Not last week but the week before….

… the Parkrun journey continued.  Brian reports from his pb weekend. There is no better way to start the weekend (with or without hangovers) than setting off from Wirksworth at 8ish on a Saturday morning to Markeaton Park Run. Last weekend was a Personal Best...

The Undulator

It only feels like a week ago that we were talking about a WRC hill race and here we are, talking about another.  This time it’s the Stuart Learmouth Memorial Undulator, 8.4 miles taking us from the centre of Wirksworth to the the trig point on Harborough rocks...
T’Owd Man 2018.

T’Owd Man 2018.

Despite the weather forecasters trying to scare everyone with their talk of torrential rain, thunder, lightning and gale force winds, Sunday morning was dry and bright with just a hint of a fresh breeze to sharpen the wits.  Such unexpected clement weather clearly...
More Parkrun

More Parkrun

Another week, another PB.  This time at Bakewell.  Mark Crawshaw carried his heavy cold to another PB in 19:53.  He was outdone though, as Bob King joined the sub 20 gang with a sparkling 19:40! Meanwhile, John Potter was preparing to cycle from Lancaster back home to...
Nine Edges Fell Race

Nine Edges Fell Race

On the 8th September four fearless Wirksworth runners set out on a drizzly and blustery Saturday morning to tackle the formidable 20 mile Nine Edges fell race that follows the 9 gritstone edges from Derwent down to Baslow. John Hobson had set himself a goal to finish...

Keeping up with Kipchoge

Something momentous happened in Berlin today.  Peter Johnston got his mojo back.  He produced his best marathon performance of the year to cross the line in 3:24:58 and all of a sudden, Berlin 2019 seems like a good time to break his pb of 3:11.  One more Berlin...