Upcoming events

Support your club!

We very much encourage you to take part in our club championship races. All of these races are displayed in highlighted boxes, just to make sure you don't miss them!

April 2019

Group Run: River Irwell
Thursday 18th April, 18:30
Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR
Route map preview for Group Run: River Irwell

Meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm, followed by a warm-up in the Castlefield Arena. We'll head through Spinningfields and into sunny Salford, following the course of the River Irwell to "The Meadow", where we'll do a couple of laps. We'll then head further upstream to the end of Peel Park, before turning towards home and heading back through Peel Park and along Salford Crescent back towards the Y Club.

There'll be a variety of pace routes and a shorter route option if desired.

Manx Mountain Marathon
Saturday 20th April, 08:00
Market Place
Ramsey
Isle of Man
IM8 1JY

The Manx Mountain Marathon is a challenging fell race across the Isle of Man. It is a favourite race of our very own David Ashton; he will be taking part in the race for the thirtieth time.

More information on the race at https://www.manxmountainmarathon.com/

London Marathon
Sunday 28th April, 10:00
Greenwich Park
London

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Congratulations to Joseph Hayes on being awarded our club place for 2019! Joseph joins Craig Jones, Heather Hughes and Hannah Brierley on the start line in Greenwich Park.

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

May 2019

Annual General Meeting and Presentation Evening
Wednesday 1st May, 19:00
Bridgewater Suite
Castlefield Hotel
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR

The Manchester YMCA Harriers AGM will take place on Wednesday 1st May at 7:00pm in the Bridgewater Suite of the Castlefield Hotel. An agenda will be issued nearer the time.

The AGM will be followed by a food buffet and then our presentation evening.

Summer Championship
It's a Piece of Cake 10K
Saturday 4th May, 10:30
Boggart Hole Clough
Charlestown Road
Manchester
M9 7BR

The first race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the Manchester Frontrunners' "It's a Piece of Cake 10K", which takes place at the legendary Boggart Hole Clough.

The race is a three-lap road route, so there's unusually for Boggart there is no mud to contend with, but there's no avoiding the hills!

More information about the race and online entry is available at https://www.racespace.com/race-director/it-s-a-piece-of-cake-10km-2019

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

June 2019

Tour of Tameside: X-Trail 10km
Thursday 13th June, 19:15
Oldham RUFC Club
Ashton Road
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL8 2TJ

The first of four races in the iconic Tour of Tameside.

Individual race entry here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/J6jFFX

Entry for the four race series here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/b6jFFX

Tour of Tameside: Hell on the Fell
Friday 14th June, 19:15
Walkerwood Reservoir
Stalybridge
Greater Manchester
SK14 6SG

The second of four races in the iconic Tour of Tameside.

Individual race entry here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/v6jFFX

Entry for the four race series here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/b6jFFX

Tour of Tameside: Hero Half Marathon
Saturday 15th June, 10:00
Athletes Village
Rough Field
Padfield
Glossop
SK13 1EB

The third of four races in the iconic Tour of Tameside.

Individual race entry here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/g6jFFX

Entry for the four race series here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/b6jFFX

Dr Ron Hyde 7 Mile Race
Sunday 16th June, 09:30
Hyde Town Hall
Market Street
Hyde
Greater Manchester
SK14 1AL

The last of four races in the iconic Tour of Tameside.

Individual race entry here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/56jFFX

Entry for the four race series here: https://bookitzone.com/sportstoursinternational/b6jFFX

Summer Championship
Marple 10K Trail Race
Sunday 16th June, 10:00
Brabyns Pavillion
Brabyns Park
Marple Bridge
Stockport
SK6 5DT

The second race in our 2019 Summer Championship is Marple Runners' 10K trail race, which starts and finishes at Brabyns Park in Marple Bridge. The route takes in a mix of terrains; trail, canal towpath and some country lanes.

More information about the race and online entry is available at http://www.marplerunners.com/marple-10k-trail-race/

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

Summer Championship
Race The Train - Bury to Rawtenstall
Sunday 23rd June, 10:55
Platform 3
Bury Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY

The third race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the "Race The Train" event, which follows the trails along the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall.

The race starts on the sound of the train's whistle as it departs for Heywood; once there, the train turns back and heads up to Rawtenstall. The challenge is to get to Rawtenstall before the train does!

There is a decent bar at the station in Rawtenstall if you want to hang out for a while after the race.

More information about the race and online entry is available at https://www.madbullevents.com/race-the-train-bury-to-rawtenstall

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

July 2019

Summer Championship
Sale Sizzler 5K (Race 2)
Thursday 11th July, 19:30
Wythenshawe Park Track
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 0AB

The fourth race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the second of Sale Harriers' "Sizzler" 5K series, which takes place at Wythenshawe Park.

The course is fast and flat - definite PB territory!

Entry for the event is now open. You are advised to sign up as early as possible when the entry does open, as the race does sell out.

You can enter online here: https://sale-harriers.niftyentries.com/Sale-Sizzler-2-2019

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

Summer Championship
Kentmere Horseshoe Fell Race
Sunday 28th July, 13:00
Kentmere Village Hall
Hollin Lane
Kentmere
Cumbria
LA8 9JL

The fifth race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the "Kentmere Horseshoe" fell race, which takes in the summits of Ill Bell, High Street and Kentmere Pike in the Lake District.

This is a challenging race - especially so if the weather conditions are poor (as they were when we did the race in 2018); you will be required to carry full fell running kit if you are taking part.

More information about the race and online entry is available at http://www.kentmerehorseshoe.org.uk/ - note that you have to enter in advance for this fell race; there are no entries on the day.

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

August 2019

Summer Championship
Quarry Bank Trail Race
Wednesday 7th August, 19:00
Quarry Bank Mill
Styal Road
Styal
Cheshire
SK9 4LA

The sixth race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the Quarry Bank Trail Race. The route offers a variety of scenery, with hidden trails, woodland paths and also a view of the runways of Manchester Airport. (Race The Plane, rather than Race The Train!)

More information about the race and online entry is available at https://www.runnorthwest.co.uk/events/events/quarry-bank-trail-race/ - note that this race has sold out in the past, so you are advised to enter early if you want to take part.

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

Summer Championship
Golf Ball Fell Race
Wednesday 21st August, 19:00
The CPA Social Club
Commercial Street
Loveclough
Rawtenstall
BB4 8TP

The seventh race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the Rossendale Harriers' "Golf Ball" Fell Race.

As this is a fell race, you may be required to carry full fell running kit if you are taking part. (Though the race organisers may relax the kit requirement if the weather is fine and settled.)

More information about the race is available at http://rossendaleharriers.co.uk/races/golf-ball-fell-race/ - you can enter the race on the day.

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

September 2019

Summer Championship
Shelf Moor Fell Race
Sunday 1st September, 11:00
Scout Hut
Hope Street
Glossop
Derbyshire
SK13 7SB

The fifth race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the Glossopdale Harriers' John Hewitt Memorial Shelf Moor fell race.

As this is a fell race, you may be required to carry full fell running kit if you are taking part. (Though this requirement may be relaxed by the organisers if the weather is fine and settled.)

More information about the race is available at http://www.glossopdaleharriers.wordpress.com/club-races/shelf-moor-fell-race - you can enter the event on the day.

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019

Moscow Marathon
Sunday 22nd September, 09:00
Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow
Russia

October 2019

Summer Championship
Manchester Half Marathon
Sunday 13th October, 09:00
Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Talbot Road
Manchester
M16 0PX

The ninth and final race in our 2019 Summer Championship is the Manchester Half Marathon.

The course is fast and flat - it brought about a hatful of PBs for club members in 2018!

More information about the race and online entry is available at https://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/home/

More information about our 2019 Summer Championship is available at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/summer-championship-2019