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40th Anniversary - MAC Attack!

MATLOCK ATHLETIC CLUB – 40TH ANNIVERSARY

55 MILE RELAY EVENT JUNE 25TH 2016

Matlock AC will be 40 in 2016

Born in 1976 when appropriately (and I kid you not!) the best album was ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’, best song was ‘Send In The Clowns’ and best film was ‘Marathon Man'

So to celebrate we are recreating the 20th Anniversary Event – A 55 mile relay circumnavigating some of the best bits of The Derbyshire Dales. But don’t panic! - it’s in 7 stages so you only need to run one of them. Because of the length of the route, the celebration run will not be run as a race. Rather all seven stages will be run more or less simultaneously during the afternoon of the 25th June 2016, giving everyone participating the chance to freshen up before heading to the celebration ‘do’ in the evening. All you need to do is decide which leg you would like to run!

The legs vary in length from 6 to 10 miles (10km to 16km) and are on a variety of terrain: road, cross-country, trail and fell. Ascents and descents also vary but you should be able to pick a leg that suits you. Start of Leg 1 and Finish of Leg 7 is Matlock Bridge.

Leg 1 Matlock Bridge to Hell Bank Plantation

6 miles (9.6 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 2 Hell Bank Plantation to Calver Crossroads

10 miles (16.1 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 3 Calver Crossroads to White Lodge Car Park (A6 Taddington Dale)

6.8 miles (10.9 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 4 White Lodge Car Park (A6 Taddington Dale) to Alport

8.9 miles (14.3 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 5 Alport to Longcliffe

9.3 miles (15.0 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 6 Longcliffe to High Peak Junction Car Park

6.4 miles (10.2 km) Download Map

Route Description

Leg 7 High Peak Junction Car Park to Matlock Bridge

7.5 miles (12.0 km) Download Map

Route Description

TOTAL 55 MILES or 88 KILOMETRES

 

Events for May/June 2016

A full list of events for May and June is now available for viewing in the forum

BMAF Road Relays

The British Masters Road Relays occur on 14th May at Sutton Park and we are hoping to form a number of teams to enter this event. Please see the forum message thread for further details.

Matlock Mercury Thursday 17th March

Fantastic article in this weeks Matlock Mercury celebrating 40 years of success for Matlock Athletic Club. Hope it reads as good in print as does online:

Matlock Mercury 40 Year MAC History Article

Thanks to everyone who made contributions to the write up and to the great number of athletes who have been club members during those 40 years who have ensured we get to this prestigious landmark in our history in such a wonderful position.

call for storage capacity

We are looking for storage for the White Peak race hardware. A small shed or the back of a garage would be satisfactory, or may be a space in a garden for shed to be erected. Anyone who can help, please contact Dennis

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