Parkrun report November 24th

Parkrun report November 24th

More PBs at Markeaton!  Simon Edwards will be starting to eye up that elusive sub-20 after smashing his previous best by 18 seconds to clock 20:26.  John Potter risked messing up his duathlon on the following day by emptying the tank for an 18:47 finish, 11 seconds...
Parkrun report November 17th

Parkrun report November 17th

Bakewell was the place of choice for Wirksworth members this week, and we start the report with Mark Crawshaw, who sliced a massive 23 seconds off his Bakewell PB down to 19:30. John Potter’s merry peloton of parkrun cyclists was up to 3 people and the euphoria of...
Parkrun report November 10th

Parkrun report November 10th

Another successful parkrun start to the weekend from Wirksworth members.  Another PB achieved at Markeaton, this time for Simon Edwards, 20:44.  Kate Watson ran her first parkrun in a very impressive 25:57.  Meanwhile it was close but no cigar on the PB front for John...

Cutting a Dash

On Sunday morning a handful of WRC members were part of the 1363 runners who tackled the 4 and 3/4 miles of the 62nd Dovedale Dash. The famously hectic start sees the huge crowd of participants charge down the hill from Thorpe Pasture like a cotton and lycra clad...

Last weekend park run

It was back to Parkrun and the pursuit of 5km times last weekend. John Potter cycled from Wirksworth to Bakewell and took his tired legs out and back in a very impressive 18:43. Simon Edwards wasn’t far behind with 20:40.  A special mention has to go to James Watson...

BDL Shipley

What a difference a week makes!  In stark contrast to the brilliant blue skies that accompanied this years Undulator race, a week earlier an intrepid group of 12 WRC members braved the driving rain to take part in the first of the BDL Cross Country League races. Run...
The Undulator

The Undulator

Well, that was a fast one. The gauntlet thrown down last month by Billy Cartwright when he took the T’Owd Man course record from Harry Holmes was picked up and returned with interest.  Rumour has it that Harry was a bit nervous looking at the entry list, Billy...

Just 1 week to the Undulator

We’ve made it past storm Callum and the weather is forecast to be a lot kinder to us this week.  The Undulator course should just about have dried out by next weekend! Register early here and save yourself the queuing time and the organisers the typing...

And last week….

There was a pause from the weekend parkrun ritual as people set off in pursuit of 10km times.  It’s a bit strange to see WRC vests fighting it out on the flat but John Potter fought particularly well and smashed his PB at Tamworth, not only breaking 40 minutes...

Not last week but the week before….

… the Parkrun journey continued.  Brian reports from his pb weekend. There is no better way to start the weekend (with or without hangovers) than setting off from Wirksworth at 8ish on a Saturday morning to Markeaton Park Run. Last weekend was a Personal Best...