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Ashover Fell Race 5th July

Ashover Fell Race 5th July

Report by Mark Crawshaw “Where's Stacy?” “Just what I was thinking. Even with his usual mincing through the rocks and tree roots he should be here by now.” It was already a good 20 minutes since Mark and John had finished. “Maybe something's happened to him?” “Yes it...

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Colin Potter 5th July

Colin Potter 5th July

Report by Elaine Stone Being the quietly competitive person I am, I knew I needed to run a 10k to be able to gain the maximum points needed for the club league. I decided on the Colin Potter, which starts from the rugby club in Darley Abbey. It was a far more scenic...

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Carsington BDL 2nd July

Carsington BDL 2nd July

A report by Brian Clements, from an organiser's perspective... Another year goes by; it's July, there's a World Cup football match scheduled - so it must be the Carsington BDL 2019. Jackie and I had reccied the course the night before and had decided to shorten the...

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Round Sheffield Run 30th June

Round Sheffield Run 30th June

Sunday morning just gone saw over 2,000 runners assemble in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield for the Round Sheffield Run, a multi-stage trail race around the parks and trails of the Steel City. The race consists of 11 timed stages of varying length, terrain and elevation,...

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Riber run 25th June

Riber run 25th June

A moist and murky Tuesday evening last week saw 8 Wirksworthians tackle the Trevor Milner Riber Run. Starting at Lea Green, the 4.2 mile course heads off with a fast downhill start into the woods before winding its steeply undulating way upwards towards Riber Castle....

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Chatsworth 10K 30th June

Chatsworth 10K 30th June

Report by Lewis Glover The Chatsworth 10K is an annual charity event organised by the Helen's trust and held in the glorious grounds of the Chatsworth estate (there is also a 3K fun run too.) The event proved to be well organised, well marshalled and pretty big with...

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Parkrun report 29th June

Parkrun report 29th June

Markeaton was cancelled this week, so 3 Wirksworth runners headed to the fast Long Eaton course, where it was very hot by 9am already!  Despite the heat, John Potter ran a lifetime PB of 18:06, which he was thrilled to bits with.  Both Mark Crawshaw and Dave Spencer...

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Tunnels and trails 12th June

Tunnels and trails 12th June

Report by Lewis Glover Whilst this was my fourth participation at the Tunnels and Trails event, it was my first 10K stint, as all my previous entries had been in the fun run with my daughter Fleur. In fact this was my first official 10k event of any type! It has to be...

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Parkrun report 22nd June

Parkrun report 22nd June

More course PBs this week at Bakewell, Bob King and Tanya Rountree both ran superbly off the back of the WRC sports day.  Bob's 19:26 was only 2 seconds off his best ever parkrun, which he achieved on the much easier course at York.  So, Bob is surely starting to eye...

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Wirksworth Running Club Summer Sports Day, June 15th

Wirksworth Running Club Summer Sports Day, June 15th

The first ever Wirksworth Running Club Summer Sports Day was held on June 15th, 2019 at the Moorways Stadium in Derby.  An amazing time was had by all as we split off into 3 teams and raced each other.  The events were 3,000m, 200m team relay, 800m heats, 1,500m, 400m...

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Derby half marathon 9th June

Derby half marathon 9th June

Wirksworth was represented by 5 runners at the Derby half marathon on Sunday 9th June.  The weather was good for a longer distance race, dry with broken sunshine but not too warm. The race now starts and finishes near the cathedral in the city centre after having been...

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Parkrun report 8th June

Parkrun report 8th June

Sunday race commitments (notably the Derby half marathon) and the odd cold here and there meant that just three Wirksworth runners went to Bakewell this week, where there was a massive 56-second course PB for Jo Butt.  Jo's 28:56 made her previous best there look...

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Buxton Half Marathon 26th May

Buxton Half Marathon 26th May

James Watson and Leonard Foulk both took part in the Buxton Half Marathon on Sunday May 26th. Here is James’s account….. This was a lovely Half Marathon made even lovelier by some typical Buxton weather – rain – beautiful rain.  In fact there was so much of it there...

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Parkrun report 1st June

Parkrun report 1st June

There were more course PBs from WRC members at Markeaton and some very strong running to get them.  Mark Crawshaw (19:41) and Dave Spencer (20:20) both improved their positions in the club league with their fastest ever Markeaton efforts.  Tanya Rountree and Jo Butt...

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Parkrun report 25th May

Parkrun report 25th May

Four Wirksworth members made it down to Markeaton this week and there were some good runs.  Adam Leighton's PBs are becoming the norm - he shaved another 15 seconds off his Markeaton best, he's now down to 21:31.  Kate Watson has been busy lately studying for her A...

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Parkrun report 11th May

Parkrun report 11th May

Dave Spencer just can't stop running at the moment - Ambergate fell race on the Friday, a strong 20:36 at the Whitworth Thread on the Saturday morning before getting up early to compete in a triathlon on the Sunday.  Stacy Newton clocked 21:42, a good time though...

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Ambergate Fell Race

Ambergate Fell Race

On Friday  10th May a team of Wirksworth Runners took on the new Ambergate Fell Race, which was organised as part of the village carnival.  It was a short but tricky course starting on a lane to the rear of the Hurt Arms, going through the old wire works before...

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Frimley 10k

Frimley 10k

This weekend, chairman Paul Christmas competed at an away event – the Frimley 10k, which is based at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey and this year raised funds for their Stroke Appeal. Some weeks on from the Derby 10k, Paul was hoping to see some improvement with just...

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Parkrun report 4th May

Parkrun report 4th May

The big news this week comes on the road at the Marshall Drive Parkrun in Brotton, North Yorkshire, where Bob King wore his vest proudly into the silver medal slot with 20:27.  This is Bob's highest ever placing at a parkrun and, in the form he's in, there's no reason...

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Parkrun report 20th April

Parkrun report 20th April

Top performances all round this week... The Watsons got on their bikes and headed south to Markeaton.  Kate, jumped off and ran a course PB of 23:11, an absolutely outstanding one minute 29 seconds better than her previous best and catapulting her into 3rd place in...

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