Hospice helped by Harriers’ handicap
PERFECT conditions on early Boxing Day allowed for the Macclesfield Harriers annual handicap fun run.
The aim of the run is for all participating runners to guess a time in which that they can complete the 3.8-mile course around Langley and Higher Sutton – without the use of a watch.
In a wide range of guesses some were as close as three seconds, while others were as far away as six minutes 39 seconds.
Thiry-eight runners attended the event – with many new faces compared to last year.
The winner of the handicap and closest to her time was Macclesfield Harrier, Andrea Frost – who was an impressive three seconds out. Jamie Thompson was the second closest – 17 seconds from his time, followed by Paul Shercliff who was 20 seconds away.
The runner to complete the course in the fastest time was Lloyd Hilton in a time of 22:01.
A total close to £100 was raised for the East Cheshire Hospice – with many thanks going out to volunteers that made the day possible and with thanks to the Dunstan pub in Langley for opening early and allowing the club to use the pub as a ‘base of operations’ for the day.