Triathlon News

Gravesend duathlon 18th October

Gravesend duathlon 18th October

Wirksworth's John Potter competed in the Gravesend duathlon on Sunday, which consisted of a 5.5km run, folowed by a 20km bike, and then a 2.7km run.  It was a very well organised race and John came 5th out of 71 finishers.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon, October 4th

Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon, October 4th

Wirksworth's John Potter (pictured at the recent Darley Moor duathlon) raced in the Stratford-upon-Avon Sprint Triathlon this weekend.  Conditions were appalling but the organisers put on a great race - John was especially grateful to all the marshals, who stood in...

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Darley Moor duathlon September 20th

Darley Moor duathlon September 20th

Wirksworth's Dave Spencer (pictured) and John Potter raced in the Darley Moor sprint duathlon this morning. The race had orginially been intended as a GBR Age-group qualifier before the COVID situation saw it 'downgraded' to a socailly distanced duathlon, and the...

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Derby Sprint Triathlon September 13th

Derby Sprint Triathlon September 13th

Wirksworth's John Potter ran in the Derby Sprint triathlon this morning.  There were some very good triathletes in the race but John managed to run himself into 11th overall, in a time of 56:49, which was enough to win his age group. There were 247 finishers in the...

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Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon 16th August

Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon 16th August

The long wait for a proper race was finally over this morning for Dave Spencer (pictured) and John Potter, as they took part in the Darley Moor Super Sprint Duathlon.  This involved a 2.4km run, a 9km bike, and another 2.4km run.  Both Dave and John won their age...

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Mallory park duathlon 1st March

Mallory park duathlon 1st March

Dave Spencer took part in the Mallory Park race track sprint duathlon.  There were 73 duathletes taking part. Dave placed 45th overall and 2nd in his age category with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes. Dave writes: "very windy, freezing cold day, still struggling with the...

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Oulton Park Duathlon 16th February

Oulton Park Duathlon 16th February

Dave Spencer (pictured at a different event) raced in the Oulton Park Sprint Duathlon on 16th February in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 40 seconds.  Dave came 35th in a strong field of 54 finishers, which gave him 2nd place in the V60 category.

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Alex’s Triathlon filled 2019

Alex’s Triathlon filled 2019

(as told by his partner Eva) Before we had the kids Alex used to do triathlons- predominantly sprint and Olympic distances however he did decide to do Staffordshire 70.3 Ironman in 2015 as his biggest challenge to date at that time. Two kids in two years did present...

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Triathlon Inspiration

Triathlon Inspiration

Some of our members are rather good triathletes too…. Wirksworth running club also provides a great place for triathletes to improve their running. John Potter, who became the club’s 'Training Officer' in 2019 (as well as a parent in 2018), hasn’t held back his elite...

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Try a triathlon in 2020

Try a triathlon in 2020

Welcome to the triathlon section of the Wirksworth Running Club website! Some of the WRC members are either triathletes or have dabbled with duathlon and/or triathlon.  If you've never done a triathlon and would like to give one a go, it's a good idea to start with a...

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