Peel Road Runner Robert Donovan just does not stop and remains focussed on his personal Marathon quest by notching up his 67th & 68th career marathons.
Number 67 came at the Colworth Hare and Tortoise Marathon on Sunday 26th November where Bob managed a time of 5:35:17hrs and finished the run in 46th position overall and number 68 was ticked off last weekend at the Nottingham Xmas Marathon with an improvement in the time at 5:17:31hrs and finishing in 195th place overall.
Many Peelers descended on Kingsbury Water Park for their regular 5k outing last weekend with some exceptional times being recorded. Simon Smith led the way home finishing just outside his personal best in 20:14mins and in 7th place overall on the day. Darren O’Leary just missed out on a sub 21min run finishing in a time of 21:01mins and 11th place overall. Another Peel Road Runner finishing just outside his PB was Shaun Coyle who charged around the park course in a time of 21:27mins and 19th place overall. Stuart Hatton was behind Shaun with a time of 24:30mins followed by Dave Fern 25:58mins, Robert Hirst 25:27mins, Allan Williams 25:37mins, George Hope 26:11mins & Michael Stevenson rounded of the Peel men finishers for the week with a new personal best time of 27:34mins.
For the Peel Road Runner ladies, it was Stella Martin who was first back across the finish line with a time just outside of her personal best of 25:55mins with Christine Norris rounding off the Peelers for the weekend with a time of 37:35mins.
If you are interested in taking up running in the New Year the Peel Road Runners will commence their next ‘Couch to 5k’ course on the 8th January 2018.
Following the success of the course ran earlier this year, member Owen Slater, with the assistance of other experienced club members, will guide any interested runners through a 9-week course with the goal to complete the 5k Kingsbury Water Parkrun at the end of the programme.
More information on this and some FAQ’s about the ‘Couch to 5K’ course or for the beginners group is available on Facebook through the open group Peel Road Runners Beginners.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.