Forthcoming Training and Competition

Dave Rodgers

10th Thursday  Wythenshawe Track 7.00pm warm up, 7.20pm drills 7.30pm session.
1. 500m, 300m x 6 with 100m jog recoveries
ie A. 500m, jog back 100m Rec, + 300m, 100m jog forward Rec
B. 90sec, jog back 1min, 300m (50-60sec) jog 1min. 
2. 500m x 6 with 300m recoveries, if racing Sat or Sun.

12th Saturday.  Manchester Area CC League Race #1, Wythenshawe Park, Under 20's, Seniors and Vets teams, To race in the league contact Mike Wharton (men) and Sinead Ferguson (women). Pre-entry only, none later than Wed before race. N.B.Men approx 6 miles and women 5 miles. A great start to the season is needed, to create a momentum.

Host Club Sale Harriers, so volunteer to Mike Wharton or me, to set up, marshal kids or Seniors races or take down course.

13th Sunday. Manchester Half Marathon. Please volunteer to help marshal if not running. Contact Paul Barrett for more details.

19th Saturday. Northern CC Relay Champs, Graves Park, Sheffield.  

Men 4 x 2mile teams, James Bailey. Women 3 x 2mile teams, contact Clare McCarron. Tell me if you want to run and I will make sure you are entered.

UK Fell and Hill Relay Champs, Derwent Valley, Dark Peak. Call Paul Barrett for teams. 

South East Lancs CC League #1, Heaton Park. 

I am entering small numbers in the League, for those who can't do the MACCL regularly. Men teams of 4, women 3. 

Contact me now. 

N.B. Later than the closing date and you will have to enter the league on the day yourself for £6 (not MACCL)

26th Saturday. B M A F (Over 35's) National CC Relay Champs, Long Eaton, Notts.

Contact Glenn Savage and Anne Chinoy. 

Manchester University CC  Relays, Uni Flds

Men (6) & Women (3) Teams or mixed (6). 3K perimeter course, used as training 1, 2 or 3 legs. Some run for Uni and Sale H legs.


2nd Saturday ECCA National CC Relay Champs Mansfield. Shout out now for x4 5k Men & x3 3k Women Team places. Under 20's separate race 3 x 2.5k.


9th Saturday. Manchester Area CC Lge #2, Mcr Uni Fields

23rd Saturday. South East Lancs CC Lge #2, Heaton Pk


1st Sunday. Gravy Pud Fell Race

7th Saturday. Manchester Area CC Lge #3, Arrowe Pk, Birkenhead.

14th Saturday. GMAA County XC Boggert HC.

29th Sunday. Ribble Valley 10k (North Champs)

31st Tuesday Bowstones Fell Race (11Km, 1100ft Climb)  Start 10am.

After the National Road Relays, the 2019 / 20 cross country season starts. Below is the season’s race schedule, with also some key fell or hill races, at the bottom is the list of the various contacts for race entries, but may change slightly.

First of all, we are chasing English National Road relay titles for Men and Women in 10 days’ time, in Sutton Park, final entries close ON FRIDAY. We had a great A team Silver in the Men's Relay at Sportcity, 2 weeks ago with high placings for your B & C teams too. The Women's teams we hope to put out at Birmingham could have won medals at Sportcity, with high finishing B & C teams, just like the men.

We are Women's 2018 Senior and Under 20 Junior National XC Champions and have narrowly missed winning medals at Senior in xc relays whereas U20 were medal winners. There is no reason why we cannot win medals at Seniors & Juniors, Men & Women. If you all commit to your teams and back your team mates up, in this seasons 2019 / 20 campaign. Then we will have success, starting now.

Your club does much work to help get you all, to be the best you can, please repay that by committing to and competing in, these key races and championships. This is what club athletics is all about, your club is ambitious for success, can you match that ??

It is a strong squad, but If you want to be considered for a place in one of the teams, 2 men's teams of 6 x 5.8k and up to 3 Women's teams of 4 x 4.33k, contact James Bailey(men) or Clare McCarron (women) immediately, Sunday 6 October Men 2:00pm and Women 2:10pm 1st leg starts. Young Athletes races start at 11.30am, allow enough time to park and warm up.

The races will also be a guide as to A, B & C team leg orders at Northern and National XC relays.

Seniors and Under 20's.

So far, of the names entered, we will have strong men's A and B teams. We have some strong and fast runners have put their names forward for Women's teams of which we can enter 3 teams. We will be competing  for medals from the gun with Sonia Samuels & Sophie Wood, and hope to carry that to the last leg to be both North and England Champions, as we used to do regularly in the past. We have the quality of runners Men & Women; it is up to you to turn out.

Not all of our sub 16min men and sub 18min, 5k runners have confirmed commitment, even with one day before entries close.

We need to get our strongest teams out A, B & C.

This is also a platform to try to win the National XC relays, Senior and Under 20, at Mansfield in 5 weeks plus Northern xc relays in Sheffield in 3 weeks.  Get your name entered now or you will miss out on competing in strong teams and winning medals for A and B teams.

These are fantastic events, great to race, support and to spectate. 

Get your name entered now, so that we can get strong A, B or even C teams racing.

The men have strong reserve runners, wanting to race.






Sat 12

Manchester Area Cross Country League #1 all ages except primary

Wythenshawe Park

Sat 19

Northern Cross Country Relays,

all ages

Graves Pk, Sheffield

Sat 19

South East Lancs Cross Country League #1, all ages

Heaton Park

Sat 19

Uk fell & Hill Relay

Derwent valley, Peak District

Sat 26

BMAF National Cross Country Relays, Over 35

Long Eaton

Sat 26

Manchester University Relays,

over 15 to Veterans

Uni Fields Wythenshawe



Sat 2

ECCA National Cross Country Relays, all ages U13 to Seniors


Sat 9

Manchester Area Cross Country League #2, all ages

Uni Fields Wythenshawe

Sat 23

South East Lancs Cross Country League #2 all ages

Heaton Park

Sat 23

European GB Trial Cross Country

Sefton Pk, Liverpool



Sun 1

Gravy Pud Fell Race 5 miles/1001ft


Sat 7

Manchester Area Cross Country League #3, all ages

Arrowe Pk, Birkenhead

Sat 14

GMAA County CC Champs 

Boggart Hole Clough

Tues 31

Bow Stones Fell Race 7miles

Higher Poynton

JANUARY ... 2020


Sat 4

Cheshire County CC Champs

Knights Grange, Winsford

Sat 11

Manchester Area Cross Country League #4

Tatton Park 

Sat 18

South East Lancs Cross Country League #3

Tandle Hill, Oldham

Sat 25

Northern AA Cross Country Champs

Bedale, North Yorkshire



Sat 8

Manchester Area Cross Country League #5

Heaton Park

Sat 15

South East Lancs Cross Country League #4

Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley

Sat 22

National ECCA Cross Country Champs

Wollaton Park Notts




British Masters Cross Country Champs

Corwen, North Wales


European Masters Mountain Run Champs 



European Masters Trail Running Champs 


Remaining 2019 club championships events.

Cross country : - MACCL 1, 2 & 3, Northern XC Relay, National XC Relay, Masters XC Relay.

The GMAA in Dec, will probably be included in 2020 with other counties

Leaders are, Men. 

Men Juniors U20 : Shaun Gee.

Seniors : 1. Sam A 97, 2. Nigel M 83, 3. Ken H 80, 4. Phil R 68. 5. Paul B 67.

Vet 40. 1. Gaz R 103. 2. Eddie 86. 3. Matt S 78. 4. Matt B 59. 5. Chris D 55.

Vet 50. 1. Frank 17. 2. Tim R 14. 3= David Saf & Miran 11.

Leaders Women :-

Women  Juniors U20. 1. Juliet 58. 2. Aine 55. 3 Chiara 40. 4. Claudia 18. 5. Zara 17.

N.B. Juliet has moved in to Seniors for remaining 2019

Seniors : 1. Sarah G 91. 2. Ellen 76. 3= Danni & Lydia 50 . 5. Katie Hew 46.

Vet's Over 35. 1. Hayley 84. 2. Sian 52. 3. = Clare & Helen A 39. 5. Zoe 35.

Vet's Over 45. 1. Anne 38. 2. Jackie 30. 3 = Julia. & Carla 23, 5. Wendy 17.

Fell, Trail and Hill Club Champs

Just remaining are GB Fell & Hill Champs, Gravy Pud Fell and Bowstones Fell

Leaders are

Senior Men. 1. Paul B. 2. Marshy. 3. Steve H

Vet 40. 1. Mike A. 2. Olly. 3. Steve McC 4. Gaz 5.= Greeny and Chris D

Vet 50 1.  Glenn. 2. Tim R. 3. Ali, 4 Frank. 5. Aiden

Senior Women 1. Caroline W 2.Bea 3. =  Ellen & Julia D. 5. Katie Horsley

Vet 35 Women 1. Sian. 2. Hayley 3.Emma. 4.Jenny S. 5. Cat J

Vet 45 Women 1. Julia 2. Carla. 3. Anne. 4 Wendy 5. Helen R

Road Racing Remaining Champs races are :- 

National 6 & 4 Stage, Ribble Valley 10k (inc North Champs)

Plus any 5k, 10k, HM & Marathon times improvements to move you up club ranking. 

Men Juniors 1. Sam Heyworth. 2. Najib Hassan

Seniors 1. Nathan 233, 2. Tom S, 219, 3 = Nigel M & Phil R 206. 5. Nick Barry 205.

Vets over 40, 1. Rob F. 254, 2. Gaz R. 246, 3. Olly 210, 4. Matt S 153, 5. Rob H 143.

Vet's Over 50, 1. Ali Kell 175, 2. John B 122, 3. Frank 115, 4. Geoff B 114, 5. Mike C 93.

Women  Juniors U20. 1. Cesca 31, 2. Olivia 29, 3. Juliet 27. 4. Mia 26. 5. Beth T 22.

 Seniors : 1. Sarah G 153. 2. Lydia 151. 3. Rachael Roz 128. 4. = Sophie & Beth Louise 102.

Vet's Over 35. 1.Sinead 155. 2. Harriet 152. 3. Clare 100. 4. Amelie' 99. 5. Vicky C 96, 6 S 93. 

Vet's Over 45. 1. = Anne. & Julia 218. 3. Jackie 153. 4. Lynda 109.  5. Carla 106.

U20, Senior, Veterans Endurance, team managers and admin.

Senior Men's Road Relay : James Bailey

Men's Road & Cross Country : David Rodgers :

Junior U20 Men & Women : Cross Country : David Rodgers : 0780 4892080

MACCL admin Men : Mike Wharton 

MACCL admin Women : Sinead Ferguson :

Men's Veterans & Masters Teams : Glenn Savage :

Women's Veteran's & Masters Teams : Anne Chinoy :

Men's Fell, Hill & Trail : Paul Barrett 

Women's Fell, Hill & Trail :  Paul Barrett

Welsh Castles Relay Senior Men : Chris Donnelly :

Welsh Castles Relay Senior Women : Richard Edwards

Young Athletes Female : Lisa Fletcher

Young Athletes Male : David Marsh


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