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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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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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Parkrun report 28th September

Parkrun report 28th September

A whopping 8 WRC members headed down to Shipley Park to try out the course there.  If you fancy a bit more of a challenge to your parkrun, Shipley is a good course - it's mainly trail, undulating slightly with a few twists and turns, the main event is a 5% climb 400m...

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T’Owd Man Trail Half Marathon 22nd September

T’Owd Man Trail Half Marathon 22nd September

This was the first outing for Wirksworth Running Club’s ‘new improved’ T’Owd Man Race with extra trail and slightly less distance – both great changes that we hope will help establish the race as one of Derbyshire’s top-quality annual trail races. Reader – the course...

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Parkrun report 21st September

Parkrun report 21st September

Bakewell was cancelled this week, so Sarah Chamberlain and Tanya Rountree headed to Markeaton. Sarah ran a 20-second PB with 27:52 whilst Tanya took it easy and enjoyed the views with 41:12. James Watson (pictured) was on the road for the second week running, this...

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Parkrun report 14th September

Parkrun report 14th September

Jo Butt, Tanya Rountree (both pictured)  and John Potter all represented Wirksworth at Bakewell this week. Jo and Tanya went out and back together in 31:12, John ran it in 18:34. Sarah Chamberlain ran strongly again at Markeaton, coming home in 28:18. On the road,...

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Parkrun report 7th September

Parkrun report 7th September

Victory at Bakewell!  Chris Sleath won the Bakewell parkrun this week in a time around 17 minutes.  Sadly, Chris didn't have his barcode with him, but John Potter was there to vouch that Chris was definitely running very fast for Wirksworth.  These are exciting times...

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