Posts by Ray O’Keefe

Buxton Half Marathon 2022 Race Report

On Sunday 12 Harriers ran in the Buxton half marathon. It’s one of the hardest road half marathons in the country. It has about 1500 ft of elevation, beaten only by the Langdale half (22 Oct this year for those who fancy a challenge). Despite the elevation, there were some…

Rainow 5 Fell Race 2022 (Final Report & Results)

Wow – great to be back after a 2-year break due to the pandemic. A record number of runners – 236 –  made for a great atmosphere. Big thanks to everyone who helped out on the night as well as thanks to the runners for car-sharing and those who walked/jogged…

Mid Cheshire 5K Spring Edition Race Report

Yet again the reputation of the Mid Cheshire 5K for being a fast race held true for the 12 Macc Harriers that ran on Friday evening under perfect conditions. While many of the Macc Harrier runners were competing at 5K on the road for the first time, this does not…

2021/2022 Awards Evening Winners and Photos

After two years members of the club were finally able to come together again and celebrate all the fabulous achievements of our athletes over the past year. Below are the awards given out with photos from the evening. Well done to all and many thanks for all those who came…

Wilmslow Running Festival 2022 Race Report

The Wilmslow Running Festival returned to its usual March slot with spring sunshine, daffodils and nice running conditions. There are the popular Half Marathon and the newer 10K route to choose from with 33 Macc Harriers taking on the Half Marathon and 12 taking on the 10K. The in form…

Alsager 5 2022 Race Report

For many the Alsager 5 was one of the last races before lockdown. This fast race returned on Sunday with the usual flurry of 5 mile PBs despite the windy conditions. Rob Whitby kept up his good form as first Macc Harrier with a PB time of 26:52 and 24th…

Four Villages Half Marathon Race Report

Our Club Road Running Championships are back! After much disruption the first event in the revived Club Road Running Championships was on Sunday Jan 16 in the far reaches of Cheshire for the Four Villages Half Marathon in Helsby. Conditions were kind for this race which, with its January date,…

Boxing Day Handicap 2021

On Boxing Day Emma Lord and Katrina Nicol organised their first Macc Harriers handicap. Despite the pub being shut which upset Emma no end, Anna & Guy Maddox kindly offered them their back garden for registration and refreshments. There were 24 runners in total setting off at 11.00am. It stayed…

Wilmslow Festive 10K 2021 Race Report

On a very cold morning before the snow hit on Sunday, 39 Macc Harriers took to the roads around Wilmslow for the Wilmslow Festive 10K. What a contrast to when this race was run in its summer spot when people were complaining about the heat. There were really two types…

Manchester Marathon 2021 Race Report

Last Sunday saw 24 Harriers take to the streets of Manchester in the marathon. Beautiful weather on a new and vastly improved course which does actually go into Manchester! There were some fantastic results, with six Harriers getting under 3 hours, easily the best performance of the local clubs. Three…