There was no Kingsbury Water Park parkrun on Saturday due to flooding but a few keen Peelers were determined not to miss out so went on tour instead. Several went to Sutton Park with Mike Shelton first round in 21.37 mins followed by Carolyne Browne (27.28), Tim Mudd (27.41) and Nicolas Neale (31.13) also attending. Mark Webster was 11th overall at the first ever Chasewater parkrun in a time of 19.10 mins. At Conkers parkrun Rob Mace finished third overall in 18.04 mins with Alison Upton completing in 29.11 mins. Marie Llewellyn completed the Gadebridge parkrun in 23.48 mins. Dave Fern completed the Lanhydrock event in Cornwall in 27.10 mins and Jackie Tiernery finished the Stratford upon Avon event in 27.09 mins.
Wednesday evening featured the Washlands Relay in Burton on Trent, consisting of two mile ish loops with teams of 4, suitably named by club secretary Val Lawson! The event went ahead despite earlier flooding concerns and there was a strong club turnout although the weather was far from kind.
Who Let the Peel Out? were 8th overall in a time of 49.29. Well done to Rob Mace, Martin Hollamby, Emma Pick and Mark Webster.
Peel Me Baby One More Time were 28th in 57.52 mins (Lee Rickards, Malcolm Bembridge, Matt Shaw and Phil Neale)
I Fought the Peel (The Peel Won) were 35th in 1:01.49 hrs (Darren Truman, Tim Mudd, Emma Livingstone and Rob Mace (again!))
The Peel Are Back in Town finished 45th in 1:05.46 (Andrew Pickard, Simon Gordon, Jo Insley and Carolyne Browne)
Don’t Stop Depeeling were 47th in 1:06.34 (Ash Goodman, Carl Hole, Judith Matthews and Jackie Tierney)
Strawberry Peel Forever were 50th in 1:09.31 (Darren O’Leary, Sandra Ingram, Zoe Schnepp and Val Lawson)
Finally A Whiter Shade of Peel didn’t have a full team but well done to Donna Lancaster and Emma Birtles for running anyway.
Further afield Tricia Bunn completed the Comrades Marathon, a 55 mile ultra race in South Africa, in 10:31 hrs.
Ash Goodman completed the Hampton in Arden 9 mile race in 1:07.30 hrs and Val Lawson completed the very hilly Trail Half Marathon in North Wales in a time of 2:44.55 hrs. Vicky and Wendy Bowyer completed the Birmingham Sunrise 5k, both in a time of 34.05 mins but unfortunately couldn’t see the sun rise through the pouring rain! Finally well done to Lawrence Williamson who completed the 70.3 mile Staffordshire Half Ironman triathlon last weekend despite feeling under the weather.
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.
Pictures: A soggy scene at the Washlands Relay: