Parkrun report 22nd June

Parkrun report 22nd June

More course PBs this week at Bakewell, Bob King and Tanya Rountree both ran superbly off the back of the WRC sports day.  Bob’s 19:26 was only 2 seconds off his best ever parkrun, which he achieved on the much easier course at York.  So, Bob is surely starting...
Derby half marathon 9th June

Derby half marathon 9th June

Wirksworth was represented by 5 runners at the Derby half marathon on Sunday 9th June.  The weather was good for a longer distance race, dry with broken sunshine but not too warm. The race now starts and finishes near the cathedral in the city centre after having been...
Parkrun report 8th June

Parkrun report 8th June

Sunday race commitments (notably the Derby half marathon) and the odd cold here and there meant that just three Wirksworth runners went to Bakewell this week, where there was a massive 56-second course PB for Jo Butt.  Jo’s 28:56 made her previous best there...
Buxton Half Marathon 26th May

Buxton Half Marathon 26th May

James Watson and Leonard Foulk both took part in the Buxton Half Marathon on Sunday May 26th. Here is James’s account….. This was a lovely Half Marathon made even lovelier by some typical Buxton weather – rain – beautiful rain.  In fact there was so much of it there...
Parkrun report 1st June

Parkrun report 1st June

There were more course PBs from WRC members at Markeaton and some very strong running to get them.  Mark Crawshaw (19:41) and Dave Spencer (20:20) both improved their positions in the club league with their fastest ever Markeaton efforts.  Tanya Rountree and Jo Butt...
Parkrun report 25th May

Parkrun report 25th May

Four Wirksworth members made it down to Markeaton this week and there were some good runs.  Adam Leighton’s PBs are becoming the norm – he shaved another 15 seconds off his Markeaton best, he’s now down to 21:31.  Kate Watson has been busy lately...
Parkrun report 11th May

Parkrun report 11th May

Dave Spencer just can’t stop running at the moment – Ambergate fell race on the Friday, a strong 20:36 at the Whitworth Thread on the Saturday morning before getting up early to compete in a triathlon on the Sunday.  Stacy Newton clocked 21:42, a good time...
Ambergate Fell Race

Ambergate Fell Race

On Friday  10th May a team of Wirksworth Runners took on the new Ambergate Fell Race, which was organised as part of the village carnival.  It was a short but tricky course starting on a lane to the rear of the Hurt Arms, going through the old wire works before...
Frimley 10k

Frimley 10k

This weekend, chairman Paul Christmas competed at an away event – the Frimley 10k, which is based at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey and this year raised funds for their Stroke Appeal. Some weeks on from the Derby 10k, Paul was hoping to see some improvement with just...