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 and a triathlon and gives practical support to a number of other local races. Enjoy our website and feel free to get in touch.
This will be on Wednesday July 10th.
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The Bakewell Pudding Race is on Sunday 30th June at 11.00am starting in the park with a Bakewell pudding for the first 250.
Buxton's carnival race is on Saturday 13th July at 1.45pm, just before the carnival procession. This is a new 4 mile course and registration is at the university halls of residence on Bridge Street, behind the Railway Hotel.
A stunning performance from our junior quartet of Joe Hallas, Sam Allen, John Webster and Cameron Orr sees them race to victory in the combined age 64 category, a performance even more remarakable is it places them in the top 10 on overall times, this in the face of a full field of 150 teams and strong competition from local clubs
Not to be completely overshadowed our SV200 team aslo won their category, and the V160 team produced a strong showing in their group. A very enjoyable evening, two wins from 3 teams which aint bad according to Meatloaf. Further report to be posted on the forum when the results are confirmed
The 2013 Winster Hill Race is on Thursday the 4th of July from Winster Market Hall, at 7.30 pm, entry on the day.
White Peak Marathon Results 18/5/13
The weather at the 35th White Peak Marathon last Saturday was cold but mainly dry. Runners faced a strong headwind on the long climb up the Tissington Trail from the start at Thorpe. This did not deter the leaders from setting a fast pace and they reached the eleven mile turning point at Parsley Hay in 65 minutes. With the wind now behind them as they tackled the High Peak Trail Tim Clayton of North Derbyshire Running Club increased his lead and eventually crossed the line in first place at Cromford Meadows in 2 hours 46 minutes and 46 seconds. Kevin Doyle of Kimberworth Striders was second and Nick Sparks of Sheffield Tri Club third. Matlock’s Rob Atkin had a good run in 12th place just in front of former winner Peter Bates of Bury. Helen Pickford of Sheffield was first lady with the great position of 25th overall in a mixed field of 178 finishers. Redhill won the team race with 66 points.
Kingston won the team race with 25 points and Matlock were second.
In the Half marathon, starting at the same time of 11.00 am as the 26 mile event but from Friden, all the 242 runners managed to stay in front of the pursuing Marathoners all the way to the Cromford Meadows finish.
The outcome was a very good result for Matlock AC. Relying on his good pace judgment, Matlock’s Colin Davenport decided to start very fast and ran away from the field from the outset. Choosing the notoriously difficult solo run option and spurning any possible help from the opposition, he stayed ahead all the way and was first across the line at Cromford in 1 hour 15 minutes and 17 seconds . Darren Nockels of Kingston was second and the unattached Alex Gilbert third. Steve Bennett of North Derbyshire was first vet 50 and Peter Spencer of Milltown Milers was first vet 60.
For Matlock John Birch finished 29th, Louise Cumberland 113th and Lindsay Allen 124th.
In the Ladies race Kate Wright of Stratford was first to finish in 9th position overall followed by Stephanie Brookes in 13th place. Briefly suspending her preparation for the forthcoming Iron Man Triathlon, Matlock’s Christine Howard was satisfied with her third place. She reported that the running surface was still rather sticky from the recent rains which gave little help to the runners.
This suggests that the fast leading times were very commendable.
1 Tim Clayton (V50) NDRC 2.46.46
2 Kevin Doyle Kimberworth 2.47.45
3 Nick Sparks (V40) Sheffield Tri Club 2.52.40
35 John Gorman (V60) NDRC 3.29.28
38 Caroline Hemming (LV40) Spectrum Striders 3.31.48
80 Frances Cooke (LV50) March AC 3.49.08
141 Moira Matthews (LV60) Nemco 4.29.27
1 Colin Davenport Matlock AC 1.15.17
2 Darren Nockels (V40) Kingston Runners 1.16.06
3 Alex Gilbert U/A 1.16.53
9 Kate Wright (LV50) Stratford on Avon 1.21.51
13 Stephanie Brookes U/A 1.25.30
16 Christine Howard (LV40) Matlock AC 1.27.39
The 2013 Matlock Triathlon will be held on Monday the 26th of August. Entry forms can be downloaded via the Events Menu by clicking on Matlock Triathlon