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Parkrun report November 17th

Parkrun report November 17th

Bakewell was the place of choice for Wirksworth members this week, and we start the report with Mark Crawshaw, who sliced a massive 23 seconds off his Bakewell PB down to 19:30. John Potter’s merry peloton of parkrun cyclists was up to 3 people and the euphoria of...

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Parkrun report November 10th

Parkrun report November 10th

Another successful parkrun start to the weekend from Wirksworth members.  Another PB achieved at Markeaton, this time for Simon Edwards, 20:44.  Kate Watson ran her first parkrun in a very impressive 25:57.  Meanwhile it was close but no cigar on the PB front for John...

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Cutting a Dash

On Sunday morning a handful of WRC members were part of the 1363 runners who tackled the 4 and 3/4 miles of the 62nd Dovedale Dash. The famously hectic start sees the huge crowd of participants charge down the hill from Thorpe Pasture like a cotton and lycra clad...

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Last weekend park run

It was back to Parkrun and the pursuit of 5km times last weekend. John Potter cycled from Wirksworth to Bakewell and took his tired legs out and back in a very impressive 18:43. Simon Edwards wasn’t far behind with 20:40.  A special mention has to go to James Watson...

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BDL Shipley

What a difference a week makes!  In stark contrast to the brilliant blue skies that accompanied this years Undulator race, a week earlier an intrepid group of 12 WRC members braved the driving rain to take part in the first of the BDL Cross Country League races. Run...

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The Undulator

The Undulator

Well, that was a fast one. The gauntlet thrown down last month by Billy Cartwright when he took the T'Owd Man course record from Harry Holmes was picked up and returned with interest.  Rumour has it that Harry was a bit nervous looking at the entry list, Billy was...

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Just 1 week to the Undulator

We've made it past storm Callum and the weather is forecast to be a lot kinder to us this week.  The Undulator course should just about have dried out by next weekend! Register early here and save yourself the queuing time and the organisers the typing time.

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And last week….

There was a pause from the weekend parkrun ritual as people set off in pursuit of 10km times.  It's a bit strange to see WRC vests fighting it out on the flat but John Potter fought particularly well and smashed his PB at Tamworth, not only breaking 40 minutes but...

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Not last week but the week before….

... the Parkrun journey continued.  Brian reports from his pb weekend. There is no better way to start the weekend (with or without hangovers) than setting off from Wirksworth at 8ish on a Saturday morning to Markeaton Park Run. Last weekend was a Personal Best...

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The Undulator

It only feels like a week ago that we were talking about a WRC hill race and here we are, talking about another.  This time it's the Stuart Learmouth Memorial Undulator, 8.4 miles taking us from the centre of Wirksworth to the the trig point on Harborough rocks and...

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T’Owd Man 2018.

T’Owd Man 2018.

Despite the weather forecasters trying to scare everyone with their talk of torrential rain, thunder, lightning and gale force winds, Sunday morning was dry and bright with just a hint of a fresh breeze to sharpen the wits.  Such unexpected clement weather clearly...

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More Parkrun

More Parkrun

Another week, another PB.  This time at Bakewell.  Mark Crawshaw carried his heavy cold to another PB in 19:53.  He was outdone though, as Bob King joined the sub 20 gang with a sparkling 19:40! Meanwhile, John Potter was preparing to cycle from Lancaster back home to...

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Nine Edges Fell Race

Nine Edges Fell Race

On the 8th September four fearless Wirksworth runners set out on a drizzly and blustery Saturday morning to tackle the formidable 20 mile Nine Edges fell race that follows the 9 gritstone edges from Derwent down to Baslow. John Hobson had set himself a goal to finish...

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Keeping up with Kipchoge

Something momentous happened in Berlin today.  Peter Johnston got his mojo back.  He produced his best marathon performance of the year to cross the line in 3:24:58 and all of a sudden, Berlin 2019 seems like a good time to break his pb of 3:11.  One more Berlin...

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Stanage Struggling

Stanage Struggling

Not content with his pb setting performance on Saturday, Mark headed off to Stanage struggle on Sunday, taking along Stacy Newton as a fresh face to fell running.  Mark, as always, took it all in his stride.  Stacy soon discovered that, surprisingly, downhill can be...

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Parkrunning

There were some cracking performances for WRC at Markeaton park run this week. Perhaps because it wasn't in the middle of the John Potter duathlon (TM). John came ever closer to sub 19 with his time of 19:15 and finished in 8th place overall. Mark broke the 20 min...

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Parkrun!

Parkrun!

I think it's fair to say that the Parkrun phenomenon has transformed running participation in this country, and it's doing a great job of getting both the young and the not so young off the couch and out onto the parks and trails.  Just last weekend, WRC members did...

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The Totley Exterminator

On the 2nd September, Elaine and Clare competed in the Totley Exterminator. 16 miles of challenging navigation.  Here's how it went. "I entered the Exterminator as I enter rather a lot of races – without really giving it much thought! That was way back in January. The...

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Barrell Inn Fell Race 28th August

Barrell Inn Fell Race 28th August

At Barrell Inn it was Mark's turn to fly the WRC flag. He turned in a great performance finishing 65th overall and 11th M50.  The race was won by Harry Holmes for Pudsey & Bramley AC (but WRC really).

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Tanis’ Trail Race

As WRC has grown over the recent years it has become much more than just a club night club. The joys of parenthood mean that Eva and Alex don't often make it to club nights but they both put in the miles for WRC.  Cast your mind back to the August bank holiday weekend...

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