Peel Road Runners made the most of the glorious sunny weather on the weekend of the 5th / 6th May with members running in events at both Uttoxeter & Birmingham City Centre.
It was the Uttoxeter Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May with a handful of Peelers making the start line. Hot conditions mixed with a rather hilly course made it a tough day for running outside and it was Trevor Thompson who was the first Peel Road Runner to cross the finish line with his time of 1:50:27hrs and in 103rd place overall. Behind Trevor was Malcolm Bembridge with his time of 1:50:36hrs with the third team member Darren Truman finishing with a time of 2:02:34hrs. For the Peel Road Runners women’s team, it was Sandra Ingram first back across the finish line with her time of 2:16:42hrs with Emma Livingstone a little further back with her finish time of 2:28:43hrs. Unfortunately, neither team fielded enough runners on the day to count in the team results.
On the same day it was the Great Birmingham 10k run around the City Centre streets. A duo of Peelers entered and enjoyed each other’s company around the course and crossed the finish line together but it was Lisa Fletcher who clocked up the quicker time finishing 1 second ahead of Stella Martin with times of 1:33:55hrs & 1:33:56hrs respectively.
It was business as usual for the Parkrunners with Peel Road Runners attending Kingsbury / Conkers / Northallerton for their morning 5k run.
Robert Hirst was the sole member at Conkers and ran a 25:31min for his 5k with another sole entrant at Northallerton, Michael Stevenson notching up a time of 29:07mins for his 5k.
As usual it was a much better turn out at Kingsbury Water Park with 7 team members turning out, including some PB runs!
Martin Hollamby lead the team home with his time of 21:09mins ahead of Stuart Hatton who finished with his time of 26:19mins. George Hope wasn’t far behind Stuart with his time of 26:46mins, followed by Adam Chyla 27:17mins (a new PB by 8 secs), Sophie Galloway 27:57mins, Lisa Fletcher 29:25mins and Mick Cooper with his new PB time of 29:45mins.
Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.
New members are always welcome.