Merseyside’s first Championships for Ultra runners will be in 2022 and is the Snowden Ultra® 50 Mile in September 2022. Runners should enter the race individually at https://www.gbultras.com/
The 27th M’side County XC Champs will be held in Sherdley Park, St Helens, on Saturday 8th January. Visit our XC page for prospectus, timetable and entry information.
The 2021 county Fell Champs will be held within the Cardington Cracker fell race over 9 miles on Sunday 5th December 2021.
Individual Merseyside successes at the English Fell Running Championship 2021:
Meg Hoshiko U15G Silver
Josh Hatton U13B Bronze
Alex Poulston U17B Bronze
Wirral AC 2nd Team Silver
John Hunt MV55 Silver
Also, John Hunt reports that Alex Poulston qualified for his first England vest and took part in the home international in Northern Ireland on 4th September 2021 and was 3rd overall and part of the winning England Team.
The Merseyside county junior fell running teams for the U15s and U17s took on runners from the other British counties in the Inter-County Fell Championships on Sunday, June 13. A classic fell race called “Up the Nab” in the Peak District provided the necessary off road mountainous climb and descent.
We turned out four teams comprised of boys and girls teams in both the U15 and U17 categories. Coming home with 3rd place and Bronze team medals in the U15 girls and narrowly missing out on medals in the U17 boys by finishing 4th. Excellent turn out across the age categories and we hope to build on this our first ever inter-counties fell running medal. Superb effort from all runners who represented Merseyside.
This year a squad has been forming under the guidance of experienced fell coach Nigel Crompton, with support from Sarah and Ronan Kearney. Training for months on Heswall Dales and Moel Famau, if you want to take on the fells as part of your running please get in touch through your club or directly through the MCAA fell secretary.
An updated list of Best Known Performances by Merseyside athletes has been published.