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Thunder run 2021, 24th July

Thunder run 2021, 24th July

Report by Peter Johnston It's getting increasingly rare that there's something that is a completely new challenge for me, but as I entered Lap 15 and the 88th mile of the 2021 Thunder Run, that's exactly what was happening. In 2019, I entered this event, hosted in...

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Locko Park Sprint Triathlon, 25th July

Locko Park Sprint Triathlon, 25th July

Wirksworth's John Potter raced in the Locko Park sprint triathlon on Sunday.  There were a handful of very high quality triathletes in the race, with some very fast times but John finished 12th, towards the top end of the next bunch. The swim for this triathlon was...

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Parkrun is back! 24th July

Parkrun is back! 24th July

The long wait for an official parkrun was finally over this morning and 3 Wirksworth runners went down to Markeaton to celebrate.  Mark Crawshaw took it easy and went round in 27:45 whilst James Watson's 23:12 was a bit more of an effort - James had cycled there with...

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Race to the Stones, July 10th

Race to the Stones, July 10th

Report by Elaine Stone Me running 100k in a day????  I would never have believed it possible up until a few weeks ago. I entered Race to the Stones nearly 2 years ago after completing the Snowdonia Marathon. I was still on a high and therefore pressed 'Enter' without...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 19th July

WRC 1-mile relay race 19th July

Wirksworth runnning club's fourth 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 21 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Bob King and Paul Chirstmas!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on the High...

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Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon, 18th July

Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon, 18th July

Wirksworth's John Potter competed in the Mallory Park Sprint Triatrhlon today.  The event was a qualifier for the 2022 European championships so the standard was very high.  Despite this, John managed to finish 47th overall, which placed him 8th in his age group.  He...

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Belper Harriers Derwent River (Relay) race, 3rd July

Belper Harriers Derwent River (Relay) race, 3rd July

Report by Graham Robinson Wirksworth Running Club were excited to contribute 3 teams, each made up of 4 runners at the Belper Harriers Derwent River (Relay) race on 3rd July.  The approximate 4.5km route took in a varied and scenic terrain, making for an interesting...

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Wilmslow Sprint Tri June 27th

Wilmslow Sprint Tri June 27th

Wirksworth's John Potter raced in the Wilmslow Sprint Tri on June 27th, placing 5th overall and winning his age group.  The Wilmslow triathlon is a great event for anyone wishing to try a triathlon as the swim is just 400m in an indoor pool.  Any Wirksworth member...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

WRC 1-mile relay race 21st June

Wirksworth runnning club's third 1-mile relay race replaced normal Monday night training this week, with 35 club members out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Simon Edwards!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could on the High Peak trail.  Many...

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Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Tour of the Derwent Valley 2021 Edition

Report by Peter Johnston David Denton's marvellous race series returned after a pandemic-enforced year off and once again involved Wirksworth RC runners as it has done pretty much every year in memory. The 'Tour' is a series of 4 races over the late May Bank Holiday...

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2021 targets set at Carsington Water

2021 targets set at Carsington Water

Report by James Watson On Sunday 27th December, 25 of us turned out for a welcome shot of beautiful winter sunshine at Carsington Water.  Five groups (maximum 6 in each group) set off from Sheepwash car park and splodged around the reservoir, with two of the groups...

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WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

WRC handicap league 2020 – what an exciting finish!

Sunday 29th November proved to be arguably the most exciting finish ever to Wirksworth's club league! Like most things in life, the league was thrown into turmoil in March 2020 when the Coronavirus crisis and subsequent national lockdown meant that races were...

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Why 2020 made me smile!

Why 2020 made me smile!

2020 has not been a great year for anyone but Wirksworth’s Tanya Rountree can tell us why in 2020 the running club made her smile.  Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019.  So for her, 2020 was about completing her treatment and then running the road...

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Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Oulton Park marathon December 6th

Wirksworth's Peter Johnston capped off a brilliant year of running at the weekend with a time of 3 hours 19 minutes 40 seconds at the Oulton Park marathon.  Peter is well on course to achieve his 2020 miles target for 2020 - the only thing that has stopped him running...

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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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