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.

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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


2021 White Peak Trail (Winter Edition)

December 5, 2021 8:30:am
New for 2021 – a one-off winter version of our popular White Peak Trail Run. Taking place on the footpaths, tracks and trails within the spectacular surroundings of the Southern…

Bolly Street-O 2021

December 15, 2021 7:00:pm
The annual ‘Bolly-Street-O’ organised  by Andy Skelhorn is on again for 2021. More details to follow but here are the basics…. Format: 60 Minutes of Street Orienteering Terrain: Streets and…

Cheshire Cross Country Championship

January 8, 2022 12:00:am
The county XC champs are open for all registered athletes from U11 upwards. Entries close 1st January 2022 This year’s event is a new venue at the The Farm Club,…

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.