Weekly round up – 29th January 2023

Peel Road Runners turned out in force at the Derby/Staffs League cross country race at Boothorpe near Swadlincote on Sunday. Running two laps of an undulating course over a reasonably dry course, second claim runner Rob Dyjak was first back for the club in 4th place overall, with James Stretton snapping at his heels in 9th position overall. Wayne King ran a strong race to finish in 10th position, followed by Luke Collins, Scott Chapman, Ben Dorkins, Allen King, Mark Boffey, Tim Clarke, Simon Gordon, Tim Mudd, Mike Hughes and Lee Guffick.

With the ladies’ team hoping to build on their successes this season, Emma Pick was first across the finish line in 14th place followed by Lisa Stretton, Catherine Tieley, Lorna D’Silva, Sarah Boffey, Claire Guffick, Steph Attenborough, Sandra Ingram and Jackie Tierney. 

The next race in the League will be held at Shipley Park in Derby in two weeks time.

In Northumberland, Joy Sykes and her dog Charlie, ran the Traildog Kielder 10k race crossing the finish line in 1:10:01.

At the weekend’s parkruns, Kingsbury drew a good turnout of Peelers with Allen King first to finish in 22:22. He was followed by Ben Dorkins (23:12); Michael Hughes (26:16); Jackie Tierney (29:09); Emma Whorwood (25:23); Wendy Bowyer (46:14) and tail walkers Claire Guffick (1:01:47) and Lee Guffick (1:01:51). Stephen Andrews, Wendy Bowyer and Mike Shelton also volunteered at this event.

Parkrun tourists included Ian Cooper (29:27) at Brueton; Steph Attenborough (33:03) at Telford; Garth Cox (23:57) at Babbs Mill; Mark Boffey (26:32) and Sarah Boffey (27:25) at Cusworth Hall, Doncaster.Sarah celebrated her 100th parkrun at Cusworth’s Hall 100th event … very good planning!

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