Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Congleton Half Marathon 2017 Race Report

The 34th “Sting in the tail” Congleton Half Marathon was run on Sunday under good conditions to take on this great Half put on by Congleton Harriers. While most of the course is on nice country lanes there is a significant “dip” at 2K and near the end at 19K which is dubbed the “Sting in the tail”. With the first cross country of the session the day before, some runners were taking on this half with tired legs. Despite this, there were some excellent performances from the 20 Macc Harriers that raced with four prizes won.

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Goodbye from Tegg's for 2017....

We've had the last Monday night run from Tegg's top car park for this summer: unless of course someone wants to keep the runs going, in which case please post on the forum.

Back at the Leisure Centre for the winter months I'm afraid.

Essar Sutton Six 10K race report 2017

Sunday was the 5th race in the Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix which took place at the Essar Sutton Six 10K. This race comprised two short loops totally about 5K and then a fast section along the A51 before a few hills leading to the finish. There were 12 Macc Harriers who took advantage of the good conditions to post some excellent times.

For the male Harriers Mark Walker (35:30) led the way placing 11th overall just outside of the top 10. Mark was followed by Robbie Peal (36:04) which was good for 18th place overall and a PB. The third male Harrier was Billy Hicks (38:33).

The only female Harrier to race was Joanna Miles (48:13) who placed 24th female overall and 4th F55.

The rest of the Harriers times are below with a link to the complete results.

Great running everyone!

https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Results/Essar-Sutton-Six-10k1

James Perry

00:38:56

Julian Brown

00:39:11

Ray O'Keefe

00:40:58

Andy Dykins

00:41:07

Neil Hey

00:41:09

Keith Mulholland

00:41:31

Richard Brown

00:42:03

Barrie Thomason

00:47:19

September Road Running Update 2017

Hard to believe but we are getting near the end of the Road Running season for 2017. Two Cheshire Grand Prix races remain, The Congleton Half Marathon next weekend on Sunday October 1st and the Farndon 10K on Sunday October15th. Entries details are below:

https://bookitzone.com/paul_birdsall/5V2FFX

https://cutefruitevents.niftyentries.com/Bartletts-Farndon-10K-2017

Two Parkruns also remain in the Club Championships, Bramhall Parkrun on October 21st and Wilmslow Parkrun on November 18th. If you are not registered for Parkrun the details are below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

Our own Langley 7 is sold out (but I hear Julian may take bribes or at least offer you a marshalling job!), but as an alternative the last two races this year, the Wilmslow 10K on November 26th and the Stockport 10 on December 3rd are still open for entries. The Stockport 10 is your last chance to run a long race required for the Club Championships. Links for these two races are below:

https://www.runnorthwest.co.uk/events/wilmslow-10k/

http://stk10.co.uk/

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. ).

North West Road Relays 2017

Teams from throughout the North West met on Saturday in Stanley Park Blackpool to contest the yearly North West Road Relays. Teams of 3 runners (or 4 for the senior men) from the area competed in relay races over either 1.6K for the U11’s, 3.2K for the U13’s, U15’s and U17 women, 5.2K for U17 men and senior women or 6.6K for the senior men. All the Macc Harrier teams ran very well with a number of medals won for the teams. The highlights are as follows:

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