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Chairman’s message

- 19th May 2020

I do hope that you are all keeping well.

Unfortunately at the moment it is still not possible to utilise Woodbank Stadium whilst the two embargoes are in place, i.e. the government’s and the local authority’s.

Hopefully some time in the autumn this situation may change, meantime there are many good individual training opportunities within Woodbank Park but appreciate that this does not necessarily suit all athletic genres.

I hope that this situation will be over in not too long a time period and I look forward to welcoming everyone back to the stadium in due course.

Woodbank Stadium closure

17th Mar 2020

In line with current policy, unfortunately Woodbank stadium is closed until further government and ruling body advice on the matter.

Thank you for your co-operation in these difficult times.

Eric Normansell

14th Feb 2020
Eric Normansell

Former treasurer, life member and schools cross country organiser Eric Normansell sadly passed away on the 12th of February.

Funeral will take place Monday 2nd March at 2:15pm at Stockport Crematorium in the Cypress Chapel.


Manchester Area Cross Country League - Senior Women

- 26th Jan 2020

It's the last race in this series a week on Saturday, 8th February at Heaton Park. The senior women are well placed to collect team prizes and individual prizes at the presentation evening on 6th March at Wilmslow Rugby Club.

At the moment our senior women's team in division 1 is joint 3rd with Macclesfield, our B team is 2nd, 3 points behind Sale and our C+ team is 3rd, 2 points behind Chorlton. Our vet women are joint 2nd with Chorlton, our B team is 3rd, 1 point behind Chorlton and our C+ team is 3rd, 3 points behind Sale.

We need as many of our senior women as possible who are registered for MACCL to race at Heaton Park so that we can sweep the board clean and have our senior women and vet women take the top spot in every division.

Please make every effort to take part in this last race and if you can't run come along and support our club. The junior races start at midday; we have many amazing juniors and senior men competing, the gazebo will be there, hot drinks and cakes will be available, what's not to like.

Look forward to seeing you there. For directions and more details of the venue check out

Boxing Day Star and Garter 5k Road Race

- 19th Jan 2020
Star & Garter

I'm absolutely delighted to announce that the proceeds from the race amounted to £930.

Over £200 came from the raffle on the day organised by Steve Shaughnessy and we are so grateful to Steve who also donates the prizes for the raffle.

Many thanks also to my fellow race organiser, Cath Jones, who is the computer wizard who somehow gets the results available in record time.

Many thanks to the lovely manageress of the Star and Garter pub, Beryl, who puts on a fabulous spread for everyone after the race.

We will be donating £830 to the Helen Fraser Fund at the Maggie Centre at the Christie Hospital and £100 to Athletics for the Young.

Thank you to all the fantastic volunteers and marshals who do a great job.

We look forward to seeing you on Boxing Day this year, same time, same place.

Winter Race Series

- 6th Jan 2020

Nine races have now been completed and with eight more races coming up before the last race, Wilmslow Half Marathon, the competition is hotting up.

Phil Burns, who was second in the series last year, is currently leading the field with 60 points, closely followed by two times winner, Iain Murdoch and Tom Peers, who both have 55 points. Steve Humphries, Jack Morris and Steve Shaughnessy are just behind with 50 points and still in contention for the cash prizes are James Corden, Rob Taylor, Paul Corner, Ian Crabtree and Darren Donald with 35 points.

In the women's series, Jenny Pickard is leading the field with 60 points but she has last year's winner, Rebecca Livsey, Ruth Murdoch and Maureen Wilkins snapping at her heels with 50 points. However, Helen Todd and Melanie Mather have 40 points so not far behind and Imogen Nutter and Lindsay Crombleholme, with 35 points, could still win the series.

Remember you only have to compete in the races in the Winter Race Series to win points and cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female with the highest number of points. There are still 115 points available in the remaining races and extra points are awarded for taking part in the Manchester Area XC League and 10 extra points if you take part in the National XC Champs, so at the moment anyone could win.

The full list of races is on the notice board in the clubhouse together with the list of people who have competed in the series so far and their points score.

Northern Road Relay Championships

- 16th Sep 2019

Thank you to everyone who raced last Saturday, it was great to see such a great turn out from Stockport Harriers.

We were the only club to have five women's teams competing, which shows just how many dedicated athletes we have at our great club.

Many thanks to Rebecca Knowles for handing out the numbers for me, much appreciated.

Looking forward to having lots of teams at the Manchester University relays on Saturday, 26th October, another great local event. Distance only 3.1k for each leg.

Contact either Alexis Dinsmor for the women or Kevan Garner for the men if you're available take part.