Our Club

We are a friendly club based near Matlock in Wirksworth, 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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Parkrun report 7th December

Parkrun report 7th December

Wirksworth had 4 runners in the top 13 at Bakewell this week!  John Potter (18:15), Bob King (19:33), Mark Crawshaw (20:40) and Dave Spencer (20:51) made sure that the WRC vest was very visible at the front of the field.  Tanya Rountree also ran well and ducked under...

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Try a triathlon in 2020

Try a triathlon in 2020

Welcome to the triathlon section of the Wirksworth Running Club website! Some of the WRC members are either triathletes or have dabbled with duathlon and/or triathlon.  If you've never done a triathlon and would like to give one a go, it's a good idea to start with a...

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BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

Report by Bob King A cold, frosty Sunday morning in Ilkeston was the setting for the third race in the BDL winter cross country league. A new race on the calendar, (replacing the usual Bakewell show ground) the 5-mile course is run around the very accurately named...

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Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Whilst others were running the BDL race at Ilkeston, four hardy WRC members embarked on a long-course orienteering event at Great Longstone. Jo Butt, Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley fully tested their map-reading skills in a 3-hour challenge to score...

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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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