Matlock Athletic Club
Formed in 1976, Matlock Athletic Club provides competition for runners of all ages and abilities from the recreational runner to the competitive athlete. Based at the Arc Leisure Centre in Matlock with the beautiful Derbyshire scenery on our doorstep, training nights are Mondays at 6.00pm and Thursdays at 6.30pm. The club also hosts the popular White Peak Marathon and Half Marathon, two annual fell races, the Whitworth Thread 5K and a triathlon, and also gives practical support to a number of other local races. Enjoy our website and feel free to get in touch.
Well Threaders, another month, another hatful of personal successes hosted by the Whitworth Thread.
Thread HQ as grateful as ever for your generosity.
This is set for Sunday the 16 of March at 7.30 for 8.00.
Menus and other details are given in the forum. To date I have 30 names, and need to give the final numbers to Irfan by March 11. So please advise me of additional interest by March 10.
Saturday 22nd Feb 2014 at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
What a relief it was dry, even sunny at times and given the recent rain, this was a real bonus. The course did not disappoint, with wide swathes of rough grass and parkland punctuated on occasions by obstacles such as ditches, a fallen tree and strength-sapping mud. The undulating course snaked around the park with some short, sharp testing hills, including passing the beautiful Wollaton Hall. In the first 4.5k race, the U15 boys, John Webster represented MAC and finished in 279th place out of 346 in a time of 17.46. Next up in the 3k U13 girls was Elsbeth Grant finishing 84th out of 431 runners in a time of 13.13. The ladies were next in a field of 708, the winner was Gemma Steel of Charnwood AC in a time of 27.42 and MAC's Christine Howard, in 169th place ran a brilliant 34.39, followed by team mate, Nicky Dick, 315th in 37.09 then Jan Forrester, 519th in 42.25. 1,600 men took part in the last race of the day in a very hotly contested field, including International Triathlete, Jonny Brownlee of Bingley Harriers & AC, who stayed in the top group throughout; finishing in a creditable 9th position in a time of 37.03 just 1.20 minutes behind the winner, Steven Vernon of Stockport Harriers & AC. First home for MAC was Colin Davenport with a great run, finishing in 279th place in 42.28, followed by Karl Webster, 645th in a time of 46.45, then Simon Brister, 1,240th in 54.38. Thanks to all our supporters. Full results: www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk. Check out Facebook page for photos
ENTRIES FOR THE WHITE PEAK SWIFT HALF MARATHON ARE NOW CLOSED
Entry forms for the White peak Marathon are available, and there are plenty of spaces left . See EVENTS menu, and click on White Peak Marathon.
The closing date for the Marathon entries will be posted when it becomes apparent.
Here are some events for March/April, including Grand Prix and targeted races for promotion of Team participation, including junior races. Senior and Junior Grand Prix Races 2014 are now on the website, just click on 'Grand Prix Results'
|* Pre-entry GP Grand Prix TR Target Race|
|1st||No Walk in the Park 5km, Queens Pk, Chesterfield|
|2nd||Cloud Nine Fell Race 14.5km *|
|Small but Mighty 5km, Shipley Pk, Heanor|
|8th||Whitworth Thread 5km|
|Dambuster Duathlon, Rutland Water *|
|9th||Weston 5 mile run and 2 mile fun run www.107derbyscouts.org.uk|
|15th||Club Cross Country, Darley Bridge. 11.00 a.m. start GP. TR|
|16th||Club Presentation Dinner. Details to follow|
|Newton's Fraction Grantham Half Marathon (some members already entered) *|
|Wolf's Pit Fell Race 9km, Shatton, Hope Valley|
|Oulton Park Duathlon/Triathlon *|
|19th||Derby midweek races. www.runningwithdavid.com|
|21st-23rd||Sport Relief 1, 3 or 6 miles. Local race info - my.sportrelief.com|
|22nd||Clumber Park Duathlon *|
|23rd||Edale Skyline 34km *|
|Dronfield 10km and Fun Run *|
|Great Northern 10km and Fun Run, Derby *|
|29th||Coniston 14 *|
Derwent Duathlon. www.peaklifesport.co.uk * TR
|Lad's Leap 9.5km fell race, Crowden (Derbyshire senior fell running championships)|
|31st||Trunce 1 Fell Race 6.4km, Sheffield (series of 9 races monthly incl. Juniors)|
Chicken Run 8.5km and junior races, Hayfield
|6th||Mow Cop Fell Race 10.5km|
|Ashbourne Duathlon, Carsington Water *|
|Manchester Marathon *|
|Sheffield Half Marathon *|
|Derby Sporting Futures 10km * (filling up fast - www.derby10k.co.uk)|
|13th||London Marathon *|
|14th||Trunce 2 Fell Race 6.4km, Sheffield|
|16th||Joe Barber Herod Farm Fell race, Glossop 4.8km|
Derby midweek races. www.runningwithdavid.com
|20th||Peat Pit's Wood 8.0km and junior races GP. TR|
|24th||Hartcliffe Hill Fell Race 4km, Langsett Barn|
|27th||Wirksworth Incline 6.4km and junior races GP. TR|
|Gritstone Tryal Fell Race 23km, Wincle|
|Kinder Downfall Fell Race 15.4km (* by 6th April)|
|29th||Masson Hill Fell Race, Matlock Bath 6.5km and junior race GP. TR|
|30th||Tiger's Todger Fell Race 9.6km|