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MapRun Fun! 2nd August

MapRun Fun! 2nd August

Report by Rachel Hathaway If you're looking for something a bit different to do with your running, why not try one of MapRun's Peak Raid events?  'MapRun is great fun and you can take part at any time you choose. All you need to do is download the MapRunF app onto...

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WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

WRC 1-mile relay race 20th July

Monday night saw the first (but hopefully not the last!) Wirksworth runnning club socially distanced 1-mile relay race.  20 club members were out in force, either refereeing the race (thank you Jo Butt!) or running a mile as fast as they posssibly could, on the High...

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How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

How fast can you run a mile? July 12th

On May 24th, each club member's fastest mile was added to the club league as a segment.  Chris Gillott had already laid down the gauntlet back in March with a very impressive 6 minutes, 23 seconds Two more of WRC members were out at the weekend putting in their...

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A success story during lockdown 11th July

A success story during lockdown 11th July

Just 6 weeks ago, Laura Jones' lifetime 5km PB was 31 minutes 14 seconds, a time she had achieved when she was at the peak of her fitness last year.  With her usual weekly routine of gym classes and dancing thrown into chaos by lockdown, Laura, like many, was no...

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Carsington TT 30th June

Carsington TT 30th June

10 of Wirksworth Running Club's members have now set an official time for the Carisngton TT segment in our handicap club league.  Chris Gillott and Sarah Chamberlain were out on Tuesday night, pushing each other all the way with a socially distanced cat-and-mouse...

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Tunnels and Trails 10th June

Tunnels and Trails 10th June

14 of Wirksworth Running Club's members have now set an official time for the Tunnels and Trails segment in our handicap club league.  Five of our members were out on Wednesday, showing off the club's continued social distancing and determination to keep running well...

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Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

Reaching for Roger (or Digging Deep for Diane?)

On 6th May, 1954, at the Ifley Road athletics track in Oxford, Roger Bannister became the first man in history to run a mile in under 4 minutes.  A knowledge of these details is imperative for anybody who takes their pub quizzes as seriously as I do.  But, perhaps...

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The Undulator

The Undulator

Adam Leighton and Elaine Stone this weekend became Wirksworth Running Club's first two runners to record a time on our Undulator race, which forms part of the club's handicap league.  Neither runner managed to record the exact segment due to a wrong turn here and...

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Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon 16th May

Chris Gillott (pictured) and Graham Robinson became the latest WRC members to complete James Watson's Kirk Ireton Quarantine half marathon, which forms part of the club's handicap league.  James designed this race to start and finish outside his house.  If you ask him...

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Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Rachel’s Rocks 13th May

Leading the WRC handicap league in the men's competition, is Graham Robinson, sporting a hairstyle and beard that will come to be known as 'The Lockdown'.  Despite already having 5 points and a good time on the Rachel's rocks* segment, Graham went out yesterday and...

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WRC Cromford traffic lights TT 13th May

WRC Cromford traffic lights TT 13th May

Wirksworth's runners are continuing to battle their way through lockdown as we all fight it out in the club's handicap league.  During the winter, we run a 5-mile time trial from Cromford traffic lights to Matlock and back.  The segment forms part of the club's...

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Hill Start! Bell Curve

Hill Start! Bell Curve

Wirksworth Running Club's handicap club league is really up and running now with many of our members attempting the segments that we've all been creating.  One segment that delivers some of the best views in Wirksworth (though you have to work hard to get up there and...

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You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

This lockdown situation is tough to take for all runners with races being cancelled left, right and centre and no events to now train for.  But for Bob King, the timing was diabolical because Bob had been training extremely hard for a sub-40 10km at Derby on 29th...

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Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Wirksworth's Monday night sessions are not running at the moment but, throughout the summer, the club usually uses a 5-mile time trial course at Carsington Water, starting and finishing at the Sheepwash car park.  John Potter was out alone on Tuesday evening giving it...

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Tunnels and Trails 14th April

Tunnels and Trails 14th April

With Wirksworth Running Club's official Tunnels and Trails race in June looking increasingly unlikely, WRC members have been out having a go at it individually.  Zack Hubbard got the better of dad, Chris, on their same-household attempt at it.  John Potter pushed...

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WRC continues speed training 13th April

WRC continues speed training 13th April

With our Monday night speed sessions currently cancelled, WRC members have been following the sessions individually in their one-exercise-a-day quota instead.  Dad and daughter, James and Kate Watson (same household) were proudly sporting their WRC vests as they took...

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Coronavirus and Our Races – Update

Coronavirus and Our Races – Update

As a club we have been closely monitoring the current situation with coronavirus and following Government’s advice. Given the most recent advice today (Monday 16th March) we have taken the decision to cancel the Incline race on the 26th April. We will look into the...

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Parkrun report 14th March

Parkrun report 14th March

James Watson ran at the Sheringham parkrun, in Norfolk (pictured).  James put in a very respectable 23:05. It was normal service resumed for John Potter at Markeaton as he ditched the buggy and braved the puddles for 18:41.  Bob King is putting the finishing touches...

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Bluebell fell race 8th March

Bluebell fell race 8th March

Chris Sleath and James Watson both ran in the Bluebell fell race on 8th March.  Chris (pictured at a different race) won the race in a time of 27:46.  James came 39th in a time of 38:41.  There were 98 runners.

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Peak Raid 3 Round 1 8th March

Peak Raid 3 Round 1 8th March

Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley completerd the Peak Raid 3 Round 1 orienteering event at Abney Moor and Bretton this morning. They chose 2km of uphill to start the event then, just as the terrain levelled out, they entered what seemed like a wind...

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