Bolsover 10km December 9th

Dave Spencer and John Potter both ran well in the Bolsover 10km, a popular event with 832 runners completing the course this year.  The course is gently undulating yet still seems to produce fast times.  John’s 38:38 was a PB and earned him 43rd place. ...
BDL Bakewell – 2 12 2018

BDL Bakewell – 2 12 2018

Last week’s soggy Bakewell BDL looks like the last on that course as the showground have apparently sold the hillside.  Wirksworth lads celebrated with 8th place in the team rankings beating the much bigger Long Eaton team.  Eva and Emma Roberts put in a great...

Litton Christmas Cracker 9 12 2018

Fairly tough conditions today for the annual Litton fell race. The river was flooded up to knee deep for long sections between Litton and Cressbrook and there was plenty of slippery mud on sections of the course. Mulled wine, mince pies and a cosy post-race warm up in...
Parkrun report December 8th

Parkrun report December 8th

The horrible winter weather couldn’t stop Kate Watson smashing her PB by over 1 minute at Markeaton.  Kate ran 24:40 with dad, James Watson (24:41).  Tanya Rountree ran under 29 minutes again, 28:44.  At Bakewell, John Hobson was fighting the bad weather and a...
Parkrun report December 1st

Parkrun report December 1st

Another great week at the Markeaton parkrun for Wirksworth, in spite of the drizzle.  Jo Butt was our star runner this week, slicing 50 seconds(!) off her PB and ducking under 30 minutes for the first time with 29:29.  Kate Watson ran a solid 27:06 and Rachel Hathaway...
Parkrun report November 24th

Parkrun report November 24th

More PBs at Markeaton!  Simon Edwards will be starting to eye up that elusive sub-20 after smashing his previous best by 18 seconds to clock 20:26.  John Potter risked messing up his duathlon on the following day by emptying the tank for an 18:47 finish, 11 seconds...
Parkrun report November 17th

Parkrun report November 17th

Bakewell was the place of choice for Wirksworth members this week, and we start the report with Mark Crawshaw, who sliced a massive 23 seconds off his Bakewell PB down to 19:30. John Potter’s merry peloton of parkrun cyclists was up to 3 people and the euphoria of...
Parkrun report November 10th

Parkrun report November 10th

Another successful parkrun start to the weekend from Wirksworth members.  Another PB achieved at Markeaton, this time for Simon Edwards, 20:44.  Kate Watson ran her first parkrun in a very impressive 25:57.  Meanwhile it was close but no cigar on the PB front for John...

Cutting a Dash

On Sunday morning a handful of WRC members were part of the 1363 runners who tackled the 4 and 3/4 miles of the 62nd Dovedale Dash. The famously hectic start sees the huge crowd of participants charge down the hill from Thorpe Pasture like a cotton and lycra clad...

Last weekend park run

It was back to Parkrun and the pursuit of 5km times last weekend. John Potter cycled from Wirksworth to Bakewell and took his tired legs out and back in a very impressive 18:43. Simon Edwards wasn’t far behind with 20:40.  A special mention has to go to James Watson...