Weekly Round Up – 2nd July 2018

Peel Road Runner Andrew Pickard tackled the Endure24 held in Bramham Park, Leeds last weekend. A 24hr trail run around a 5-mile woodland loop, the aim is to run as many laps as you can in the 24hr period. Under very hot running conditions, Andrew managed to complete 4 laps before his time and energy ran out.

Robert Donovan was at Chasewater running the Snickerthon Marathon. Another multi-lap event held around the country park itself saw Bob complete his rather hot 26.2miles in a time of 6:35:27hrs. Another club member running at Chasewater was Owen Slater, however his finishing time was not available at the time of going to press.

New member Mark Boffey ran in the new Leamington Spa Half Marathon race at the weekend where he finished his 13.2miles in a time of 1:57:51hrs. A scenic route starting at the Royal Pump Room Gardens, out through surrounding villages and countryside and back in to the town centre to finish at Mill Gardens.

It was a very bury Kingsbury Water Parkrun for the Peel Road Runners last weekend with 17 club members turning out for the Saturday morning free 5k timed run and some exceptional performances were on display despite the warm running conditions. First Peel Road Runner through the finish tunnel was Darren O’Leary with his time of 20:56mins and 20th place overall (just 20secs off his PB time). Robert Hirst was the next male Peeler to finish with his time of 23:08mins and just 17 secs off his PB on what was his 100th Parkrun (Congratulations Robert!). George Hope matched his PB time from last week running a 23:19mins 5k and is now on 99 Parkrun events completed. Following George home for the male section were Michael Shelton (25:34mins), Tim Mudd (25:37mins), Stuart Hatton (25:43mins), Dave Fern (26:01mins), Ian Grigg (30:18mins) and Darren Truman (30:19mins).

The first Peel Road Runner female finisher at Kingsbury last week was Sandra Ingram with her time of 25:29mins just ahead of Jo Insley who ran a new PB with her finishing time of 25:34mins. Following Jo home was Sophie Galloway who ran a time of 26:01mins, Emma Livingstone then clocked up a new 5k PB when she ran a time of 26:37mins. Caroline Evans ran a 32:57min race and Christine Norris finished with a time of 38:03mins for her 5k and was 1st in her age category on the day.

The only Parkrun tourist of the weekend was Andrew Pickard who ran at Temple Newsam where he ran a time of 25:58mins for his 5k.

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

New members are always welcome.

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