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.
To see photos of the 2014 Pub run, click on personal interest.
2015 WHITE PEAK MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
16 May 2015
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Report on Saturday’s Whitworth Thread from Darran Nuttall:
“Nothing weeps like a cello” as the poem goes, but the cold brought a few tears to the eyes this morning. Even though, a really healthy turn out – 80 of you brave souls appeared, 31 of whom were MAC members.
First things first, a good showing from MAC taking the first 3 places: Lewis Gibbs (19.12) returning from a prolonged Thread absence to finish first past the post. An interesting run developed with the top three exchanging places up to the final quarter of a mile. Second place should have been MACs Rhys Brown until he swept straight by and embarked on a fifth lap (?), so honours went to Andy Lessiter (19.33) John Webster 3rd (19.45). First lady back and 5th overall was MACs Christine Howard (20.04).
The December Thread was part of the MAC junior Grand Prix, so results will be on the MAC website.
Undoubted star of the show today though was young William Croft – not yet 6 but ran round to complete his 10th Thread and become the youngest member of our 50k club. His charity nomination will be the Haemophiliac Association. We await similar nominations from fellow 50k club heroes James Eaton and Shaun Lillis.
Who would have thought the call for a festive turn out would bring Santa down from the North Pole? Clocking in at credible 25:03 despite a tummy full of mince pies our oldest competitor at 3000 years did himself proud. At the opposite end of the age scale Toby Bussell at just 7 months became our youngest (and smartest) competitor as mum pushed him round in a warm pram!
We also had a snowman appropriately enough for the weather – a chilly Angus Talbot under there somewhere.
Amongst our new runners we welcomed the Bussell and Cooper families and despite the ice we had 16 PBs.
Thanks once again to our tireless marshals – lets hope they’ve had their warming hot chocolate by now. £73.53 will be going to the Whitworth Trust and our running total is now £1098.07.
Thread HQ would like to extend a well deserved Christmas best wishes to all our runners and we hope to see you back fresh and fighting those fitness levels for the January run. Lets spread the word and try to top 100.
Full results: www.5kparkrunderbyshire.co.uk
Many thanks to all the club members and supporters who turned out in great numbers to either run, Marshall or support. The mens team have a thrilling race with Heanor RC to claim 2nd place and maintain our overall lead while the ladies finish in an excellent 3rd place giving us joint 2nd position in the combined team category. Report on the forum, full results in the BDL results tab
Following 20 years of exemplary service to Matlock Athletic Club as the Club Secretary, Karl Webster had decided to step down from this position at the AGM held yesterday at the Whitworth Centre.
Dennis Belbin has confidently stepped up to take on the position and I hope that you will join me in giving Dennis a warm welcome and your full support to his new role within the Club.
Welcome to the Committee Dennis.
Karl was awarded a "Certificate of Appreciation" along with a Lifetimes Honorary Membership to the Club for his long Service to the Club.
Karl will still be playing a vital role within the Club as the Coach Coordinator and will be the first point of Contact for the Clubs Coaching needs.