Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Could you be a Gamechanger

Macclesfield Harriers are looking for 10 enthusiastic students to train for volunteering opportunities including officiating, event marshalling and more.  The program will start in September 2017 and run through until February 2018. 


Throws Event - great success

We had a great turnout for Macclesfield Harriers first 'Have a Go at Throwing' event on Wednesday night (30th August).  28 participants +  6 coaches +  sunshine  = a lot of fun. Many were trying throwing for the first time and had a go at javelin, discus, shot put and hammer over the course of the evening under our coaches expert guidance.  Many thanks to all the coaches and to England Athletics for their support.  Looking forward to the next one?

Many thanks

Barbara Murray


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.


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.


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