There was a good turnout of Peelers among the 600 keen runners at Kingsbury Water Park for Saturday’s parkrun.
First home was Rob Mace who won the event overall in an impressive time of 17.54 mins, over 45 seconds clear of second place. Next home for the club was Lee Rickards in 14th place overall in 20.05 mins closely followed by Malcolm Bembridge in 17th in a new personal best of 20.32 mins. Mike Shelton was next home in 21.06 mins followed by Garth Cox (22.47), Darren Truman (23.10), Ash Goodman (23.22), Dave Fern (23.30), Simon Gordon (24.58) and Rob Hirst in 25.27 mins. Jackie Tierney was the first lady Peeler home in 26.42 mins, ahead of Tim Mudd (27.24), Carolyne Browne (27.48), Michael Stevenson (28.11), Ann Hill (32.02), Sarah French (32.33), Jo Insley (35.28), Nicola Bannister (36.04), Alison Dolphin (36.55) and Caroline Evans who finished in 37.21 mins. Thanks also go to Sandra Ingram, Tricia Bunn and Mark Boffey for volunteering to assist with the event.
The annual Kingsbury Classic 10k took place on Tuesday 7th May at Kingsbury Water Park.This is an event which has always been close to the club as we have a good relationship with the organisers and always provide the marshalls to support the event. In addition to providing the marshalls there was a strong club turn out among the runners.
Rob Mace was first home for the club in 9th overall in an impressive 37.21 mins narrowly beating Martin Hollamby who was 11th in 38.15 mins. Emma Pick crossed the line in 18th overall in a fast 39.38 mins, beating a ten year old ladies record in the process. Unfortunately for Emma someone else also beat the record and she had to settle for second lady overall. Mark Webster was next home in 41.29 ahead of Malcolm Bembridge (43.40), Matt Shaw (46.40) and Garth Cox who finished in a new personal best of 47.21 mins. Simon Gordon completed in 48.10 mins, just ahead of Judith Matthews (48.19), Darren Truman (49.32), Donna Lancaster (52.34) and Carl Hole, who completed his first ever 10k in 55.07 mins. Jackie Tierney crossed the line in 57.08 mins, Sophie Galloway in 57.42 mins, Stella Martin in 58.41 mins and Ian Grigg in 1:04.54 hrs. Martyn Candy once again performed the tail runner role crossing the line last in 1:22.57 mins.
There were a few Peelers out and about for races on Sunday with Matt Shaw completing the Hereford Half Marathon in a very respectable 1:44.55 hrs and Garth Cox finishing the Bromsgrove 10k in a time of 49.46 mins. Tricia Bunn completed the Halstead marathon in 3.53 hrs, her third in as many weeks.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome, new members are always welcome. For further details or to get in touch please see the club’s website or Facebook page.
1) Before the Kingsbury Classic
2) Rob Mace first home at parkrun