Information for our members

Senior Members Area

We are a Matlock based running club who welcome runners of all abilities – from people who are new to running, to those wanting to get faster and race as part of a team.

Club Membership Subs

Senior membership £14 
Senior membership plus UKA affiliation £33 
All members (including existing members) must complete the application form which should only take a few minutes to complete.
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6pm at the arc leisure centre unless otherwise stated in schedule

Monday Evening Training

These are our training nights.
We like to mix things up a bit, so the sessions might include different sorts of sprints and loops around Hall Leys Park, running up hills (it’s not as bad as it sounds) and other high intensity techniques that will build your speed and
Training Schedule
6pm at the arc leisure centre unless otherwise stated in schedule

Wednesday Evening Training

These are our steadier training nights.
These sessions are aimed particularly at newer and steadier runners (but all are welcome). Our run out from and back to the Arc is at an easier pace – the training session allows everyone to work at their own pace, with support and direction from the group leader.
Training Schedule
6:30pm at the arc leisure centre unless otherwise stated in schedule

Thursday Evening Training

These are our longer runs. During winter, they tend to be along roads with headtorches – during summer we make the most of the beautiful scenery around us, with off-road runs around the local moors and villages, off-road wherever possible.
These runs are typically 7-9 miles long and a schedule is listed on our website. We split into four groups; three run the same route but at different paces so you’re not pressured to keep up with our faster runners. The fourth group tends to do a shorter route – usually 5-6 miles, so no one is left out if 7-9 miles seems a bit too long.

On Thursday nights we occasionally mix it up – during summer we have an away run (sometimes in conjunction with another local club) approx. once a month, with a social drink, sandwiches and chips in a pub afterwards. During winter, we have a 10k timed run to Matlock Bath, so you can race against others and yourself, to see if you can improve during the winter months.
Training Schedule

10k Winter Handicap

A series of six 10k handicap races decided on age graded performances run over the Arc/Matlock Bath course as part of the Autumn/Winter training schedule from October to March. 

New for this year is separate mens and ladies categories, and it's your best 5 results to count.
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Senior Grand Prix

Each Year we run a Club Grand Prix for club members. the best 12 results from the 18 races to count. 
Prizes to the overall mens and ladies champions, plus V40, V50 & V60 awards.
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Summer and Winter Series

Derby Runner League

The Derby Runner league is a competition between 12 clubs – all members of Matlock Athletic Club are eligible (and encouraged) to take part. There is no cost to run, and a great atmosphere with hundreds of club runners of all abilities taking part.
The league comprises a summer and winter series: Winter races take place on a Sunday morning each month starting at 11:00 on a cross country course. Depending on the weather, these can often be wet and muddy, which all adds to the fun. The summer league races take place on a Tuesday evening. The events are hosted by different clubs within the league, so runners have the opportunity to race around different locations, but none are too far away.
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Fell and Road Championships

The fell and road championships are for Matlock Athletics Club members and run from the 1st of April to the 31st of March each year
Awards for categories such as male and female overall champions and age group winners will be presented at the annual club awards evening.
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Club Library

We have a club library comprising of books, DVDs, magazine articles etc relating to all aspects of running and sports generally.
Anyone wanting to borrow an item from the library simply needs to email the Club Librarian through our contact form. All we ask is that you return the item in the condition it was in before you borrowed it.
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Club Kit

Club kit (apart from running vests - see below) is available via our online shop, provided by PB Teamwear. Please click here to visit the shop, where you can order items and pay online.
You cannot obtain MAC running vests from PB Teamwear. If you require a running vest, please order one from Andy Mellor or send your details via this form on the website and your request will be passed on. Running vests cost  £24.