It was business as usual at Kingsbury Water Park on Saturday morning for the return of parkrun following last week’s flooding. Saturday dawned warm and dry but the course was still distinctly soggy in places.The club was well represented, including two of the top 10 finishers.
Rob Mace finished in fifth place overall in a time of 18.11 mins, closely followed by Mark Webster in tenth in a time of 18.46 mins. Martin Hollamby came next in 22.01 mins followed by Dave Fern (23.40), Ash Goodman (25.40), Jo Insley (26.53), Alison Upton (28.36), Michael Stevenson (28.44), Sarah French and Ann Hill (both 31.44), Joanne Turner (32.49), Lisa Vickery (35.39), Alison Dolphin 38.01 and Christine Norris (38.08 mins). Garth Cox also supported the event by volunteering.
On tour were Marie Llewellyn who completed the Cannon Hill event in 24.21 mins, Andrew Pickard who finished the Rotherham Parkrun in 22.24 mins and Nickolas Neale who finished the Sutton Park event in 30.20 mins. Jackie Tierney completed the Hampstead Heath parkrun in 30.52 mins and Tim Mudd was a long way from home completing the Fort William event in 28.55 mins.
Also present at Kingsbury on Saturday morning were the club’s latest batch of Couch to 5k course graduates for their first park run. Congratulations to Joanne Turner (32.49 mins), Mark Render (33.04), Lisa Vickery (35.39), Wendy Roe and Charlotte Bright (both 42.07), Glenda Watson (44.37) and Zoe Locke (47.50).
Also on Saturday Mike Shelton took a group of hardy Peelers to follow the course of the London Landmarks half marathon, albeit at a slightly more leisurely pace with a few refreshment stops. A nice day out in the sunshine was had by Sandra Ingram, Sophie Galloway, Ian Grigg, Jackie Tierney, Simon Gordon, Carolyne Browne, Phil Neale, Stuart Hatton and Richard Finnegan.
On Sunday Helen Dempsey completed the Swansea Half Marathon in somewhat warm conditions in a time of 2: 28 hrs.
Finally a reminder that the Tamworth Gate Gallop trail 10k takes place on Sunday 30th June. The event is organised by the club with all proceeds going to St Giles Hospice and there are still some places available. Please see the St Giles Hospice website for further information.
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: Couch to 5k graduates and peelers with London Landmarks: