Matlock athletes get back in competitive mode

Members of Matlock Athletic Club have been benefitting from the gradual release from lockdown and return to normality with a number of races going ahead.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:47 pm
Craig Allen and Peter Wilmot.

Craig Allen and Peter Wilmot tackled the arduous Hardmoors 30, misleadingly named as the race route actually measures over 33 miles.

This North Yorkshire event took runners from the historic Whitby Abbey across rolling inland terrain, around Robin Hood’s Bay and back along the coastline with great views and some steep gullies along the coastal path.

Craig finished in eighth place, with Peter just four places behind scooping the first Vet50 in the process. There were 222 hardy runners.

Also in action in the middle distance events, over 100 runners tackled the Caythorpe Dash Half Marathon, with Andrew Haynes finishing in 11th place.

MAC’s Lotty Riddle was not to be outdone in the half marathon distance, racing in the Run Tatton half marathon, with her finish time of 1:34 placing her within the top 30 ladies.

And for those that favour the fells, the Clough Head fell race packs a whole heap of pain into a 7.5k course. Geoff Cooper and new member Max Wainwright hit the hills, with Max winning the event against a competitive field of runners.