill section.

Stiperstones Fell Race, 16th July 2014

Tim Davies was victorious in this annual Mercia Fell Runners bash, coming home in 27:34, over one and half minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Ed Davies was a spirited 17th in 33:02 while the only other currently Maldwyn-linked runner (and the only one thus badged on the day) was teenager Kaya Saul who is developing into a very good runner over the lumps, this time recording 42:13.)

Callow, Ragleth Inn, 29th June 2014

Well done Paul Beeson on his 6th place (65:03) performance over this notoriously testing 762m climb/8.1km long course. Paul was well supported courtesy of some solid running from Rob Martin (76:03), Glyn Fletcher (80:49) and Bernie Jones (83:06)

Pontesbury Fell Race, 25th June 2014

Tim Davies (Mercia) finished third in this short but tough annual run which seems to attract the hill hardy in their droves. Tim’s 20:28 was just over three minutes quicker than dad Ed Davies (23:55) while Bernie Jones (29:33) and 15 year old Kaya Saul (31:50) also toughed it out and did themselves proud in the process.

Batch Bash, 28th May 2014

Ed Davies (Mercia) was 18th for the second time in successive races in a time of 31:19. A few slots behind Ed was Paul Beeson (24th) in 32:2, while Glyn Fletcher, returning from a lengthy injury, finished in 37:37. One of our U15s, Kaya Saul, again proved himself unafraid of big climbs over rough ground, recording 40:38 ahead of a considerable number of older and more seasoned competitors.

Ras y Gader, Dolgellau, 17th May 2014

If your idea of fun is running up and down one of the highest peaks in Wales then this one will be right up your mountain. In conditions that were warm and sunny but with a cold breeze atop Cader Idris, Rob Martin stepped up to the challenge finishing a fine 55th from 213 in a time of 1.53:35 with Bernie Jones mastering the course in 2.10:44.

Caradoc Classic, 14th May 2014

Ed Davies representing Mercia was 14th in 28:16 while the returning Bernie Jones got round in 32:57, with young Kaya Saul acquitting himself well with a time of 36:24.

Red Kite Challenge / Ras y Diafol, Devil's Bridge, 3rd May 2014

Our sole senior representative over this new and reputedly much tougher course at Devil’s Bridge, moved due to works at Nant yr Arian, was Mr Half Marathon himself Lenny Hughes who got home in 1.59:23.

Joseph Crutchley came second in the U15 race behind Brecon’s Luke Davies in a time of 16:21.

Wrekin Streak, 30th April 2014

Capping a busy month of racing, Chris Atherton, 21:26, attained 22nd place from 105 over this short, sharp climb and drop.

Young Kaya Saul finished 76th in 27:13 to take 3rd spot in the MU16 category.

Cribyn Fell Race, Brecon Beacons, 26th April 2014

In a rare visit to the South of the country, Chris Atherton finished 11th (64:33) in a race won by Aberystwyth’s Felipe Jones. On this occasion Chris had some familiar company as Paul Beeson (prepping for a 3 day assault on the Lakeland fells in May) came in hot on his heels in 13th/64:47.

Ras y Moelwyn, 19th April 2014

A combination of injury and other commitments has meant that Chris Atherton has been Maldwyn’s sole representative in quite a few early season races and Ras y Moelwyn was no exception. Typically, Chris flew the flag in fine fashion to finish 16th from 156 in a time of 1.30:58 (10.5 miles and 2800ft climb).

Mynd Mac, 13th April 2014

Chris Atherton Chris was in action again and bagged a fine 7th spot out of 40 (42:23).

Wrekin Fell Race, 6th April 2014

Chris Atherton finished 15th from 76, clocking 46:38 for the 5.5 mile course taking in 1700ft of ascent. Ifan Jones in a rare visit to the fells (and we suspect a pre-Shobdon try-out) was 69th in 64:37.

Ras yr Aran, Llanuwchllyn, 22nd March 2014

The organisers must have been hoping for better weather this year following last year’s cancellation due to heavy snow fall. How they would have been punching the air, then, a week before when spring finally sprung only to despair as winter returned with a vengeance just ahead of race day. This time the race did go ahead although alterations had to be made to the course, which was shortened and re-routed but conditions still proved immensely challenging as this photo, borrowed from Meirionydd RC’s site, attests.

Chris Atherton was our only entrant this year and finished a splendid 9th place in 1:15:38.

Llantysilio Fell Race, 15th March 2014

Tim Davies (Mercia 53:08) had to give way on this occasion to in-form Felipe Jones (Aberystwyth) over 6 and a bit miles and 2100ft of ascent. Tim’s dad Ed Davies was 21st in 60.19 and took home yet another bottle/box of sweeties as winner of the MV55 race. Just two places behind was Paul Beeson 60.57, a solitary berth ahead of Chris Atherton (61:32). Rob Martin (39th) and Glyn Fletcher (59th) also figured.

Carding Mill Canter, 1st March 2014

Ed Davies (Mercia) was 13th (49:44) and had the rare distinction over the fells of not winning the MV55 prize! Paul Beeson wasn’t far behind Ed in 19th place (50:21) while Glyn Fletcher finished in 55th and Sharon Davies (who ran the Shrewsbury Park Run earlier in the day) was 114th.

Ras Moel y Ci, Tregarth, 22nd February 2014

Chris Atherton ran well to finish in 13th place (four better than last year) in a time of 43:59 at Ras Moel y Ci, Tregarth on 22nd February.

Long Mynd Valleys, 2nd February 2014

Chris and Glyn were again in action at the testing Long Mynd Valleys race with Chris negotiating the course in 2:07:48 while Glyn, who is returning from injury, clearly found racing on consecutive days a tough proposition, finishing in 2:26:32. Further up the field Tim Davies and Roland Stafford (both Mercia) were 3rd (1:45:59) and 14th (1:59:09) respectively.

Tarren Hendre, 1st February 2014

Glyn Fletcher was second placed in the MV50-54 category and 15th (48:16) overall. Glyn will no doubt have been better pleased with this performance following his and others’ experience in foggy conditions last year.

Titterstone Clee, 1st February 2014

Chris Atherton was 7th in 23:02 with Ed Davies (representing Mercia) 13th in 24:01 over a distance/climb of 4.1km/229m.

Mercia Hill Trial (long course), 19th January 2014

This year’s Trial saw a welcome return to competitive action for Glyn Fletcher who has been struggling with a foot injury since last October. In encouraging sign that he is returning to form as well as fitness, Glyn partnered Paul Beeson to fifth spot in a combined time of 2:03:42 and which also saw them take second place in the “Men’s Pair” category.

Morning After, Church Stretton, 1st January 2014

Tim Davies took the spoils in this traditional curtain raiser to the New Year in a time of 31:58 with dad Ed, also turning out for Mercia, finishing in 10th place (36:14). Haydn Jones, listed as Maldwyn but representing Shrewsbury these days was 27th in 38:27.

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Bernie Jones at Ras Y Gader

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Rob Martin at Ras Y Gader

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Chris Atherton at Rhobell Fawr

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Paul Beeson at Rhobell Fawr

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Rob Martin at Rhobell Fawr

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Ed Davies in the Jubilee Plunge

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Tim Davies at the Corndon Race

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Glyn Fletcher at Mortimers Forest Hill Race

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Glyn Fletcher (middle row, 4th from left - in grey top)
Paul Beeson (middle row, 5th from right - in grey top)
Tim Davies (middle row, 4th from right - in black top)


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