Running News

You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

You can’t keep a good man (or woman) down!

This lockdown situation is tough to take for all runners with races being cancelled left, right and centre and no events to now train for.  But for Bob King, the timing was diabolical because Bob had been training extremely hard for a sub-40 10km at Derby on 29th...

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Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Carsington Time Trial 21st April

Wirksworth's Monday night sessions are not running at the moment but, throughout the summer, the club usually uses a 5-mile time trial course at Carsington Water, starting and finishing at the Sheepwash car park.  John Potter was out alone on Tuesday evening giving it...

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Tunnels and Trails 14th April

Tunnels and Trails 14th April

With Wirksworth Running Club's official Tunnels and Trails race in June looking increasingly unlikely, WRC members have been out having a go at it individually.  Zack Hubbard got the better of dad, Chris, on their same-household attempt at it.  John Potter pushed...

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WRC continues speed training 13th April

WRC continues speed training 13th April

With our Monday night speed sessions currently cancelled, WRC members have been following the sessions individually in their one-exercise-a-day quota instead.  Dad and daughter, James and Kate Watson (same household) were proudly sporting their WRC vests as they took...

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Coronavirus and Our Races – Update

Coronavirus and Our Races – Update

As a club we have been closely monitoring the current situation with coronavirus and following Government’s advice. Given the most recent advice today (Monday 16th March) we have taken the decision to cancel the Incline race on the 26th April. We will look into the...

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Parkrun report 14th March

Parkrun report 14th March

James Watson ran at the Sheringham parkrun, in Norfolk (pictured).  James put in a very respectable 23:05. It was normal service resumed for John Potter at Markeaton as he ditched the buggy and braved the puddles for 18:41.  Bob King is putting the finishing touches...

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Bluebell fell race 8th March

Bluebell fell race 8th March

Chris Sleath and James Watson both ran in the Bluebell fell race on 8th March.  Chris (pictured at a different race) won the race in a time of 27:46.  James came 39th in a time of 38:41.  There were 98 runners.

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Peak Raid 3 Round 1 8th March

Peak Raid 3 Round 1 8th March

Rachel Hathaway, Emma Roberts and Clare Eardley completerd the Peak Raid 3 Round 1 orienteering event at Abney Moor and Bretton this morning. They chose 2km of uphill to start the event then, just as the terrain levelled out, they entered what seemed like a wind...

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Parkrun report 7th March

Parkrun report 7th March

Chris Sleath ran an incredible 16:39 this week at Long Eaton, though unbelievably, this only got him 7th place!  Not so unbelievable was the fact that Chris still hasn't sorted out his barcode for the world to see his effort.  At Markeaton, Lewis Glover knocked 11...

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Ashbourne “Seasaw” 10km 1st March

Ashbourne “Seasaw” 10km 1st March

Rachel Hathaway ran in the Ashbourne Seasaw 10km today.  Rachel writes: "It was an out and back on the Tissington Trail, slightly uphill on the way out, and slightly downhill on the return. It was made more challenging by a very large puddle/lake at the start and end...

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Hope winter fell race 1st March

Hope winter fell race 1st March

Sunday 1st March saw the annual Hope winter race (6.6 miles, 1,400ft) take place, which is an ant-clockwise version of the popular summer race route. The route heads out of the village on lanes before hitting pathways on the long climb (almost 2.5 miles uphill) to Win...

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Parkrun report 29th February

Parkrun report 29th February

Star man this week, Chris Hubbard, somehow managed a PB at Bakewell with 25:28!  How he did this is a mystery becuase the running conditions were appalling!  To give you an idea of how appalling, Bob King (20:00) didn't break 20 minutes at Bakewell, John Potter...

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Parkrun report 22nd February

Parkrun report 22nd February

We've got to begin this week's report on the road because Kate Watson (28:08) was proudly sporting her WRC vest at the Queenstown parkrun in New Zealand!  Meanwhile, Stacy Newton was running himself into 6th place at the Skegness Boating Lake with 20:33. Not even...

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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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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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