Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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2016 Teggs Nose Fell Race report & results

In the 6 years I have been organising this race, the weather has always been dry and sunny... sometimes too sunny. This year was no exception and some of the runners really felt it. There were concerns before the start at the unexpected presence of cattle on the route... but assurances from the farmer and the placement of a cattle savvy marshal meant that all went off without event.

118 started and we only had one retirement with a minor injury... the major incident plan swung into effect and Dave Tucker brought her back to the start in his Fiesta. Jack Ross (SMAC) won by over three and a half minutes in 53.45. According to those following, he climbed at an incredible pace and lead from start to finish... a phenomenal talent.

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More long distance happenings...

Snowdon Trail Marathon and Thunder Run.....

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Kerridge Climb Results

The results for the Kerridge Climb (the Rainow Fete fell race) can be found here:

Kerridge Climb 2016 Results (PDF)

As stated, by Nancy on the forum: "Brilliant turn out of 12 Macclesfield Harriers for this 1-mile AS fell race. We had as many boys under 11 as men over 40 (15 of each), with a total of 64 runners. Not bad for a drizzly day."

2016 Forest 5

The annual 'Forest 5' was on Wednesday 20th July 2016 in warm and humid conditions.

Results can be found here...

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Bob Graham Round and other long distance news

Congratulations to Harriers' Dan Croft who completed a Bob Graham round on 15th/16th July. Commiserations to Carl Hanaghan who had to retire at Wasdale with a combination of injury and illness, we'll be ready when you fancy another attempt Carl.

Weather conditions were mixed to say the least, with gale force winds, thick mist and heavy rain severely hampering progress on legs 1 and 2 (the overnight leg), but much improved conditions and even a bit of sun for the later legs. Both our contenders were about 90 minutes behind their schedule at Wasdale, but Dan worked hard over the last two legs to finish about 15 minutes inside the 24 hour limit.

I'm sure Dan and Carl would like to thank their supporters on the hill and at the roadside crossings: in return the supporters would like to thank them for an excuse to trundle round the lakes for a couple of days in excellent company.

A couple of pictures are here...

http://mh.k313.com/mh/fell/wasdale.jpg     http://mh.k313.com/mh/fell/finish.jpg

We were fortunate enough to be out on the same weekend that Rob Jebb set the second fastest round, in about fourteen and a half hours, about 40 minutes outside Billy Bland's time, and slightly quicker than Mark Hartell's. He never quite caught our contenders though: that'll teach him to give them 10 hours start.

In other news, congratulations to Julie Gardner who finished 8th Lady in the 110 km Andorra ultra trail race. Julie took just under 33 hours for the race which includes nearly 10000 metres of climb and descent, which perhaps gives an indication of how hard it is !