Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

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.

For the men Scott Wilson (1:23:19) led the way placing 14th overall. Scott was followed by Ciaran Wright (1:29:50 PB) setting an excellent time running in his first Half Marathon. Julian Brown (1:31:21) was the third male Harrier over the line with it appears plenty left inhis legs after cross country the day before.


For the female Harriers Rachael Lawrance (1:34:12) was first Harrier picking up the prize for 4th female overall. Rachael was followed by Sally Hopkin (1:46:13) and Kim Eastham (1:57:54) who picked up a PB with that time.


Our vet runners continue to show the younger ones how it’s done by sweeping up three of the vets prizes. Christine Ritchie (1:59:09) picked up the V60 prize, Barry Blyth (1:43:58) picked up the V70 prize and Harry Newton (2:07:34) picked up the V75 prize.


Times for the rest of the Harriers can be found below along with a link to the full results and pictures from the day. Great running everyone!


Ray O'Keefe


Sean Connelly


Andy Ardron


Neil Hey


Richard Brown


Bernard McCarron


Mark Godden


Andy Devine


Barrie Thomason


Geoffrey Hull


Dipika Morgan