WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

Wirksworth runnning club’s third socially distanced 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 35 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Simon Edwards!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on...
Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Report by Peter Johnston David Denton’s marvellous race series returned after a pandemic-enforced year off and once again involved Wirksworth RC runners as it has done pretty much every year in memory. The ‘Tour’ is a series of 4 races over the late...
2021 targets set at Carsington Water

2021 targets set at Carsington Water

Report by James Watson On Sunday 27th December, 25 of us turned out for a welcome shot of beautiful winter sunshine at Carsington Water.  Five groups (maximum 6 in each group) set off from Sheepwash car park and splodged around the reservoir, with two of the groups...
WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

Sunday 29th November proved to be arguably the most exciting finish ever to Wirksworth’s club league! Like most things in life, the league was thrown into turmoil in March 2020 when the Coronavirus crisis and subsequent national lockdown meant that races were...
Why 2020 made me smile!

Why 2020 made me smile!

2020 has not been a great year for anyone but Wirksworth’s Tanya Rountree can tell us why in 2020 the running club made her smile.  Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019.  So for her, 2020 was about completing her treatment and then running the road...
Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Wirksworth’s Peter Johnston capped off a brilliant year of running at the weekend with a time of 3 hours 19 minutes 40 seconds at the Oulton Park marathon.  Peter is well on course to achieve his 2020 miles target for 2020 – the only thing that has stopped...