Runners come back year after year to take part in the Macclesfield Half-Marathon, held this year on October 1.
It’s a perfect local race: well marshalled with excellent crowd support along the route, and the fantastic scenery makes up for tough hills, although some runners thought there was more down than up.
When you do reach the high points you’re rewarded with stunning views over the Cheshire plain towards Jodrell Bank telescope.
Lots of runners taking part in the race agreed they’d much rather be doing it than the Bupa Great North Run. One runner summed it all up: “I can’t think of a negative thing to say about it.”
It’s unlikely that Michael Halman could either: he won in 1:12:38 while Jenny Murray was first lady in 1:19:36.
I'd recommend this one! Was my first half marathon and I was a little worried about the hills too, but as Mr.Puffy says, they're more gradual than steep. The scenery is lovely and it's a great atmosphere. I'd definitely be doing it this year if it wasn't a week after the Anglesey Marathon that i've entered.
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