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...
The Undulator

The Undulator

Adam Leighton and Elaine Stone this weekend became Wirksworth Running Club’s first two runners to record a time on our Undulator race, which forms part of the club’s handicap league.  Neither runner managed to record the exact segment due to a wrong turn...
Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Chris Gillott (pictured) and Graham Robinson became the latest WRC members to complete James Watson’s Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon, which forms part of the club’s handicap league.  James designed this race to start and finish outside his house.  If...
Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Leading the WRC handicap league in the men’s competition, is Graham Robinson, sporting a hairstyle and beard that will come to be known as ‘The Lockdown’.  Despite already having 5 points and a good time on the Rachel’s rocks* segment, Graham...
WRC Cromford traffic lights TT 13th May

WRC Cromford traffic lights TT 13th May

Wirksworth’s runners are continuing to battle their way through lockdown as we all fight it out in the club’s handicap league.  During the winter, we run a 5-mile time trial from Cromford traffic lights to Matlock and back.  The segment forms part of the...
Hill Start! Bell Curve

Hill Start! Bell Curve

Wirksworth Running Club’s handicap club league is really up and running now with many of our members attempting the segments that we’ve all been creating.  One segment that delivers some of the best views in Wirksworth (though you have to work hard to get...
You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

This lockdown situation is tough to take for all runners with races being cancelled left, right and centre and no events to now train for.  But for Bob King, the timing was diabolical because Bob had been training extremely hard for a sub-40 10km at Derby on 29th...
Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Wirksworth’s Monday night sessions are not running at the moment but, throughout the summer, the club usually uses a 5-mile time trial course at Carsington Water, starting and finishing at the Sheepwash car park.  John Potter was out alone on Tuesday evening...
Tunnels and Trails 14th April

Tunnels and Trails 14th April

With Wirksworth Running Club’s official Tunnels and Trails race in June looking increasingly unlikely, WRC members have been out having a go at it individually.  Zack Hubbard got the better of dad, Chris, on their same-household attempt at it.  John Potter...
WRC continues speed training 13th April

WRC continues speed training 13th April

With our Monday night speed sessions currently cancelled, WRC members have been following the sessions individually in their one-exercise-a-day quota instead.  Dad and daughter, James and Kate Watson (same household) were proudly sporting their WRC vests as they took...