Report from John Brennan, Race Director of the newly named Ian Milne White Peak Marathon and Swift Half held on Saturday, in memory of much respected, long-standing MAC Club member who died on 4th May.

From early on, it was looking as though the weather was going to provide an additional challenge for the participants of this year's races and so it proved, with several competitors suffering from the effects of the heat. Luckily, there were no serious issues and the majority of the field were able to sweat it out and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the High Peak Trail towards Cromford Meadows. Initial post event comments included:

  • I just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a great friendly event
  • Special thanks to everyone who helped at the water stations along the way they were so friendly and encouraging
  • What a fantastic route and stunning scenery. I will be back next year hopefully
  • Thanks again for an excellent event - amazing course and organisation and a really lovely atmosphere

The winner of the Half Marathon was Greg Hopkinson of Beeston AC in 1:16:25 followed shortly by Richard Spooner in 1:17:06 and his Barnsley Harriers team mate, Alan Ford, in third place with a time of 1:18:22. First lady (in 26th place overall) was MAC's very own Hayley Gill in 1:33:35. Adelle Marsden of Kimberworth Striders in 1:33:41 and Helen Morley of Belper Harriers in 1:35:32 completed the top three. There were 292 starters in this year's half marathon and also representing MAC were:

Ricky Wood 1:22:14
David Unsworth 1:28:55
Jack Cummins 1:40:46
Shelley Fairey 1:41:07
John Burch 1:53:23
Molly Gorman 2:08:56

The winner of the Marathon, by an impressive margin, was Ty Farrer of Huntingdon AC in 2:42:27. MAC's Zak Hodgkinson had a great run to secure second place and just sneak under the three hour mark in 2:58:37 followed by Geoffrey Beetham of Barrow Runners in third place with a time of 3:04:20.

First lady and 14th overall was V50 runner Juliette Howard (unattached) with an excellent time of 3:22:11. Lucy Taylor of Ripley RC in 3:26:57 was second, followed by Rachel Burton of North Derbyshire RC in third, with a time of 3:27:46. There were 145 starters for the full marathon and also representing MAC were:

Alaina Bond 3:38:30
John Thorpe 3:38:30
Andy Mellor 3:48:04
Chris Hallas 3:55:43
Charlie Whittaker 3:56:19
David Clough 4:01:03

As usual, the event could not have taken place without the help and support of many people and Matlock Athletic Club would like to thank the following: Peak District National Park, Derbyshire County Council (Economy, Transport and Environment), “The Friends of Cromford Canal”, Keys Estates and Land Agents representative Gary Kirk BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV, Slacks Coaches, Jayne and her fantastic ambulance team of Peakmedicare, land tenant Robert Marshall and water bailiff John Pass. Car parking management (Total Parking Solutions), Mark Packard for use of the rugby club House and facilities, Karen Morley and her catering team, Dave Newton for providing the goody bags.

We would also like thank the volunteers of MAC and friends of MAC who marshalled the water stations, car park and provided event logistics as well as the course set-up team and last, but not least all of the runners who took part in the continuing success of the event.

 

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Peak Rail Runner-v-Steam and Ian Milne White Peak Marathon and Swift Half

NEWS! NEWS!  Entry for Matlock Athletic Club's Peak Rail Runner-v-Steam 7 mile Race was live on Friday 7th December and all 250 places were sold before 7.00 a.m. on Saturday 8th December.  Great news and thanks to all who entered and we look forward to a great race!

For those who missed out, what about entering MAC's Ian Milne White Peak Marathon or Swift Half Marathon (the original and best trail marathon and half) which are both taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019.  ENTRIES ARE OPEN NOW!  Would be a good Christmas gift too for those training for halves and marathons in 2019.  We have opened entry early so that runners can enter and get this date in their diary and start 2019 with a great event to look forward to.

Entry information and full details can be found here -

http://www.matlockac.org.uk/index.php/white-peak-marathon

http://www.matlockac.org.uk/index.php/white-peak-half-marathon

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Northern and English XC Champs 2019

Full details regarding the Northern and English XC Championships 2019 can be found here -

Northern.EnglishXCChamps2019.pdf

MAC Committee Meeting

There will be a MAC Committee Meeting on Monday 17th December.  If there are any issues you would like the Committee to discuss, please raise with a Committee member.  Thanks.  Andy Mellor, Chairman

Events December 2018/January 2019

Here are a list of some Events for December 2018/January 2019

EventsDecember2018.January2019.pdf

MAC Reports and Results 05.11.18

Here is the round-up of Reports and Results up to 5th November 2018

MAC-report-05.11.18.pdf

Brighton Marathon Entries 2019

Brighton Marathon Entries 2019

Contact Dennis Belbin, Club Secretary if interested here on FB  or by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Brighton-Marathon-Guaranteed-Entries.pdf

Events November/December 2018

Here are some Events for November/December 2018 -

EventsNovember.December2018.pdf

AGM Agenda 29th November 2018

Please note that the MAC AGM will be held on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 8.00pm in the Ballroom at the Whitworth Centre.  The meeting should last about 1.5 hours.   Please do make an effort to attend – it is your Club.

Election of Officers – several existing officers are willing to stand for re-election but If you wish to stand for ANY of the Committee posts or if you have any matters you wish to put forward for consideration as Agenda items, please let us know by 15th November – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be coffee and tea available.

MAC Thursday Training will be a speed session – 1k Darley Hillside reps or 6 mile Stanton Lees road run starting from the Whitworth at 6.30pm

AGMAgenda29.11.18.pdf

BMAF XC Relay Champs 2018

 

Message from Tessa Jackson re the BMAF XC Relay Champs 2018 at Long Eaton on Saturday 27th October 2018 -

Tessa will be at the Venue from about 11.00a.m with club tent and banner.  Please arrange lifts amongst yourselves and car share where possible.

Good luck all!

Here are the final details - 

BMAFxcr2018-race-day-information-1-2.pdf

English XC Relay Champs 2018

Here are the MAC Teams for the English XC Relay Champs 2018

English-XC-Relay-Champs-2018.pdf

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