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Winter BDL Bramcote Hills, 19th January

Winter BDL Bramcote Hills, 19th January

A bright but chilly Sunday morning found 15 Wirksworth runners making their merry way to Bramcote Hills Park for the fourth race in the BDL winter season. The frosty temperatures and firm ground were a welcome change after the rain and deep mud of the two previous...

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Parkrun report 18th January

Parkrun report 18th January

With Sunday BDL commitments in mind, most Wirksworth runners rested themselves this week, but there were 3 running at Shipley.  Sarah Chamberlain took another 32 seconds off he course PB with 27:33.  John Potter pushed his daughter Jennifer around in 21:46, and Brian...

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Parkrun report 11th January

Parkrun report 11th January

Wirksworth had 10 runners at local parkruns this week, a windy Saturday, with PBs very hard to come by.  Chris Hubbard completed his first ever parkrun, at Bakewell, laying down a 26:16 target for himself to chase.  Bob King (19:32), Mark Crawshaw (20:03), Stacy...

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Parkrun report 4th January

Parkrun report 4th January

Whatever Sarah Chamberlain (pictured) had for breakfast this week, let's all have some next time we go running.  Despite a recent run of course PBs, which you would expect to become more infrequent as she finds her true level, Sarah obliterated her best Markeaton time...

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Dave Denton hangover race report January 1st

Dave Denton hangover race report January 1st

Report by Adam Leighton, photography by Brian Clements A splendid turnout of Wirksworth runners for the first race of the year, decade and perhaps most significantly, the WRC league.  With 9 runners in total, Wirksworth made up a whopping 14% of the field, eclipsing...

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New Year’s Day Double Parkrun Duathlon

New Year’s Day Double Parkrun Duathlon

Happy new year Wirksworth runners! 2020 was just 7 hours old when James Watson and John Potter set off on their bikes for the Shipley Country parkrun, which started at 9am.  James opened up his Shipley account with 23:13, whilst John's course PB of 19:29 gave him 4th...

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Parkrun report 28th December

Parkrun report 28th December

There were a few mince pies that needed running off this week, so three WRC members headed to Markeaton, where the mighty 'Gravel rash mountain' is guaranteed to add 200 calories to your daily allowance.  'When will Sarah Chamberlain turn up to parkrun and not get a...

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Parkrun report 25th December

Parkrun report 25th December

Stacy Newton (20:07) and Mark Crawshaw (20:30) kicked off a merry Christmas with these two fast 5kms at Bakewell.  On the road, John Potter (pictured) was shown a master class in running by 1st and 2nd places at the Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun in Kent, the...

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Parkrun report 21st December

Parkrun report 21st December

An incredible set of results for Wirksworth at Bakewell this week.  Seven of us were there and we've got to start with birthday boy, Bob King, who, at the grand old age of 48, equalled his lifetime PB of 19:26!  James Watson ran his fastest ever parkrun at any venue...

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Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League

Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League

The Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League ran from January 1st until November 30th. Points are awarded for runners' best 12 races, volunteer points for the 5 races that our club organises each year,  parkrun points, and club vest points for proudly parading the WRC vest...

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Peak Raid Round 3 Grindleford December 15th

Peak Raid Round 3 Grindleford December 15th

The now infamous 'Wirksworth 4' (Rachel Hathaway, Jo Butt, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley) headed out to a chilly Grindleford for the 3rd round in the Peak Raid 3 series. New skills were required as they were now navigating on actual orienteering maps. "There's no...

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Parkrun report 14th December

Parkrun report 14th December

Friday evening's Wirksworth running club Christmas party was such a raucous affair (some reports suggesting that a few even stayed up chatting until 11pm) that a couple of runners couldn't get past the alarm clock stage of their Saturday mornings this week.  However,...

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A marathon success story to inspire us all

A marathon success story to inspire us all

2019 was a rather special year for Wirksworth's Peter Johnson, pictured by the Brandenburg gate, having just completed his 10th Berlin marathon and automatically enrolling him in the 'Jubilee Club'.  We asked Peter to tell his story, surely an inspiration for anyone...

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Parkrun report 7th December

Parkrun report 7th December

Wirksworth had 4 runners in the top 13 at Bakewell this week!  John Potter (18:15), Bob King (19:33), Mark Crawshaw (20:40) and Dave Spencer (20:51) made sure that the WRC vest was very visible at the front of the field.  Tanya Rountree also ran well and ducked under...

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Try a triathlon in 2020

Try a triathlon in 2020

Welcome to the triathlon section of the Wirksworth Running Club website! Some of the WRC members are either triathletes or have dabbled with duathlon and/or triathlon.  If you've never done a triathlon and would like to give one a go, it's a good idea to start with a...

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BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

Report by Bob King A cold, frosty Sunday morning in Ilkeston was the setting for the third race in the BDL winter cross country league. A new race on the calendar, (replacing the usual Bakewell show ground) the 5-mile course is run around the very accurately named...

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Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Whilst others were running the BDL race at Ilkeston, four hardy WRC members embarked on a long-course orienteering event at Great Longstone. Jo Butt, Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley fully tested their map-reading skills in a 3-hour challenge to score...

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Parkrun report 23rd November

Parkrun report 23rd November

Four WRC members were at Bakewell this week.  Chris Gillott has been running extremely well lately, and he continued his good form with a course PB of 20:02.  Mark Crawshaw was hot on his heels all the way, finishing in 20:06.  Lurking just behind the pair of them,...

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