Kingsbury Water Park dawned hot and sunny on Saturday for park run, making for some fairly challenging conditions.
Ashley Goodman was first home in a new personal best time of 21.35 mins, ably assisted by Mike Shelton who finished in the same time. Zoe Schnepp was the fastest lady Peeler in 23.49 mins followed by Darren O’Leary (25.00), Stuart Hatton (25.28), Sophie Galloway (26.47), Michael Stevenson (28.21) and Caroline Evans (32.26). Garth Cox volunteered as tail walker, finishing last of all.
On tour were Andrew Pickard who completed the Wetherby event in 27.21 mins, Jackie Tierney the Colwick parkrun in Nottingham in 29.50 mins and Nickolas Neale who finished in 22.49 mins at Sutton Park.
Sunday was the annual Tamworth Gate Gallop off road 10k which is run by the club on behalf of St Basils Hospice as a much needed fund raiser. Once again the weather was kind and it came as a relief that Sunday was cooler than Saturday.
First home for the club was Rob Mace in 15th place overall in a fast 40.05 mins. Next home was Ash Goodman in a new personal best time of 47.22 mins, then Roger Lloyd (53.59), Simon Gordon (54.28), Carl Hole (54.59), Jo Insley (1:00.01 hrs), Val Lawson (1:01.32), Jackie Tierney (1:05.50), Bob Donovan (1:07.08), Ann Hill (1:16.09), Sarah French (1:16.15), Wendy Bowyer (1:17.52) and Christine Norris (1:24.03).
The club was represented in the 4.4km fun run were Beth Woodward who finished in 26.30 mins and Lesley Nolan who completed in 34.57 mins.
Thanks go to all the club members who gave up their time to assist with the organisation of the event, particularly Zoe Schnepp without whose efforts over several months the event would not take place.
Elsewhere Andrew Pickard completed the Endure 24 hour event at Branham Park in Wetherby completing five 5 mile laps within the time allowed. Ash Baldwin also completed, completing six 5 mile laps within the 24 hours.
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: 1. Val lawson at the gate gallop
2. Before the gate gallop