Derby 10 mile, 14th November

Derby 10 mile, 14th November

Three Wirksworth club members were among the 1045 runners who completed the Derby 10-mile race this week.  Dan Thompson (pictured, proudly wearlng his medal) obliterated his pre-race prediction of 80 minutes with 1:15:02.  Seb Hardy ran in just behind Dan, in 1:16:27,...
Not so small, still mighty! November 7th

Not so small, still mighty! November 7th

Report by Simon Edwards A truly spectacular 18 Wirksworth Runners turned out at the second BDL at Chaddesden Park last Sunday.  Perhaps reflecting the recent boom in membership this must be the highest ever representation at a Cross Country with a mix of new and old...
Wirksworth 2021 Incline Race, 31st October

Wirksworth 2021 Incline Race, 31st October

Report by James Watson After the rude interruption from the Covid-19 pandemic it was great for our Club to be able to run a somewhat belated 2021 Incline race. Ten minutes before the race began, most of the runners were sheltering from torrential rain but by 10.59 the...
Parkrun report, 30th October

Parkrun report, 30th October

The heavens opened up at about 8:59 am at Alvaston parkrun this week.  However a spot of rain wasn’t going to stop three Wirksworth runners storming into the Top 20.  John Potter was surprised to find himself winning the race in 18:50.  Simon Edwards ran a...
Parkrun report, 23rd October

Parkrun report, 23rd October

Four Wirksworth members were at Markeaton this week.  James Watson (24:03), Seb Hardy (22:17) and John Potter (18:39) all ran well and Ania Ames (pictured) clocked 24:17 in her first ever parkrun.  On the road, Georgia Mai-Walker was at Barrow, running 26:16, whilst...
Derby 10km, 17th October

Derby 10km, 17th October

Five Wirksworth runners were involved in Sunday’s Derby 10km race.  Wirksworth’s fastest runner, Chris Sleath, finished 5th overall in the race, in an astonishing time of 32:48.  Dave Spencer continued his fine form with 42:21, Stef Brassington ran a very...