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

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Tunnels and Trails 2024

Tunnels and Trails 2024

Tunnels and Trails 2024 By James Watson This was a fantastic event – running, baking and organisational brilliance – Wirksworth Running Club take a bow! Where to start? First the Fun Run attracted 21 runners from 5-15 – all of whom seemed to enjoy themselves.  As we...

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White Peak Festival of Running

White Peak Festival of Running

First Marathon for Liz Last year I decided to sign up for my first marathon and chose the Ian Milne White Peak event, put on by Matlock Athletics Club. I was joined in the event with Kathy doing the full, Chris and Raf signing up for the Swift Half, and Ania and...

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Eyam Half Marathon 2024

Eyam Half Marathon 2024

By Elaine Stone The Eyam Half Marathon The Eyam half marathon took place last Sunday and myself along with Glenn, Graham and Steve were all there representing WRC. The route is very scenic with views over 5 counties. It is also quite tough and challenging as it has...

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Cromford Derby Runner BDL

Cromford Derby Runner BDL

By Graham Robinson Matlock AC hosted May's entry in the summer BDL league in Cromford. The WRC faithful met in the bright evening sunshine to discuss coping strategies regarding how best to tackle the infamous 130m incline from Highpeak Junction; Mind games to...

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Run Roche Abbey half marathon

Run Roche Abbey half marathon

Last weekend, Aimi and I (Kat) decided to travel North to have a go at the Grim Up North Running half marathon at Roche Abbey. The race organisers allow dogs to run many of their events, so Luna came along to accompany me. It was sunny but cold as we lined up ready to...

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Kinder Downfall Fell Race

Kinder Downfall Fell Race

By Dave Brassington The 21st April was a beautiful spring day for the running of the Kinder Downfall Fell Race. Perfect running conditions greeted the 300 odd runners as they gathered in Hayfield at the foot of the Kinder Plateau. The race itself is 9.6miles (15.4km)...

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Our Races

We organise a series of 3 races throughout the year alongside the Carsington race in the BDL League

Wendy Smith Race for 6-10 year olds

800m
Date: Sunday 14 April 2024 @ 10am

For 6-10 year olds, 11-14 can race the mini-incline at 11am. Register on the day.

Incline Race - 15+

6.4km - 208m climb / 3km for 11+ year olds
Date: Sunday 14 April 2024 @ 11am

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

Tunnels & Trails

10km & 2.5km
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024 @ 7.30pm (kids fun run from 6.30pm)

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

Undulator

13.5km - 384m climb
Date: Sunday 29 September  2024 @ 11am

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

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