Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

May 2017 Road Running update

We’re now into the heart of the running year with many opportunities for runners to enjoy the warmer weather. Not only are there road races but the track and field season has started and there are many fell races to choose from every week.

This coming Saturday May 20th at 9am is our next Club Road Race Championship race at the very scenic Lyme Park Parkrun. If you have not tried this Parkrun yet then you are really missing something special! The challenge of running up a few hills is usually rewarded by some great views from the Cage. So come on out this Saturday and join other Harriers of all abilities at this great Parkrun. Registration and info links are below:

If you like the Lyme Park Parkrun then the Staffordshire Moorlands Summer Series may be of interest to road runners wanting to venture off road. This is a series of 8 multi-terrain races up to 6 miles in length that starts in June and info can be found at the following link:

Another reminder of two upcoming weekday evening 5K races, the Bowden 5K on June 8th and the Dunham Massey 5K #2 on June 15th, are in our Club Championships and form part of the fun North Cheshire Grand Prix 5K race series. This series of five 5K races, put on by Spectrum Striders and Altrincham & District AC, take place over a few weeks at the end of May and beginning of June. You can register individually for each race or enter all five races for the price of four races. Info and entry links are below:

Another local evening race that is quickly filling up is the Wizard 5M race on Thursday 13th July. This is a fun multi-terrain race that takes in the roads and trails around Alderley Edge and Hare Hill. Enter soon through the link below to avoid missing out on this great local race put on by Wilmslow Running club.

Finally, the remaining Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix 2017 races still open for entries are below but all will surely sell out so get your entries in now!

Run the Alderley Bypass 10K, Sun 2nd July (rapidly approaching race limit!)

Pie & Pies 5M, Wed 2nd Aug 7pm (Sold Out!)

Sutton 6 10K, Sun 17th Sept 10am

Congleton Half Marathon, Sun 1st Oct 9:30am (always sells out!)

Farndon 10K, Sunday 15th Oct 10am

Any question about these races or the Club Road Running Championships please contact Ray O’Keefe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).