Weekly Round Up – 19th September 2022

With the Tamworth AC Tamworth 5 mile race being the final race in the Burton & District Summer League for 2022 and it being so local, Peel Road Runners were able to put out a good number of runners at this year’s event. The race, promoted by Tamworth Athletics Club, started in the Athletics Stadium before heading out on cycle paths up through Stonydelph and Wilnecote before returning to finish on the track at the Athletics Club. First home for the club was Wayne King in 30:26 followed by Zac Gibbons in 34:14; Scott Chapman (34:41); Emma Pick (34:59); Mark Boffey (35:51); Ben Dorkins (36:58); Lorna DSilva (38:13); Craig Smith (38:11); Chris Bennett (38:40); Ian Orton (40:02); Allen King (40:14); Darren Truman (40:16); Andrew Gillman (41:35); Stuart Hatton (42:23); Dave Fern (44:09); Sarah Boffey (46:44); Emma Livingstone (48:39); Jackie Tierney (50:01); Sandra Ingram (50:09) and Emma Whorwood (51:18).

On Sunday, the Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield half marathon drew a good number of runners to their event, which started at King Edwards School in Lichfield before following a route passing Whittington Barracks, Whittington village, Fradley village, then following lanes to finish at Stowe Pool, Lichfield. Phil Neale was first back for the Peelers, finishing in a time of 1:42:22, followed by Michael Hughes in a personal best time of 1:49:15.

Also on Sunday, Val Lawson took on the undulating and scenic Nanpanton Scouts Charnwood Challenge near Loughborough. Starting in the village of Nanpanton, the 10 mile course took runners along tracks and paths taking in Windmill Hill at Woodhouse Eaves, Broomriggs Farm and Beacon Hill Country Park clocking around 2000 ft of climb. She finished in a course personal best time of 2:09:59.

At Saturday’s parkruns, Kingsbury saw another good turnout of Peelers many of whom helped Peeler Dave Fern celebrate his 70th birthday by singing “Happy Birthday” to him before the run! First Peeler to cross the finish line was Mike Shelton in 20:26 and 8th position overall. Next to finish was Darren O’Leary (24:59); Darren Truman (26:15); Jason Church (26:21); Clara Walton (28:31); Carolyne Browne (29:27); Dave Fern (29:28); Jackie Tierney (29:35); Roger Eastaff (30:21); Wendy Bowyer (40:44); Claire Guffick (tail walker 55:31) and Lee Guffick (tail walker 55:50).

Parkrun tourists included: Garth Cox (22:58) and Tim Mudd (34:09) at Walsall Arboretum; Chris Bennett (23:26) at Conkers; Joy Sykes (31:57) at Tyne Green, Hexham and Stephen Andrews (38:57) at Watermead Country Park, Leicester.

Hi-viz volunteers this week included Claire Guffick, Lee Guffick, Ann Hill, Sarah French, Alison Dolphin, Allen King, Chris Norris, Mike Shelton, Alison Perry and Wendy Bowyer.

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