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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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Parkrun report 28th December

Parkrun report 28th December

There were a few mince pies that needed running off this week, so three WRC members headed to Markeaton, where the mighty 'Gravel rash mountain' is guaranteed to add 200 calories to your daily allowance.  'When will Sarah Chamberlain turn up to parkrun and not get a...

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Parkrun report 25th December

Parkrun report 25th December

Stacy Newton (20:07) and Mark Crawshaw (20:30) kicked off a merry Christmas with these two fast 5kms at Bakewell.  On the road, John Potter (pictured) was shown a master class in running by 1st and 2nd places at the Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun in Kent, the...

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Parkrun report 21st December

Parkrun report 21st December

An incredible set of results for Wirksworth at Bakewell this week.  Seven of us were there and we've got to start with birthday boy, Bob King, who, at the grand old age of 48, equalled his lifetime PB of 19:26!  James Watson ran his fastest ever parkrun at any venue...

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Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League

Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League

The Wirksworth Running Club 2019 League ran from January 1st until November 30th. Points are awarded for runners' best 12 races, volunteer points for the 5 races that our club organises each year,  parkrun points, and club vest points for proudly parading the WRC vest...

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