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Bolsover 10km December 9th

Dave Spencer and John Potter both ran well in the Bolsover 10km, a popular event with 832 runners completing the course this year.  The course is gently undulating yet still seems to produce fast times.  John's 38:38 was a PB and earned him 43rd place.  Dave's 41:50...

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BDL Bakewell – 2 12 2018

Last week's soggy Bakewell BDL looks like the last on that course as the showground have apparently sold the hillside.  Wirksworth lads celebrated with 8th place in the team rankings beating the much bigger Long Eaton team.  Eva and Emma Roberts put in a great effort...

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Litton Christmas Cracker 9 12 2018

Fairly tough conditions today for the annual Litton fell race. The river was flooded up to knee deep for long sections between Litton and Cressbrook and there was plenty of slippery mud on sections of the course. Mulled wine, mince pies and a cosy post-race warm up in...

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Parkrun report December 8th

The horrible winter weather couldn't stop Kate Watson smashing her PB by over 1 minute at Markeaton.  Kate ran 24:40 with dad, James Watson (24:41).  Tanya Rountree ran under 29 minutes again, 28:44.  At Bakewell, John Hobson was fighting the bad weather and a stitch...

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Parkrun report December 1st

Another great week at the Markeaton parkrun for Wirksworth, in spite of the drizzle.  Jo Butt was our star runner this week, slicing 50 seconds(!) off her PB and ducking under 30 minutes for the first time with 29:29.  Kate Watson ran a solid 27:06 and Rachel Hathaway...

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Parkrun report November 24th

More PBs at Markeaton!  Simon Edwards will be starting to eye up that elusive sub-20 after smashing his previous best by 18 seconds to clock 20:26.  John Potter risked messing up his duathlon on the following day by emptying the tank for an 18:47 finish, 11 seconds...

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Parkrun report November 17th

Bakewell was the place of choice for Wirksworth members this week, and we start the report with Mark Crawshaw, who sliced a massive 23 seconds off his Bakewell PB down to 19:30. John Potter’s merry peloton of parkrun cyclists was up to 3 people and the euphoria of...

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Parkrun report November 10th

Another successful parkrun start to the weekend from Wirksworth members.  Another PB achieved at Markeaton, this time for Simon Edwards, 20:44.  Kate Watson ran her first parkrun in a very impressive 25:57.  Meanwhile it was close but no cigar on the PB front for John...

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Cutting a Dash

On Sunday morning a handful of WRC members were part of the 1363 runners who tackled the 4 and 3/4 miles of the 62nd Dovedale Dash. The famously hectic start sees the huge crowd of participants charge down the hill from Thorpe Pasture like a cotton and lycra clad...

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Last weekend park run

It was back to Parkrun and the pursuit of 5km times last weekend. John Potter cycled from Wirksworth to Bakewell and took his tired legs out and back in a very impressive 18:43. Simon Edwards wasn’t far behind with 20:40.  A special mention has to go to James Watson...

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BDL Shipley

What a difference a week makes!  In stark contrast to the brilliant blue skies that accompanied this years Undulator race, a week earlier an intrepid group of 12 WRC members braved the driving rain to take part in the first of the BDL Cross Country League races. Run...

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The Undulator

Well, that was a fast one. The gauntlet thrown down last month by Billy Cartwright when he took the T'Owd Man course record from Harry Holmes was picked up and returned with interest.  Rumour has it that Harry was a bit nervous looking at the entry list, Billy was...

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Just 1 week to the Undulator

We've made it past storm Callum and the weather is forecast to be a lot kinder to us this week.  The Undulator course should just about have dried out by next weekend! Register early here and save yourself the queuing time and the organisers the typing...

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And last week….

There was a pause from the weekend parkrun ritual as people set off in pursuit of 10km times.  It's a bit strange to see WRC vests fighting it out on the flat but John Potter fought particularly well and smashed his PB at Tamworth, not only breaking 40 minutes but...

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Not last week but the week before….

... the Parkrun journey continued.  Brian reports from his pb weekend. There is no better way to start the weekend (with or without hangovers) than setting off from Wirksworth at 8ish on a Saturday morning to Markeaton Park Run. Last weekend was a Personal Best...

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The Undulator

It only feels like a week ago that we were talking about a WRC hill race and here we are, talking about another.  This time it's the Stuart Learmouth Memorial Undulator, 8.4 miles taking us from the centre of Wirksworth to the the trig point on Harborough rocks and...

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T’Owd Man 2018.

Despite the weather forecasters trying to scare everyone with their talk of torrential rain, thunder, lightning and gale force winds, Sunday morning was dry and bright with just a hint of a fresh breeze to sharpen the wits.  Such unexpected clement weather clearly...

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More Parkrun

Another week, another PB.  This time at Bakewell.  Mark Crawshaw carried his heavy cold to another PB in 19:53.  He was outdone though, as Bob King joined the sub 20 gang with a sparkling 19:40! Meanwhile, John Potter was preparing to cycle from Lancaster back home to...

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Nine Edges Fell Race

On the 8th September four fearless Wirksworth runners set out on a drizzly and blustery Saturday morning to tackle the formidable 20 mile Nine Edges fell race that follows the 9 gritstone edges from Derwent down to Baslow. John Hobson had set himself a goal to finish...

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Keeping up with Kipchoge

Something momentous happened in Berlin today.  Peter Johnston got his mojo back.  He produced his best marathon performance of the year to cross the line in 3:24:58 and all of a sudden, Berlin 2019 seems like a good time to break his pb of 3:11.  One more Berlin...

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