Manchester Harriers and AC History

crest_thumbThe club was founded in 1886 and was originally based in Fallowfield, Manchester.

We have several athletes who have in recent years won both county and youth games honours. In the past Manchester Athletes have competed in the Olympics games with Emil Voight winning a Gold medal in the London Olympics of 1908.

In the 1970’s Ricky Wilde won the 3000m European indoor title for Britain in a world indoor best time. This time is still ranked as the 8th fastest by a British athlete indoors.

Read a detailed account of the first hundred years in this comprehensive booklet: The First Hundred Years