Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Motutapu and Rangitoto Half Marathon

Never let it be said that Macc Harriers (well, some of them) mind travelling to a race, a report from Alma Gould on tour from Rudyard Lake to New Zealand...


'Macclesfield Harrier still on Tour in NZ. Completed the toughest race ever at the weekend. Half marathon traversing and running to the peaks of two adjoining islands near to Auckland, Motutapu and the volcanic island of Rangitoto. Very rugged ankle breaking terrain in parts, survived intact. Finished midfield, 5th in division and 37th woman out of 144. Time slow at 2 hour 44 min....accounted for the parts I decided to walk.

Rewarded with a medal, a free beer followed by a swim in the sea with my kit on to cool off. Knackered by what a day.'

Well done Alma !!