Weekly Round Up – 14th November 2022

With the weekend being a time to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live with freedom to run and race, it was fitting that some Peelers took part in the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Run at Sutton Park on Saturday. Sarah French, Alison Dolphin, Claire Guffick, Joy Sykes, Lee Guffick, Ann Hill, Stephen Andrews and Roger Eastaff ran round the untimed course together so that they could reflect on the occasion.

Meanwhile new Peeler, Steph Attenborough, ran the Phoenix Running ‘Lest we Forget’ marathon on Thursday 11th November at Walton on Thames. The marathon consisted of 3.28 mile laps with athletes choosing how many or how few laps they wished to run on the out and back trail course. Steph completed the marathon distance in a time of 6:54:11.

The Peelers travelled far and wide at the weekend’s parkruns. At Kingsbury, Tim Clark was first home in a time of 23:41 followed by Darren O’Leary in 24:15; Tim Mudd (26:20); Neal Dempsey (28:16); Jackie Tierney (28:15) and Helen Dempsey (32:57) whilst Phil Neale volunteered. Meanwhile Allen King was first over the line for the club at Walsall Arboretum in 22:10 with Chris Bennett (22:19) close behind and Garth Cox (23:15) and Darren Truman (23:38) making up the Peel contingent. At Windy Nook parkrun in High Heworth, Newcastle Ben Dorkins finished 7th overall in a time of 23:22, whilst at Dishley, Loughborough Mark Boffey ran the 5k course in 26:18 with Michael Hughes hot on his heels in 26:32. At Babb’s Mill, Solihull Ian Orton finished in a time of 25:45 and at Sutton Park, warming up before their Poppy Run, Claire Guffick finished first for the Peelers in 30:27, followed by Joy Sykes (32:38); Roger Eastaff (40:24); Ann Hill (40:24); Stephen Andrews (40:37); Sarah French (41:08); Alison Dolphin (41:09) and Lee Guffick (41:10). Finally at Warwick Racecourse, Mick Stevenson galloped home in 32:53.

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