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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MapRun Fun! 2nd August

MapRun Fun! 2nd August

Report by Rachel Hathaway If you're looking for something a bit different to do with your running, why not try one of MapRun's Peak Raid events?  'MapRun is great fun and you can take part at any time you choose. All you need to do is download the MapRunF app onto...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

Monday night saw the first (but hopefully not the last!) Wirksworth runnning club socially distanced 1-mile relay race.  20 club members were out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Jo Butt!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could, on the High...

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How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

On May 24th, each club member's fastest mile was added to the club league as a segment.  Chris Gillott had already laid down the gauntlet back in March with a very impressive 6 minutes, 23 seconds Two more of WRC members were out at the weekend putting in their...

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A success story during lockdown 11th July

A success story during lockdown 11th July

Just 6 weeks ago, Laura Jones' lifetime 5km PB was 31 minutes 14 seconds, a time she had achieved when she was at the peak of her fitness last year.  With her usual weekly routine of gym classes and dancing thrown into chaos by lockdown, Laura, like many, was no...

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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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