Manchester Harriers Under 13 girls team brought the curtain down on a magnificent season by winning the bronze medal at the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Fields in London on Saturday 21st February.

The bronze medal followed their previous wins in the North of England Championships in February and the County Championships in January.

The team of Alice Stiles, Grace de Campos, Beth Smyth and Georgia Fazakerley coped brilliantly in what were extremely difficult, muddy conditions on the traditionally tough London course.

Alice Stiles ran magnificently to finish 8th overall which represents the best individual finish by a Harriers athlete in the National Championships for a number of years. She was ably support by Grace de Campos (46th), Beth Smyth (52nd) and Georgia Fazakerley (73th) in a field of over 430 runners. The team were third behind a strong City of Norwich team and Herne Hill Harriers but were the only northern team placed in the top ten.

The girls success follows on from the 2nd place that the 2014 under 13s team achieved in the Nationals demonstrating the strong crop of runners who have developed under the guidance of coach Carl Summers.

Stiles, De Campos and Fazakerley are due to represent Greater Manchester in the Inter Counties Championships in Birmingham in March.

Weekend Results

10 Manchester Harriers completed the Stockport Trail Half Marathon today

Club results below

ED FAZAKERLEY V45  1:21:22
DIANE FROST F V50 2:04:57
MARIA ROYAL F V55 2:05:00
DAWN GALLEN F V40  2:15:27
JO FALLOWS F V40 2:28:50


Full results here

Manchester Marathon – Volunteers Needed – 19th April 2015

Please can you can you let Dave or Debbie know if you are able to volunteer for us again this year. Everyone did such a great job last year and earned the club a donation for your efforts, this was greatly appreciated and nearly £500.  We are really low on numbers this year!!!
If you are able can you email Dave and Debbie, plus go to the link as you did last year and register for our club and add the code below, any problems let Debbie know and i will sort it for you.
Please see the link below and use the code below so they know you are with us!!!
We are asking our course marshals to register online by February 20th. Please go to and click on course marshals.
The code for Manchester Harriers is – mancharriers2015
Confirmed so far are:
Maria Royal
Debbie Beresford
Dave Wood
Emma Tolond
Jo Fallows
Leisha Cronin
Mike Cronin
Kes Salmon
TBC- Kirsty, Caroline, Andrea
As usual lifts nearer the time and see you there, if you are not 100% please do sign up as we need 27 volunteers as last year, if you have not volunteered before it is good fun, lunch bag provided and a jacket and we have a good time, we are about 5 miles from the finish to essential for cheering runners along, our athletes included.

Manchester Harriers 2 or 3 Race Series

Manchester Harriers & AC will be promoting 3 events over the summer.

Vets can enter all 3 events for just £15 (attached) / £21 (unattached)

or anyone can enter The Manchester Mile and Platt Fields 10k for £11.50 (attached) / £15.50 (unattached)

Enter online here. 3 race series listed on June 17th, 2 race series on June 28th, or enter any race individually.

JOE MORAN VETERANS TRACK & FIELD MEETING. Wednesday 17th June 2015 7.15 pm to 9:15 pm at Sportcity, Manchester Club Runners. Individual price – £5 for up to 4 events, plus £1 for each additional event; additional £2 for  unattached

PLATT FIELDS 10K ROAD RACE Sunday 28th June 2015 – 11:30 am Platt Fields, Manchester. Individual price£7 (attached) £9 (unattached)

THE MANCHESTER MILE TRACK MEETING Wednesday 1st July 2015 – 7.15 pm to 9 pm at Sportcity, Manchester. Individual price £7.50 (attached) / £9.50 (unattached)

Entry forms for each event to be completed but just one payment needed. Enquiries:

Phone Brenda on 0161-796 6310 or email Brenda at

Platt Fields 3k (Junior) and 10k Road Race – 28th June 2015

S U N D A Y 2 8 T H J U N E 2 0 1 5 10K – 11:30 am (minimum age 17 – age as of 31-08-14) 3K – U17/U15/U13 (ages on 31-08-14 – minimum age 11)

11 am START & FINISH near to Grangethorpe Road, off the A6010 WILMSLOW ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER. Numbers & Toilets at the LAKESIDE CENTRE, PLATT FIELDS PARK. No changing facilities available at the Park


ACCURATELY MEASURED UNDER UKA LAWS – Licence Number 2015-14165 on Traffic Free Paths inside Platt Fields Park, Mabfield Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LP

PRIZES – 10K Men & Women First, Second & Third U20 Men & Veteran Men 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 – First U20 Women & Veteran Women 35, 40, 45, 50, 60 – First Senior & Veteran Teams – Male & Female – 3 to count – First Vets – age as of 28/6/15, U20s – age as on 31/08/14; no athlete to win more than one individual prize.

PRIZES – 3K 3K: U17 Male & Female – First, Second & Third. U15 & U13 Boys & Girls – Medals First, Second & Third. 3K – U17, U15, U13 – age as on 31/08/14 – minimum age 11. 10K FEE = £7* Unattached £9; 3K FEE = £3 *fee for members of Clubs affiliated to England Athletics

Closing date for pre-entries 22 June 2015 – all late entries & entries on the day £2 extra Cheques payable to “Manchester Harriers & A.C.” Entries to: Brenda Bradshaw, 12 Heaton Drive, Hollins Village, Bury BL9 8BQ (0161-796 6310)

Entry form below or enter online here for either this race alone or as part of the 3 race seriesPlattFieldsentryform2015-page-001