Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

2018 Road Race Rules

2018 Club Road Running Championship Prizes and Rules

The following competitions will be run in 2018:

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 and any 6 races count)

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 seven Cheshire Grand Prix Races. Best 4 to count.

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

To compete, runners must be registered with Run Britain (

The Handicap prize should reflect the most improved runner 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. )

Christmas Eve Run - Lyme Park

 From Jon Falkner... 'A Christmas Eve run round Lyme Park (similar to previous years) is planned from the public car park (which is, we believe, pay and display - or will be soon) opposite the Boars Head pub in Higher Poynton (corner of Anson Rd and Shrigley Rd).

Starting at 9am on Saturday, there's a couple of route options depending on ability and how long people want to be out. The shorter route is around 7 miles and the longer one just over 8 miles. Could be a bit muddy, so take your trail shoes.

Everyone welcome !! and please bring bring hot drinks and mince pies for afterwards!' Cheers Jon



Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix 2017

Here are the dates/events for next year's RRGP.

Note the rules and so on are here..


Bollington Slightly Surreal Street Orienteering at The Vale Wednesday 21st December

From Andy Skelhorn: Yes, it's on again. The Bollington Slightly Surreal Street Orienteering at The Vale Wednesday 21st December.

Arrive at 6.40 for registration, and a quick route strategy session with your team before a 7pm start. Finish at 8.30.

Everyone is welcome and it is free (although I may welcome donations for East Cheshire Hospice). 


Jedburgh Half Marathon report from Andy and Dawn Devine

Back in the summer of 2016, Dawn and I had the rosy-eyed plan to complete three half marathons within October – a challenge which we’d never come close to previously!  With Congleton and Manchester HMs in the bag, we headed off to Jedburgh in Scotland for the third (and hardest).