Weekly Round up – 25th June 2024

Another busy week for the club with the 4th race of the Burton and District Summer League series taking place on Tuesday evening. The ‘Worthington 6’, hosted by Ivanhoe Runners is a one lap rural six mile trail route in Worthington Leicester. A much loved run, this year attracting over 230 runners, 29 of which were Peelers.

Emma Pick was the first member of the club to cross the finish line in a time of 36:41. Emma also achieved the status of first lady back having overtaken the leading lady with a mile to go and then held her own to finish 30 seconds ahead of her closest female competitor. Hot on her heels Jamie Abbiss finished in (36:46) with Luke Collins the third club member home (38:51) followed by Mike Shelton (40:22), Shane Lewis (40:56), Scott Chapman (41:15), Allen King (44:56), Ben Dorkins (45:14), Mark Boffey (45:26), Ian Orton (46:16), Lorna Carlin (46:21) and Georgie Mead who was second in her age category with a time of 46:21. Next came Tim Mudd (48:38), Roger Lloyd (48:45), Tony Bryan (49:08), Simon Gordon (49:30), Chris Bennett (50:14), Stewart Baker (50:49) and Sophie Galloway (51:39) before Billy King crossed the line in 51:44, again third in his age category. George Hope finished next (52:01) then Jackie Tierney (55:57), Michael Hughes (56:22), Joanne Sharman (56:48), Steph Attenborough (58:01), Carolyne Brown (58:55), Sarah Boffey (1:00:23), Sandra Ingram (1:01:55) and Caroline Evans (1:02:43). An incredible turn out for this great event.

Friday evening saw Neal and Helen Dempsey join Poplar Running Clubs ‘Rise of the Phoenix’, a 5 mile trail run at Beacon Hill Leicestershire. The duo completed the course in 1:03

On Saturday Sarah French swapped her trainers for goggles and undertook a 5.25 mile swim of Coniston Water in the Lake District. An incredible achievement but soon to be topped when Sarah takes on the 7.5 miles of Ullswater next month – good luck Sarah, we’re all behind you.

Wendy Bowyer supported a cause close to many of our hearts taking part in the St Giles Summer Solstice Walk, completing the event in 1:50 and the Sunday sunshine saw Nathan Cox take on the rolling Warwickshire countryside in the Leamington Spa half marathon, where despite the temperatures he achieved a 1:29 PB!

Weekend Park Runs were well attended as always. Fountains Abbey hosted Ian Orton (23:29) and Michael Stevenson (36:59), Stephanie Attenborough (37:17) and Joanne Sharman (37:38) took on Holbrooks (Cov) whilst the Boffey duo, Mark and Sarah, headed north to Jesmond Dene where Mark completed his second Park Run alphabet. They finished in 23:58 and 32:55 respectively.

Solo Park Run venturers included Michael Hughes at Chipping Norton (45:18), Allen King at Long Eaton (22:51), Jamie Abiss at Canon Hill (18:37), Tim Mudd at Sence Valley (25:18), Jackie Tierney at Brunswick (27:35)  and Emma Pick at Rosliston who was the second runner home and first lady with a time of 19:22.

The more local runs saw Wayne King finish in 1st place at Kingsbury with a personal course PB of 18:18. He was accompanied at Kingsbury by Chris Bennett (24:55), Simon Gordon hitting his 100th Park Run milestone with a time of  (25:03), Roger Eastaff (30:43), Alison Perry (35:08), Caroline Evans (39:08) and Wendy Bowyer (39:37)

At Beacon Park Garth Cox finished in 23:33, next came Roger Lloyd achieving a Park Run PB of 23:52, followed by Dave Fern (30:37).

Finally Tamworth was the preferred choice of Phil Neale (23:30), Tim Clark (25:08) and Wendy Roe (32:25).

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