Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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The Fellsman

Macc Harriers dominated at the Fellsman race held over 62 miles in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.
Mark Hartell won the race in a time of 11 hours 8 minutes, with Steve Watts coming home second just over half an hour later. Mandy Calvert was the first lady, finishing in 16 hours 7 minutes.
Macclesfield runners also won the team prize. Fell running legend Mark Hartell has now won the race a record equalling 10th time. There were also creditable results for club members Mark McDermott, Ross Litherland, Chris Rhodes, Julian Brown, Jo Miles (3rd Lady), Karen MacDonald and Alex Langdon.
The race starts on Saturday morning in Ingleton and passes over many of the highest points in the Yorkshire Dales, such as Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry and Buckden Pike before finishing in Thresfield. It is one of the races forming the Montrail Ultra Running Championship. After 4 races, Mandy Calvert is the leading lady in the championship.
Some results.....
1Mark Hartell11:08
2Stephen Watts11:41
11Mark McDermott13:45
12Ross Litherland14:28
30Mandy Calvert16:07
31Chris Rhodes16:17
59Julian Brown19:50
59Jo Miles19:50
70Alex Langdon20:12
70Karen McDonald20:12
238 started
155 finished
83 retired 

Physiological and Biomechanical study

A note from Phil Janaway, principally aimed at the fell and hill runners, but open to all - please get in touch with Phil at the E-mail address below if you're interested.

 'Dear Macclesfield Harrier,

As part of my MSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Manchester Metropolitan University, I would like to hear from any male runners (aged 25 to 45) who would be willing to take part in a physiological and biomechanical study into uphill gait and posture. This is not limited to fell runners, but you would need to be comfortable on gradients up to 30%. You must be injury-free and in good health.

Testing would involve running and walking on a motorised treadmill at varying gradients, whilst taking samples of the air you breathe out. Additionally, for a sub-set of volunteers, I would like to measure muscle activity and the force your foot generates on the ground during a step-climbing activity. I will also provide instruction in a particular uphill racing technique.

No payment is involved (reasonable travelling expenses excepted) and you would be free to withdraw at any stage. Participation would require attendance at the Alsager Campus during daytime hours in June and July. This should involve a maximum of 6 hours of your time split across three 2-hour sessions.

If you would like more information please e-mail Philip (dot) Janaway (at) student (dot) mmu (dot) ac (dot) uk

Many thanks, Phil Janaway'

Herod Farm Fell Race

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*** Updated  *** Lots of Harriers raced at Herod Farm on the 25th April. This is the first evening fell race of the season. Team photo shows most of the Harriers that ran. Full results are on the Glossopdale Harriers website . Click on "read more" below for the extracted Macc runners.


Yorkshire Three Peaks Race

Three Macc Harriers completed the 53rd Three Peaks race on Sunday last,

1Robert Jebb (Bingley)02:51:49
58Ross Litherland03:40:53
133Mike Nelson03:59:56
227Jack Leech04:14:23

For 2008, the annual Three Peaks Race will be run as the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge, and will take place on Saturday, 26th April, starting and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Hope a few members of the club will be there !

Christmas Eve Run

The Christmas Eve run from Common Barn Farm was well attended again this year with 30+ runners. A number of photostaken by Jon Falkner have been placed in the gallery.