Weekly Round Up – 17th October 2022

Only a fortnight after running the London marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation, Peel Road Runner Carolyne Browne was in action again at the Mizuno Amsterdam half marathon (the half marathon is the biggest half marathon in the Netherlands and is part of the Amsterdam marathon). She crossed the line in a time of 2:05:56 with Peeler Tim Mudd (returning to distance running after a long lay off due to injury) finishing in 2:19:55.

Closer to home, Val Lawson took part in the first race in the Dark & White Autumn Series of trail runs at Alstonefield in the Peak District completing the 9.6 mile course (with 1430 ft ascent) in a time of 2:11:41 and 3rdin FV60 age category.

Even closer to home, Luke Collins ran an astounding personal best of just under 5 minutes at the Tamworth 10k crossing the finish line in 41:21. Since joining the club, his running has got better and better and with increased self-belief it will be interesting to see where the black and gold Peel vest takes him next! Clara Walton also ran at Tamworth finishing in 56:38, knocking over 2 minutes off her time at the same race last year and, again, showing great potential this year.

At the weekend’s parkruns, Kingsbury again proved the most popular location for Peelers with Mike Shelton taking on the role of Run Director. First home for the club was Ben Dorkins in a time of 22:16, followed by Tim Clark (23:22); Chris Bennett (23:36); Darren Truman (25:25); Allen King (26:17); Claire Guffick (30:01); Emma Whorwood (32:00); Alison Perry (34:08); Martyn Candy (35:14); Jo Insley (36:28); Lee Guffick (39:43); Michael Hughes (41:36) and Chris Norris (50:59). Wayne King and Wendy Bowyer volunteered at Kingsbury as well.

Parkrun tourists this week included: Carolyne Browne (28:54) and Tim Mudd (29:02) at Schoterbos parkrun, Amsterdam; Mark Boffey (23:27) at Markeaton, Derby; Ian Orton (24:11) at Babbs Mill, Solihull and Michael Stevenson (32:26) at Warwick Racecourse. 

Taking the lead from Fareham Running Club in Hampshire who have asked that running clubs across the country try to support their local Foodbanks during these difficult times, Peel Road Runners held a collection this week for the Trussell Trust Food Bank based at St Andrews Church on the Leyfields, Tamworth. A good selection of essential items were donated at very short notice proving once again that the Peel Road Runners are not just a “running” club.

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