Saturday morning dawned cool and crisp with many Peelers having their eyes on the Kingsbury Water parkrun. Just running 5k wasn’t enough for some and so ten hardy Peelers met in Fazeley to run to Kingsbury, run parkrun and then run home, a total distance of 12 to 13 miles. The warm up on such a cold day clearly didn’t do any harm with several strong performances in evidence.
First home for the club was Rob Mace in sixth place overall in a very fast 18.54 minutes. Although he has been round in under 16 minutes before, this was his fastest ever solo run without the assistance of a large dog! Next was Matthew Shaw recording his seccond personal best in as many weeks, this time finishing 19th overall in 21.16 mins. He was paced round the course by Mike Shelton who finished in 20th in 21.18 mins. Mick Webster had clearly also had his weetabix finishing 28th overall in 21.47 mins.
Phil Neale was next home in a respectable 22.43 mins, followed by Darren Truman (23.00), Darren O’Leary (24.36), Mark Boffey (25.38), Stuart Hatton (25.44), Ashley Goodman on his return from injury in 25.47 mins and Marcus Fairburn in 26.13 mins.
First Peel lady home was Stella Martin in 27.42 mins followed by Sandra Ingram and Jackie Tierney both in 27.47 mins. Mick Cooper finished in 28.34 mins followed by Tim Mudd (28.40), Sophie Galloway (28.59), Dave Fern (29.36), Darren Cotton (31.14), Carolyne Brown (32.05), Caroline Evans (32.24), Wendy Bowyer (34.14), Lawrence Williamson (36.10), Christine Norris (36.28) and Alison Dolphin (37.17).
Peelers on tour were Allan William who completed the Rosliston parkrun in 31.24 mins and Andrew Pickard who finished the Sheffield Hillsborough event in 24.46 mins.
A reminder that this Thursday 7th February the club is hosting one of the #Run and Talk events organised by England Athletics in conjunction with MIND. The session is open to anyone and the aim is to get people running and talking to improve mental well being. The event meets at the Snowdome at 7.00pm to set off for either a shorter (approximately 5k) or a longer (10-12k) run at 7.15 with a coffee afterwards from 8.15.