With Kingsbury Water Park under water for the second weekend in succession, once again Peelers had to venture further afield for their weekly parkrun therapy.
Rob Mace attended the Rosliston parkrun, his first visit to the event, and won the event in a time of 19.11 mins, while Mark Webster attended the Sutton Park event and finished in 8th place in a quick 19.29 mins. Garth Cox completed the Bedworth parkrun in 24.31 mins and Tim Mudd completed Babbs Mill in 26.14 mins. Jackie Tierney was a vistor to the Hanley parkrun finishing in a time of 28.29 mins and Laura McGrath crossed the line at the Brierley Forest event in 27.12 mins. At the Conkers parkrun Sophie Galloway finished in a time of 27.19 mins followed by Claire Guffick (32.17) and Lee Guffick (33.20). Michael Stevenson was first home for the club at Chasewater in 29.26 mins followed by Helen and Neal Dempsey (both 31.10 mins) and Marie Llewellyn recorded a time of 23.59 mins at the Mile End parkrun in London.
The main local event of the weekend was the Tamworth 10k on Sunday, this was well attended by Peelers on what is traditionally a fast course. First home for the club was Nick Barlow in a new personal best time of 46.04 mins. He was followed home by Roger Lloyd (48.23), Simon Gordon (48.35), Chris Bennett (49.16), Mark Boffey (51.10) and Stella Martin in 59.42 mins. Claire Guffick set a new personal best in a time of 1:04.48 hrs as did Ann Hill and Wendy Bowyer who finished in times of 1:05.27 hrs and 1:10.10 hrs respectively. Sarah French came home in a time of 1:14.41 hrs.
Elsewhere Mike Shelton completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in a time of 1:46.38 hrs, Zoe Schnepp set a new personal best of 47.37 mins at the Shelton Striders 10k event and Val Lawson took on the challenging Goose Fair Gallop trail 10k, finishing in a time of 1;03.41 hrs.
Malcolm Bembridge took on the challenge of the Chester Marathon finishing in a great time of 3:37.38 hrs.
Peel Road runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the snowdome. New members are always welcome.
Photo: Before the Tamworth 10k