Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Mixed Ability Relay (February 2017)

The annual 'mixed ability track relay' saw 30 runners out in teams of 5.The atmosphere was brilliant with people able to chat to runners from different groups while they waited for their turn to run a lap. The winning team ran 37 laps which is 14.8km. This is an average of 6m35s/mile pace....and there was cake, lots of cake...

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Couch to 5k (C25K) - Course 6 - starts April 6th 2017

The 6th C25K course will start on Thursday 6th April for nine weeks. To apply for a place please use the ONLINE FORM

For full details about the course CLICK HERE

Jenny Airey
(C25K Course Leader)
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2016 Boxing Day Handicap Run

The annual club Boxing Day Handicap run was well attended (50 entries). The weather was kind (a bit cool and blowy but good visibility and there was no ice on the roads!

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Marathon Advice Evening - 1st February

On Wednesday 1st February at 8.00pm (room available from 7.30pm) there will be the chance for club members to meet in the Park Tavern (Park Lane, Macclesfield) to discuss all things marathon - training, nutrition, kit, race day.

This evening is for club members who have run marathons before to share their experience with those who are running one for the first time (the room has limited capacity!).

Please pass this information to anybody that is interested in coming along.

Neil Gunn
D Group Leader

2017 Road Race Rules

2017 Club Road Running Championship Prizes and Rules

The following competitions will be run in 2017:

1) Mens and Ladies “Open” Championship Prizes (Perpetual Trophy)

2) Mens and Ladies “Veteran” Championship Prizes (Perpetual Trophy)

3) Mens and Ladies “U20” Championship Prizes (Perpetual Trophy)

Points for each race calculated as follows:

1st Harrier 100 points, 2nd Harrier 99 points, 3rd Harrier 98 points to 100th Harrier 1 point!

Your time will be Chip Time where available. (If chip time the same then better gun time and/or race position will determine order)

Best 6 races to count with no more than 3 events from each category and at least 1 short, 1 medium and 1 long race. (U20 no long race required)

The Cheshire Grand Prix Races and North West Road Relays will gain an extra 10 bonus points for each race.

In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a) Number of races completed, b) Average points scored per race

4) Mens and Ladies “Open” Overall Points Prizes (voucher)

Points from all races completed from the Club Road Running Championship list of races

5) Mens and Ladies “Open” Handicap Prizes (voucher)

Based on performances in the six Cheshire Grand Prix Races.

Handicap scores to be calculated from the Run Britain vSSS score for each race.

To compete, runners must be registered with Run Britain (runbritainrankings.com)

The Handicap prize should reflect the most improved runner over the six races and in theory anyone can win.

6) Mens and Ladies Best Group Runner Prizes (medal)

Best runners from the organized running groups as nominated by the group leaders.Must have run at least 6 Road Running Championship Races.

Any questions please contact the Road Running Manager, Ray O’Keefe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )