Weekly Round Up – 20th March 2023

With warm weather on the horizon but not quite here yet, Peel Road Runner Phil Neale flew out to Spain to take part in the sunny Barcelona marathon at the weekend. He finished the flat and fast course in a very respectable 4:17:38 commenting that the course was “definitely a PB course, but I suffered a bit with the heat at the end … however I still absolutely loved the marathon!”

Many Peelers run a 20 mile race prior to their marathons as a way of seeing how their training for the distance is progressing. With this in mind, Wayne King travelled to the flat and fast Twin Lakes 20 near Milton Keynes where he finished in 6th place overall and covered the 20 mile route in 2 hours and 7 minutes! 

Last week, Malcolm Bembridge also showed a clean pair of heels when he ran the Chester 10k and finished in 48:44, while Chris Bennett and Helen Dempsey took on the Stafford half marathon finishing in 1:56:57 and 2:53:21. Also running on Sunday in the beautiful grounds of Staunton Harold, Clara Walton competed in the 5k Canicross event with Nanook, finishing in 29:40. 

From the weekend’s parkruns: at Kingsbury, Mike Shelton was first home for the club in a time of 21:19, followed by Tim Clark (23:14); Darren Truman (25:55); Michael Hughes (25:57); Dave Fern (29:12); Claire Guffick (30:10); Roger Eastaff (36:09); Wendy Bowyer (37:56) and Lee Guffick (37:56). Parkrun tourists this week included: Jackie Tierney (29:01) at Colwick, Nottingham; Sarah and Mark Boffey (27:26) at York; Ian Grigg (35:44) at Torbay Velopark; Garth Cox (23:49) at Arrow Valley, Redditch; Tim Mudd (25:17) at Mansfield; Stuart Hatton (26:01), Marcus Fairburn (29:00) and Tony Bryan (29:38) at Conkers; Martin Hollamby (19:12) at the Whammy, Newcastle Under Lyme; Mick Stevenson (33:43) at Warwick Racecourse and Ian Orton (27:26) at Beacon Hill, Loughborough.

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