Saturday dawned sunny and warm at Kingsbury Water Park, a perfect early spring day and the club was well represented at Parkrun, amongst a total field of over 500 eager runners.
This weekend was a Valentine’s special event with pacer runners available for anyone wanting to set a new personal best with Peel’s own Rob Mace getting involved as the pacer for the fastest 20 minute target.
Not surprisingly pacer Rob was the first Peeler home in 9th place overall in a quick 19.51 mins. Next came Mark Boffey in 22.48 mins followed by Garth Cox (23.27), Darren Truman (24.00), Darren O’Leary (24.07), Stuart Hatton (24.32) and Marcus Fairburn (25.50) and Ashley Goodman (26.47). Jackie Tierney was the fastest lady Peeler in 27.40 mins, finishing ahead of Mick Cooper, who set a new personal best of 27.59 mins and Ann Hill, who also set a new personal best of 30.39 mins. Caroline Evans finished in 32.51 mins ahead of Sarah French (32.56), Alison Dolphin (37.22) and Christine Norris 37.23 mins. Congratulations also go to Sally Hatton for setting a new personal best of 29.49 mins. Sally isn’t a Peeler but she has the good fortune to be married to one!
On tour were Allan Williams who finished the Markeaton event in 26.00 mins and Andrew Pickard who completed the new Storthes Hall event in Huddersfield in 26.15 mins.
On Sunday Mike Shelton completed the Leicestershire Half Marathon in a strong 1:35.58 hours and Sophie Galloway completed the notoriously hilly Rugeley 10 mile race in 1:36:49 hours. Well done to both.
Peel Road Runners meet at the Snowdome at 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday. New members are always welcome, please see our Facebook page for further details.