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Parkrun report 14th September

Parkrun report 14th September

Jo Butt, Tanya Rountree (both pictured)  and John Potter all represented Wirksworth at Bakewell this week. Jo and Tanya went out and back together in 31:12, John ran it in 18:34. Sarah Chamberlain ran strongly again at Markeaton, coming home in 28:18. On the road,...

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Parkrun report 7th September

Parkrun report 7th September

Victory at Bakewell!  Chris Sleath won the Bakewell parkrun this week in a time around 17 minutes.  Sadly, Chris didn't have his barcode with him, but John Potter was there to vouch that Chris was definitely running very fast for Wirksworth.  These are exciting times...

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The Exterminator – Totley AC 1st September.

The Exterminator – Totley AC 1st September.

Report by Adam Leighton Totley AC's FRA cat A long race saw a healthy field of over 150 runners gather, ready to test themselves over some of South Yorkshire's finest landscapes. Unsurprisingly, there was strong representation from Steel City Striders, Dark Peak Fell...

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Eyam Fell Race Tuesday 27th August

Eyam Fell Race Tuesday 27th August

Report by Chris Gillott 267 runners lined up for the annual Eyam Fell Race (6.4 miles, 1100ft ascent) on a warm Tuesday evening. The race starts with fairly steady 500ft climb up The Nook and onto Bretton Moor, taking in a mix of terrain including stony trails, road...

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Parkrun report 24th August

Parkrun report 24th August

Three went to Bakewell this week and there was some strong running to be seen in the hot, close conditions.  Mark Crawshaw recorded yet another comfortable sub-20 with 19:48.  John Hobson was slightly disappointed with his 20:29, the disappointment being more a...

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Parkrun report 17th August

Parkrun report 17th August

It was sunny this week at Markeaton, though the course was waterlogged in places from Friday's torrential downpour! 5 WRC members didn't mind the consequent wet shoes though... Mark Crawshaw (20:05), Stacy Newton (20:30), Dave Spencer (21:44), Brian Clements (23:52)...

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Parkrun report 10th August

Parkrun report 10th August

It was a bit windy this Saturday morning, and all 3 WRC members who ran at Bakewell found it just a little bit tougher on the usually easier return leg of Bakewell's out-and-back course.  In spite of the wind, Jo Butt (29:26), Brian Clememts (24:40) and John Potter...

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Ricky’s race August 8th

Ricky’s race August 8th

Report by Brian Clements An indecisive me... "shall I? shan't I? shall I? shan't I?"   I text Mark Crawshaw (he's done it before).  "Ricky's is a good race - bout same as Ashover Fell Race (renamed 'Lost Lad Fell Race' - after you know who) maybe a bit easier - just...

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BDL Shipley Park August 6th

BDL Shipley Park August 6th

Report by Elaine Stone It was a warm evening for the final Summer BDL race at Shipley Park and fortunately the thunderstorms that had been forecast never appeared. Jenny, waiting at the market place with her WRC kit on, munching on a sandwich, stopped me panicking any...

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Parkrun report 3rd August

Parkrun report 3rd August

Wirksworth members were cycling in different directions to different parkruns this week.  Mark Crawshaw and Dave Spencer hopped on their bikes to Bakewell and then hopped off to run some very respectable times.  Mark's 19:40 was only 10 seconds off his Bakewell best,...

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Bonsall Hill race July 29th

Bonsall Hill race July 29th

Report by Stacy Newton Monday saw an impressive 15 Wirksworth runners take on the Bonsall Hill race. The race forms part of the village carnival and is relatively short at 3.75 miles but has some impressive climbs to deal with.  It starts at the cross next to the...

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Parkrun report 27th July

Parkrun report 27th July

Five WRC members went to Markeaton this week, with Brian Clements and John Potter cycling there.  Brian ran a solid 25:35 whilst John managed to knock 20 seconds off his course PB with 18:26.  The course PBs weren't finished there.. Alex Clemmitt hadn't run at...

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Brassington Fell Race 25th July

Brassington Fell Race 25th July

Report by Brian Clements Scorchio!  Madness!  I’m talking about the state of my mind not the band.  And I’m not alone – eight other Wirksworth Runners suffer from the same condition, some with acute symptoms, aka Dave Spencer and Mark Crawshaw with their...

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Parkrun report 20th July

Parkrun report 20th July

4 WRC members headed down to Markeaton this week. Matt Smith ran his first ever parkrun, throwing down a 25:30 marker, whilst Tiffany Lovelock ran her first Markeaton race in 29:38 - this was Tiffany's second ever parkrun.  Hannah Leighton was paced round by hubby...

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Tara Kinder 10km 19th July

Tara Kinder 10km 19th July

It's a warm, humid Friday evening and many are settling down to a nice glass of wine or a cold pint.  However, there were 495 people at Elvaston Castle getting ready for the proper way to unwind after a week's work, namely going at it hard for 10km!  Four WRC members...

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Crich Monument Race 13th July

Crich Monument Race 13th July

3 WRC members took part in the Crich Monument Race on Saturday, 13th July Report by Carrie Clark As we stood at the start line the organiser warned us of some ‘tricky’ spots to look out for (fallen trees etc) so told us to ‘take it slow’ and enjoy it. Gayle and I took...

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Parkrun report 13th July

Parkrun report 13th July

Summer cycling to Bakewell was in order this weekend and what beautiful weather for it.  Mark Crawshaw (pictured at the recent Belper relays) and Dave Spencer cycled to the Bakewell parkrun together and both ran well.  Mark's 19:49 and Dave's 20:33 were both about 20...

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Black Rocks Fell Race 10th July

Black Rocks Fell Race 10th July

A muggy Tuesday evening at Matlock rugby club and a couple of hundred runners gather for this year's Black Rocks Fell Race, hosted by Matlock AC.  An amazing turnout of 17 Wirksworth runners lined up at the start of this tough but popular race, all looking resplendent...

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Ashbourne half marathon 7th July

Ashbourne half marathon 7th July

Report by Bob King and Paul Christmas Sunday 7 July saw three brave WRC souls lining up for the hilly Ashbourne Half Marathon. Paul Christmas and Bob King were running conventionally, whilst John Potter was planning to push daughter Jennifer around the whole circuit...

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