Happy New year! And what better way to start than with a race (or two!)? Six Wirksworth members made their way to Markeaton. John Potter got off his bike to sneak a 1-second PB (18:46), whilst James Watson ran a blinding race to slash a whopping 47 seconds off his previous best (22:17). And neither were finished there… John got back on his bike to cycle to the easier Long Eaton parkrun (where he ran 18:53) whilst James made his way on to the Dave Denton Hangover race, where he was seen to be running strongly again, relentlessly chasing Chris Gillot. For the saner Wirksworth runners, just one parkrun was enough… Kate Watson started the year with another strong sub-25 (24:56), Tracey Slack ran her first ever parkrun in 29:01, and Rachel Hathaway (30:18) and Jo Butt (31:42) also ran well to kick off the running year.