Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

2017 Club Road Race Championship Final Results

2017 was a good year for Road Running with another significant increase in participation of runners in the 31 different road races in the Club Championships. There were 212 Macc Harriers (114 women and 98 men) who took part in at least one Club Championship race, 57 more than last year! The numbers of Harriers at races went from 6 runners at the Cheadle Hulme Parkrun to an amazing 81 at the Langley 7, averaging out to 25 Harriers per race! Five competitions were run in the 2017 Club Road Race Championship, these were 1) Cheshire AA Road Running Grand Prix Handicap 2) Overall Points Total 3) Overall Winner from the best 6 races and 4) Veteran Overall Winner from the best 6 races.


Wizard 5 now open for entries

The Wizard 5 on July 12th is now open for entries. This popular local race usually sells out so please enter early to avoid missing out!

Just imagine running in the warmth of a July evening.... Entry details below.

Harriers Running Marathons for Charity (and a call for those other Marathon charity running Harriers)

Mark’s Marathon Challenge

In April, Mark Godden is running three marathons on consecutive Sundays in aid of the Rossendale Trust. They are Manchester on the 8th, Brighton on the 15th and London on the 22nd. You will be familiar with the Trust through the support we give them via the Langley 7 every year. It provides Supported Living care to adults with learning and physical disabilities. The sponsorship money he raises will be used to support their ‘WorkTaste' placement scheme, which enables the Trust’s tenants to gain experience of the workplace. Please consider sponsoring him in his mad endeavour! The relevant link is given below.

Other Harriers running Marathons for charity

Alison Hartopp is attempting her first Marathon at the Virgin Money London Marathon raising money for Christies.

Maryann Downing is running the VMLM for the Rossendale Trust.

Help MaryAnn VLM 2018 make a difference

Wendy Boardman is running for Alzheimer’s Society.

Wendy is organising some fundraising events in order to raise money for Alzheimers Society. These include Afternoon Tea Parties, a quiz night on May 18th and a Pub-O in Bollington (date to be confirmed). 

You can also help Harry Newton, who is running the London Marathon for Christies, raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page -

Simon Frith is running the Manchester Marathon in support of the Macclesfield Athletics Development Fund.

Anna Maddox is running the London Marathon (and later Snowdonia) Marathon in aid of the Christies who have been looking after her dad for the last couple of years.

James Scully is running the Manchester Marathon on 8th April for Cancer Research UK.

Any other charity running Harriers please get in touch ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and we’ll get your links up here on the website.

Congleton Parkrun 2018 Race Report

Macc Harriers descended on Congleton Parkrun on Saturday Feb 24th to both run and volunteer at this weekly free 5K. Bright and cool conditions met the 27 runners for this fast three lap course around Astbury Mere. There was some great running by all with 9 Harriers in the top 20 finishers.


2018 Alsager 5 mile Race Report

After a rainy Saturday the skies cleared to give a sunny, calm and cool day for the running of the fast and flat Alsager 5 mile race. These were ideal conditions for some fast times and the 27 Harriers that took part did all they could to smash some PB’s. Carrying on from most of his other recent races one of our “younger” runners, Harry Newton, easily scooped up the V80 prize!