Our Club

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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2021 targets set at Carsington Water

2021 targets set at Carsington Water

Report by James Watson On Sunday 27th December, 25 of us turned out for a welcome shot of beautiful winter sunshine at Carsington Water.  Five groups (maximum 6 in each group) set off from Sheepwash car park and splodged around the reservoir, with two of the groups...

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WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

Sunday 29th November proved to be arguably the most exciting finish ever to Wirksworth's club league! Like most things in life, the league was thrown into turmoil in March 2020 when the Coronavirus crisis and subsequent national lockdown meant that races were...

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Why 2020 made me smile!

Why 2020 made me smile!

2020 has not been a great year for anyone but Wirksworth’s Tanya Rountree can tell us why in 2020 the running club made her smile.  Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019.  So for her, 2020 was about completing her treatment and then running the road...

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Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Wirksworth's Peter Johnston capped off a brilliant year of running at the weekend with a time of 3 hours 19 minutes 40 seconds at the Oulton Park marathon.  Peter is well on course to achieve his 2020 miles target for 2020 - the only thing that has stopped him running...

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Upcoming Events

Our Races

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

All of our races are currently on hold pending lifting of Coronavirus restrictions and approval from our affiliated organisations, the FRA and ARC.

Incline Race

6.4km - 208m climb
Date: TBC

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

Tunnels & Trails

10km & 2.5km
Date: TBC

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

T'Owd Man Trail Half Marathon

21.1km - 498m climb
Date: TBC

Still a tough ole boot of a race, but T’Owd Man is now a Half-Marathon!

Undulator

13.5km - 384m climb
Date: TBC

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

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