Peel Road Runners have had a busy couple of weeks of running action with some excellent individual performances.
Saturday 22nd July at the Kingsbury Water Park (event No. 207) it was Simon Smith who was the first Peel Road Runner past the finish line with a time just behind his PB of 20:26mins. George Hope was the only other male member running on that day and followed Simon home with a time of 27:43mins. First home for the Peeler ladies was Liz Morgan in 26:41mins. Behind Liz was Jo Insley with 28:51mins, Carolyne Browne with 30:03mins and Caroline Evans finished with a new PB time of 31:18mins, taking almost a minute off her previous best time.
On the same day at the Conkers Parkrun (event No. 336), the sole Peel Road Runner in attendance was Marcus Fairburn who managed a time of 26:05mins.
Last weekend, on Saturday 29th July, the Abbott Trail Run took place at Hopwas Woods between Tamworth & Lichfield. A 10k & 5k race in aid of Simons Heroes Charity saw Peel Road Runners own Lisa Jones-Bignell finish the 5k event as the 2nd place female and 6th position overall with a time of 29:38mins.
Robert Donovan was also back on his personal marathon quest, this time down in Milton Keynes participating in the Enigma Running Caldecote Lake Marathon distance. Motivated by a constant supply of biscuits, Bob completed his seven laps around the Caldecote lake in an approximate time of 5hr 10mins (official times not released at the time of writing).
At the Conkers Parkrun (event No. 337) it was Marcus Fairburn who was the Peel Road Runners only representative on the day and he came home with a time of 25:40mins.
Over at Kingsbury Water Parkrun (event No. 208) it was Michael Shelton who brought the Peelers home with a time of 20:14mins. Shaun Coyle was just 6 seconds outside his personal best time, finishing with a 22:30mins. Richie Bunn was the next Peeler home in 24:30mins, just behind Richie was Darren Truman in 24:52mins. Tricia Bunn was the first Peeler lady to finish on the day with a time of 25:20mins. Dave Fern was next across the line in 26:09mins with Allan Williams just behind in 26:25mins. On her way back from injury, Sandra Ingram finished with 26:54mins and Joanne Harvey followed Sandra home in 27:22mins. Next Peeler across the finish line was Owen Slater with a time of 28:48mins.
Michael Stevenson was running his first ever Parkrun and finished with a credible 30:02mins.
It was Malcolm Bembridge who finished next in a time of 32:41mins with Laura Bowyer just behind in 32:43mins.
The team results from race number 6 of the 2017 BDSL – The Worthington 5 mile race, have now also been confirmed:
Peel Road Runners mens team finished in 4th place:
Martin Hollamby 29:15 / Ashley Baldwin 29:40 / Robbie Baden 29:56 / Lee Rickards 32:21 / Mike Shelton 32:42 / Ashley Perks 36:59
After 6 events the Peel Road Runner Mens Team lie in 5th place overall – just 3pts below the team above them.
Peel Road Runner womens team finished in 6th place:
Joanne Harvey 40:25 / Carolyne Browne 42:30 / Lisa Jones-Bignell 44:22 / Christie Rosser 44:22
After 6 events the Peel Road Runner Womens Team lie in 6th place overall.
The next and penultimate BDSL event is the Burton 10k on the 13th August.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.