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Langdale Half Marathon 24th October

Langdale Half Marathon 24th October

Wirksorth's Elaine Stone put together a fantastic performance today on the Langdale Half Marathon in the Lake District.  Here is Elaine's report: Here’s a photo of me about to set off on the Langdale Half Marathon in the Lake District.  Just in case you’re wondering,...

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Clumber Park duathlon 24th October

Clumber Park duathlon 24th October

Wirksworth's John Potter (pictured running proudly for the club in the pre-lockdown days of 2019) competed in the Clumber Park duathlon today, which consisted of a 6.9km run, am 18km bike ride and a 2.25km run.  Despite a tough field, John raced well to come 18th...

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Gravesend duathlon 18th October

Gravesend duathlon 18th October

Wirksworth's John Potter competed in the Gravesend duathlon on Sunday, which consisted of a 5.5km run, folowed by a 20km bike, and then a 2.7km run.  It was a very well organised race and John came 5th out of 71 finishers.

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Masked Rat Half Marathon October 3rd

Masked Rat Half Marathon October 3rd

Report by Elaine Stone If you fancy setting yourself the challenge of running a half marathon, then why not have a go at The Masked Rat?  This is otherwise known as The Eyam half marathon, which should have taken place in May but, of course, was postponed and then...

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Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon, October 4th

Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon, October 4th

Wirksworth's John Potter (pictured at the recent Darley Moor duathlon) raced in the Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon this weekend.  Conditions were appalling but the organisers put on a great race - John was especially grateful to all the marshals, who stood in...

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Mum runner September 29th

Mum runner September 29th

Stef Brassington continued her impressive comeback from giving birth this week on Kate's canter, a 5km segment in the WRC club league which she ran in 22:42.  Only 3 runners have completed the segment but Stef has taken top spot for now, and these 3 points have seen...

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Darley Moor duathlon September 20th

Darley Moor duathlon September 20th

Wirksworth's Dave Spencer (pictured) and John Potter raced in the Darley Moor sprint duathlon this morning. The race had orginially been intended as a GBR Age-group qualifier before the COVID situation saw it 'downgraded' to a socailly distanced duathlon, and the...

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Carsington 7+ September 20th

Carsington 7+ September 20th

A windy Sunday morning saw three Wirksworth athletes competing in a sizeable field at the Carsington 7+ race, probably the biggest race most of us have seen all year, with over 420 finishers. Having negotiated some understandably rigorous Covid-safe logistics, the...

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Peak Raid 3 – Win Hill and Lose Hill September 20th

Peak Raid 3 – Win Hill and Lose Hill September 20th

Five members of Wirksworth Running Club ventured out to Bamford to partake in the first Peak Raid 3 event of the Autumn series, 2020. With a few changes to the normal format, the socially distanced orienteering event was enjoyed by all. For Peter Johnston and Elaine...

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Wirksworth’s segment champion, September 12th

Wirksworth’s segment champion, September 12th

Club league leader Graham Robinson was out and about on Saturday, running a hilly 27km.  Graham was checking out the league's latest segment, Kate’s canter 5km, which he laid down a modest 28:01 marker on to attack next time out.  However, he also revisited Incline...

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Derby Sprint Triathlon September 13th

Derby Sprint Triathlon September 13th

Wirksworth's John Potter ran in the Derby Sprint triathlon this morning.  There were some very good triathletes in the race but John managed to run himself into 11th overall, in a time of 56:49, which was enough to win his age group. There were 247 finishers in the...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 7th September

WRC 1-mile relay race 7th September

Wirksworth runnning club's second socially distanced 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 26 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Brian Clements!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on the...

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Kate’s canter 29th August

Kate’s canter 29th August

Kate Watson today got the latest segment in the club league Kate's canter off to a good start today with a PB of 24:45.  Kate recently created the 5km segment with the help of Peter Johnston. Men's competition leader Graham Robinson has now completed all the segments...

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Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon 16th August

Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon 16th August

The long wait for a proper race was finally over this morning for Dave Spencer (pictured) and John Potter, as they took part in the Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon.  This involved a 2.4km run, a 9km bike, and another 2.4km run.  Both Dave and John won their age...

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MapRun Fun! 2nd August

MapRun Fun! 2nd August

Report by Rachel Hathaway If you're looking for something a bit different to do with your running, why not try one of MapRun's Peak Raid events?  'MapRun is great fun and you can take part at any time you choose. All you need to do is download the MapRunF app onto...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

Monday night saw the first (but hopefully not the last!) Wirksworth runnning club socially distanced 1-mile relay race.  20 club members were out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Jo Butt!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could, on the High...

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How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

On May 24th, each club member's fastest mile was added to the club league as a segment.  Chris Gillott had already laid down the gauntlet back in March with a very impressive 6 minutes, 23 seconds Two more of WRC members were out at the weekend putting in their...

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A success story during lockdown 11th July

A success story during lockdown 11th July

Just 6 weeks ago, Laura Jones' lifetime 5km PB was 31 minutes 14 seconds, a time she had achieved when she was at the peak of her fitness last year.  With her usual weekly routine of gym classes and dancing thrown into chaos by lockdown, Laura, like many, was no...

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Carsington TT 30th June

Carsington TT 30th June

10 of Wirksworth Running Club's members have now set an official time for the Carisngton TT segment in our handicap club league.  Chris Gillott and Sarah Chamberlain were out on Tuesday night, pushing each other all the way with a socially distanced cat-and-mouse...

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Tunnels and Trails 10th June

Tunnels and Trails 10th June

14 of Wirksworth Running Club's members have now set an official time for the Tunnels and Trails segment in our handicap club league.  Five of our members were out on Wednesday, showing off the club's continued social distancing and determination to keep running well...

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