Peel Road Runners travelled far and wide to participate in their weekly Parkrun events over the last two weeks.
Last week Malcolm Bembridge was the farthest traveller flying all the to Russia take part in the Timiryazevsky Parkrun event. Malcolm finished in 18th place overall with a time of 22:15mins.
Nickolas Neale had a much shorter journey over to Perry Hall for the 158th Parkrun event and completed the 5k route in 22:33mins.
Many Peel Road Runners descended upon their local Kingsbury Water Parkrun where once again PB’s were being broken. It was Simon Smith who lead the way home with a time of 20:19mins. Shaun Coyle’s determined run earned him another PB with a time of 21:12mins, 25secs off his previous PB. Next to cross the finish line was Darren O’Leary who ran a 21:18min 5k. George Hope followed Darren home with 25:11min, Stuart Hatton had another pain free run following his comeback from injury and finished in 25:17mins. Behind Stuart were Marcus Fairburn 25:18mins, Dave Fern ran his 100th Kingsbury Parkrun in 25:18mins just ahead of Tim Mudd with 26:01mins.
Emma Livingstone continues to improve and ran her 4th consecutive Parkrun PB in a time of 27:04mins, shaving 5 secs off her previous best time and just ahead of Allan Williams who ran a 27:10mins time.
Michael Stevenson also ran his 3rd Kingsbury PB in as many outings at the venue with a time of 28:39mins – 27 secs off his previous best time.
In the previous week, Shaun Coyle attended the Upton Court Parkrun event near Slough and managed 13th place overall with a time of 22:15mins.
Michael Stevenson was down on the south coast in Hove running the local Parkrun along the promenade finishing just outside his PB with a time of 28:49mins.
Back closer to home it was Philip Neale who lead the Peelers home at Kingsbury finishing his 5k in 23:21mins ahead of George Hope with a time of 24:45mins. Stuart Hatton followed George across the line in 25:34mins just ahead of the first Peel Road Runner female which was Carolyne Browne who finished with a 25:41mins.
Dave Fern was next to finish with 25:43mins ahead of Vickie Gilks and Laura Bowyer who shared the same time of 31:39mins.
Peel Road Runners individual results from the first Derby Runner Cross Country race have now been released.
It was a very successful start to the XC season for both Women’s & Men’s teams as they took 1st place in both races with a mix of old and new members.
For the men, it was Robbie Baden who crossed the finish line ahead of everyone else with a superb run of 34:36mins. The second Peeler to finish was Lawrence Williamson in 35:16mins ahead of Lee Rickards with 38:10mins. Finishing just behind Lee was Simon Smith 41:11mins, Darren O’Leary 42:55mins, Malcolm Bembridge 44:29mins, Craig Smith 44:54mins, Phil Neale 44:57mins, Darren Truman 46:53mins and Owen Slater with 53:31mins.
It was a similar story for the women’s team with new member Emma Pick crossing the finish line as the first female finisher in an excellent time of 40:56mins. Emma Birtles ran a superb race to finish as the 2nd Peel female and in 3rd place overall with a time of 42:52mins. Hannah Jenkins finished in 7th place overall with 46:25mins ahead of Rachael Rickards 48:30mins, Natalie Walker 50:23mins, Sophie Galloway 51:16mins, Team Captain Sandra Ingram finished with a 54:19mins and Lisa Fletcher with 61:17mins.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.