Here are the races for 2019:
|January 26th||Tarrenhendre AS (A)|
|February 16th||Bleasdale Circle BS (A)|
|February 24th||Clwydian Sheeptracks AL (A)|
|March 2nd||Carding Mill Canter AS (H)|
|March 23rd||Llantysillio AS (A)|
|April 6th||Howgills AL (A)|
|April 24th||Caradoc Classic BS (H)|
|May 12th||South Mynd Tour AL (H)|
|May 25th||Ras Y Moelwyn AM (A)|
|June 9th||Passing Clouds BM (H)|
|June 19th||Pontesbury AS (H)|
|July 7th||Callow AS (H)|
|July 27th||Turnslack BM (A)|
|August 8th||Middletown Hill AS (H)|
|August 17th||Trefriw Mill AM (A)|
|September 7th||Grisedale Horseshoe AM (A)|
|September 22nd||Ilam AS (A)|
|October 5th||Curbar Commotion BM (A)|
|October 13th||Breidden Hills AM (H)|
|November 10th||Roaches BL (H)|
|November 16th||Tour of Pendle AL (A)|
|December 8th||Litton Christmas Cracker BM (A)|
There are 22 races in total - (9 Home and 13 Away) for our purposes both Passing Clouds and Roaches are home races - comprising 5 Long, 8 Medium and 9 Short.
Howgills, Grisedale Horseshoe and Ilam are English Championship counters, Ras Y Moelwyn is a British counter.
There are no clashes with the other National races (as popular opinion requested) which will facilitate a concerted effort by Mercians in all 3 Championships! One point to note however is that Callow is the day after Blackfell which will be a challenging double for some!
The National Championship points system will apply for 2019;
52 points for the first Mercian home, 49 for 2nd, 48 for third and so on.
In the event of more than 50 Mercians competing in a race, the 50th finisher and any subsequent runners would all gain 1 point.
|U18||Best 4 short races|
|U23, Open, V40 and V50||6 best races to count which must include at least one from each distance and one away race.|
|V60||Best 6 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.|