Ashbourne 10 3rd March

Ashbourne 10 3rd March

Sunday morning saw the 3rd year of the Ashbourne 10 with options to run 5k, 10k or 10 miles and canicross categoies available in each distance. The varying-length races all consist of an out-and-back on the Tissington trail from Ashbourne leisure centre, which means a...
Parkrun report 2nd March

Parkrun report 2nd March

This week we start with news of a parkrun win! It only took him 101 attempts (!) but John Potter (pictured) won his first ever parkrun this week, at Poolsbrook, in a time of 18:42.  The time was actually 2 seconds outside his PB for the course but he could not care...
Parkrun report 23rd February

Parkrun report 23rd February

Back to Markeaton this week for the Wirksworth massive, and more great results.  A 26-second course PB for Dave Spencer, who clocked 20:35, and a 12-second PB for James Watson, who romped home in 21:40, after having spent the morning flashing his legs on the main road...
Parkrun report 16th February

Parkrun report 16th February

A fantastic turnout this week!  We start at Bakewell, where Bob King (19:31) and Rachel Hathaway (27:08 with Betsy) both ran course PBs!  Rachel’s time was impressively over a minute quicker than her previous best (28:15 with Jango) – she remains the only...
Winter Half Tour of Bradwell 9 February 2019

Winter Half Tour of Bradwell 9 February 2019

I ran this race last year so I thought I knew what I was letting myself into BUT I failed to spot the organisers had added a few more bonus miles for luck. Note to self – read the small print! After a thorough kit check, c.120 people set off at 10 am and ran round the...
Parkrun report 9th February

Parkrun report 9th February

A windy weekend and a next-day BDL commitment kept many Wirksworth runners away from parkrun this week but there were a few who made it along to one. We start with the Whitworth Thread, where Chris Gillot (pictured as a man who means business) ran a strong 22:10...
Parkrun report 2nd February

Parkrun report 2nd February

The parkrun report is a bit thin on the ground this week, something that couldn’t be said for the snow and ice that caused all of our local parkruns to be cancelled.  Desperate for his parkrun fix, John Potter (pictured with his family, Laura and Jennifer) made...
Parkrun report 26th January

Parkrun report 26th January

First to Markeaton, where Elaine Stone set herself a very respectable marker of 24:36, smashing her intended first target of 25 minutes – there’s much more too to come from Elaine this year.  John Potter’s 18:52 was close enough to his Markeaton PB,...
Parkrun report 19th January

Parkrun report 19th January

Five Wirksworth runners made a late call to run at Markeaton instead of Bakewell because of the snow, and what a good decision it was for James Watson, who ran a course PB of 21:52, catapulting him into the lead in the parkrun section of the club league.  John Potter...