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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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White Peak Festival of Running 2023

White Peak Festival of Running 2023

By Helen Elliff Saturday 20th May saw a great turn out representing WRC with members taking on all three of the races which make up the Festival of Running; The Ian Milne White Peak Marathon, Swift Half Marathon and Down in a Shot 10k. We had Bethany Higgins taking on...

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Outside Hope Valley Round – May 2023

Outside Hope Valley Round – May 2023

By Steve Elliff People are motivated to run for a number of different reasons.  Judging by the popularity of the monthly cake runs, cake forms a significant motivator for many members of Wirksworth Running Club, and this tale does involve cake!  However, before the...

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Belper Parks Life 2023

Belper Parks Life 2023

By Lewis Glover Three WRC runners took part in the Parks Life fell race in Belper on Thursday 18th May. This is a relatively new race having only debuted last year. It turned to be a great course, attended by both non club-affiliated runners and supported well by...

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Eyam Half Marathon 2023

Eyam Half Marathon 2023

By James Watson Woah – what a race! Dear reader it had it ALL!  In no particular order…….. 500 registered runners Spring had sprung - Derbyshire looking great On road but through beech and pine woodland plus some moorland thrown in 1,500 ft. of ups and downs Cheery...

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Tagg Lane Cake Run

Tagg Lane Cake Run

Saturday morning dawned cool and cloudy but we were confident the sun would shine on us thanks to Nicky making her weather deal. Sure enough, after a couple of km the clouds parted to reveal glorious blue skies. We headed out towards the impressive peaks of The...

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Cromford Derby Runner BDL

Cromford Derby Runner BDL

By Lewis Glover A bright dry evening at Cromford had 16 WRC runners make up a part of the large turnout of 320 participants from 12 clubs descending on Cromford Meadows for the second race of the 2023 Summer series. Starting with a spritely dash from the rugby club...

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Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Three Peaks

By Graham Robinson Running the classic Yorkshire 3 Peaks fell race has long been an ambition of mine, one which would bring together lots of variables; qualifying races, training, fitness and weather on the day. Consisting of 24 miles with another mile of overall...

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Teversal Derby Runner/BDL

Teversal Derby Runner/BDL

Teversal Derby Runner BDL 18 April By Simon Edwards With full team results still to come a healthy contingent of 13 WRC runners did the club proud in the first race of the Derby Runner BDL Summer League.  The women’s team of six ran superbly and packed well up the...

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Peak Rail 2023

Peak Rail 2023

By Stef Brassington After a hectic Easter weekend of egg hunts and chocolate gorging, what better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday than racing a Steam Train. Organised by Matlock Athletic Club, the race started at Rowsley train station and while runners warmed up,...

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Beeley Cake Run

Beeley Cake Run

After a week of non-stop April showers, we too weren’t hopeful for the weather for this month’s edition of the cake run. However, Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, leading to some speculation that Nicky has made a deal with the devil to guarantee perfect...

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