Peel Road Runners were amongst the thousands of runners who embraced the challenge of Cardiac Hill in Sutton Park as part of the Great Midlands Fun Run. The popular local 8.5mile run took place last weekend in rather warm running conditions but still the Peelers provided some great running performances and new personal bests.
The unofficial times for the event had Malcolm Bembridge as the first Peel Road Runner to cross the finish line with his recorded time of 1:02:53hrs, a new PB beating his 2017 time by 7mins. Darren O’Leary finished just behind with his time of 1:04:40hrs. Carolyne Browne was the first Peel female to finish as Carolyne recorded an unofficial time of 1:17:23hrs for her 8.5miles. Just behind Carolyne was Jo Insley who probably had the best Peel performance of the day when she ran a new PB time of 1:17:25hrs (unofficial). Sandra Ingram finished just behind Jo with her time of 1:19:00hrs.
It was a busy week for Peel Road Runners at Parkrun events across the region last weekend too. Liz Morgan was the sole representative at Conkers where she ran a time of 30:45mins for her 5k. Andrew Pickard was running in Sheffield at the Concord Parkrun event where Andrew clocked up a time of 24:04mins and 23rd position overall.
A trio of Peelers were over at Perry Hall Parkrun – Robert Hirst, Michael Stevenson & Christine Norris who clocked up times of 25:05mins, 28:22mins & 37:27mins respectively. Christine also finished 1st in her age category.
The majority of Peel Road Runners turned out at Kingsbury Water Park for their weekly free timed 5k run. The fastest of which was Michael Shelton with his finishing time of 22:08mins, just ahead of Philip Neale with his time of 22:19mins. Simon Smith followed Phillip home with his time of 22:45mins followed across the finish line by Simon Gordon with his 24:53mins. The remaining male Peelers in action were Garth Cox (25:15mins), Stuart Hatton ran his 100th Kingsbury Parkrun (26:12mins) and Adam Chyla (27:35mins).
Leading the Peel Road Runner females home was Vickie Gilks who ran a time of 35:34mins for her 5k just ahead of Wendy Bowyer who ran 35:35min.
Lisa Fletcher (aided by Jo Insley) volunteered to run as the tail runner on the day.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.