Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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 ! http://rossendaletrust.org/events/summer-fete/

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

https://bookitzone.com/julian_brown/kp2FFX

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 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  (www.macc-half.co.uk)

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.

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Info from Macc Half Marathon & 5k Committee

The Macclesfield Half Marathon committee are aware of the reports of potential errors in the official measurement of some races in the North West and are seeking further clarification on the implications for the Macclesfield Half Marathon and 5K. Our races were last officially measured in 2013 and 2012 by the Association of UK Course Measurers. We have never been made aware by runners that the courses have been recorded as short on their GPS traces. However, the committee will be taking appropriate action including having the courses re-measured, and have every confidence that our races meet all the necessary standards.

As the races start and finish on the athletics track we are able to make adjustments to the course length by changing the distance that the runners run on the track at the start and finish of the races, therefore we do not anticipate any major changes to the race routes whatever the outcome.

Mandy Calvert (Race Director)

Runners World - Summer 2016 Road Shoe Testing

THE DRAW FOR THE 2016 SUMMER TEST IS NOW CLOSED - watch out for the next test later in 2016

Following the successful road & trail shoe tests in 2015 Macclesfield Harriers has again been chosen to take part in the Runners World Road Shoe testing program for summer 2016.

We need to find 50 ‘testers’ of all ages (min 18) & ability to take part. Testers must be fully paid up members of Macclesfield Harriers. Shoes to be tested will be road shoes.

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Off-Road Training Session (Alderley Edge) - Monday 9th May

Club Members are invited to come and ‘enjoy’ another off road training session on Monday 9th May at Alderley Edge organised by Pauline and Bob Lynch and assisted by Neil Gunn.