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.
Report from Darran Nuttall on Whitworth Thread, 8th Novembe:
"Well, promising start today, which tailed off when the rain came. A number of runners commented how this actually helped cool them down, but scant comfort for Thread HQ and our shivers – still the big brolly at our results table helped.
Can it have been a year since our run coincided with the gaggle of vicars (over 90) meeting at the Whitworth Centre. We kept a wary eye on our charity bottle after last time……..
Well done Billy Cartwright, emerging from the impressive shadow of big brother Ben, to record his first Thread victory in 17:23 – only 20 seconds or so short of the course record. And a jolly well done to old man Simon Croft – 52 turned and looking every day of it, who cantered into second. Young Elspeth Grant (12) continues to excel and achieved top spot for the ladies.
Few first timers chalked up a lap or two – nothing wrong with this – hats off for turning up where others are still languishing in bed. There’s your marker to exceed for the next run and before you know it, the Thread has given you a springboard to 10ks, half marathons and the like – as quite a few of our virgin runners last year can testify to. Great to see newbies, Guy and Stephanie Lewis, obviously slowing to help and make sure mum and dad crossed the line.
Now – lets take a look at personal best times. Pretty disappointing you lot, we have to say. Needing 33 PBs to guarantee Xmas buns and teas you came up short with only 13 (totalling 30 over 2 months). These included Catherine Pierce, showing off as mum had turned up to watch – Thread HQ will think about rolling the challenge to reach 50 over to January’s run.
We had another “official” photographer on the course,today, so do check our Face-book page out later – thanks to Mark’s enthusiasm.
Having picked up his 50k club certificate, Spencer Whittle’s nominated charity is the British Heart foundation, for which he’ll pick up the proceeds from March’s run.
Thanks once again to the rest of our marshals including Brenda, miraculously without a drink in her hand! - £92.40 will be going to the Chernobyl Children's lifeline and our running total has exceeded £1000 - a magnificent effort since the Thread’s inception in August 2013." Full results and photos: www.5kparkrunderbyshire.co.uk
It's our round of the BDL XC League at Bakewell Showgorund on Sunday 30th November, which follows race No.2 at Chaddesden Park on 9th November. We need to recruit a good number of voluteers for marshalling duties, please see the thread on the forum.
2015 WHITE PEAK MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
16 May 2015
ENTRY FORMS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE ON 31 JAN 2015
A huge, huge thank you to everyone who either ran or supported the team earlier today in what turned out to be a superb morning for the club. In ideal conditions we had a record 28 runners proudly wearing the light blue of Matlock, of which 9 were BDL debutants. Add to this at least 7 performance records, which includes the mens team storming to our first ever team victory, the ladies team brilliantly securing 2nd place and together claiming the combined team prize. Report and MAC individual results on the forum