Peelers trio handed Burton accolades – Weekly round up 17th October 2016

Peel Road Runners made the most of the good weather to put in some great performances last weekend.

Friday saw the awards ceremony of the Burton and District Summer League. Clubs from across the area enjoyed a celebration of great performances from a series of challenging events such as the Ashby 20, Gate Gallop and Burton 10k. Three members of the Peelers were honoured with awards. Dave Fern received the prize for 1st place in the Veteran Male 60 category and Val Lawson won the Veteran Ladies 55 category. Martin Hollamby also won an award, coming in 3rd in the Senior Male category across the series.

At the Birmingham half marathon, Tim Gould led the club home in a fantastic time of 1:36:03, coming in position 871. Richie Bunn was the next Peeler to cross the line in 1:38:18. Malcolm Bembridge also put in a strong performance, finishing the 13.1 miles in 1:43:27.

Craig Strong crossed the finish line on Broad Street in 1:48:19 and Stuart Hatton ran the course in 1:52:18. Mike Shelton completed the run in 1:52:26 with Trev the Bear, raising money for Tiny Lives. Tim Mudd was the next to complete the 13.1 miles in a time of 1:54:04, followed by Joanne Harvey in a time of 1:58:30. Sandra Ingram ran the course in 2:02:01, Carolyne Browne completed the route in 2:04:48 and Jo Insley crossed the line in 2:17:23.

At the Kingsbury Water Parkrun, Martin Hollamby was the first Peeler to cross the line, running an impressive 18:48 mins pushing his daughter in a running buggy. Dave Fern put in a strong performance, finishing in 21:30 mins. Richie Bunn ran the course in 23:15 mins, closely followed by Tricia Bunn in 23:16 mins.

Tim Mudd ran the 5 km at Kingsbury in 23:48 mins and Sandra Ingram crossed the line in 25:36 mins. Ian Grigg finished in 27:23 mins, closely followed by George Hope in 27:29 mins.

Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.

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