Wendy Smith Junior Races800m courses
Junior race (c.800m) Race for children (6-10 years on 31 December 2022)
Please note that children that are 11,12,13 and 14 years old on 31 December 2023 can run the ‘short-incline’ – up to the Engine House and back as part of the main race at 11am.
Registration for the 11-14 year olds is on the day BUT bring a parent / guardian to sign a consent form
History of the Race
Wendy Smith lived in Wirksworth and was a member of the running club. She helped with the Incline Race for many years and was a teacher in a local school. She invented the Junior race to get youngsters interested in running, it was instantly a hit with the kids. She tragically died in 2014 so the Junior race is named in her honour and the winners get a trophy made with wood from the race course and made by a friend of Wendy’s, Peter Cousins, a local artist. We’ve now had children who have competed in the junior, the short and long course races as they’ve grown up.