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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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York sprint triathlon, August 1st

York sprint triathlon, August 1st

Report by John Potter I love Wirksworth.  I've loved it since the moment I decided to live here just over 5 years ago.  I love the community feel you get from just living here and the tranquil feel you get from walking round the town and the friendly people who live...

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Parkrun report, 31st July

Parkrun report, 31st July

A whopping 8 Wirksworth members ran at Markeaton on Saturday and we did rather well.  None of us cycled there this week, mainly due to various other commitments, which perhaps left our legs fresh to power on through the slightly muggy conditions.  Our members' times...

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Brassington Hill Race, 29th July

Brassington Hill Race, 29th July

Repoirt by Lewis Glover Thought I'd drop a few lines to everyone following the Brassington hill race, a great event and well attended by around 200 runners, mostly young fit girls and boys clearly eager after the empty event calendar of the past 18 months, to take...

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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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