Run­ning club gets set for half marathon

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A RUN­NING club is cel­e­brat­ing help­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of run­ners achieve their goal.

The Macclesfield Har­ri­ers run couch-to-5k cour­ses (C25K) to en­cour­age non-run­ners to have a go. And with an­other suc­cess­ful group com­ple­tion, they are con­fi­dent more peo­ple than ever are ca­pa­ble of run­ning in the forth­com­ing Macclesfield Half Marathon - or at least its 5k sis­ter event which takes place on the same day.

Neil Gunn, who is vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor with the Macclesfield half marathon and has or­gan­ised the cour­ses, said: “The struc­tured nine week course in a group set­ting helps the par­tic­i­pants to suc­ceed – they have all worked very hard with their weekly homework and I al­ways knew that they would make it. It was a very proud mo­ment for me to see them all run 5k at the lo­cal Park run at the end of the course”.

The Macclesfield Half Marathon and 5k takes place on Septem­ber 27. All pro­ceeds go to good causes, with the East Cheshire Hospice as the main bene­fac­tor.

For in­for­ma­tion on the C25K pro­gramme go to www.mac­cles­field­har­ri­ers.co.uk. To sign up for the Macclesfield Half Marathon and 5K race go

●● Macclesfield Har­ri­ers Couch25k group has com­pleted its first 5k

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