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Derby 10km, 17th October

Derby 10km, 17th October

Five Wirksworth runners were involved in Sunday's Derby 10km race.  Wirksworth's fastest runner, Chris Sleath, finished 5th overall in the race, in an astonishing time of 32:48.  Dave Spencer continued his fine form with 42:21, Stef Brassington ran a very tidy 47:02,...

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Shipley BDL, October 3rd

Shipley BDL, October 3rd

Report by Simon Edwards A bright and breezy Sunday morning greeted a full team of four WRC women and eight men to the first Derby Runner BDL Cross County of the season at Shipley Park. In spite of the previous day’s rain, the race took place on a relatively benign...

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Eyam half marathon, October 3rd

Eyam half marathon, October 3rd

Wirksworth's Elaine Stone finished 48th overall in the Eyam half marathon on Sunday, in a time of 1:45:41, earning her 3rd place female and a comfortable win in her age category.  Another smashing performance!

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London marathon 2021, October 3rd

London marathon 2021, October 3rd

Wirksworth had two runners in this year's London marathon.  Ania Ames (pictured) ran round in 4:01:24 - the windy conditions on the day were not kind enough to allow Ania to duck under the 4-hour mark but Ania was rightly pleased with her performance nonetheless. ...

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Parkrun report, 2nd October

Parkrun report, 2nd October

We had a massive turnout at Shipley this week and some great results too. Wirksworth's Georgia-Mai Walker (27:29), Sarah Chamberlain (29:07), Rachel Hathaway (29:40), Ruth Calvbert (29:05), and Tanya Rountree (29:46) all beat the 30-min mark on the tough hilly...

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Berlin marathon 2021, September 26th

Berlin marathon 2021, September 26th

Report by Peter Johnston When I started running in 2009, seriously overweight and unable to even jog a mile without pulling up in agony, it was the marathon that enticed me out. That year, I'd secured a place in London and went from a standing start to a 3:58 and one...

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Half marathon weekend for Wirksworth, 26th September

Half marathon weekend for Wirksworth, 26th September

Wirksworth's David Brassington and Ruth Miller were running for us this weekend in the Robin Hood half marathon in Nottingham.  Both ran superbly, David clocking 1:32:58 and Ruth (pictured) ducked under 2 hours with 1:58:19.  Ruth was "well chuffed"! David's other...

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Parkrun report, 25th September

Parkrun report, 25th September

We were all at Markeaton this week, where the top story is Georgia Mai-Wlaker's PB of 27:11.  Not only was this Georgia's best time at Markeaton, it was a lifetime 5km PB for her - well done, Georgia!  Mark Crawshaw's 20:15 was pretty sharp too as Mark's fitness...

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Carsington 7, September 19th

Carsington 7, September 19th

Three Wirksworth runners took part in the Carisngton 7+ today and ran really well.  Dave Spencer (53:31), Georgia Mai-Walker (1:14:00) and Emma Tink (1:30:56).  Well done all! On Saturday, a few of us were at various pakruns around the country.  Rafael Abrahams ran...

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Parkrun report 11th September

Parkrun report 11th September

We start this week's report on the road because Stef Brassington (pictured at the Belper relays earlier this year) picked up her second parkrun victory in as many parkruns on Saturday, at the Milford Waterfront parkrun.  Stef ran round in 22:38, just in front of hubby...

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Nine Edges Endurance Challenge – 11 September 2021

Nine Edges Endurance Challenge – 11 September 2021

The 15th episode of this well-known 20-mile challenge event (FRA cat B Long) organised by Edale Mountain Rescue Team is a fundraiser to support the vital work of their volunteer mountain rescue team. Due to high demand this year and limited places available, this...

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Wilne 10km and parkrun report, 5th September

Wilne 10km and parkrun report, 5th September

Three Wirksworth runners took part in the WIlne 10km today.  Peter Johnston (41:43), Dave Spencer (43:06) and John Potter (39:30) all put in solid runs and were pleased with their performances, particularly Dave, who had trained very hard for the event and hence got...

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Welsh 3000s, August 29th

Welsh 3000s, August 29th

Report by Bethan Nadin The Welsh 3000s, or the 14 or 15 peaks challenge depending how you count it, is a 50km one-way route in North Wales (Snowdonia) typically navigated from South to North taking in the 15 summits over 3000ft. The route includes approximately 4000m...

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Parkrun report 28th August, 2021

Parkrun report 28th August, 2021

Most of the Wirksworth parkrun contingent were at Alvaston this week and there were some cracking runs.  Mark Crawshaw secured his first sub-20 5km in a while with 19:58 and Dave Spencer wasn't far behing him with 20:17.  Simon Edwards 22:18, Brian Clements 25:56 and...

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Ashbourne Sprint Triathlon, August 22nd 2021

Ashbourne Sprint Triathlon, August 22nd 2021

Wirksworth's Chad Bean and John Potter took part in the Ashbourne Sprint Tri on Sunday.  The race consisted of a 400m pool swim, a 17km undulating bike ride and a 5km out-and-back on a section of the Tissington trail. The standard was very high but John and Chad...

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Parkrun report, 21st August 2021

Parkrun report, 21st August 2021

Four Wirksworth runners were at Markeaton this week and they all ran very well.  Liz Abrahams clocked a 24:52 PB, Dave Spencer is nearly back to his best with 20:39 and Adam Leighton ran a brilliant 21:45 but sadly forgot his bar code.  John Potter pushed round...

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Parkrun report, 14th August 2021

Parkrun report, 14th August 2021

Two Wirksworth members at Markeaton this week.  Adam Leighton put in a solid 25:02 whilst Tanya Rountree was pleased to duck under the 30-min mark with 29:58. Dave Spencer snuck into the top 10 at Poolsbrook with an impressive 20:22.  Dave has his eye on the Wilne...

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Ricky’s Race August 12th 2021

Ricky’s Race August 12th 2021

Four WRC runners raced the 2021 Ricky‘s Race at Darley Bridge on Thursday 12th August.  Caroline and Clare were on day 2 of their epic three day fell race trilogy having raced the perilously steep Eccles Pike the previous evening and racing Hob Hurst’s House Race at...

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Heanor BDL (COVID Special) Heanor – August 2nd

Heanor BDL (COVID Special) Heanor – August 2nd

Report by Adam Leighton WRC were out in club colours once again on a pleasant Tuesday evening race meet. Heanor RC were our kind hosts for the COVID special BDL event of 2021. Plenty of runners turned out with big numbers from the usual suspects: Heanor RC, Matlock...

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Parkrun report, 7th August

Parkrun report, 7th August

Another good turnout by Wirksworth members at Markeaton this week, as Liz Abrahams pictured running at the recent Belper relay event set down a 25:54 marker on her maiden parkrun.  Chris Hubbard (27:22) and Zack Hubbard (24:53) also put in solid performances. On the...

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