Trail

The club’s Trail Section includes social runners; those who simply enjoy running on the trails and hills, as well as those who enjoy racing competitively. The Trail Section periodically organise an inclusive ‘Trail Series’ as well as taking part in local organised events such as the Wincle Trout, Bowstones, Forest 5, Shrigley Stag, Fell’n’Back, Bollington Nostalgia, parkrun, Orienteering, Street-Orienteering and the Dark & White Trail series. There are tentative plans for a low-key Trail Championship in 2022 – watch this space.

Neil at the infamous river crossing on the Wincle Trout run, June 2019. Image courtesy of Bryan Dale.

Latest Trail News

Training Times

The club Trail runs are held each Saturday morning at 9.00am. From time to time there are also mid-week and Sunday runs. The runs are categorised into SHORT (up to 6 miles), MEDIUM (6-8 miles) and LONG (over 8 miles) with start locations all around the local area and sometimes further afield. The runs benefit from all the wonderful countryside we have on our doorstep and are almost all on trails and footpaths.

Full details of the runs each week are published in the ‘Closed’ Facebook Group called ‘Macclesfield Harriers Trail Group’ – search for Macclesfield Harriers, select the group and answer the membership questions to request approval. The Facebook group is for club members only.

The runs typically last 80-120 minutes and sometimes end at a local café. The groups are led by qualified leaders and tend to be ‘small’ (often less than 10 runners) and inclusive with faster runners looping back to allow slower runners to keep up. We always start and finish with the group together!

Please wear off-road shoes and always carry appropriate clothing and food/drink for the weather and route conditions.

Contact the Trail Section Leader Neil Gunn (see Contact list) if you have any questions about appropriate kit or are worried you won’t keep up (as long as you can manage a parkrun in under 30 minutes you should be fine!).

Upcoming Events

Event

Dark & White Autumn Trail Series – Round 1 (Calver)

September 19, 2021 8:00:am
Round 1 | Calver* | Sunday 19th September Entry Fees Single Round Entry Long (14-17 km): £16 £14* Short (5-8 km): £12 £10* *Affiliate £2 discount per event – for competitors…
Macclesfield Harriers Club Vest
Club Championship

Lakeland Four Passes (AL); High Fell series

September 25, 2021 9:30:am
19 mile circular route with over 5300ft of ascent which starts and finishes at Rosthwaite Village Hall in Borrowdale, at the southern end of Derwent Water. Entries close Thursday 23rd…
Alannah at Wincle Trout June 2019
Club Championship

2021 Wincle Trout Race (BS) – Peaks Race Series

September 25, 2021 11:00:am
Event Description ·         Date & time: Sat 25th September 2021 at 11.00am (Juniors start at 10.40am) ·         Country: England ·         Region: Peak District ·         Category: BS No GPS ·         Website: www.wincle.org.uk ·         Distance: 9.5km / 5.9m ·        …

Cross Discipline Challenge

The Cross Discipline Challenge exists in order to promote and celebrate participation in all of the disciplines that the club is active in and to encourage members to branch out and compete in areas outside of their normal preferred discipline and to support the club through volunteering.

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