Peel Road Runners braved the biting winter weather at this years Grizzly (reduced from 20 miles to 10 because of the snow) which took place on Sunday 18th. Paul Scholte was the first Peeler to finish in 1:37:57 with Nick Neale and Mike Shelton completing the course in 1:44:54 and 1:44:56 respectively.
Peel Road Runners were in attendance for the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon held on closed roads in the capital last weekend.
The course snaked through the streets of London taking in major and minor landmarks that the city holds, starting on Pall Mall and finishing along Downing St. amidst the thousands of runners taking part it was Ashley Giles who was the first Peeler to cross the finish line with a time of 2:05:58hrs after battling most of the race with a sore foot blister and a knee problem that developed in the last few miles.
Darren Cotton was the other Peel Road Runner to take on the streets of gold and ran a steady 2:38:17hrs for his 13.1miles.
At the more local Ashbourne10 event were Malcolm Bembridge and Simon Smith. Malcolm had an excellent run and finished 2nd in his age group with his time of 1:19:05hrs with Simon not too far behind with his finishing time of 1:14:00hrs.
At Kingsbury Water Parkrun it was Phil Neale who finished as the first Peel Road Runner with his time of 22:22mins for his 5k – which was a new Personal Best time by over 20 seconds. Darren O’Leary was next to finish with his time of 23:32mins just ahead of Dave Fern who ran a 23:44min race and Robert Hirst with his 23:57mins. George Hope notched up 24:04mins for his 89th Parkrun followed by Darren Truman 24:32mins, Darren Cotton with 26:38mins, Tim Mudd with 27:11mins & Michael Stevenson with 28:36mins.
Jo Insley finished as the first female Peel Road Runner with her time of 29:16mins ahead of Stella Martin with 29:18mins.
Liz Morgan had a ride out to Conkers as the sole representative of the Peelers and ran 29:11mins for her 5k.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.