Peel Road Runners have been lacing up their trainers and spreading themselves far and wide over the last 2 weeks.
Sunday 7th May saw the Lichfield Half Marathon take place. The race which finishes under the gaze of the famous Cathedral saw Michael Shelton cross the finish line in 01:28:33 and Rachael Rickards as the first female Peeler home in a time of 01:40:04 followed in by Lisa Crane in 02:01:21 and Carloyne Browne in 02:08:58.
On the same weekend Zoe Schnepp was up in the Lake District running the Kentmere Trail Race in Staveley. The 17km off road run proved no match for Zoe as she finished with a time of 01:43:58
At the other end of the country Richie Bunn & Tricia Adams were putting the finishing touches to their Comrades training by running the Essex Halstead marathon – both crossing the line in 03:57:00
Danielle Louise Baker was in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford on Avon running the half marathon course in a time of 02:03:13
Peelers were also out on Parkrun duties that week. At Kingsbury Tim Gould was home first with a time of 21:20mins with Ashley Perks not too far behind in 21:46mins. Tim Mudd was next to cross the finish line in 24:04mins, Robert Hirst with 24:17mins, George Hope with 25:24mins and Stuart Hatton (still recovering from his London exploits) crossed the line in 26:03mins with Richard Finnigan. First Peel lady across the line was Sandra Ingram, also with a post London time of 27:22 mins. Behind Sandra was Owen Slater in 27:43mins and Jayne Coles in 33:57mins.
Tuesday 9th May was the return of the Kingsbury Classic 10km race around the lakes at Kingsbury Water Park. A popular midweek event in its 17th year, supported and marshalled by the Peel Road Runners, manages to attract runners from all over the midlands and further affield. Whilst many Peelers were wearing their hi-viz marshalling vests there were some running the event too. David Fern was the first Peel Road Runner to the finish with a time of 46:14mins and was also the first to finish in his age category. Tim Mudd finished next with 50:03mins. Joanne Harvey was the first Peel lady to cross the finish line with 52:42mins. Stella Martin was next home with 55:33mins and Martyn Candy was the tail runner with 85:59mins.
On Saturday 13th May it was back to Kingsbury for many Peel Road Runners and as the season progresses so the run times start to tumble down. Tim Gould crossed the line in 17th place with a time of 20:33mins with Ashley Perks once again hot on his tail with a time of 21:11mins. Stuart Hatton had a much improved run with a time of 22:38mins. Tim Mudd was next home with 24:14mins, Darren Truman with 24:44mins, Owen Slater with 27:45mins and Allan Williams with 29:37mins. For the Peel Road Runners ladies, Joanne Turner was the first to cross the finish line with 29:24mins, Liz Morgan closely followed Joanne in with 29:26mins and Annie Wilson 32:46mins.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.