Parkrun report 14th December

Parkrun report 14th December

Friday evening’s Wirksworth running club Christmas party was such a raucous affair (some reports suggesting that a few even stayed up chatting until 11pm) that a couple of runners couldn’t get past the alarm clock stage of their Saturday mornings this...
A marathon success story to inspire us all

A marathon success story to inspire us all

2019 was a rather special year for Wirksworth’s Peter Johnson, pictured by the Brandenburg gate, having just completed his 10th Berlin marathon and automatically enrolling him in the ‘Jubilee Club’.  We asked Peter to tell his story, surely an...
Parkrun report 7th December

Parkrun report 7th December

Wirksworth had 4 runners in the top 13 at Bakewell this week!  John Potter (18:15), Bob King (19:33), Mark Crawshaw (20:40) and Dave Spencer (20:51) made sure that the WRC vest was very visible at the front of the field.  Tanya Rountree also ran well and ducked under...
BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

Report by Bob King A cold, frosty Sunday morning in Ilkeston was the setting for the third race in the BDL winter cross country league. A new race on the calendar, (replacing the usual Bakewell show ground) the 5-mile course is run around the very accurately named...
Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Whilst others were running the BDL race at Ilkeston, four hardy WRC members embarked on a long-course orienteering event at Great Longstone. Jo Butt, Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley fully tested their map-reading skills in a 3-hour challenge to score...
Nottingham Xmas running festival November 30th to December 1st

Nottingham Xmas running festival November 30th to December 1st

Holme Pierrepoint, home of the National Water Sports Centre, hosted a weekend of races with race distances ranging from just one mile up to a full marathon.  Sam Shirley ran in the 10km race on the Saturday in 45 minutes 27 seconds.  John Potter (pictured) ran in the...