Posts by Catharine Crossley

Meet the Member – Lindsey Russell

Introducing one of Macclesfield Harrier’s newest run leaders, Lindsey Russell.  Lindsey has been running with the Harriers for 9 years. She stays well clear of the mud, preferring to take part in road races and track sessions. Lindsey can be found at the track on Tuesdays, in all weathers and…

Meet the Member – Alison Hartopp

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier, Alison Hartopp.  Alison is one of our fantastic club coaches, who gives up her time to support athletes of all ages from U15 upwards. Alison has also recently achieved her Level 4 Starters qualification. In between coaching and officiating, Alison still manages to run competitively. She is  a…

Meet the Member – Mandy Calvert

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier & Superhero, Mandy Calvert. Mandy’s running CV is nothing short of spectacular. Mandy is no stranger to long distance events. She has completed the legendary Dragons Back and the UTMB races. She attained 1st place V50 at UTMB in 2014. Both races feature on the bucket list…

Meet the Member – Digby Harris

Introducing fell runner extraordinaire and proud Macclesfield Harrier, Digby Harris. Digby is a club legend. Not many people go from a non-runner, to taking on the Big Rounds in under 2 years – the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds. Q1. When did you start running? DH: In…

Meet the Member – Alison Gunn

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier & Run Leader, Alison Gunn. If you have ever attended a Saturday trail run, you will no doubt have met Alison. Alison has been instrumental to the success of the Trail Group section of Macclesfield Harriers. Alison is always welcoming and encouraging on runs and she is…

Meet the Member – Charlie Bird

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier athlete and coach, Charlie Bird. Charlie has been coaching at the club since 2016. Charlie understands her athletes — their needs and their potential. She is fantastic at building up her athlete’s confidence and motivating them to push beyond what they think they are capable of doing.…

Meet the Member – Lisa Cox

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier & Team GB Age Group Triathlete, Lisa Cox. Lisa is a true example of where pushing yourself outside your comfort zone can lead you. Q1: When did you start running? In my late teens, I discovered that going out jogging helped to clear my head and relax-…

Meet the Member – Gary Rogerson

Introducing Macclesfield Harrier, Gary Rogerson. Since joining the club in 2016, Gary has become a fundamental member of the fell group. Gary enjoys the short local fell runs but is also partial to some ultra-running. His most recent ultra was an whopping 100 miles along the Souths Downs Way. Over…

Meet the Member – Steve Swallow

Fell running is hard, both physically and mentally. Your legs need to be strong enough to cope with the steep, challenging climbs and handle hair-raising descents at breakneck speed. It’s one hell of a tough sport but extremely rewarding. Joss Naylor, Steve Birkenshaw & Richard Askwith are all fell running…

Meet the Member – Andy Dykins

Macclesfield Harrier, Andy Dykins is no stranger to pushing himself outside of his comfort zone. Whilst he’s happy popping on a Macclesfield Harrier vest for cross-country, he’s equally happy running round the country in a jump suit!   Over to Andy to tell us a bit about his running adventures;…