I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know a bit about Fell Running for Worcs atheletes.
At the Worcs AAA AGM in November, I volunteered to coordinate getting runners into fell running and hopefully getting runners to take part in a qualification race for the inter-counties and then enter a team into the inter-counties.
I have set up a Facebook page – I would be grateful if you could publicise this on your own clubs facebook page and websites. Also, please let as many Worcestershire eligible athletes as possible know please!
The Facebook page is called Worcestershire Fell Runners – Worcs AAA
The qualification race for the Intercounties is at the Wrekin Fell Race on Sunday 20th March.
The race details are here: http://www.merciafellrunners.org.uk/node/238
Race entry is on the day only. There will be a box on the form to tick for county champs (Shropshire and Warwickshire are both using the event as a qualification race too).
I believe an intercounties team is made up of:
2 x Male runners
2 x female runners
2 x Male vets
2 x female vets
2 more as selected by team manager
1 x U23 Male
1 x U23 female.
It appears to have been many years since we had a team in the intercounties, it would be good to see Worcestershire put forward a team – I know there are many talented and enthusiastic off-road runners out there, and I hope they will give Fell running a try, along side those who have got stuck in before.
Please publicise this and encourage your athletes to come along.
If anyone has any questions, please message me via facebook, email me, or my mobile is 07976 625546.
Many thanks & kind regards