Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Monday Night Runs - Teggs Nose

Yes it is that time of year again. We can finally get off road and give those knees a rest. This Monday (27th March) we will be meeting at Teggs Nose car park at the usual time of 6:30pm.

It's important that runners who have worked hard through the winter months still have an opportunity to maintain their level of fitness, so I would really like to encourage any B or C runners that would like to start running from Teggs Nose to give it a try. If necessary we can split the group to allow for all abilities.

Hope to see you there.


Jon Falkner

Wilmslow Half Marathon

The weather was perfect for running, cool and dry with not much wind.
Many runners (including myself and Martin Platt) were using the race as
part of their training for the London Marathon next month. Notable
performances from Andy Lamont (11th) and Martin Platt (4th Mv50) and a
rare appearance off the hills for Mark McDermott! Macclesfield men were
6th team and the Macclesfield Ladies were 4th overall.

See Joelee website for the results. 

Road Championship 2006

The races selected for these championships are the same as last year.  Your
best 5 races count, you must finish at least one race from each category and
your best 5 will not include more than 2 races from any individual category.
Athletes are awarded 20 points for a win, 18 for second, 16 for third, then
15, 14, 13 etc.
The 2006 championships will be over 9 races.  The events are as follows
(please note that all dates are provisional - make sure you check the
running press!):

22nd Jan 20064 Villages 1/2 MarathonLong
5th Feb 2006Alsager 5Short
19th Mar 2006Wilmslow 1/2 MarathonLong
4th April 2006
Chester Spring 5
12th May 2006
Christleton 5KShort
20th Aug 2006
Birchwood 10K
24th Sept 2006Sutton 6
8th Oct 2006Congleton 1/2 MarathonLong
25th Nov 2006
Cheddleton 10KMed

Helsby Half Marathon

There was a good crop of personal bests in the Helsby Half Marathon.  Chris Harbron finished in 1.26.10, just beating Chris Holden by 15 seconds, while Andrew Thurlow just missed out on 90 minutes by forty seconds.  Andrea Frost finished in 1.35.25, Jane Hodgkinson in 1.38.25 while Jane Faulkner beat the 2 hour mark recording a time of 1.59.02. (All times given are gun times.)
The ladies team of Andrea Frost, Jane Hodgkinson, Sarah Wallis and Franane Jayne Jones came 3rd while the mens team of Tim Stock, Martin Platt, Andrew Gray and Chris Harbron came 5th.
Other results; Tim Stock 1.21.51, Martin Platt 1.25.07, Andrew Gray 1.26.08, Neil Goodman 1.32.15, Brian McFadyen 1.33.36, Sarah Wallis 1.43.27, Victor Crawford 1.44.55, John Wardale 1.46.59, Franane Jayne Jones 1.52.05, Cynthia Chapman 1.52.54, Emma Wimbledon 1.58.12, Steven Gregory 2.02.05, Sarah Baker 2.04.25, Colin Read 2.06.13, Ann Eden 2.09.34.

Alsager 5 Results

There was a good turnout of Harriers for the Alsager 5 road race. First Harrier home was Andy Lamont, with the first lady Harrier being Anne Farmer. Full results...