Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Langley 7

** 26/10/16 Due to 'demand' and a few cancellations, I've made a few more entries available here... **


... but when they're gone, they're gone: there'll be no entries on the day.


*** Updated 22/10/16 -Full again !- once again thanks everyone for your support !!! ***

We allow swaps but PLEASE before race day, not on the day cos we're too busy.

A start list , and some instructions are below, but it's basically as last year.... run up the hill, run back down again, drink tea, eat cake. Simples.

The 2016 race will take place on the 5th November at 2pm, and is open for online entries via

The entry fee has been kept the same for 2016.

All other details as previous years, and, once again all proceeds will be donated to the Rossendale Trust.



******* Full for 2015, thanks for your support !! ********

The race is the final race in the Cheshire Grand Prix this year.

There's an entry list here ....

and some info about the race here .....

A couple of requests.....

If you have a place but can’t or don’t want to run, but know someone who does, please send me ASAP (ie now!) your and their details. I can do the swap now, but not on the day, we’re just too busy !

 Please, please car share, we’ve got a full field again this year: we should be able (just!) to fit you in the car park, but arrive early to be sure.

That’s about it: thanks once again for entering our race and helping us raise funds for the Rossendale Trust.

Have a good race ! Cheers Julian, Macclesfield Harriers and AC



Just to let you all know....

... that we handed over a cheque for £2345.50 to the Rossendale Trust today, which will make a BIG difference to them and what they can offer.

So thanks to everyone: runners, marshals, bakers, helpers and everyone else who made the race go well, and helping us make a difference.

We'll be back on the 7th November 2015, with more details to follow closer to the day.

Cheers ! Julian and the Langley 7 team.

(For 2014)

We had a nice warm day, a bit breezy on the tops but decent views to compensate once you got there !

Huge thanks to everyone who helped today's race go so well. All the many and various marshals, finish team, the results team, all the cake makers for their very generous donations, the tea and cake department, St John's bicycle team, Bryan Dale photos, John Honey Physio, Bollington Brewery, all the folk who donated stuff for the slightly eclectic goody bags for free, all the good folk of Langley Methodist Church for letting us borrow their hall for free, everyone I've forgotten, and last but not least the 288 runners for helping us raise well over £2000 for the Rossendale Trust.

If you have any comments on the race, suggestions for improvement, whatever - good or bad, we'd love to hear from you - we're on facebook here!/Maccharriers or you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bryan's Photos are here

And results should be here

Once again many thanks, see you next year !

*** Updated*** 


We're full this year, and unfortunately there'll be no entries on the day.

Many thanks for your support !!!

A list of current (ish... give us a few days... ) entries is here

Some information on this year's race is here

This year's race will take place at 2pm on Saturday November 1st.

7 miles round the 'scenic and challenging' circuit (only one hill !) on quiet country lanes.

LARGE quantities of tea and cake to be consumed post-race at the Church Hall

All other details essentially as previous years.. see here ...

.... except that this year, we're raising funds for the Rossendale Trust, a Langley-based charity (in fact on the route, at about 2 miles, and they'll be there to cheer you on !) that supports people with learning and physical disabilities to lead the very best lives they can. A worthy cause I'm sure you'll agree, so we're hoping to raise as much as possible.

For more info about them, see here.

An entry form is here...

And online entries here ....

The race is 'about' 7 miles long - here's links to 2 PDF's of the route at differentscalesand also aprofile. It's also on the webhere,


(For 2013)

Hi all, just a quick note to thank EVERYONE involved in this year's race.  We dodged the showers for the most part, and there were some excellent times set despite the conditions.

All the marshals, timekeepers, and everyone who helped in the hall and at the car parking, special thanks to Dave Jackson who was out at 7 am and spent 3 hours marking out the course, then went round and collected them all in again !

Everyone who baked cakes for the post race refreshments, they must have been good as they all went !

St John's Ambulance, who fortunately didn't have too much to do

Cheshire Police, who weren't initiiallly able to come but in the end did a fine job for us.

John Honey Physio, to sort out your tired and aching legs post-race

Bryan Dale Photos, doing a sterling job as ever

North West Water, for letting us use their reservoir .

Thanks all for eating up the tea and cake, and hope you all enjoy your goody bags and beer. We've raised over £1800 for East Cheshire Hospice.

Click for results

Next year's race will be on 1st November 2014, hope to see you there !

Cheers Julian and the race organising team.


 The race is 'about' 7 miles long - here's links to 2 PDF's of this year's route  at different scales and also a profile. It's also on the web here,


(Updated for 2012)

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday's race a success.....

The results are here ......

a fine win in the men's by Tim, despite his mum telling me he's just out for a jog - how many have said that - and Diane retained her title from last year. interestingly almost 75% of the field were veterans.

Photos - and video ! of you all are here

Hope you all enjoyed your post-race beer. Numbers slightly down on last year, possibly due to the Tatton half the day after, but we don't mind too much..

We hope to see you all again next year though !

We'll let you know in the next couple of days how much we've raised for East Cheshire Hospice.

Thanks once again, Julian Brown, Alison Horsfield, Dave Buxton and all the organising team !


(Updated for 2011)

Huge thanks to the organising committee, all the marshals, the tea and cake makers, and not least the runners for another successful race. Hope you all enjoyed your beer !!

The results are here. Congratulations to Damian, Angela and all the other prize winners, and to everyone who finished a tough race. (though it'd be a lot tougher today, you'd need your wellies to get round.....)

And £2300 has been raised for East Cheshire Hospice, so many thanks for that too.

We do have a modest quantity of beer left over, this'll be sold off at £1 / bottle (or £12 / case including a free gift !) until it's all gone; get in touch with Tim Stock if you'd like to relieve him of a few bottles.

We have a goodly number of entries already, but we're not full, and will be taking entries on the day.

If possible, though, pleasee enter on line beforehand - here. If you do want to enter on the day PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.

We'll have Bryan Dale taking pictures of you - details here - Hopefully John Honey physio offering massage at the end - details here

some spot prizes  ... and of course some pre- and post- race tea and cakes for sale to boost the coffers of East Cheshire Hospice.

Hope to see you on Saturday !!!


This year's race will take place on November 5th, 2011, at 2pm ish, round the same scenic and challenging course as last year (details below)

A form is available here, and online entries are available at  - here . Your entry number will be confirmed to you and you can pick it up on race day.

As previously, we are hoping for a full field (300) as all proceeds go to the East Cheshire Hospice. 


(Updated For 2010)

This is one of our most popular races and although some months away organisation is now in full swing.

This year’s race will be held on 6th November 2010 and starts at 2pm from Langley Methodist Church, hopefully slightly earlier than normal to ensure the race gets underway before the bus arrives in the village !!. Entry details are below.

Your entry number will then be confirmed to you by email and you can pick it up from Race HQ on the day.

The route will be the same as last year, details are below.

There are extra prizes this year but the race limit is only 300 so get your entries in early  - it has been a sell out for the last 2 years.

All net proceeds will go to East Cheshire Hospice as in previous years.


(From 2009)

 Thanks to all who turned out on Saturday - marshals, organisers, cake makers, beer brewers, and all the helpers behind the scenes - and not forgetting the runners !

We had over 350 entries - a sell-out !! - but hopefully everyone got a run and enjoyed themselves (and the bottle of beer afterwards).

Results are here.

And we think we've raised at least £1500 for East Cheshire Hospice, which is what it's all about really.

Once again thanks all - and see you next year (but enter early !!)


Results from 2008 are here.

The results of previous years races are here - footle with the tabs at the bottom.

Tea and cakes will be On Sale in the Methodist Church afterwards !!, (Extra cakes have been made for you !!) - and all profits from the race (including tea and cake sales) are going to East Cheshire Hospice, so it's in a good cause too !

We have changed the finish (slightly) from previous years to save you having to run over the (usually muddy) village green - we've changed the start a bit too so the race is still the same length - (and still 'scenic and challenging'.) Note the new start location.

The Harriers organise this "hilly and scenic" road race on the first Saturday of November each year.

This year (2009 !) it's on November 7th at 2:30 pm.

Here's a PDF document of previous years' route and profile - as you can see it's not changed all that much, a little bit more 'flat' before the 'climb' and a bit less 'flat' after the 'descent' !! And no muddy field at the finish.

Bryan MacFadyen took some video footage - see youtube...