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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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WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

Wirksworth runnning club's third socially distanced 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 35 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Simon Edwards!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on the...

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Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Report by Peter Johnston David Denton's marvellous race series returned after a pandemic-enforced year off and once again involved Wirksworth RC runners as it has done pretty much every year in memory. The 'Tour' is a series of 4 races over the late May Bank Holiday...

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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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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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