WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

Monday night saw the first (but hopefully not the last!) Wirksworth runnning club socially distanced 1-mile relay race.  20 club members were out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Jo Butt!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could, on the High...
How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

On May 24th, each club member’s fastest mile was added to the club league as a segment.  Chris Gillott had already laid down the gauntlet back in March with a very impressive 6 minutes, 23 seconds Two more of WRC members were out at the weekend putting in their...
A success story during lockdown 11th July

A success story during lockdown 11th July

Just 6 weeks ago, Laura Jones’ lifetime 5km PB was 31 minutes 14 seconds, a time she had achieved when she was at the peak of her fitness last year.  With her usual weekly routine of gym classes and dancing thrown into chaos by lockdown, Laura, like many, was no...
Carsington TT 30th June

Carsington TT 30th June

10 of Wirksworth Running Club’s members have now set an official time for the Carisngton TT segment in our handicap club league.  Chris Gillott and Sarah Chamberlain were out on Tuesday night, pushing each other all the way with a socially distanced...
Tunnels and Trails 10th June

Tunnels and Trails 10th June

14 of Wirksworth Running Club’s members have now set an official time for the Tunnels and Trails segment in our handicap club league.  Five of our members were out on Wednesday, showing off the club’s continued social distancing and determination to keep...
Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

On 6th May, 1954, at the Ifley Road athletics track in Oxford, Roger Bannister became the first man in history to run a mile in under 4 minutes.  A knowledge of these details is imperative for anybody who takes their pub quizzes as seriously as I do.  But, perhaps...