Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Trafford Grand Prix, 25th July

A message from Bill Yale, Louisa Whittingham's grandad (and a very talented athlete in his day too !) to whom many thanks....

'Once again, Macclesfield's outstanding junior athlete, Sian Heslop produced a superb run in tonight's Trafford Grand Prix. In the Under 15 1500 metres she finished in 4mins 31.79secs, a time that has now taken her to the top of the British Athletics Power of Ten Under 15 rankings!
Two other Macclesfield runners also performed well at this meeting, Matthew Brown completing the 800 metres in 2m 06.15 secs and Louisa Whittingham gaining another PB in the 3000 metres (but not quite able to keep up with her dad!).'

Interestingly, Sian's time would have been a world record had she run it in 1960.

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Have a Go - Throws event (30th August)

Have you got the POWER? 

Macclesfield Harriers & AC is holding an open “Have A Go” throw event on Wednesday 30th August 6-8pm at Macclesfield Athletics Track.

This FREE two-hour event will give men and women a chance to try any of the four throwing events: shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. The evening will have a fun and social feel to it, as there will also be live music and refreshments available.

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Final T&F Coaching session

Today was the 3rd and final Track and Field Coaching Clinic hosted by the club and supported by the MADF charity.  With the initial weather forecast not looking so promising, it was great to see so many enthusiastic athletes turn out for the session. We had 30 in total from the U13 age group all the way through to athletes who compete in Masters Championships (you are never too old to learn new skills!!).

These clinics have been a success once again, with so many coaches volunteering their time freely it is possible to provide individually tailored sessions.  The 12 coaches today delivered Hurdles, Sprints, Pole Vault, Hammer and both Long and Triple Jump sessions, so there really has been something for everyone, whether that be for the first time or to improve skill levels in existing events. We have always had plenty of positive feedback from those who have taken part and equally we as coaches have found a great sense of satisfaction from sharing our knowledge.

Thanks to all those who have attended the clinics this season we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  

Simon Frith

English Schools Championships 2017

Congratulations to all our athletes that competed for Cheshire n the English Schools Championships on Friday and Saturday (Morgan Frith, Sian Heslop, Sarah Stockman and Jacob Thompson). 

Sian came second in the Junior Girls 1500m (4:32:17) and Jacob came third in the Junior Boys High Jump (1.84m), with Morgan narrowly missing out on a medal in the Junior Boys Long Jump (4th place).

CLICK HERE to see videos of the action

Well done from everyone at Macc Harriers!

Final Coaching Clinic - Saturday 1st July

Would you like to improve your athletics skills or try out a track and field event for the first time, then register for the final 2017 track and field coaching clinic being held on Saturday 1st July.  Places are limited so please book your place now by completing the registration form (PDF Form or WORD Form) which is also available in the club house and Leisure Centre.

Open to all over 11 years of age, the clinics offer an opportunity to improve your athletics skills under the guidance of expert coaches in a number of disciplines including Pole Vault, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump and Throws.  Cost is only £3 per session (towards the track hire).  The clinics are supported by the Macclesfield Athletics Development Fund (reg charity no. 1041755)

Barbara Murray (telephone 01625 573729)