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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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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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Bakewell Cake Run

Bakewell Cake Run

It was another spectacular Saturday for this month’s edition of the Cake Run! After rather a lot of rain in recent weeks, we were blessed with sunny skies - possibly because all of the Earth’s water is currently locked up in the muddy ground of Derbyshire. We headed...

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Tissington Cake Run

Tissington Cake Run

By Andy Rose November’s cake run started from Tissington, and five of us set off from Tissington Hall across the fields to Thorpe Cloud. This route was originally proposed for October, but had to be postponed because of flooding, but there was still plenty of wetness...

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Chaddesden Derby Runner BDL 2023

Chaddesden Derby Runner BDL 2023

Mud, glorious mud was the theme of this year’s Chaddesden Derby Runner BDL, which thirteen  members of Wirksworth set off to conquer. The new lake water feature, located a short way into the run at the far end of the football fields, was an added surprise for the 256...

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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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