Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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

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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2016 Club Road Race Championship Final Results & 2017 Club Road Race Championship Races

2016 has been a great year for road running with a significant increase in participation and some outstanding performances by Macc Harriers. There were 155 Macc Harriers (87 women and 68 men) who took part in at least one Club Championship race. The numbers of Harriers at races went from 6 runners at the Bramall Runners Foodbank 5K to an amazing 67 at the Langley 7, averaging out to 25 Harriers per race! Four competitions for men and women were run in the 2016 Club Road Race Championship, these were 1) Cheshire AA Road Running Grand Prix Handicap 2) Overall Points Total 3) Overall Winner from the best 6 races and 4) Veteran Overall Winner from the best 6 races. The top three in each competition are listed below:

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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. )

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