Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Wizard 5 2017 Race Report

On Thursday evening the very popular and sold out Wizard 5 was ran on the trails, roads and paths around Alderley Edge and Hare Hill. After starting with a fairly flat loop around Alderley Edge runners take the paths and roads down to Hare Hill and then must return up a number of challenging hills back to the Wizard pub. There were 32 Harriers who took on the challenge with some excellent performances all around including both the men’s and women’s teams placing 2nd and a number of age category prizes.

For the male Harriers Mark Walker (28:36) led the way placing 5th overall followed closely by Scott Wilson (29:04) as second male Harrier over the line placing 6th overall. Robbie Peal (30:21) was third male Harrier placing a very respectable 15th overall. These three together contributed to the second place men’s team score.

For the female Harriers Louisa Whittingham (30:28) was first female Harrier, 16th overall and scooped up the second female prize. Sian Gulliver (38:24) was second female Harrier closely followed by Lynda Cook (38:33). These three together contributed to the second place ladies team score.

Harriers also bagged some of the age category prizes with Neil Gunn (35:35) taking the male V55 prize and Christine Ritchie (44:33) taking the female V60 prize for the second year in a row!

The rest of the times for the Harriers who ran can be found below along with a link to the full results.

Great running everyone!

James Perry 31:01

Matthew Lewis 32:24

Neil Hey 32:55

Richard Brown 33:16

Simon Reeves 33:45

David Lawrence 33:58

Robert Finnis 34:55

Matt Bailey 35:03

Keith Mulholland 35:52

Mark Stanbridge 37:00

Stewart Waudby 37:25

Mark Wheelton 39:29

Mark Godden 39:41

Elsa West 40:12

Michael Smith 40:15

Saranya Hasler 40:43

Matthew Wilson 41:11

Catharine Crossley 42:34

Alison Gunn 42:38

Katy Barnes 42:44

Kim Eastham 43:45

Heather Galloway 45:02

Carol Upton 46:06


Suzanne Baker 49:18