Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

The fell running manager is Graham Brown - Contact_Details

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)

Bulgaria Anyone?

Phil Cheek is organising a trip to Bulgaria in September and is inviting people to accompany him. It is open to all standards, but the running is technically "fell running", so it would not be suitable for those that do not feel comfortable on that sort of terrain. More details in the forum .

Mickleden Straddle - 5th February 2006

Ten Harriers turned out for the 13.8 mile Mickleden Straddle fell race.