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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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The Grindleford Gallop 2024

The Grindleford Gallop 2024

After weeks of rain forecast, it was a very pleasant surprise opening my curtains on Gallop day to reveal the sun pouring in! The sunshine continued as we headed up to Grindleford to get registered and find a parking space. 4 intrepid runners from Wirksworth were...

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End of season BDL double-whammy!

End of season BDL double-whammy!

By Lewis Glover Holmebrook park Although the ground underfoot at Holmebrook park was undoubtedly categorised as 'challenging' to say the least, there were 173 folk who weren't deterred, and assembled on Sunday 18th Feb to run what was certainly one of the muddiest...

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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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Grindleford Gallop 2023

Grindleford Gallop 2023

By Steve Elliff The Grindleford Gallop is one of the most popular fell races in the Peaks.  It books up quickly and whilst it’s been on my radar for a while, I’ve never been organised enough to secure a place!  The race typically takes place in March, although this...

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Charitable fundraising 2023

Charitable fundraising 2023

Very pleased to announce we have now made donations to several local charities using the funds raised from our Tunnels and Trails race this summer. The following charities and groups have received a donation: Derbyshire Mind, Friends of the Cromford Canal, The Young...

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The Trig Point Trot

The Trig Point Trot

Some of our members who also run with the Middleton Runners were recently invited to join an interesting running challenge - a 58km loop from Matlock, taking in 11 of our local trig points. The idea came from Shaun, a friend of the Middleton Runners, who wanted to...

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Wilne 10k

Wilne 10k

By Peter Johnston On Sunday 3rd September, WRC were once again being represented at the Wilne 10k. It was a sticky day, but the flat, fast course helped Peter Johnston get round in 43:23 and Dave Spencer in 47:00 - a time that put Dave an impressive 9th in age...

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Meynell Gardens Cake Run

Meynell Gardens Cake Run

By Nicky Rose The sun was shining as we set off for our cake run today from Meynell Gardens in Kedleston... It was an absolutely stunning morning as we trotted down the lane, helping a baby toad cross the road before crossing into the fields towards the Centenary Way....

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Tara Kinder Memorial 10k

Tara Kinder Memorial 10k

Emma and Tanya took on the annual Tara Kinder Memorial 10k on a “damp” Friday night. It is a flat three lap course through the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle. Really popular with local running clubs, we were surrounded by hundreds of club vests and had lots of...

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