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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My Running Journey, by James Windsor

My Running Journey, by James Windsor

Where did it begin? For almost all my life, I had been very overweight and did very little exercise. To the point, where after some abnormal blood test results, I was urged by my GP and others to try and lose weight and exercise regularly to protect my health and live...

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Carsington BDL 5th July

Carsington BDL 5th July

by Graham Robinson The 5th of July saw WRC's turn to host the 4th BDL event of the summer season at Carsington Water, which looked stunning in the evening sunshine. We received a very good turnout, with just shy of 300 runners entering this very undulating, and quite...

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WRC Sports Day, 2nd July

WRC Sports Day, 2nd July

15 WRC runners took part in our second annual sports day, at the Ilkeston athletics track.  We split into 3 teams and raced each other at 3000m, 1500m, 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m, with the shorter events involving relays. It was tremendous fun, everyone worked really hard...

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Tunnels and Trails, 8th June

Tunnels and Trails, 8th June

The Tunnels & Trails 10k made a come back after a 2 year break on the 8th June and didn’t disappoint. The event had a fantastic atmosphere with over 100 runners, many achieving a PB, and all enjoying cake (supplied by WRC and local scouts groups) at the end in the...

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Denby BDL June 7th

Denby BDL June 7th

Report by Lewis Glover The third Derby Runner BDL race of the summer season took place at Denby on a bright Tuesday evening this week. This particular event being somewhat unique within the BDL format as was a treble lap race with circuits 1 and 3 being the same and...

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Carsington 7+ race May 15th

Carsington 7+ race May 15th

Report by Stef Brassington The Carsington 7+ race was run on May 15th and after slightly bullying my other half, David, into entering with me, we joined the other 368 runners heading for a lap of the reservoir. Thanks to some wonderful toddler germs and both of us...

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Our Races

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

We are intending on running our full race programme in 2022.

Junior Incline Race (6-10 year olds)

800m
Date: Sunday 24 April 2022 @ 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 24 April 2022 @ 11am

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

Tunnels & Trails

10km & 2.5km
Date: Wednesday 8 June 2022 @ 7.30pm

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

Undulator

13.5km - 384m climb
Date: Sunday 23 October  2022 @ 11am

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

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