Macclesfield Half-Marathon

Whats car parking like near this event. Is it free. I'm travelling from Derby


  • Imagine there is parking at the leisure centre. The overflow carpark behind should be able to hold a large number of cars.

  • Like RB5 says there is plenty of free parking including school next door - parking marshals are well organised.  The hill after 10 miles is more of a challengeimage.

  • Thanks for your replies folks. Looking forward to the hill image

  • can you enter on line ? or just on the day ?

  • Any last minute advice for a first timer at a half marathon?

    I have trained for it but - sods law - I have had a horrible cold all week and  I havent been able to get out this week because I have felt so weak but ...... looking out of the window - that might have been a stroke of luck!!

    Weatehr forecaste for the day - RAIN!!!!

  • Try and enjoy it, is my only advice

  • I did it in 1hr 40m 21!!

    I really enjoyed it - was a bit strange "finding" my pace for the race as I am used to doing the shorter runs so I had to hold myself back and get into a comfortable stride.

    The 2 main climbs were tough but I got through them and actually picked up for the last mile.

    As always, runners have the "I would of gone faster if,,,,," thoughts! It would of been great if we had chips for our times because I didnt get to the start line for at least 10-20 seconds after the whistle went and it was very congested on the 2 laps of the track when we started so I felt I was stuck behind alot of people which possibly affected my time!

    BUT I have to say all of the Marshalls were absolutely brilliant - offering encouragement and smiles to everyone. Their presence allowed me to just think about running and not worring about anything else!

  • thaanks to all marshalls and all people manning the water stations you all made a good day even better.

    down side -parking,getting up to start,no signs as to where start was.

    had a good time even with bum knee

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