Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Chester Spring 5

It was good to see a strong turnout of Macclesfield Harriers and AC athletes at this popular road race, which runs over country lanes on the outskirts of Chester.

Raph Murray led the harriers’ home in a time of 29:16, which saw him, finish as 2nd Male Vet 50. Raph was followed by Steve Lomas, Andrew Gray, Martin Platt, Chris Holden, Chris Harbron and Roger Brereton who ran in his first race of the season after suffering from various injuries.

Sarah Harris finished as 2nd Lady in a good time of 30:02. Alison Hartopp finished as 1st Lady Vet 40 and Sally Ann Pattison finished as 3rd Lady Vet 40. Barbara Murray finished as 4th Lady Vet 45 and Alison Horsfield finished as 4th Lady Vet 35. The ladies also took the team prize.

The road champs table has been updated. 


Road Running Training

There are two regular groups who run from the overflow car park at Macclesfield Leisure Centre at 6:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The groups known as B’s and C’s tend to run for over an hour, with the B’s running at a slightly faster pace and stopping less often. Throughout the summer the B’s meet at Teggs Nose car park on Monday evenings for a more challenging hilly run. While the evenings are light, both groups follow routes that are a mix of terrain varying from roads, fields, trails and hills.

In winter the routes are restricted mostly to roads and may involve reps. Both groups are friendly and relaxed and will look after you whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran – no one gets left behind!

If you are thinking of joining Macclesfield Harriers or would like to come along and see if it’s for you, then please ask for Jon or David who will be happy to discuss what you want to get from the training etc.

For more information please contact David 01625 263 897 mobile 07786 673746 or Jon on 07973 629639 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Road Champs Table Updated

The road championship table has been updated through to Christleton 5k. The table can be accessed by going to the road section (see menu items at the top of the page), then selecting "road champs table" from the left hand side menu. Failing that, click here. Note that Tim Stock had been omitted from the Helsby/Four Villages results, so he has leaped to the top!

Buxton Half Marathon

The organiser asked me to give a quick plug for the upcoming Buxton half marathon on Sunday 28th may 2006 at 11.00. This is a popular race with club members, though don't expect a fast time because it is rather hilly!

Cheshire Road Running Grand Prix 2006

Many thanks to those of you who have already competed in the 4 Villages Half
Marathon and the Alsager 5.  The Remaining races in the Cheshire Road Race
Grand Prix series have now been confirmed.  Please see the fixtures list
below for details.  This year the organisers of the Grand Prix are piloting
a handicap system for the individuals taking part in the series.  Awards
will be given to the leading men and women of each race.  Further
information regarding this can be found on the Cheshire AA web site (see
"links") or here and here .

Fixture list:

Prov Date Race
22/1/064 Villages 1/2 M
5/2/06Alsager 5
Wilmslow 1/2M
Chester Spring 5
12/5/06 Christleton 5K
20/8/06 Birchwood 10K
24/9/06 Sutton 6

Good luck to all of you who are competing in these events.