After a recent busy period of racing, this weekend saw things a little quieter on the racing scene for the Peel Road Runners.
Emma Pick made an emphatic return to racing by crossing the finish line of the Eton Dorney half marathon on Sunday in a time of 1:35:23. This finishing time meant that she was third in her FS age group in a very competitive field and fifth female finisher out of fifty five females overall.
At the Sneyd Runners Christmas Pudding 10 mile race in Bloxwich, four Peelers were lured to the West Midlands by the promise of a fast course and a Christmas pudding when finishing! Martin Hollamby ran a strong race to finish in a time of 1:03:37 and 20thover the line out of a field of 228 runners. Kathryn Adams was first and only lady home for the club in a time of 1:17:41 making her the 11th female finisher and 4th in age category. Garth Cox finished in a time of 1:25:39 with Darren Truman hot on his heels in a time of 1:26:09.
The Peelers were well represented at Kingsbury parkrun on Saturday with Wayne King the first Peeler to cross the line putting him in second place overall in a time of 19:06, only 27 seconds off his best ever parkrun time. He was followed by Chris Bennett in 23:01; Darren O’Leary in 23:35; Lisa Stretton in 24:49; Mark Boffey in 25:53; Simon Gordon in 26:12; Stella Martin in 27:44; Jackie Tierney in 28:35; Joy Sykes in 29:19; Ben Dorkins in 31:29; Emma Whorwood in 33:29; Alison Upton in 33:45; Alison Dolphin in 38:31; Christine Norris in 48:00 and Stephen Andrews in 48:01. Meanwhile Garth Cox volunteered his time as a “hi-vis” hero at Kingsbury, one of a group of volunteers who enable the parkrun to happen each week.
Parkrun tourists this week included: Tim Mudd in 27:30 at Leamington; Rob Mace in 19:49 at Cannock Chase; Andy Pickard in 23:31 at Hillsborough, Sheffield; Tanya Murphy in 31:02 at Babb’s Mill and Michael Stevenson in 31:09 at Warwick Racecourse.