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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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Eyam Half Marathon 2024

Eyam Half Marathon 2024

By Elaine Stone The Eyam Half Marathon The Eyam half marathon took place last Sunday and myself along with Glenn, Graham and Steve were all there representing WRC. The route is very scenic with views over 5 counties. It is also quite tough and challenging as it has...

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Cromford Derby Runner BDL

Cromford Derby Runner BDL

By Graham Robinson Matlock AC hosted May's entry in the summer BDL league in Cromford. The WRC faithful met in the bright evening sunshine to discuss coping strategies regarding how best to tackle the infamous 130m incline from Highpeak Junction; Mind games to...

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Run Roche Abbey half marathon

Run Roche Abbey half marathon

Last weekend, Aimi and I (Kat) decided to travel North to have a go at the Grim Up North Running half marathon at Roche Abbey. The race organisers allow dogs to run many of their events, so Luna came along to accompany me. It was sunny but cold as we lined up ready to...

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Kinder Downfall Fell Race

Kinder Downfall Fell Race

By Dave Brassington The 21st April was a beautiful spring day for the running of the Kinder Downfall Fell Race. Perfect running conditions greeted the 300 odd runners as they gathered in Hayfield at the foot of the Kinder Plateau. The race itself is 9.6miles (15.4km)...

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Teversal Derby Runner BDL 2024

Teversal Derby Runner BDL 2024

By Lewis Glover The Derby Runner BDL summer season kicked off Tuesday evening, 16th of April at Teversal. There was a great turnout of 379 runners from the combined clubs, including a couple of van loads comprising the 14 runners representing WRC. The brief shower...

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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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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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