Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

The fell running manager is Graham Brown - Contact_Details

Calderdale Hike

The conditions for the 37 mile Calderdale Hike proved very challenging on Saturday 8th April, with tricky navigation, muddy terrain and weather conditions ranging from snow, hail and sunshine. The best performances came from Julian Brown and Phil Janaway who finished in joint fourth position. Mandy Calvert also completed the race and Martin Rands finished the short 27 mile course.

Bob Graham Content

I heard rumblings about the fact that the Bob Graham content from the previous site isn't on the new one. Well, I was planning to gradually bring it over. Not quite sure how to do it, because it would be nice if I can get the content in the database so that it appears in the searches. The old site is still there, but you have to address it differently. In the mean time, try this link to get to the old Bob Graham stuff.

Wincle Trout Fell Race 2006

Runners from your club have often enjoyed competing in the Wincle Trout Run,
so we're hoping some of them will turn up again this year. The run, which is
a 9km fell race, will be held on Saturday 3 June next year and will be over
the usual demanding, but scenic course near - and through - the River Dane.
There is a team trophy for the first club/team as well as trophies for the
overall and veteran winners. And don't forget, every runner gets a trout!
For the juniors there is a 3km race, including river crossing and medal. And
why not bring your friends and family along as well to enjoy the traditional
village fete whilst you're running.

The start location has moved back to Mellor Knowl Farm
this year (Grid Ref  SJ961655 - see
www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=53.1868&lon=-2.0592&scale=25000&icon=x).

For more information and entry forms see
www.wincle.org.uk/events_fete_06.html, or contact me.

Hoping to see you here in June. Enjoy your running.

Alan Weeks

Fell Champs Table Updated

The fell champs table has been updated through to Lordstones/Wainstones. The fell champs table can normally be found in the "fell" section (follow menu link above) and then click on the menu item on the left hand side.

2006 Fell Championship Races

Below are the championship races for the coming year. Scoring etc will be as in 04 and 05 ie. Participation and great age will be rewarded. Points can be scored for position as for previous years (20,19,18,17,16,15....) down to 5, in up to 7 races with at least 1 race from each category. Beyond this participation points (4) are awarded in all completed additional races in the list. If you give up your race to organise etc., you can claim automatic positional points (15 as an organiser, 8 for a Marshall). You can only claim once however as an organiser and/or marshall. There will also be appearance points (6) available for completing in the Club Fell Handicap. A multiplying correction factor will be applied to all veteran positional totals that increases with age. All birthdays assumed 1st Jan 2006.

English championship races are again included to encourage members to attend. This year I am making a personal commitment to attend both the featured Lakes races (Anniversary Waltz & Ennerdale ). Both are Saturday races so there's potential to make a weekend of it. At least 3 spaces will be available as my guest in private club ( Fell & Rock ) bunkhouse accommodation at minimal cost. Book early with me if interested to avoid dissapointment. If we get a few members running I think we could do well in the Eng team championship especially the V50 category but also V40 (where the real oldies can still count).

The rest of the races are a mix of local ones (though with some variation over last years selection ) and some less local but "do able in a day trip" and likely "new to you" courses. I have also tried to keep clear of weekends of Mountain Marathons ie. LAMM, MourneMM and OMM ( ex KIMM ) and also the British Fell Relays (this year in the Calder Valley ). Further since a large contingent have entered the Tour of Mont Blanc Race ( again ) I've kept clear of that also.

PE = Pre Enter. EC = English Champs Race.


Sun 15th Jan - Lamb's Longer Leg. Hayfield. S
Sun 5th Feb - Mickleden Straddle. Langsett. L
Sun 12th Feb - Winter Hill. Rivington. Lancs. M Advise PE
Sat 4th Mar - Carding Mill Canter. Shrops. S EC
Sun 19th Mar - Edale Skyline. L PE
Sat 22nd April - Anniversary Waltz. Newlands Valley. Lakes. M. PE EC
Sat 6th May - Mount Famine. Hayfield. S
Sun 21st May - Lordstones / Wainstones. Yorks. M PE EC
Sat 3rd June - Wincle Trout. S
Sat 10th June - Ennerdale. Lakes. L PE EC
Sun 9th July - Bollington. ( New local race in 05 ) M
Wed 26th July - Goyts Moss. M
Sat 5th Aug - Teggs Nose. M
Wed 16th Aug - Eccles Pike. S
Sun 20th Aug - Sedbergh. Howgills L. EC
Sun 10th Sept - Chelmorton 5 Chase. Nr Buxton. S
Sat 23rd Sept - Thieveley Pike. Lancs. S. EC
Sat 30th Sept - Windgather. ( Brand New Local Race ) L
Sun 5th Nov - Clwydian Hills. M
Sun 12th Nov - Roaches. L
Sun 3rd Dec - Tankys Trog. L PE

Happy racing!

Benficial Dictator (aka Craig Harwood)