There was had a good turnout of Peelers for Parkrun on Saturday, making the best of the continued good weather.
At Kingsbury Water Park the first Peeler home was Mark Webster in a quick 19.54 mins. He was followed by Ashley Baldwin in 22.17 mins and Sandra Ingram was the first lady Peeler home in 25.11 mins. Carolyne Browne was next (25.39), followed by Rob Hirst (26.54), Jackie Tierney (27.01), Michael Stevenson (28.19), Alison Upton (29.49) and Ian Grigg who completed in 31.02 mins. Ann Hill was next home in 33.31 mins, followed by Mark Boffey (33.45), Sarah French (34.05) and Alison Dolphin (39.19).
Several Peelers took advantage of the good weather to travel further afield. Garth Cox completed the Bedworth parkrun in 23.23 mins, Marcus Fairburn clocked 25.53 mins at Conkers, Matt Shaw recorded 22.31 mins at Newent in the Forest of Dean, Andrew Pickard completed the Rother Valley event in a new personal best time of 20.46 mins and Mike Shelton completed the Sutton Park event in a quick 21.13 mins.
The club is pleased to announce that it still has some places available on its next couch to 5k course, starting on Tuesday the 16th April at 6.30pm at the Snowdome. The course is aimed at beginners and will last for 9 weeks and you will need to commit to running 3 times a week; one coached session and twice by yourself to perform set exercises. Each session will be led by our qualified coaches and last around 30 minutes including a warm up and warm down. During our first session we will provide an introduction to the course and provide an opportunity to ask questions. The course will finish with a 5k run, either at a Kingsbury Water parkrun or the fun run at the Tamworth Gate Gallop on the 30th June.
The course is open to all abilities and ages from 12+, although anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is also open to runners who may have attended a couch to 5k course previously. We are able to offer the course free of charge, with the support of Tamworth council. Please see the club’s website or Facebook page for more details and to register your interest.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome, new members are always welcome.