Peel Road Runners Tricia & Richie Bunn were in South Africa at the KwaMashu Parkrun event ahead of their 3rd Comrades race from Lion Park to Durban, a full 90km.
In a small field of enthusiastic and friendly runners, Tricia and Richie posted the same finishing time of 26:25mins for their 5k’s.
Andrew Pickard was slightly closer to home and running in the Rotherham Parkrun event and crossed the finish line in a time of 24:57mins.
As usual, Kingsbury Water Park hosted most of Peel Road Runners out for their weekly 5k run and last week it was Darren O’Leary who posted the quickest time of the day with 20:47mins, just 11 secs outside his PB. Phil Neale ran an excellent 5k to finish behind Darren with his time of 21:28mins which saw him post a new PB.
Other runners out of the day were Richard Finnigan (22:54mins) with another PB, beating his last by 6 secs, Robert Hirst (23:43mins), Simon Gordon (24:07mins), another Peel Road Runner PB, Stuart Hatton (24:52mins), Tim Mudd (25:10mins), George Hope (25:13mins), Mick Cooper (28:14mins) clocked up yet another PB on the day, Ian Grigg (32:09mins) making a good comeback from a long lay-off from running and Darren Truman (32:11mins) offering some much needed support to Ian with his return.
For the Peel Road Runner women, it was Sandra Ingram making the headlines as she finished as the 1st female in her age category with her time of 25:25mins. Just behind Sandra was Sophie Galloway who ran a 25:39mins 5k and another Peeler PB. Other runners on the day were Vickie Gilks (33:36mins), Wendy Bowyer (34:00mins) and Lisa Fletcher who was volunteering on tail runner duties once again.
Peel Road Runners Club Chairman Lee Rickards donned not only his running shoes but also his swimming dry-suit and cycle shoes as he participated in the Stafford Iron Man 70.3 event. His overall finish time was 5:14:57hrs which was broken down in to a 1.9km swim in 38:18mins, a 90.1km bike ride which he completed in a time of 2:47:30hrs with a 21.1km run to finish which he managed in a time of 1:40:38hrs.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.