About us

Wirksworth is a small historic lead mining town near Matlock, Derbyshire, which nestles in the Dales. Wirksworth Running Club was set up in 2004 by a group of like minded friends who enjoyed running and wanted to set up a small friendly local club. From the start the Club has set out to attract runners of all age groups and backgrounds who quite simply had a passion or interest in running whether to compete, get fit or simply to meet new people and make new friends. The first meeting was held on Wednesday 29th September 2004 where over 30 runners turned up ranging from 13 to 55 years old! The Club has gone on from strength to strength since then.

There are no conditions imposed on membership. All we want is for people to come along and enjoy the freedom of running – whether that means 2 miles, 10 miles or 20 + miles. If you have never run before you are just as welcome as a seasoned runner.


Our Committee:

  • Honorary President: Mike Briggs
  • Chairman: Paul Christmas
  • Secretary: Lila Acharya
  • Treasurer: Andy Shaw
  • Team Captain: Elaine Stone
  • Social Secretary: Nicky Ward
  • Training Officer: Paul Christmas
  • Web and publicity: Mark Crawshaw
  • Club kit: Clare Eardley