Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

October Road Running Update 2017

This Saturday, October 21st, is the next race it the Club Road Running Championship which is Bramhall Parkrun. All you need to do is register and turn up at Bramhall Hall Park by 9am to experience this fun two lap course.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

If you can’t make Bramhall then the Wilmslow Parkrun on November 18th is your last chance to get a short race in before the end of the Club Road Running Championships for the year.

The last two races this year, The Wilmslow 10K on November 26th and the Stockport 10 on December 3rd are still open for entries. The Stockport 10 is your last chance to run a long race required for the Club Championships. Links for these two races are below:

 

https://www.runnorthwest.co.uk/events/wilmslow-10k/

 

http://stk10.co.uk/

 

Any suggestions for next year’s races or questions about these races or the Club Road Running Championships please contact Ray O’Keefe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Farndon 10K 2017 Race Report

You know you are in the far reaches of Cheshire when the signs directing you to the start of a race are in English and Welsh! Only 8 Harriers made the long trip to the other side of Chester for this fast 10K that was run is almost summer like conditions. With this race being the last race in the Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix it was the last chance for individuals and teams to move up in the standings.

Mark Walker (34:58) led our men’s team with another top 10 performance placing 7th overall. Scott Wilson (37:22) was the next Harrier over the line placing a strong 18th overall. Third Harrier was Paul Sharp (38:47). After these top three Harriers there were some more excellent times from the remaining Harriers – Ciaran Wright (39:40 PB), Ray O’Keefe (40:08), Neil Hey (41:38), Keith Mulholland (41:54) Andrew Rowe (47:31 PB).

Unfortunately no women Harriers ran on the day.

Full results and pictures from the race can be found at the following links:

https://cutefruitevents.niftyentries.com/Results/Bartletts-Farndon-10K-2017

http://www.racephotos.org.uk/

Final Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix results will follow shortly.

Great running everyone!

C25K Parkrun - Saturday 4th November

The latest C25K course (course 7) will finish on Thursday 2nd November and to celebrate they will head off to Congleton to do the Parkrun on Saturday 4th November. E & D group are going along to support them (either to run or volunteer) and it would be great if any other club members could come along as well. As this is the same day as Langley 7 it could be a chance to volunteer at the ParkRun if you are running later in the day. If you can volunteer please send a message with your name and bar-code number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We hope to see a good turnout - there will be cake.

Ballot for Club 2018 London Marathon Places

The club will be applying for places in the 2018 London Marathon. It is expected that we will get 4 places which we will distribute via a ballot after the Langley 7 on November 4th. Those interested in entering the club ballot for these places must meet the following criteria:

1) Be a fully paid up member of the club

2) Provide evidence of rejection from the 2018 London Marathon ballot

To get your name into the ballot for the club London Marathon places please contact the Road Running Manager Ray O'Keefe by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) before midnight on November 3rd.

 

Congleton Half Marathon 2017 Race Report

The 34th “Sting in the tail” Congleton Half Marathon was run on Sunday under good conditions to take on this great Half put on by Congleton Harriers. While most of the course is on nice country lanes there is a significant “dip” at 2K and near the end at 19K which is dubbed the “Sting in the tail”. With the first cross country of the session the day before, some runners were taking on this half with tired legs. Despite this, there were some excellent performances from the 20 Macc Harriers that raced with four prizes won.

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