Parkrun report 17th August

Parkrun report 17th August

It was sunny this week at Markeaton, though the course was waterlogged in places from Friday’s torrential downpour! 5 WRC members didn’t mind the consequent wet shoes though… Mark Crawshaw (20:05), Stacy Newton (20:30), Dave Spencer (21:44), Brian...
Parkrun report 10th August

Parkrun report 10th August

It was a bit windy this Saturday morning, and all 3 WRC members who ran at Bakewell found it just a little bit tougher on the usually easier return leg of Bakewell’s out-and-back course.  In spite of the wind, Jo Butt (29:26), Brian Clememts (24:40) and John...
Ricky’s race August 8th

Ricky’s race August 8th

Report by Brian Clements An indecisive me… “shall I? shan’t I? shall I? shan’t I?”   I text Mark Crawshaw (he’s done it before).  “Ricky’s is a good race – bout same as Ashover Fell Race (renamed ‘Lost Lad...
BDL Shipley Park August 6th

BDL Shipley Park August 6th

Report by Elaine Stone It was a warm evening for the final Summer BDL race at Shipley Park and fortunately the thunderstorms that had been forecast never appeared. Jenny, waiting at the market place with her WRC kit on, munching on a sandwich, stopped me panicking any...
Parkrun report 3rd August

Parkrun report 3rd August

Wirksworth members were cycling in different directions to different parkruns this week.  Mark Crawshaw and Dave Spencer hopped on their bikes to Bakewell and then hopped off to run some very respectable times.  Mark’s 19:40 was only 10 seconds off his Bakewell...
Bonsall Hill race July 29th

Bonsall Hill race July 29th

Report by Stacy Newton Monday saw an impressive 15 Wirksworth runners take on the Bonsall Hill race. The race forms part of the village carnival and is relatively short at 3.75 miles but has some impressive climbs to deal with.  It starts at the cross next to the...
Parkrun report 27th July

Parkrun report 27th July

Five WRC members went to Markeaton this week, with Brian Clements and John Potter cycling there.  Brian ran a solid 25:35 whilst John managed to knock 20 seconds off his course PB with 18:26.  The course PBs weren’t finished there.. Alex Clemmitt hadn’t...
Brassington Fell Race 25th July

Brassington Fell Race 25th July

Report by Brian Clements Scorchio!  Madness!  I’m talking about the state of my mind not the band.  And I’m not alone – eight other Wirksworth Runners suffer from the same condition, some with acute symptoms, aka Dave Spencer and Mark Crawshaw with their...
Parkrun report 10th August

Parkrun report 20th July

4 WRC members headed down to Markeaton this week. Matt Smith ran his first ever parkrun, throwing down a 25:30 marker, whilst Tiffany Lovelock ran her first Markeaton race in 29:38 – this was Tiffany’s second ever parkrun.  Hannah Leighton was paced round...
Tara Kinder 10km 19th July

Tara Kinder 10km 19th July

It’s a warm, humid Friday evening and many are settling down to a nice glass of wine or a cold pint.  However, there were 495 people at Elvaston Castle getting ready for the proper way to unwind after a week’s work, namely going at it hard for 10km!  Four...