Weekly Round Up – 20th November 2023

The Clowne half marathon near Chesterfield is a perennial favourite with the Peel Road Runners, tempted by an undulating and quite scenic course and the lure of a quality sweatshirt and cake as a reward for crossing the finish line! Wayne King continued to build on his impressive season of results by finishing in 11th place in a time of 1:22:46 and second in M45 age category. Emma Pick went one place better to finish her race in a time of 1:33:42 and 1st in the FSEN age category! Allen King was next over the line for the club in a personal best time of 1:40:26, followed by Phil Neale (1:45:13); Simon Gordon (1:51:51 – personal best time); Lorna Carlin (1:52:49); Mark Boffey (1:52:57); Sarah Boffey (1:52:57); Billy King (1:56:27 – personal best time); Tim Mudd (1:56:29); Chris Bennett (1:57:23 course personal best time); Gemma Pritchard (2:04:09); Helen Chyla (2:09:34) and Darren Truman (2:26:12).

Representing the Peelers at the fast and flat Derby 10 mile road race, Val Lawson ran a steady and well paced race to finish in 1:43:03.

Meanwhile running in the Trail Betws Canicross 10k at Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia, Helen and Neal Dempsey (aka Team Dempsey) took their hounds around the very muddy and hilly trail course to finish in a creditable 90 minutes. Also making his mark on the canicross scene, Rob Mace ran the very muddy Canicross Midlands event at Alcester running 2k on Saturday and Sunday in the two dog category (with Miss and Drama) finishing in first place.

At the weekend’s parkruns, Peelers were out and about representing their club at events all over the Midlands. At Tamworth Castle parkrun, Mark Boffey finished first for the club in 25:28 followed by Wendy Roe (32:43); Laura Bowyer (32:44 – personal best); Dave Fern (32:45) and Sophie Galloway (55:00). Meanwhile at Cannock Chase, Caroline Evans crossed the line in 29:11 and at Kettering, Ian Orton finished in 24:19 followed by Michael Hughes in 38:17. At Kingsbury Water parkrun, Tim Clark was first home for the club in a time of 25:13 followed by Chris Bennett (26:51); Tim Mudd (27:00); Roger Eastaff (31:49); Claire Guffick (31:50); Lee Guffick (39:02) and Alison Dolphin (43:09). Representing the club on the south coast, Mick Stevenson ran at Hove to finish in 35:45, whilst at the Wammy, Newcastle-under-Lyme parkrun Martin Hollamby finished in 18:59. At Chasewater, Garth Cox stopped the clock on 26:35 with Jackie Tierney running at Aston Hall in a time of 29:48.

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