Peel Road Runners travelled far and wide over the extended Bank Holiday weekend to get their running fixes in.
For the second BDSL race of 2017 season, runners from all over the midlands converged at Uttoxeter on Sunday 30th April for the Uttoxeter Festival of Running Half Marathon. Running in Peel colours for the mens division were Robbie Baden 1:26:28, Michael Shelton 1:32:58, Lee Rickards 1:43:41, Dave Fern 1:50:24, Richard Finnegan 2:00:40. The team scored 229pts and finished in 10th place overall.
Ashley Perks completed his first ever Marathon down in Milton Keynes. Starting and finishing at the home of the MK Dons, the 26.2 mile course looped around the city and surrounding areas taking in tree lined boulevards, cycle paths around lakes, parks & woodland. Although feeling it in the latter stages of the run, Ashley battled on and finished in a time of 4:13:04
Also running down at Milton Keynes and continuing their Comrades training were Richie Bunn 3:43:29, Tricia Bunn 3:48;57. Meanwhile Bob Donovan continued his own epic multi marathon year finishing with a time of 5:08:26.
The roads were also closed in Birmingham City Centre at the weekend for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k road race. Anna Waugh was the sole participant for the Peel Road Runners and with her first 10k in the last 18 months crossed the line with a time of 1:02:12
At the busy Kingsbury Water Parkrun last week, the first Peel Road Runner home was Richie Bunn (before departing for Milton Keynes) with 22:10mins. An improving Zoe Schnepp ran a ‘post baby personal best’ time of 22:55mins (just 4 seconds of her all time PB!) Tim Mudd came home in 24:23mins. Next Peeler across the finish line with 24:43mins was Robert Hirst with Darren Truman behind Robert with 27:20mins and Laura Bowyer with 34:15mins.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.