Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

The fell running manager is Graham Brown - Contact_Details

British Fell Relay Championships

fra relays
Stephen Watts and Mark Hartell
Macclesfield Harriers fielded 3 teams for the British Fell Relays held on the Castle Carr Estate near Hebden Bridge on Saturday 14th October. There were 118 teams from all over Great Britain taking part on a beautiful Autumn day where the sun shone warmly after the early mist cleared. Macclesfield had one of its most successful set of results for several years showing a strength in depth, as very few clubs were able to field three full teams.
The mens veteran team were the most successful finishing 11th fastest vets and just beating the Open team by 59 seconds. The Ladies finished 16th in their category.
Macclesfield results:
31st Overall, 11th Veteran team - time 4:28:17 seconds - Ewan Douglas, Barry Blyth, Julian Brown, Mark Hartell, Stephen Watts, Phil Janaway
33rd Overall, 22nd Open team - time 4:29:16 - Martin Cortvriend, Andrew Lamont, John Chapman, Ross Litherland, Mike Nelson, Trevor Longman
101st Overall, 16th Ladies team - time 6:00:38 - Julie Fletcher, Alison Hartopp, Janet Hatton, Mandy Calvert, Jo Miles, Christine Chapman
Reported by Mandy Calvert

Fell Runners Alps Photos

alps 2006
Fine body of men
Some of the club's regular fell runners went to the Alps for a week in September. A number of photos have been added to the gallery. Here's a mouth watering sample...

If somebody who went on the trip would care to give me a bit of a write-up, I'll publish it here. In the mean time everyone will have to guess where they went! 

[new photo added 6/10/06] 

Fell Champs Table Updated

The fell champs table has been updated with Eccles Pike and Sedburgh Hills. The final wed night champs table is also complete.

Chelmorton Chase Fell Race

Place Name                   Time
3        Andy Lamont        34.17
6        Steve Lomas        36.28
7        Tim Stock            36.49
13       Martin Cortvriend  39.11
23       Dave Kilpatrick     41.18
33       Martin Rands       45.34
35       Andy Skelhorn     46.05
47       Julie Fletcher       49.59

Tour de Mont Blanc

Six runners from Macclesfield Harriers competed in the Tour de Mont Blanc race over the weekend. This tough race circumnavigates Mont Blanc in a course of 158km, with 8594m of ascent.

Mandy Calvert was 11th lady, and top British female, in a time of 34hrs 41min and 42 sec. Julian Brown was the first Harrier home in 99th position overall, in a time of 29hrs, 4 min and 33 sec.

Andy Addis finished in 42hrs 07min 06sec, in 854th position overall, 119th in category (V50).
Kath Turner (and Louise Bell) finished in 43hrs 29min 19sec in 1006 position overall, 14th in Category (V50).
Stephen Watts retired.

Jo Miles competed in the shorter race, finishing in 18hrs 25min 58sec, 326th overall, 4th in Category (V40).