There were a few hardy Peelers at Kingsbury Water Park on Saturday morning for the 300th running of the parkrun, although many elected to rest ahead of the Burton 10 mile race on Sunday.
First home was Mark Webster who finished in 19th place overall in an impressive time of 19.32 mins. He was followed by Darren O’Leary in 23.29 mins with Sandra Ingram next in 27.13 mins followed by Alison Upton (28.35), Michael Stevenson (28.42), Sarah French (31.39), Jo Insley (33.15), Wendy Bowyer (33.38), Ash Goodman (33.55), Nicola Bannister (34.57), Alison Dolphin (36.56) and Chrstine Norris in 38.05 mins. Thanks go to Mark Boffey, Garth Cox, Ann Hill and Darren Truman for volunteering to help make the event possible.
The sole Peeler on tour was Andrew Pickard who completed the Sheffield Concord event in 26.04 mins.
The main event of the weekend was the Burton 10 mile race on Sunday, the third in the Burton District Summer League series of races between local running clubs.
First home for the club was Ash Baldwin in 7th place overall in a fast 58.41 mins. He was followed by Emma Pick who set a new personal best time of 1:04.00 hrs to finish as first lady. Emma edged out Rob Mace, who finished in 1:04.01 hrs, with Martin Hollamby just behind in 1:04.30 hrs. Ash Goodman set a new personal best of 1:15.36 hrs followed by Simon Gordon (1:21.25), Judith Matthews (1:22.35), Dave Fern (1:32.21) and George Hope (1:26.59). Carl Hole came home in a new personal best time of 1:28.09 hrs as did Emma Livingstone, who finished in 1:30.35 hrs. Jackie Tierney completed the 10 miles in 1:35.39 hrs and Sophie Galloway in 1:37.30 hrs.
Finally a belated mention for Helen Chyla who completed the Lichfield Half Marathon the previous weekend in a new personal best time of 1:53.53 hrs.
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.
Before and after the Burton 10 mile race: