Sunday Morning Runs (Facebook: 'Congleton Harriers and Friends Sunday Rundays' )

Sunday run fun
Sunday run fun!

Regular Sunday runs! If you're not racing, are a new member, or just want some company on a Sunday morning easy paced run, then this could be for you ! These runs will start from Congleton Leisure centre or for variety within 25-45 mins drive.


Start time unless otherwise indicated 9.30 am Distance 8-10 miles (sometimes longer). The idea is to have a number of run leaders who will lead a run each week on a route of their own choice, road, off road, multi terrain (or even ad hoc on the day). This way no one is committed to turning up every week (we're all busy).

Post run there may be the opportunity for tea/coffee depending on the location.

Non club members are welcome on these runs!

If you'd like to lead a run just get in touch ...the routes can be anything you want it to be urban, country, club summer/winter routes, anything. It's about getting together on a Sunday having a natter and enjoying it. 

Details for each week's run will be on the Harriers Facebook page or on the dedicated Facebook group page : "Congleton Harriers and friends Sunday RundaysJust send me a request to join and I'll add you. 


Phil Dawson

Schedule for the upcoming runs:


4 April     9.30  Phil Dawson  Meet Redesmere, Redesmere Lane, (off the A34) Siddington, SK11 9JR. Free parking. Trail shoes suggested as there are some country lanes. Scenic undulating route with coffee afterwards. Please let me know if you're coming.   9.8 miles Multi terrain
11 April   9.30    Phil Dawson  Sunday 11th April 9.5 mls Alderley Edge loop with a NEW finish ! Sorry it's still uphill but avoids the cobbled 'hell' of Bradford Lane 😊 Meet 9:20 for 9:30 am start at The Wizard car park, Macclesfield Rd, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4UB. If you're a National Trust member it's free, if not park in one of the nearby layby's. Take away Tea/Coffee cake after from the'll be busy 🙂  Please let me know if you're coming !   9-10 mls multi terrain 
18 April    9.30   Phil Dawson  

 Sunday 18th April Gun Hill loop 9.5 mls Steady ascent of the Gun with stops and fantastic views (I hope 😊) all round from the top ! Meet 9:20 for a 9:30 am start at The Knott Inn, Station Ln, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, SK11 0QU. Parking is free although limited. Take away Tea/Coffee after at the Knott Inn ☕️🍰  Please let me know if you're coming ! 

 9-10mls multi terrain 
25 April   9.30  Phil Dawson   

 No run

 2nd May    9:30   Phil Dawson   

2 May 9:30 am 10 mls Teggs nose, Kerridge, Lamaload reservoir. Fabulous views ! 

Meet : Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP, Grade : Hilly
 10 mls off road 
 9 May    9.30  Phil Dawson   

Sunday 9 May 9:30 am : 10 mls Alderley Edge, Bollin Valley way. River running, great views from the Edge ! 

Meet : The Wizard car park, Macclesfield Rd, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4UB, UK Grade : Undulating
 10 mls multi terrain 
16 May    9.30  Phil Dawson   

Sunday,16 May 9:30 am 10 mls Passing Clouds route. A classic which follows our race route from Tittesworth over Ramshaw rocks, The Roaches, Hen Cloud with simply stunning views ! 

Meet : The Lazy Trout, Meerbrook, Leek ST13 8SN Grade : Hilly
  off road 
23 May    9.30 Phil Dawson   

Sunday, 23 May 9:30 am 11-12 mls Marton, Henbury, Cocks Moss, Marton.

Meet : The Old Barn, Church Farm Manchester Road, Marton, Macclesfield SK11 9HF. Grade : Undulating
 11-12 mls multi terrain 
30 May    9.30 Phil Dawson   

Sunday, 30 May 9:30 am 11 mls Teggs Nose, Shutlingsloe, Crag inn Hanging gate

Meet : Tegg's Nose Country Park,Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP. Grade : Hilly
 11 mls off road 
6 June   9.15 Phil Dawson  

Sunday, 6 June am 9:15 am 10 mls AWAY RUN Sandstone Trail run

Meet : Cheshire Workshops Barracks Ln, Beeston, Chester CH3 9PF, UK Grade : Undulating, hilly.
 10 mls multi terrain 
13 June    9.30 Phil Dawson To be advised    
20 June    9.30  Helen Jefferys /Phil Dawson   

In a change to my previously advertised Sunday run, this week 20 June we are following the beautiful Fell 'n Back race route. It's 11 miles with 2,414 ft 8 inches of ascent 😉

We'll start at 9.30 am from Macclesfield Old road, Buxton, SK17 6TS and follow the route over Axe Edge, down to Three Shires Head, Panniers Pool, then up the Dane Valley, branching off to ascend up to the Cat and Fiddle before descending into the Goyt Valley then up and over Burbage Edge before descending to the finish.

As always we'll be taking it easy with time to take in the views which are literally 'breathtaking' 😊

Who's in ??
 11 mls off road 
27 June   9.30 Phil Dawson

This Sunday's run will be slightly tamer and will start at 9:30 am from The Wizard car park, Alderley Edge Macclesfield Rd, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4UB. One of two routes both equally scenic and just one hill ! Distance 10 miles, mostly off road. Coffee and cake after at the Cafe.

Please let me know if you're coming 🙏


 10 miles off road
4th July       Phil Dawson  

4th July Holmes Chapel 10-11 miles. Mixed terrain. Meet 9.30am Holmes Chapel precinct car park, London Road, CW4 7BB

(Meeting after re Keira's proposed group Ultra 2022)
11th July    9.30   Phil Dawson 

This weeks Sunday Run 11th July is a lovely off road 12 mile 1500 ft ascent jolly from Ye Old Cheshire Cheese pub, where I've agreed we can park in return for us partaking of refreshments/light bites afterwards at around 12.30. The first half is undulating, the second after Hartington has a few steep climbs (and plenty of livestock😊) before culminating in the summit of High Wheeldon with great views all round before dropping back down to Longnor (few pics below). Note change : Park & Meet 9.30 am at Ye Old Cheshire Cheese Pub, High St. Longnor, SK17 0NS....NOT the Market Square !

Please let me know if you're coming and if you're staying for a drink and sandwich after (especially important) so I can let the Landlord Matt know.
 12 miles Hilly off road 
18th July      Helen Jeffery  18th July 'Sunday special' 12.6 miles Kinder Downfall / Lantern Pike route. Hilly, off road. Meet 9.30 am Sett Valley Trail Car park, Hayfield, SK22 2JG.    
 25th July     Phil Dawson  25th July Bosley Minn 10-11 miles Hilly, off road. Meet 9.30am, Harrington Arms, Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PH (not Gawsworth !)    
1st August       Phil Dawson 1st August Goyt Valley and Windgather 10-11 miles. Off road,hilly. Meet 9.30 am at Cat and Fiddle Pub, Buxton Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 0AR    
 8th August     Guy Lingford 

8th August Map reading basics 1 with Guy Lingford. Meet 9.30 am at Brereton Country park, Davenport St, Davenport, Congleton CW12 4SU. Followed by an impromptu run.

Note : Guy say's map and compass are not required.