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South Cheshire Harriers

A club for Road, Fell and Cross-Country; and for those that just like running at any speed!
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We meet at the Vagrants (see map) every Tuesday and Thursday for a run at 7pm. All welcome; you don't have to be an athlete (though we do have active groups of fell runners, cross country and road racers). Come along and enjoy running as a social activity. Note that the bar also does tea and coffee.

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Latest News: 2 June 2008
Race results for the last two weeks See the latest press release below
Race News Bryan Dale's site is reporting that the Potter's 'Arf is now full
Web site News I'll be upgrading the site over the next few days. Hopefully there won't be too much disruption ...!
SCH 20 mile race - Well done to all runners in the heat! Some pictures available here. Results now available here
Thanks to everyone who helped with the 20 mile race I would like to thank the members who turned up today to make our 20 mile race a great success on the hottest day of the year. The runners were most complementary on the organisation. Individuals I would like to mention are Paul Brownbill, Owen Evans, Alan Williams, Simon Walker, Rob Brown, Steven Hargreaves and Melvin Cole as key team members in the above race. As I mentioned before everyone who turned up did a fantastic job.

David McGrath
2008 Championship Races - Updated with Clayton 10K results Club Championship Races 2008
Note the change of date for Berryhillfields 10K - now July 1st
Special mention by Cheshire AA I met John Driscoll today at the Whitley 10k (Cheshire GP race). He told a few of us how we had come to the attention of the Cheshire County AA's notice because of our remarkable performances of both the country and the road. So much so that he was moved to include a comment in the CCAA newsletter. I will copy the paragraph here and just add that we must be doing something right when we are used as an example for all other Cheshire clubs to follow.

A personal observation on the cross country season is the varied support at senior level by Cheshire clubs for this discipline. A number of clubs who have traditionally given strong support and had success were noticeably absent or had very limited participation. In contrast it was very pleasing to see another club take the opposite direction. South Cheshire H had large numbers at the County championships and picked up medals; they then had the most runners of any Cheshire club at the Northern and National championships. Perhaps there is a strong connection between that and their improved success so far in the Cheshire RR GP this year. In addition, Mike Hatton from South Cheshire was the fastest Cheshire male runner in the 117 who took part in the London Marathon

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Latest Newsletter May 2008

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SCH Kit List

SCH - The Facts
includes the new committee

Oct07, Nov07, Dec07, , Jan08, , Feb08, , Mar08

For some history see the old newsletters!

Latest Press Report


Club Championship 2007
Final Results

Club Championship Races 2008

Air Products 10K / Easter Bunny Fun Run
South Cheshire 20

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Anne and Lizzie's Tuesday Night Runs

For details see here

For details of the Tuesday runs out into the country and hills see BillyBadFoot

A great letter to the club from

Another letter with photos.

Diary Notes:

Cheshire XC Championships
Sunday 8th January 2006

South Cheshire XC
Saturday 19th February 2005



For a July press report see below.



Fell Runners

Lorna's Tale

SCH-organised Races:

Air Products 10K
(including Application Form)
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Easter Sunday, 23rd March 2008
10K Results 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

South Cheshire 20 Mile
(including Application Form)
Sunday,11th May 2008
20 Mile Results 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Club Championship 2007
Final Results

Club Championship Races 2008

Marathons 2007

contributed by Rob Jones

Club Champion 2006 (men)

Club Champion 2006 (women)
(then Cindy Morrissette)

Club Member of 2006
Mike Cutler
(runner up Sylvia Smallwood)



See Pictures

3rd in Group A, Mike Hatton
2nd in M40-44, Mike Hatton
Runner-up Vet, Mike Hatton
3rd in L45-49, Cindy Morrissette



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PRESS REPORT 2nd June 2008

There was a race within a race at the Westbridge 5 in Stone yesterday, as South Cheshire Harriers' current top quartet finished within a minute of each other, with all four comfortably within the top 20 of the highly competitive five-mile multi-terrain race. In the end, Pete Mallinson came out on top, finishing 7th overall in a time of 28.24, followed by Mike Hatton, 10th in 28.54. Stuart Jones was 14th, and first Over 40, in 29.12 and Neil Jones was 17th in yet another personal best of 29.23. They were followed home by Andy Mayers (32.10), Charlie Rowlands (32.38) and Pete Marquis-Jones, in his first race back after injury, in an encouraging 32.52.

There was a very strong showing from the club's ladies too, with newcomer Nicola Lowe leading home the top trio in 35.15, chased in by Carol Godfrey in a personal best of 35.34, and another newcomer Ruth Price in 35.55. They were followed by Gemma Cutler (44.22), Liz Painter in a PB of 44.44, Jeanette Hatton (46.31) and Kedren Elliot (46.38).

The Harriers had 25 runners out in all - close on a tenth of the entire field - with the other finishers being Melvyn Cole (34.07), Mike Cutler (35.15), Andy Godfrey (35.40), Phil Cliff (35.42), Steve Whincup (35.50), Rob Mayers (36.33), Tony Salthouse (36.45), Mick Tobin (37.02), Colin Earp (37.33), Martin Stirna (39.56) and Colin Wynne (42.16).

On Saturday, seven Harriers competed in the Hollins Green 5k race near Warrington, the latest in the Cheshire Grand Prix road race series. Pete Mallinson was again the leading South Cheshire athlete, 14th in 17.07, followed by Neil Jones, 26th in 17.47, Mark Hough (19.42) and Mel Cole (20.08). Other Harriers were: Mike Cutler (20.40), Alasdair Dyde (21.31) and John Latham (26.41).

Elsewhere on Saturday Steve Whincup and Andy Painter ran the arduous 23k Garburn Trail Race in the Lake District, finishing in 2 hours 18 minutes and 2.22.35 respectively. At the Wincle Trout Run, a 9k fell race near Macclesfield, Ian Ankers was first home for the club in 49.54, followed by Charlie Rowlands (52.37) and Rob Rowlands (54.04).

Charles Rowlands
South Cheshire Harriers

PRESS REPORT 26th May 2008

South Cheshire Harriers spent the bank holiday weekend competing in scenic surrounds, with two races at National Trust properties and one in Snowdonia. Friday night saw four Harriers taking on a 5k in the grounds of Dunham Massey near Altrincham, with Neil Jones first home for the club in 18.06. He was followed by Mel Cole (19.59), Alasdair Dyde (21.24) and Sarah Dyde (30.21).

On Sunday, the picturesque grounds were those of Erddig near Wrexham, where Neil Jones was again the first of the Harriers, finishing 7th in the five-mile race, and first Over 40, in a personal best time of 29.54. Also competing were Mel Cole (34.38), Mike Cutler (36.15), Martin Stirna (42.58) and John Latham (44.19).

In between, Steve Whincup travelled to the mountains of Wales on Saturday to compete in the gruelling Cadair Idris race - 10.75 miles including 3,000 feet of climb. Steve finished in 2.18.25.

Charles Rowlands
South Cheshire Harriers