Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

The fell running manager is Graham Brown - Contact_Details

New intermediate fell-running group

Shaun Wilde will be shortly running three fell taster sessions for Macclesfield Harriers. Please see Shaun's earlier postings on the club website and Facebook for details. To compliment these sessions an intermediate fell group will be going out for several weeks on a Wednesday at 19.00 hrs. It will be a separate group from the regular Wednesday night group, but will be fully supported by the minimum of 3 experienced runners. 

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • 5/4 - Trentabank car park, Macclesfield Forest
  • 12/4 - Poachers, Bollington
  • 19/4 - Quarry car park, Hayfield *
  • 26/4 - Stanley Arms, Wildboarclough
  • 3/5 - No run, but we will help out at the Rainow 5 fell race and see what goes on at a race *
  • 10/5 - Cragg Inn, Wildboarclough
  • 17/5 Swan Inn, Kettleshulme *

* club championship races.


All runs will be approximately 1 1/4 hrs and we will try to touch on areas covered in the taster sessions. Please try to car share.

It is the usual practise after a Wednesday night run to retire to a nearby pub and discuss all things to do with fell. This is a good way to get to know other club members, whom you may have never seen before.

Your usual running attire will suffice, but I strongly recommend to bring waterproofs, hat, gloves and maybe a head touch for the first couple of runs. It goes without saying that road shoes will not do the job. If you don't want to break the bank or you are uncertain if fell running is for you, then I can recommend Moremile Cheviot 3s. At £30.00 a bargain for a reasonable starter or training shoe. http://m.moremile.co.uk/footwear.html

At the end of the several nights out we can sit down and discuss "where to go next". Some suggestions are the excellent Staffordshire Moorland Summer Series, the club championship races or maybe move up and go out with the regular group on Wednesday nights.

If there are any of our regular fell runners who would like to help out at any of the above nights, could you please let us know which ones and in what capacity - lead, support or backmarker.

Julie Gardner and Graham Brown, club fell captains.

Navigation Skills Course - Autumn 2017

The next 'Navigation Skills' course is provisionally planned for September/October 2017. Details of the course content can be found HERE. The course is for adult club members aged 18 and over.

If you are interested in attending then please send an email to Neil Gunn using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email address and what you would like to get out of the course.

Phil Cheek & Neil Gunn

Fell Running Taster Sessions

From Shaun Wilde, to whom many thanks.... below are the 3 dates and information for the sessions :

2nd April – Kerridge

30th April – Macclesfield Forest

28th May – TBD

In terms of the first session at Kerridge (1 hour and 45 minutes): 

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Navigation Skills Course (2017) - a success!

Today 13 club runners came along to Common Barn Farm & the Goyt Valley for a 'Navigation Skills' session led by Phil Cheek (fell section). The group tackled everything with gusto - the maps, the terminology, the compass, the cake, the sandwiches, the tea/coffee and the practical session.

In the afternoon the group headed off to the Goyt Valley and were joined by more experienced navigators to tackle a course with 9 controls - everybody worked hard, navigated well and completed the course.

A big 'Thank You' to all the organisers and helpers.

Cloud 9 Fell Race Report 2017

Twenty four Harriers made the short trip to Congleton for the first Club fell championship race – the mud fest that was Cloud 9. Pete Nield was first Harrier home in 18th place (1:08:12). Angela Markley was first lady home in 60th place (1:16:20) and along with Rachael Lawrance and Sophie Kirk picked up the ladies team prize. Additional Harriers success came with Mark Messenger 1st Mv50 and Barry Blyth 1st Mv70.

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