Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

2016 Boxing Day Handicap

The annual Boxing Day Handicap (or BDH) is on again for 2016. Providing that the conditions underfoot are OK the course will be the usual hilly 4 mile route starting close to the St Dunstan Inn in Langley (outside the Methodist Church on Cock Hall Lane).


Langley 7 2016

A cool but dry day this year ! not too bad for running, a bit nippy on the tops perhaps.... but the tea was hot !!

Thanks once again to EVERYONE who made the race happen... it's great to see so many folk out and about, so in no particular order...


Manchester Half Marathon 2016 race report

For the first running of the Manchester Half Marathon, 8500 runners took to the flat streets around Old Trafford for what promised to be a fast 13.1 miles. While the weather was not ideal, with heavy rain coinciding with the start of the race, 7 Macc Harriers battled with the conditions and the course for some fine performances.

Billy Hicks led the male Harriers with a PB of 1:23:15 despite the conditions. Ray O’Keefe was the second male Harrier (1:33:07) followed by Philip Nieman (1:38:16) the third male Harrier over the line. Matthew Wilson (1:59:36) was the next male Harrier followed by Andy Devine, who ran a PB of 2:01:45, beating his PB of just a few weeks ago at the Congleton Half.

Helen Gowin led the female Harriers with a PB of 1:55:10. Dawn Devine was the second female Harrier and also ran a PB with a time of 2:07:09.

Full results can be found at the following link:

Great running everyone!

Runners World - Autumn 2016 Road Shoe Testing

SHOE TEST NOW CLOSED - Information will be sent out by Melanie Whittaker

Following the successful road & trail shoe tests in 2015/2016 Macclesfield Harriers has again been chosen to take part in the Runner’s World Road Shoe testing program for Autumn/Winter 2016.


National Road Relay Champions !

Congratulations to the Under 15 Girls team comprising Sian Heslop, Lauren Robinson and Stephanie Moss, who won the English Road Running Association National Relay Championships at Sutton Coldfield today.

The latest in a series of amazing achievements by a team of dedicated athletes, backed up by great teammates and coaches.

Well done all.

Further details here ...

The report from England Athletics...

Under 15 Girls

Macclesfield Harriers moved from third to first on last leg to claim the Under 15 girls title.

Sian Heslop (13:54) and Lauren Robinson (14:53) saw the club lying in the bronze medal positions at the end of two legs but the third Pauline Lynch coached athlete, Stephanie Moss, then produced a 14:03 last leg to take them through to gold medals.

Blackheath and Bromley also moved through – having been 11th after Lia Radus’s opener they went fourth with Morgan Squibb’s (Andy Frankish) second leg before Sophie Hoare (Phillip Kissi) unleashed the second fastest leg of the day to anchor them to silver medals. City of Norwich completed the medallists with Katie Goldsmith, Emma Hunter and Femke Rosbergen (all Dave Pring) progressing from 13th to sixth then third at the end of each athlete’s leg.

It was Kettering Town Harriers’ Emily Williams (Shane Smith) who was fastest of the day with 13:40 on first leg.