Bethan lights up the trail

Bethan lights up the trail

Report by Simon Edwards A newish local fell run, the Higham Hill Race, was attended by three WRC members last Tuesday. At just over 4 miles the route cut a figure of eight loop, with a mixture of brambly woods, open fields, some road sections and a steep climb that...
2022 Spring Trail Run Series, 6th March

2022 Spring Trail Run Series, 6th March

Race Report: Adam Leighton Dark & White’s first round of the 2022 Spring Trail Run Series kicked off from the village of Castleton on Sunday 6th March. The series features 3 races with an option of a long (14-17km) or short (5-8km) courses run over scenic off...
Carsington Water 10kms and half marathons, 26th, 27th February

Carsington Water 10kms and half marathons, 26th, 27th February

Wirksworth’s Stef Brassington finished 15th overall, 4th female and comfortably winning her age group in the Carsington Water 10km on Sunday, in a time of 48:00.  Alex Howard ran a very impressive 1:45:34 in the half marathon, which secured him 44th place in a...
BDL Cross-Country – end of season report. 

BDL Cross-Country – end of season report. 

Report by Simon Edwards Reflections on the BDL Cross Country Winter League.  Firstly, we should acknowledge that it is the Derby Runner BDL Winter League and thanks to the aforementioned running shop, who took over sponsorship of the event from Louis Booth (Painter...
Tour of Bradwell Winter Half, 12th February

Tour of Bradwell Winter Half, 12th February

Report by Graham Robinson On Saturday 12th February Olly Pratten, Elaine Stone, Beth Nadin and I joined a field of 180 other runners on the Tour of Bradwell Winter Half.  This unmarked 28km route with an overall ascent of 1km, was my first proper fell race. It tested...
Markrun

Markrun

Wirksworth’s Mark Crawshaw recently clocked up his 50th parkrun, well done, Mark! Whilst the weekly parkrun reports have been slowing down (sorry!), Mark’s parkrun attendance has been speeding up.  Mark has run at the Monsal Trail parkrun every week for the last 4...