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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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Belper Cake Run

Belper Cake Run

By Nicky Rose With thunderstorms and hail forecast, only 6 hardy souls braved the cake run! We set off across fields of maize, through a gate (that probably wasn't a gate!) towards Wyver Lane.  There were some lovely butterflies and 'interested' cows as we climbed up...

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Carsington Derby Runner BDL

Carsington Derby Runner BDL

By David Brassington Tuesday the 4th July and it was finally time for the jewel in the crown of the summer BDL series. Moody skies and a slight breeze greeted the volunteers and a few very keen runners as they arrived at Millfields carpark to setup for the Carsington...

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Black Rocks Fell Race 2023

Black Rocks Fell Race 2023

After a rather rainy few days, the clouds seemed to be parting just in time for the Black Rocks Fell Race, hosted by our friends at Matlock AC. A small team of Wirksworth runners - Dave B, Mark, Jake and Kat - arrived eagerly at the registration table with their £6...

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Derwent River Relays 2023

Derwent River Relays 2023

By Steve Elliff Saturday 8th July saw members of Wirksworth Running Club descend on mass to the Derwent River Relays, organised by our friends at Belper Harriers. We fielded five teams for the relays, which were assigned following careful deliberation, with three of...

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George Fisher Tea Round

George Fisher Tea Round

By Graham Robinson Outdoor retailer George Fisher has put together a 50km challenge called The Tea Round. This starts and finishes outside their Keswick shop and visits all of the summits visible from their top floor cafe window. Overall, this accumulates an overall...

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Hartington Cake Run

Hartington Cake Run

The day of the cake run dawned bright and sunny, so we packed our suncream and sunglasses expecting Nicky’s prior arrangement for the weather to still be in place. To our surprise, raindrops started to appear on the duck pond as we assembled in Hartington! Not to be...

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Tunnels and Trails 2023

Tunnels and Trails 2023

Tunnels & Trails Charity 10k Cake Run and Fun Run. by Liz Abrahams Phew, what a Scorcher! A beautiful June evening saw over 150 people up at Middleton Top ready to run along the trail. First was the 2.5k Fun Run with 21 children and 1 adult making their way along...

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Denby Derby Runner BDL

Denby Derby Runner BDL

By Lewis Glover 16 runners from WRC competed in this month's run taking place at Denby and hosted by Belper Harriers. Fine weather was present making the ground appreciably dry (if a little dusty in places) and the event was well attended by the participating clubs,...

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