Happy new year Wirksworth runners!

2020 was just 7 hours old when James Watson and John Potter set off on their bikes for the Shipley Country parkrun, which started at 9am.  James opened up his Shipley account with 23:13, whilst John’s course PB of 19:29 gave him 4th place.  Quick change of clothes and shoes, back on the bikes and off to Markeaton parkrun – seamless pedal strokes and expert navigation (!) had them arrive with 12 minutes to spare.  John picked up his daughter, Jennifer, on the start line and wheeled her round in 20:39, whilst James was in no mood for slowing down, as demonstrated by his time of 23:00.  With both parkruns completed and the time pressure fully dissipated, both were then free to enjoy the beautiful country lanes back to a closed (!) pub in Kirk Ireton, before dropping back down into Wirksworth on what’s probably the club’s most navigated road.  What a fantastic way to start the year!