Weekly Round Up – 15th November 2021

In Durham on Sunday 14th November, Peelers Natalie Walker and Craig Smith took part in the Saturn Running Remembrance Run (a 3.28 mile multi lap course along the River Wear). The race was stopped at 11.00 am so that runners could pay their respects during the two minute silence. Walker and Smith managed to cover 31.5 miles in a time of 5:10:51, whilst raising an amazing £2530 in aid of the Royal British Legion. This is the first event before Walker takes on the Arctic Survival Challenge in aid of the Royal British Legion in 2022.

At the KP Events Tamworth 10k on Sunday the start of the race was delayed until after the two minute silence, which all runners and spectators respected. Running conditions for the race were pretty near perfect with cool and overcast weather and no wind. The two lap course took in Peelers Way, the canal towpath to Fazeley and then back into town via the Ladybridge before finishing in the Castle Grounds. Wayne King was first home for the Club crossing the line in 13thplace and a time of 37:45 and 2nd in M40-44 category. This on its own would be a good finish time, but was even more impressive as King had run the Rutland 10k night run on Friday, finishing in 5th place and a time of 39:45. Chris Bennett was second Peeler home in a time of 46:49 and 13th in the very competitive M40-44 age category. Stella Taylor was the first lady home for the club in a time of 52:11 and 3rd in the F45-49 category. She was followed by Clara Walton in a time of 58:32; Helen Manton in 59:00 and husband and wife team Neal and Helen Dempsey in 1:08:22.

At Kingsbury parkrun, Mike Shelton was first over the line for the club in a time of 21:21, closely followed by Ben Dorkins in 21:50. Other Peelers at Kingsbury included Darren O’Leary in 24:24; Stella Martin in 25:49; Sophie Galloway in 26:36; Jackie Tierney in 29:27 (her 100th parkrun at Kingsbury); Joy Sykes in 29:48; Roger Eastaff in 31:12; Alison Upton in 33:53; Ann Hill in 37:29; Lee Guffick in 37:39; Sarah French in 38:08; Alison Dolphin in 38:11; Wendy Bowyer in 39:11; Stephen Andrews in 39:58; Emma Whorwood in 42:12 and Chris Norris in 44:57.

Parkrun tourists this week included: Marcus Fairburn in 26:11 at Conkers; Andy Pickard in 22:53 at Rotherham; Mick Stevenson in 30:51 at Hove Promenade; Garth Cox in 24:23 at Bedworth; Roger Lloyd in 43:26 (running with daughter, Alicia) at Beacon and Tim Mudd in 26:25 at Watermead near Leicester.

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