MAC's English Fell Running Championship Champs 2021!
MAC are proud to introduce our new English Fell Running Championship Champs 2021!
BDL Winter XC League 2021/2022
Here are the BDL dated for the Winter XC League 2021/2022
Peak Rail 7 'Runner versus Steam' Results
We are delighted to report that after much frustration and disappointment following several Covid-19 enforced postponements we finally managed to stage the Peak Rail 7 'Runner versus Steam' race on Saturday 4th September 2021. And there couldn't not have been a better way to dispel the previous disappointments than to see our joint winners Carloine Brock and Shaun Bott cross the line hand in hand to claim the victory, an uplifting display of sporting camaradarie that was so befitting for the return of the race to the local running calendar. Congratulations to all who ran, and special mentions to all our prize winners.
Joint winners Caroline Brock and Shaun Bott enjoy their winners celebration
The heritage train completed the course on schedule in 56:10, but it couldn't catch the 72 runners who beat it back to Rowsley South station. The prestigious 'I beat the Train' cap for being the final runner to beat the train being claimed by Sharon Colwell in 56:09.
Many thanks to all who ran and supported the event, and also to all the staff and volunteers at Peak Rail, to DCC for their knid permission to use the trail, and also to The Derby Runner and Buxton Water for their kind donations of the race numbers and bottled water. And finally a very special thank you tio the mini-army of our marvellous club members who willingly gave up their time again to ensure we had a safe and enjoyable event. Fingers crossed the race will be back next Easter Monday
Full results now available on the MAC Webscorer page
Events for September 2021
Here are some Events for September 2021
Events for August 2021
Here are some Events for August 2021 -
BDL Race Shipley Park CC
The BDL returns on Tuesday 3rd August at 7:00 pm. This will be a one-off race on the regular summer league course starting at Shipley Hall cricket club, hosted by Heanor RC. As it stands the prize giving for the 2019/20 winter league may take place afterwards, but we shall wait and see on that front. The race HQ is at Shipley Hall pavilion (The Field, Shipley, Country Park, Heanor, DE75 7JH) and parking is available in a field near the venue – please adhere to any parking instructions that the marshals provide, and do consider car sharing / cycling if at all possible.
For runners new to the club, entry to BDL league races is free. The only real stipulations in place are:
Club colours have to be worn (i.e. Matlock AC vest / t-shirt)
You have to be a paid up member of your club on the day of the race (UKA affiliation is not required, however)
You need to be over the age of 14 on the day of the race.
There is no requirement to register for each race - just turn up at the start line in time for the gun. At the finish line you will be handed a metal disc indicating your finishing position. After you have recovered sufficiently this disc should be handed to your club representative (usually me) who will record your name, date of birth and disc number. All of the individual clubs finishing positions and times are then collated and the results published within a few days - the BDL prides itself on a slower pace of life!
Matlock Tri 2021 Cancelled
MATLOCK TRI 2021
Unfortunately the Matlock Triathlon is cancelled for 2021. Despite the relaxation of many restrictions, there remain a number of concerns around how we could organise the event safely, in particular given the indoor start, and uncertainties around what COVID-secure arrangements might be required in future weeks that could scupper the event, or impact the enjoyment of those taking part.
We are hoping for happier times around the corner, and the Tri back in 2022.
Events July 2021
Here are some events for July 2021
MAC Members' Annual Club XC 2021
Message from Karl Webster re the MAC Members’ Club Cross Country
It was unfortunate back in March that we were unable to hold our club’s annual cross country championships, but now we’re allowed to do things like that again we’ll be holding it on Monday evening, 28 June at 6.30pm.As in 2020, we are again honoured with being able to use the grounds of Stancliffe Hall, Whitworth Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2HJ. Something will be in place to guide you to the parking area when you get there and please be respectful of the gardens around the hall.We will all start together but the number of laps you do will depend on your age on the day. Each lap will be a mile and a bit (the bit being undefined at the moment, but we’ll work that out when setting out the course) and will be tough with a good variety of terrain. It will be suitable for spikes, although traction won’t be a problem at this time of year.
Over 16 – 3 laps
Over 12 – 2 laps
Under 12 – 1 lap
Guests will be at the hall that evening so we’re unable to hang around for long afterwards, but we’ll aim to do a finish line presentation.Please don’t arrive before 5.45pm but be ready to start racing at 6.30 please.
Events June 2021
Here are some events for June 2021.
NOTE - the Hairy Helmet Relay is now on 9th July not 11th June