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Hope winter fell race 1st March

Hope winter fell race 1st March

Sunday 1st March saw the annual Hope winter race (6.6 miles, 1,400ft) take place, which is an ant-clockwise version of the popular summer race route. The route heads out of the village on lanes before hitting pathways on the long climb (almost 2.5 miles uphill) to Win...

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Parkrun report 29th February

Parkrun report 29th February

Star man this week, Chris Hubbard, somehow managed a PB at Bakewell with 25:28!  How he did this is a mystery becuase the running conditions were appalling!  To give you an idea of how appalling, Bob King (20:00) didn't break 20 minutes at Bakewell, John Potter...

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Parkrun report 22nd February

Parkrun report 22nd February

We've got to begin this week's report on the road because Kate Watson (28:08) was proudly sporting her WRC vest at the Queenstown parkrun in New Zealand!  Meanwhile, Stacy Newton was running himself into 6th place at the Skegness Boating Lake with 20:33. Not even...

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Oulton Park Duathlon 16th February

Oulton Park Duathlon 16th February

Dave Spencer (pictured at a different event) raced in the Oulton Park Sprint Duathlon on 16th February in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 40 seconds.  Dave came 35th in a strong field of 54 finishers, which gave him 2nd place in the V60 category.

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Parkrun report 15th February

Parkrun report 15th February

Storm Dennis kept most away from parkrun this week, indeed Bakewell was cancelled. However, Adam Leighton battled the elements at Markeaton for a very respetable 23:16, whilst Chris Sleath ran brilliantly at the Shipley parkrun to come either 2nd or 3rd - it's unclear...

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Parkrun report 8th February

Parkrun report 8th February

Another week, another PB for Sarah Chamberlain. Sarah ran 25:29 at Markeaton and is now surely eyeing the sub-25. Mark Crawshaw (20:29), Dave Spencer (21:41) and Adam Leighton (22:04) all ran very well too. Mark is really starting to rack up the numbers lately. This...

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Alex’s Triathlon filled 2019

Alex’s Triathlon filled 2019

(as told by his partner Eva) Before we had the kids Alex used to do triathlons- predominantly sprint and Olympic distances however he did decide to do Staffordshire 70.3 Ironman in 2015 as his biggest challenge to date at that time. Two kids in two years did present...

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Triathlon Inspiration

Triathlon Inspiration

Some of our members are rather good triathletes too…. Wirksworth running club also provides a great place for triathletes to improve their running. John Potter, who became the club’s 'Training Officer' in 2019 (as well as a parent in 2018), hasn’t held back his elite...

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Parkrun report 1st February

Parkrun report 1st February

There were PBs left, right and centre again at Bakewell this week but you will surely remain very safely in your chair when you find out that Sarah Chamberlain was responsible for one of them.  Sarah's 25:27 sliced over a minute off her previous Bakewell best!  Why...

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Parkrun report 25th January

Parkrun report 25th January

When will Sarah Chamberlain stop getting PBs!  Sarah's incredible run of form continued this week, at Markeaton, where she went round in 25:44.  Brian Clements' performance was just as impressive.  His 23:54 was just 8 seconds off his course PB and he has now run...

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Winter BDL Bramcote Hills, 19th January

Winter BDL Bramcote Hills, 19th January

A bright but chilly Sunday morning found 15 Wirksworth runners making their merry way to Bramcote Hills Park for the fourth race in the BDL winter season. The frosty temperatures and firm ground were a welcome change after the rain and deep mud of the two previous...

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Parkrun report 18th January

Parkrun report 18th January

With Sunday BDL commitments in mind, most Wirksworth runners rested themselves this week, but there were 3 running at Shipley.  Sarah Chamberlain took another 32 seconds off he course PB with 27:33.  John Potter pushed his daughter Jennifer around in 21:46, and Brian...

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Parkrun report 11th January

Parkrun report 11th January

Wirksworth had 10 runners at local parkruns this week, a windy Saturday, with PBs very hard to come by.  Chris Hubbard completed his first ever parkrun, at Bakewell, laying down a 26:16 target for himself to chase.  Bob King (19:32), Mark Crawshaw (20:03), Stacy...

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Parkrun report 4th January

Parkrun report 4th January

Whatever Sarah Chamberlain (pictured) had for breakfast this week, let's all have some next time we go running.  Despite a recent run of course PBs, which you would expect to become more infrequent as she finds her true level, Sarah obliterated her best Markeaton time...

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Dave Denton hangover race report January 1st

Dave Denton hangover race report January 1st

Report by Adam Leighton, photography by Brian Clements A splendid turnout of Wirksworth runners for the first race of the year, decade and perhaps most significantly, the WRC league.  With 9 runners in total, Wirksworth made up a whopping 14% of the field, eclipsing...

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New Year’s Day Double Parkrun Duathlon

New Year’s Day Double Parkrun Duathlon

Happy new year Wirksworth runners! 2020 was just 7 hours old when James Watson and John Potter set off on their bikes for the Shipley Country parkrun, which started at 9am.  James opened up his Shipley account with 23:13, whilst John's course PB of 19:29 gave him 4th...

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