Wirksworth Running Club

We are a friendly club based near Matlock in Wirksworth, Derbyshire which aims to provide running opportunities for all, encourage people to achieve their goals, whilst having fun and making new friends.

Our membership includes social runners through to competitive fell & road runners of all abilities and ages.

We have training sessions and club runs every week and organise 4 races throughout the year.

We are always welcoming of new members and look forward to meeting you at a club run, or on the roads and fells!


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T’Owd Man 2018.

Despite the weather forecasters trying to scare everyone with their talk of torrential rain, thunder, lightning and gale force winds, Sunday morning was dry and bright with just a hint of a fresh breeze to sharpen the wits.  Such unexpected clement weather clearly...

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More Parkrun

Another week, another PB.  This time at Bakewell.  Mark Crawshaw carried his heavy cold to another PB in 19:53.  He was outdone though, as Bob King joined the sub 20 gang with a sparkling 19:40! Meanwhile, John Potter was preparing to cycle from Lancaster back home to...

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Nine Edges Fell Race

On the 8th September four fearless Wirksworth runners set out on a drizzly and blustery Saturday morning to tackle the formidable 20 mile Nine Edges fell race that follows the 9 gritstone edges from Derwent down to Baslow. John Hobson had set himself a goal to finish...

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Keeping up with Kipchoge

Something momentous happened in Berlin today.  Peter Johnston got his mojo back.  He produced his best marathon performance of the year to cross the line in 3:24:58 and all of a sudden, Berlin 2019 seems like a good time to break his pb of 3:11.  One more Berlin...

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Upcoming Events

Club Run @ Wirksworth Leisure Centre
Sep 26 @ 19:00 – 20:15

Fast Group

Leader for the night is Bob King.  Route to be decided

Intermediate Group


Conversational Group


5km / 5 mile Time Trial or Fartlek Session @ Cromford Lights
Oct 1 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Speed Training @ Wirksworth Leisure Centre
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Tonight’s session will be 200m intervals – tag team

Derby Runner BDL @ Shipley Park
Oct 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Provisional Date for the 1st Winter BDL of the season

Hill Training @ Wirksworth Leisure Centre
Oct 15 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Tonight’s hill session will be 4 x (2min, 1min, 30s)

Meet at the leisure centre at 7pm.  Reps will be performed on The Dale.

Undulator Race @ Lime Kiln Pub
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Category: BM
Distance: 13.5km (8.4miles)
Climb: 284m (1260ft)
Start: Lime Kiln Pub, Cromford Road, Wirksworth, DE4 4FR
Price: £5

Speed Training @ Wirksworth Leisure Centre
Oct 22 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Tonight’s session will be 4 x 4 min chasebacks

Away Run @ Miners Arms, Carsington
Oct 24 @ 19:00 – 20:15

All groups run from the Miners Arms car park and do some or all of the Carsington Reservoir loop.

This will be dark so please wear appropriate reflective clothing and a head torch.

Our Races

We organise a series of 4 races throughout the year alongside the Carsington race in the BDL League

Incline Race

6.4km - 208m climb - April

Ey up mi duck... there are hills and then there's the incline!

Tunnels & Trails

10km & 2.5km - June

Mostly flat, out and back along the High Peak Trail.

T'Owd Man

22.4km - 724m climb - Sept

A tough ole boot of an off-road race with a mix of trails, paths and lanes...


13.5km - 384m climb - Oct

A classic fell race with a mix of off-road, trail and lanes...

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