Parkrun, January 29th

Parkrun, January 29th

Wirksworth members ran at Markeaton, Monsal Trail and Crystal Palace this weekend. At the Monsal Trail parkrun, Simon Edwards (pictured at a recent BDL) ran a solid 21:26 with Mark Crawshaw just ahead of him, also running strongly in 21:08. Seb Hardy (24:00), Laura...
Parkrun, January 29th

WRC hit the heights in Notts, 16th January

Report by Simon Edwards Whilst not the highest point in Nottinghamshire, that accolade belongs to the spoil tip above the Five Pits Trail in Teversal where the summer BDL sometimes alights, Bramcote Hills provided a stern test for all runners at last week’s...
2021 Handicap club league

2021 Handicap club league

Wirksworth Running Club’s 2021 league season finished on Sunday 28th November after 11 months of hard-fought contests in both the women’s and men’s races.  Each had a slightly different story in terms of the type of runners that finished top, showing...
Ilkeston BDL race, 5th December

Ilkeston BDL race, 5th December

Report by Graham Robinson December’s installment of BDL excitement saw the intrepid WRC heading to the wilds of Ilkeston to brave the 7.6km (sounds more impressive than the equivalent 4.7 miles) cross-country course. Race organisers had reported in advance...
Matthew Walker 10km pudding race, November 21st

Matthew Walker 10km pudding race, November 21st

Wirksworth’s Chris Sleath and Ruth Miller took part in the Matthew Walker 10km pudding race on Sunday.  Chris completed it in an incredible 32 minutes, 41 seconds, securing 2nd place overall, and Ruth Miller (pictured) ducked in just under 50 minutes with...
Pacing challenge for Wirksworth runners

Pacing challenge for Wirksworth runners

by John Potter Those at the club who’ve known me for a while will have heard me opining that the main reason runners get injured is that they push themselves too hard, too often.  IMHO something like 80% of your training should be done at a comfortable pace. ...