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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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The Exterminator – Totley AC 1st September.

The Exterminator – Totley AC 1st September.

Report by Adam Leighton Totley AC's FRA cat A long race saw a healthy field of over 150 runners gather, ready to test themselves over some of South Yorkshire's finest landscapes. Unsurprisingly, there was strong representation from Steel City Striders, Dark Peak Fell...

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Eyam Fell Race Tuesday 27th August

Eyam Fell Race Tuesday 27th August

Report by Chris Gillott 267 runners lined up for the annual Eyam Fell Race (6.4 miles, 1100ft ascent) on a warm Tuesday evening. The race starts with fairly steady 500ft climb up The Nook and onto Bretton Moor, taking in a mix of terrain including stony trails, road...

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Parkrun report 24th August

Parkrun report 24th August

Three went to Bakewell this week and there was some strong running to be seen in the hot, close conditions.  Mark Crawshaw recorded yet another comfortable sub-20 with 19:48.  John Hobson was slightly disappointed with his 20:29, the disappointment being more a...

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Parkrun report 17th August

Parkrun report 17th August

It was sunny this week at Markeaton, though the course was waterlogged in places from Friday's torrential downpour! 5 WRC members didn't mind the consequent wet shoes though... Mark Crawshaw (20:05), Stacy Newton (20:30), Dave Spencer (21:44), Brian Clements (23:52)...

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Parkrun report 10th August

Parkrun report 10th August

It was a bit windy this Saturday morning, and all 3 WRC members who ran at Bakewell found it just a little bit tougher on the usually easier return leg of Bakewell's out-and-back course.  In spite of the wind, Jo Butt (29:26), Brian Clememts (24:40) and John Potter...

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Ricky’s race August 8th

Ricky’s race August 8th

Report by Brian Clements An indecisive me... "shall I? shan't I? shall I? shan't I?"   I text Mark Crawshaw (he's done it before).  "Ricky's is a good race - bout same as Ashover Fell Race (renamed 'Lost Lad Fell Race' - after you know who) maybe a bit easier - just...

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BDL Shipley Park August 6th

BDL Shipley Park August 6th

Report by Elaine Stone It was a warm evening for the final Summer BDL race at Shipley Park and fortunately the thunderstorms that had been forecast never appeared. Jenny, waiting at the market place with her WRC kit on, munching on a sandwich, stopped me panicking any...

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