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Peat Pit Woods Fell Race report

Peat Pit Woods Fell Race report

Sunday 14th April saw David Denton's annual Peat Pit Woods fell race take place, moved forward by one week from its usual Easter Sunday slot due to a clash with another race this year. The race is a short and lively undulating route of two laps around Shining Cliff...

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Parkrun report 13th April

Parkrun report 13th April

Not too many results to report this week at parkrun.  Mark Crawshaw ran strongly again, this week he was at the Whitworth Thread, coming home in 20:57.  James Watson and John Potter cycled to Bakewell - James was pleased with his course PB of 21:56 (probably only 30...

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Parkrun report 6th April

Parkrun report 6th April

It was chilly but sunny and peaceful at Markeaton this week, where four Wirksworth runners put in an appearance.  Brian Clements ran the race of his life - 23:45 was a course PB and saw him regain top spot in the parkrun section of the club league.  James Watson got...

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Parkrun report 30th March

Parkrun report 30th March

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in Wirksworth - a great day for a fast run, so we headed to the Bakewell parkrun this week, where we greeted by... eh? a corridor of mist!  Star man this week was Dave Spencer, who batted his Bakewell best out of the park with...

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Parkrun report 23rd March

Parkrun report 23rd March

The long-awaited return to form of Mark Crawshaw is upon us.  Mark ran 19:39 at Bakewell, just 9 seconds off his course PB, which he set back in November.  Mark has been fighting his way back from injury and he won’t be finished there – quality will always shine...

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Parkrun report 16th March

Parkrun report 16th March

Three Wirksworth runners turned out at Bakewell this week, where there was quite a bit of confusion with the bar code system.  It's a mark of what an incredible volunteer-run organisation that parkrun is that we notice a week when everything doesn't run smoothly.  If...

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Parkrun report 9th March

Parkrun report 9th March

A new course at the Whitworth Thread attracted most Wirksworth parkrunners there this week and it proved to be a good course, as we had five of us finish in the top 13 places!  Bob King (19:40), Mark Crawshaw (20:26), Stacy Newton (20:32) ,Chris Gillot (21:00) and...

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Hope winter fell race report

Hope winter fell race report

Sunday 3rd March was the fantastic annual Hope Winter Fell Race, a category 'B Short' race of 6.6 miles and approximately 1400 feet of ascent. The course winds up out of Hope Village and takes a 2-mile route up to the exhilarating summit of Win Hill, before dropping...

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Ashbourne 10 3rd March

Ashbourne 10 3rd March

Sunday morning saw the 3rd year of the Ashbourne 10 with options to run 5k, 10k or 10 miles and canicross categoies available in each distance. The varying-length races all consist of an out-and-back on the Tissington trail from Ashbourne leisure centre, which means a...

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Parkrun report 2nd March

Parkrun report 2nd March

This week we start with news of a parkrun win! It only took him 101 attempts (!) but John Potter (pictured) won his first ever parkrun this week, at Poolsbrook, in a time of 18:42.  The time was actually 2 seconds outside his PB for the course but he could not care...

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Carsington 10km and half marathon 23rd to 24th February

Carsington 10km and half marathon 23rd to 24th February

Four Wirksworth members took part at Carsington Water this weekend, with two races happening on both the Saturday and the Sunday.  The 10km course was an out-and-back from the main visitor centre, through the Sheepwash car park and out to a turnaround marshal at 5km. ...

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Parkrun report 23rd February

Parkrun report 23rd February

Back to Markeaton this week for the Wirksworth massive, and more great results.  A 26-second course PB for Dave Spencer, who clocked 20:35, and a 12-second PB for James Watson, who romped home in 21:40, after having spent the morning flashing his legs on the main road...

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Parkrun report 16th February

Parkrun report 16th February

A fantastic turnout this week!  We start at Bakewell, where Bob King (19:31) and Rachel Hathaway (27:08 with Betsy) both ran course PBs!  Rachel's time was impressively over a minute quicker than her previous best (28:15 with Jango) - she remains the only WRC member...

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Winter Half Tour of Bradwell 9 February 2019

Winter Half Tour of Bradwell 9 February 2019

I ran this race last year so I thought I knew what I was letting myself into BUT I failed to spot the organisers had added a few more bonus miles for luck. Note to self – read the small print! After a thorough kit check, c.120 people set off at 10 am and ran round the...

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Parkrun report 9th February

Parkrun report 9th February

A windy weekend and a next-day BDL commitment kept many Wirksworth runners away from parkrun this week but there were a few who made it along to one. We start with the Whitworth Thread, where Chris Gillot (pictured as a man who means business) ran a strong 22:10 -...

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Parkrun report 2nd February

Parkrun report 2nd February

The parkrun report is a bit thin on the ground this week, something that couldn't be said for the snow and ice that caused all of our local parkruns to be cancelled.  Desperate for his parkrun fix, John Potter (pictured with his family, Laura and Jennifer) made it out...

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Parkrun report 26th January

Parkrun report 26th January

First to Markeaton, where Elaine Stone set herself a very respectable marker of 24:36, smashing her intended first target of 25 minutes - there's much more too to come from Elaine this year.  John Potter's 18:52 was close enough to his Markeaton PB, he'll blame the...

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Parkrun report 19th January

Parkrun report 19th January

Five Wirksworth runners made a late call to run at Markeaton instead of Bakewell because of the snow, and what a good decision it was for James Watson, who ran a course PB of 21:52, catapulting him into the lead in the parkrun section of the club league.  John Potter...

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Parkrun report 12th January

Parkrun report 12th January

Wirksworth runners scattered themselves about locally again this week, when windy conditions made it very hard to race our absolute best times.  First to the Whitworth Thread, where Bob King (20:03), Mark Crawshaw (20:18) and Chris Gillot (22:11) all put in solid...

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Parkrun report 5th January

Parkrun report 5th January

The Wirksworth parkrun faithful chose Bakewell to do battle this week.  Star runner this week, Bob King, course PB 19:36 and edging bit by bit towards that 19:30 mark (something he's already achieved at York it should be said).  Not far behind Bob, we're talking...

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