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, Terry’s High 5, Shrigley Stag, Fell’n’Back, Bollington Nostalgia, parkrun, Orienteering, Street-Orienteering and the Dark & White Trail series. There is an annual ‘Peak Trail Series’ that encourages runners to take part in a variety of events – an internal ‘club championship’

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

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Training Times

The club Trail runs are held each Saturday and/or Sunday morning at 9.00am. From time to time there are also mid-week runs. The runs are categorised into different paces (EASY, STEADY, PACEY) and distances – 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 (LiRF)  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.

Note: Dogs are not permitted on club trail runs.

Contact the  Trail Section Leaders (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

Club Championship

2024 Kettleshulme – Peaks Trail Series

April 28, 2024 9:00:am
RACE DETAILS Date & time: Sun 28 Apr 2024 at 10:00 Country: England Region: Peak District Category: BS Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles Climb: 355 m / 1165 ft Venue: Kettleshulme Village Hall, SK23 7QU Skills: PM,…
Club Championship

2024 Rainow 5 – Summer Evening Series

May 1, 2024 6:30:pm
The annual Rainow 5 is back for 2024. Wed 1st May 2024. Background about the event can be found here… Rainow 5 Please collect your race number from registration in the…

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.