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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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The Cub

The Cub

By Kate Watson ‘The Cub’ is a 9-mile trail race which begins and ends in Seaton, East Devon and is run every year in March. ‘The Cub’ is the smaller version of the ‘The Grizzly’ which is double the distance and double the elevation. After initially signing up for the...

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The Grindleford Gallop 2024

The Grindleford Gallop 2024

After weeks of rain forecast, it was a very pleasant surprise opening my curtains on Gallop day to reveal the sun pouring in! The sunshine continued as we headed up to Grindleford to get registered and find a parking space. 4 intrepid runners from Wirksworth were...

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End of season BDL double-whammy!

End of season BDL double-whammy!

By Lewis Glover Holmebrook park Although the ground underfoot at Holmebrook park was undoubtedly categorised as 'challenging' to say the least, there were 173 folk who weren't deterred, and assembled on Sunday 18th Feb to run what was certainly one of the muddiest...

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Hartington Cake Run

Hartington Cake Run

A misty day dawned for February’s edition of the monthly Cake Run. After some logistical delays involving lost members of the group, we headed away from Hartington over the hills towards Pilsbury. The views were likely spectacular, although we couldn’t really see very...

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Bonsall Cake Run

Bonsall Cake Run

After a very chilly week with plenty of ice and snow, we wrapped up warm for January’s edition of the monthly cake run - especially as rain/sleet was forecast! We ended up with another wonderfully dry run, although the layers were appreciated up on Bonsall Moor in the...

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Round Sheffield Run – Winter 2024

Round Sheffield Run – Winter 2024

By James Watson The organisers call this race a ‘multi-stage, trail running enduro’ which means runners run for a bit, then walk for a bit, during which time they are plied with jelly babies and bananas by cheery marshals.  Timing is all sorted by dibbing at the start...

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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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