Some Peel Road Runners run short, some run long and some run with dogs! This weekend has seen Peelers representing the club at all these different distances in various challenges across the country.
The ever-popular Equinox 24 hour challenge at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire required runners to run as many laps of a mixed terrain 10k course as they could in a 24 hour period. Representing the Peelers, Sophie Galloway and Andy Pickard completed an impressive 10 x 10k laps (equivalent to 62 miles) in the time available, whilst Jo Insley completed 8 x 10k laps (equivalent to 50 miles) within the 24 hour time limit.
At Sunday’s Chester half marathon, Malcolm Bembridge continued to impress with his consistent form finishing in a time of 1:44:47 having taken advantage of the fast and flat course.
Canicross is a very popular sport which involves running with a dog. Experienced canicrosser and Peeler Rob Mace competed at the Statfold 1 mile event at the weekend and finished in a barktastic time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds, ably assisted by Axis! He then ran as a Guide Runner with Ian McNamara (who is visually impaired), completing the 1 mile course in 10:28, this time assisted by dog Neipher.
Peel parkrunners were also busy this weekend. Kingsbury had the largest turnout of Peelers completing their 5k challenges with the following results: Phil Neale 22:28, Chris Bennett 23:42, Stuart Hatton 24:37, Claire Guffick in a personal best time of 28:07, Clara Walton 30:27, Emma Whorwood 31:24, Roger Eastaff 32:17, Lee Guffick 35:04, Ann Hill 35:28, Alison Dolphin 36:15, Sarah French 37:22, Kelly Porter 37:46 and Stephen Andrews 42:55.
Peeler parkrun tourists this week were: Tim Mudd running at Conkers in a time of 27:58, Darren O’Leary at Sewerby, Bridlington in 24:59, Michael Stevenson at Stratford-upon-Avon in 31:25, Garth Cox at Bedworth in 23:43, Ash Goodman (24:38) and Nick Neale (29:59) at Sutton Park, Tanya Murphy (29:27) at Babbs Mill, Joy Sykes (29:40) at Tyne Green, Hexham and Jacqui Tierney at Edgbaston Reservoir in 29:18.
Peel Road Runners always welcome new members.