About Congleton Harriers!

Congleton Harriers

We are based in Congleton, Cheshire, UK. We currently have over 150 members at all levels of running abiity and interests.

We are an inclusive club and oppose any form of discrimination. We welcome anyone to join regardless of ability or experience.

Young people from 12 to 16 years of age can join us on on club runs provided they are accompanined by an adult.

We are affiliated to England Athletics.


History: this year the club is celebrating its 40th anniversary, having been founded in 1982.

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Some images of Congleton harriers

Cloud Handicap back in 1989!

Alex McCormick inter club charity run 2018

Monday winter club runners

Christmas Club run 2021

Harriers at Alsager 5 Feb 2022

Harriers team at Staffs Moorlands Summer Series

Men's cross country team

Club Reports

Read our club press reports

We organise 3 races each year:

CongletonHalf Marathon

We organise the Congleton Half marathon in October each year. All proceeds go to local charities.

Cloud 9 Hill Race

A scenic and challenging mostly off-road 9 mile race from Congleton to the summit of Bosley Cloud (1125ft) and back via the ancient Bridestones (c 2000 BC). We organise this raise in March each year.

Passing Clouds Fell race

In June each year we host the Passing Clouds Fell race from Tittesworth visitor centre near Leek.

Our running activities:

Road Running

We participate in road runs from 5k to marathons.

Cross Country

We enter teams in the North Staffs Cross Country League and participate in Cheshire, Northern and National Cross Country championships.

Trail running

Trail running is very popular in the club, both on club runs in the fabulous countryside and in races such as the Staffs Moorlands Summer Series.

Fell running

Our members take part in many fell races around the North West and we organise two Fell races a year - Cloud 9 in March and Passing Clouds in June.

Couch to 5k

We are currently hosting our 2nd Couch to 5k program and hope to organise more in the future.

Our club competitions

We run a number of internal club competitions. Two are based on a selection of local races both a summer and winter competition. Plus a competition based on age graded performances.

Club results

See all results for races Congleton Harriers members have competed in back to 1999. Search for your name or race.

parkrun pacers

Congleton Harriers provide pacers at the first Congleton parkrun of each month.

Our base is at Congleton Tennis Club (CW12 1JR). We meet here for club runs and hold socials. Showers and toilets are available in the clubhouse. Car parking in West Street car park is free after 5pm.