Peel Road Runner Robert ‘Bob’ Donovan closes in on his 100 Marathon goal after completing the Worcester Marathon on Sunday 20th May, making it now 87 marathons in total. In what were very hot conditions that are not ideal for long distance running, Bob clocked up a finishing time of 5:54:00hrs for his 26.2miles and now needs only 13 more to reach that 100 personal milestone target.
For other Peel Road Runners, it was the usual Saturday morning Parkrun that got them lacing up the trainers for a little bit of (slightly) competitive running. Robert Hirst & Christine Norris travelled over to the Walsall Arboretum for their Parkrun and clocked up times of 25:08mins & 37:13mins respectively.
Over at Kingsbury Water Park there were a few more Peelers out for their Saturday morning 5k jog and they were lead home by George Hope who was the first Peel Road Runner back through the finish tunnel with his time of 24:33mins and now just 4 more runs away from run No. 100. Behind George was Tim Mudd with his time of 24:57mins just ahead of Stuart Hatton with his time of 25:10mins (his 99th run at Kingsbury) closely followed by Chris Taylor with a time of 25:12mins which was a new PB time, taking 20secs off his previous best time.
Garth Cox was next to finish with a time of 25:43mins ahead of the first Peel Road Runner female finisher Sophie Galloway with her time of 26:32mins & Lisa Fletcher with her finishing time of 33:04mins.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.