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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 to eye...

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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...

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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 look...

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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...

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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...

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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 studying for her A...

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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 though...

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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...

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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...

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Parkrun report 4th May

The big news this week comes on the road at the Marshall Drive Parkrun in Brotton, North Yorkshire, where Bob King wore his vest proudly into the silver medal slot with 20:27.  This is Bob's highest ever placing at a parkrun and, in the form he's in, there's no reason...

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Parkrun report 20th April

Top performances all round this week... The Watsons got on their bikes and headed south to Markeaton.  Kate, jumped off and ran a course PB of 23:11, an absolutely outstanding one minute 29 seconds better than her previous best and catapulting her into 3rd place in...

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Peat Pit Woods Fell Race report

Sunday 14th April saw David Denton's annual Peat Pit Woods fell race take place, moved forward by one week from its usual Easter Sunday slot due to a clash with another race this year. The race is a short and lively undulating route of two laps around Shining Cliff...

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Parkrun report 13th April

Not too many results to report this week at parkrun.  Mark Crawshaw ran strongly again, this week he was at the Whitworth Thread, coming home in 20:57.  James Watson and John Potter cycled to Bakewell - James was pleased with his course PB of 21:56 (probably only 30...

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Parkrun report 6th April

It was chilly but sunny and peaceful at Markeaton this week, where four Wirksworth runners put in an appearance.  Brian Clements ran the race of his life - 23:45 was a course PB and saw him regain top spot in the parkrun section of the club league.  James Watson got...

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Parkrun report 30th March

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in Wirksworth - a great day for a fast run, so we headed to the Bakewell parkrun this week, where we greeted by... eh? a corridor of mist!  Star man this week was Dave Spencer, who batted his Bakewell best out of the park with...

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Parkrun report 23rd March

The long-awaited return to form of Mark Crawshaw is upon us.  Mark ran 19:39 at Bakewell, just 9 seconds off his course PB, which he set back in November.  Mark has been fighting his way back from injury and he won’t be finished there – quality will always shine...

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Parkrun report 16th March

Three Wirksworth runners turned out at Bakewell this week, where there was quite a bit of confusion with the bar code system.  It's a mark of what an incredible volunteer-run organisation that parkrun is that we notice a week when everything doesn't run smoothly.  If...

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Parkrun report 9th March

A new course at the Whitworth Thread attracted most Wirksworth parkrunners there this week and it proved to be a good course, as we had five of us finish in the top 13 places!  Bob King (19:40), Mark Crawshaw (20:26), Stacy Newton (20:32) ,Chris Gillot (21:00) and...

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Hope winter fell race report

Sunday 3rd March was the fantastic annual Hope Winter Fell Race, a category 'B Short' race of 6.6 miles and approximately 1400 feet of ascent. The course winds up out of Hope Village and takes a 2-mile route up to the exhilarating summit of Win Hill, before dropping...

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