Peel Road Runners converged on the capital at the weekend for one of the greatest spectacles of the running calendar – The Virgin Money London Marathon.
Whilst many were glued to the television or following their friends on various tracking apps on mobile phones, the Peelers own Sandra Ingram, Stuart Hatton & Colin Frost were amongst the many thousands of lucky runners that were ready to eat up the miles on those famous London streets.
Weather conditions could not have been better as the 3 marathon virgins took to the starting line on Sunday morning and with their winter training well and truly behind them, it was now the 26.2miles that lay ahead of them.
Running and raising money for their respective Charities, all 3 Peelers successfully crossed the finish line in the Mall to be presented with their finishers medal and T/Shirt, along with a well earned drink (or two!). Their finishing times were:
Sandra Ingram 4:09:43
Stuart Hatton 4:31:49
Colin Frost 5:30:51
Back home at the Kingsbury Water Parkrun last week, the first Peel Road Runner to cross the finish line was Michael Shelton with 19:35mins. Tim Gould, who improved on last weeks time, came home in 20:26mins. Next Peeler across the finish line ahead of his forthcoming Milton Keynes Marathon next weekend was Ashley Perks with 21:46mins with Dave Fern close behind with 22:43mins.
Rachael Rickards continued with her post baby comeback and followed Dave home with 24:09mins. Tim Mudd finished with 24:38mins, Shaun Coyle, struggling with an injury was next home with 28:10mins. Laura Bowyer finished with 28:18mins, Owen Slater with 32:21mins and Jayne Coles with 32:24mins.
Over at the Chippenham Parkrun, Peel Road Runner Mags Smith ran a time of 25:01mins and Robert Hirst ran a 25:28mins at the Perry Hall Parkrun.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.