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Peak Raid Round 3 Grindleford December 15th

Peak Raid Round 3 Grindleford December 15th

The now infamous 'Wirksworth 4' (Rachel Hathaway, Jo Butt, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley) headed out to a chilly Grindleford for the 3rd round in the Peak Raid 3 series. New skills were required as they were now navigating on actual orienteering maps. "There's no...

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Parkrun report 14th December

Parkrun report 14th December

Friday evening's Wirksworth running club Christmas party was such a raucous affair (some reports suggesting that a few even stayed up chatting until 11pm) that a couple of runners couldn't get past the alarm clock stage of their Saturday mornings this week.  However,...

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A marathon success story to inspire us all

A marathon success story to inspire us all

2019 was a rather special year for Wirksworth's Peter Johnson, pictured by the Brandenburg gate, having just completed his 10th Berlin marathon and automatically enrolling him in the 'Jubilee Club'.  We asked Peter to tell his story, surely an inspiration for anyone...

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Parkrun report 7th December

Parkrun report 7th December

Wirksworth had 4 runners in the top 13 at Bakewell this week!  John Potter (18:15), Bob King (19:33), Mark Crawshaw (20:40) and Dave Spencer (20:51) made sure that the WRC vest was very visible at the front of the field.  Tanya Rountree also ran well and ducked under...

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Bursary funded help for knees

Bursary funded help for knees

About a year ago I started getting problems with my knees. After talking to people at the club I decided to go to see the physio at Run Forest. He gave me advice on changes I should make to my running style to reduce the impact on my knees along with exercises to help...

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Try a triathlon in 2020

Try a triathlon in 2020

Welcome to the triathlon section of the Wirksworth Running Club website! Some of the WRC members are either triathletes or have dabbled with duathlon and/or triathlon.  If you've never done a triathlon and would like to give one a go, it's a good idea to start with a...

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BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

BDL X-country league. Race 3 – Ilkeston 1st December

Report by Bob King A cold, frosty Sunday morning in Ilkeston was the setting for the third race in the BDL winter cross country league. A new race on the calendar, (replacing the usual Bakewell show ground) the 5-mile course is run around the very accurately named...

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Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Peak Raid 3 Round 2 Great Longstone December 1st

Whilst others were running the BDL race at Ilkeston, four hardy WRC members embarked on a long-course orienteering event at Great Longstone. Jo Butt, Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley fully tested their map-reading skills in a 3-hour challenge to score...

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Parkrun report 23rd November

Parkrun report 23rd November

Four WRC members were at Bakewell this week.  Chris Gillott has been running extremely well lately, and he continued his good form with a course PB of 20:02.  Mark Crawshaw was hot on his heels all the way, finishing in 20:06.  Lurking just behind the pair of them,...

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Derby 10-mile race, 17th November

Derby 10-mile race, 17th November

Tracey Slack and John Potter ran in the Derby 10-mile road race on Sunday 17th November.  Days of heavy rain had forced the organisers to alter the course at the last minute, however, they did an excellent job and laid on a fast and flat race as promised.  Tracey came...

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Parkrun report 16th November

Parkrun report 16th November

It was a rather special parkrun this week.  Brian Clements ran his 200th parkrun, his first one being in Bromley back in early 2010.  Brian didn't just want to go through the motions, he ran his heart out, annihilating his previous Bakewell best by 21 seconds and...

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Chaddesden BDL 10th November

Chaddesden BDL 10th November

Report by Elaine Stone Four fast flowing river crossings and 2 lake wades were what lay in store for our tough WRC runners at today’s Chaddesden Park BDL.  Well, that may be a slight exaggeration but there was certainly, unsurprisingly, a lot of water about.  Seven...

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Parkrun report 9th November

Parkrun report 9th November

Sunday BDL commitments meant that only a couple of WRC members made it to the parkrun start line this week, both of them at Bakewell.  Mark Crawshaw was nowhere near full throttle yet still clocked 20:28.  John Potter pushed his daughter, Jennifer, out and back in...

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Parkrun report 2nd November

Parkrun report 2nd November

Bad weather and a rugby world cup final kept the numbers down at quite a few parkruns this week but WRC members were still out and about, running extremely well.  Excitingly, we start in Kiev (pictured), where Mark Crawshaw continued his fine recent running form with...

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Parkrun report 19th October

Parkrun report 19th October

Tanya Rountree starred this week with a course PB of 26:27 at Bakewell.  This was only 3 seconds off her lifetime PB, which she also recorded this year, at Markeaton. Meanwhile, John Potter was down at his old stomping grounds in St Albans, Hertfordshire.  It had been...

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Parkrun report 12th October

Parkrun report 12th October

With many WRC members saving themselves for Sunday's BDL race or other races, the turnout at parkrun this week was low.  This didn't stop it being a pretty amazing week for Wirksworth. Lewis Glover (pictured) internationally plugged our small but mighty club by...

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Parkrun report 5th October

Parkrun report 5th October

Not too much to report this week from local parkruns.  Sarah Chamberlain ran well again, this week back at Markeaton with 28:07, whilst John Potter cycled to Bakewell to clock 18:32, which was enough for 3rd place. Steph Solomon was at the Woodhouse Moor parkrun in...

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