Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Birchwood 10K

Rather a damp and dreary day but almost 800 runners took part in this years race.
Results for Macc Harriers - this race had chip timing as well as conventional timing from the gun. These are the chip times - so we were all a bit quicker than we thought;

Steve Lomas 36.02
Tim Stock 37.03
Chris Holden 37.27
Martin Platt 38.38
Chris Bentley 39.05
Jon Falkner 39.06
Chris Habron 39.14
Andrew Gray 39.49
Janet Hatton 39.49 1st LV40
Andrew Thurlow 41.49
Jonathan Shaw 51.52
Colin Read 55.56

Macclesfield Half Marathon - Marshals Needed

This year's Macclesfield Half Marathon is being run on the 1st October. As usual, many people are required to help out and in particular marshal the race. Rose Platt is coordinating the marshals and volunteers can contact her via phone on 01625 574361 or by email using this webmail form

UPDATE: All marshals will receive a Macc Half marathon tee-shirt as a thank you!

London Mini Marathon

Four Macclesfield Harriers were selected to represent Cheshire in the Adidas Mini London Marathon they were Calum Murray, Lloyd Hilton, Hannah Hills and Tim Pattison.  This is a road race run over the final 2.9 miles of the London Marathon course.

Mini Marathon Results:
Event                 Position Name             Time
Boys 13-14yrs  61         Lloyd Hilton    15:36
Girls 15-17yrs   53         Hannah Hills  16.44
Boys 15-17yrs  20         Tim Pattison   13:24

Calum Murray competed in his race but regrettably was unable to finish.

Christleton 5K

Macc results:
Position Time Name Category

52 00:17:24 STOCK, Tim M40
69 00:17:52 GRAY, Andrew M40
80 00:18:07 HOLDEN, Chris Senior M
81 00:18:09 BENTLEY, Chris Senior M
100 00:18:30 HARTOP, Alison F40
126 00:19:09 THURLOW, Andrew Senior M

London Marathon 2006

*updated* Sophie Hine's result has been added in, and some reports have been added to the full page (click on "read more"). 

It looks like 3 club records have been broken:  the Men's V65 marathon record previously attained by Harry Newton in June 2004 was 3:58:17 but Harry's provisional result for yesterdays race was 3:54:35.  It also looks like Cynthia Chapman has broken her own LV55 Marathon record of 4:10:05 set in April 2004 by finishing in 4:03:36 yesterday. Dave Tucker has also broken the V55 record previously held by Colin Ardron. Dave's time was 3:16:05 compared to Colin's 3:28.

If anyone has any personal stories to add, please email me via the contacts page, or why not post an item in the forum. I've sent of a press report to the Macc Express with just the results, but it would be far nicer if there were some stories behind the event. 

Overall In Gender  Name                         Class   Time
914 866    TIM STOCK (GBR)          M40     02:56:50
964 911    MARTIN C. PLATT (GBR)     M50     02:57:24
1550 1444    JAMES R. HERON (GBR)     M30     03:04:41
2611 2385   JONATHAN N. FALKNER (GBR) M40     03:14:45
2762 2516   DAVID K. TUCKER (GBR)     M55     03:16:05
3196 2894    RICHARD. GAY (GBR)         M40     03:19:45
7368 1103    SOPHIE HINE (GBR)        W20     03:43:48
9655 1552    JANE E. HODGKINSON (GBR)   W20     03:53:20
9994 8369   HARRY J. NEWTON (GBR)     M60     03:54:35
12364 10178    DAVID G. JACKSON (GBR)     M60     04:02:57
12385 10193    DENIS B. BRACQBIEN (GBR)    M40     04:03:02
12521 2221    CYNTHIA M. CHAPMAN (GBR)  W50     04:03:36
13996 2602    REBECCA. TURNER (GBR)     W20     04:10:02
15726 12655    VICTOR S. CRAWFORD (GBR) M50     04:17:00
15975 3139   JANE E. FALKNER (GBR)     W40     04:18:01
18392 3870   SARAH V. BAKER (GBR)     W30     04:27:09
24823 18626    STEPHEN D. LOAKE (GBR)    M30     04:55:36

Click on the "read more" link to read race reports.