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Matlock Athletic Club - Bakewell BDLFormed 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 (SUBJECT TO LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS)

The club has a very active social and racing programme and hosts the popular White Peak Marathon, Swift Half Marathon and Down in a Shot 10K, two annual fell races, a round of the Derby Runner BDL SL series, the Peak Rail 7, a triathlon and also gives practical support to the Whitworth Thread and a number of other local races.

White Peak Festival of Running Update                                                        The Matlock Athletic Club Festival of Running (comprising the  Ian Milne White Peak Marathon, Swift Half Marathon  'Down in a Shot' 10k) was scheduled to take place on Saturday 15 May 2021. The Government roadmap indicates that step 3 (which will lift most restrictions on outdoor gatherings) will not take effect until 17 May at the earliest preventing the event from proceeding as planned so the new date of the event is 26th June 2021.

Junior Training - please visit the MAC Juniors page for important information regarding the junior waiting list

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