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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Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

On 6th May, 1954, at the Ifley Road athletics track in Oxford, Roger Bannister became the first man in history to run a mile in under 4 minutes.  A knowledge of these details is imperative for anybody who takes their pub quizzes as seriously as I do.  But, perhaps...

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The Undulator

The Undulator

Adam Leighton and Elaine Stone this weekend became Wirksworth Running Club's first two runners to record a time on our Undulator race, which forms part of the club's handicap league.  Neither runner managed to record the exact segment due to a wrong turn here and...

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Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Chris Gillott (pictured) and Graham Robinson became the latest WRC members to complete James Watson's Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon, which forms part of the club's handicap league.  James designed this race to start and finish outside his house.  If you ask him...

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Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Leading the WRC handicap league in the men's competition, is Graham Robinson, sporting a hairstyle and beard that will come to be known as 'The Lockdown'.  Despite already having 5 points and a good time on the Rachel's rocks* segment, Graham went out yesterday and...

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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

Incline Race

6.4km - 208m climb
26th April 2020

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

Tunnels & Trails

10km & 2.5km
10th June 2020

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

T'Owd Man Trail Half Marathon

21.1km - 498m climb
20th September 2020

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


13.5km - 384m climb
18th October 2020

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

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