Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Sub-4 Limited


Are niggling injuries causing you pain and preventing you from running at your best? Do you intend on putting up with these injuries and letting them ruin the summer track season or do you want to do something about it? If you prefer the latter, we at Sub-4 may be able to help. Sub-4 is a biomechanics company based in Stoke on Trent. We perform biomechanical assessments on people ranging from elite and future international athletes down to the man in the street who suffers from lower back pain after a long walk, and we have had extremely high success rates in all cases.

Sub-4 is a major partner of the global running shoe manufacturer Asics, and we are responsible for all of the pre-market testing carried out on any shoe they bring out in the United Kingdom. Because of this close relationship, we are able to offer you the chance to visit us on Saturday the 20th of May 2006 for a free place on the Asics "Tech Tour."

The day will include:

  • Various freebies
  • Video gait analysis
  • Product information
  • A running Q&A

It will all begin with a fun-run starting in the Sub-4 car park at 10.30am.

 Please hurry as numbers are limited! Simon Bradeley [mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Presentation Awards Evening

Well over 100 athletes and families of all ages attended the MH&AC Presentation Award evening at Broken Cross Institute on Friday 7th April. The awards were presented by club chairman Rachel Pleeth, who herself won the top female award for road running. The strength of the junior end of the club was reflected by a record number of athletes attaining grade 1 standard AAA performances. Many of the juniors received awards in multiple disciplines including track and field, indoor sportshall and cross-country. Jack Andrew was the North of England U15 indoor champion and Rebecca Craigie won a silver medal in the North of England Cross Country championships. The athlete of the year award went to Danielle Wallis, a very talented U11 athlete. There was also success for senior athletes including outstanding marathon performances by Nicky Le Good and Elliott O’Neill being invited to Commonwealth Games Trials. Five outstanding athletes were presented with “performance of the year awards” including Mark Hartell who became the first Briton to win the Grand Slam of Ultra-Running consisting of four 100 mile off-road races in the US.

For the entire listing of awards given including nominees for the special awards, see the Club Awards Proforma 2005 document. For a summary of the award winners, see the Award Winners 2005 document.



Welcome to the "new" Macclesfield Harriers website. This is the fourth generation of the website, and while not a major change from the format of the previous one, you should notice quite a few differences. The main change is that the news items and most of the content is now "dynamically generated" from a database. This gives a lot more flexibility in the way the content is managed and archived. Articles are stored under categories that can be navigated to via the top menu and the most recent articles will be shown on the front page. There is also a search facility that I hope people find useful. Finally I've also added a proper photo gallery to organise club photos and allow "trusted" people to upload their own. If you have any comments on the new site, please post comments in the forum. For more details, you can see a more comprehensive "website" guide via the link on the left hand side.

John Bunyan - webmaster & press secretary 

Press Reports

You should have read in the magazine by now that as well as editting the website, I'm also taking over from Andy Burgon as press officer. The normal procedure is that reports are sent to me - Ideally by Sunday night, and then I send them to the Macclesfield Express later Sunday or early Monday for inclusion in that week's paper. Photos can accompany articles.

I can be reached via the email form on the website... click here .

John Bunyan 

Presentation Evening

REMINDER! - This year's presentation evening will take place on Friday April 7th at 7.30pm at the Broken Cross Institute. All welcome! It's here if you don't know where it is... (thanks Mandy!)