Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Macc Half, 5k & Fun Run - thanks to all the volunteers

A huge thank you to all the Macclesfield Harriers’ volunteers who helped make the 2016 Macclesfield Half Marathon such a big success on Sunday, it is you that make this such a special event. It was a bit damp out on the course at times and no runners overheated this year. The feedback has been brilliant from runners and spectators alike and Macclesfield Harriers can be very proud to be the driving force behind one of the biggest events in the town. We had over 560 finishers in the Half Marathon, a record 221 in the 5K and a record 90 youngsters in the fun-run. The Pace-Runners were bang on schedule and many PB’s ensued.  A full race report is attached and more details can be found on the website and loads of pictures on the club Facebook Page. 

Mandy Calvert - Race Director

Macc Half T-Shirts

There are a few 2016 Macc Half t-shirts left over from the race. These are Ronhill technical t-shirts (men and women's fit, S, M, L) and can be purchased for ÂŁ6 each (this is a donation to the race).

They are located upstairs - you can probably pick them up at training on Tuesday or Thursday if anybody has time to find them and take the money!


Neil Gunn

Langley 7 2016

Huge thanks to the folk who've entered already: almost 60 so far, in 5 days !! (List on the Langley 7 tab at the top under road running)

Rossendale Trust will be very pleased. If you're local to Macclesfield,it's their fete on Sunday 7th August, between 12 and 4, it's a great afternoon out and they'd be more than pleased to see you !

The 2016 race will take place on the 5th November at 2pm, and is open for online entries via

The entry fee has been kept the same for 2016.

All other details as previous years, and, once again all proceeds will be donated to the Rossendale Trust.

Hope to see you there ! 

Macc Half - a call for cakes!

Raising money for three great local charities, MH & AC are again hosting the Half Marathon and 5k races. This year the event takes place on Sunday 25th September. We are hoping to welcome over 1000 runners plus their many supporters and this means lots of cake!

For 2016 members of D group will be managing the catering for the event and also providing a small post-race buffet for all the volunteer helpers and VIP guests.

It would be massively appreciated if you could bake cakes, pastries, biscuits etc. to sell by the team on the day. Contributions need to be at the clubhouse on Saturday 24th between 12 – 1.30 or dropped off on Sunday 25th September from 8.30am

Please contact Katy Barnes by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please put CAKE DONATION in the title) if you can help. This will help us understand what to expect, and try to avoid us ending up with 27 Victoria sponges!

Many thanks,

Kim Eastham, Katy Barnes, Jo Thompson & Helen Gowin
The Catering Crew

Macc Half Marathon & 5k - call for helpers

We need your help - the planning for the 2016 Macclesfield Half Marathon (and 5k) on Sunday 25th September is well underway. This year we hope it will be bigger and better than ever with the introduction of a schools challenge, a sports club challenge and a corporate challenge so please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to enter either the half or 5k  (

As usual the race will be donating all net profits to three local charities (East Cheshire Hospice, Rossendale Trust, Space4Autism).

The organising team will be hoping that as many club members as possible will volunteer their time to help with the various jobs that need doing as this is our big road race of the year and we raise a lot of money for local charity - this is your chance to put something back into the club. People who volunteer each year say what a great time they have.