Saturday morning would not be a Saturday morning for many of the Peel Road Runners who like to start their weekends with a 5k timed run around a local park. Starting their weekends off in Peeler style, Zoe Schnepp travelled to Derby to run the Markeaton Park parkrun in a time of 23:29 whilst for Garth Cox, Walsall Arboretum was the venue for his run completed in a time of 23:36. Chris Bennett (24:11), Ann Hill (36:05) and Sarah French (36:07) were amongst the 439 runners who completed the Conkers parkrun, whilst Tanya Murphy ran at Rosliston crossing the line in 40:13. As usual, Kingsbury Water parkrun had the highest compliment of Peelers who made up 14 of the 328 runners at this event. Phil Neale was the first Peeler to cross the line in 22:29 followed by Ash Goodman (23:30), Darren O’Leary (23:51), Carolyne Browne (25:51), Stella Martin (27:08), Mark Boffey (27:53), Claire Guffick (28:32), Clara Walton (28:37), Jacqui Tierney (29:28), Roger Eastaff (34:29), Lee Guffick (36:23), Kelly Porter (36:45), Simon Gordon (38:59) and Alison Dolphin (40:55). Notable runs included Stella Martin’s who is running 5k every day of 2021 to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Claire Guffick’s time, which was a personal best! At Lyme Park in Disley, Andy Pickard ran 25:22 and at Babb’s Mill in Solihull, Tim Mudd finished in 26:39. Finally at Beacon Park in Lichfield, Sophie Galloway crossed the line in 25:24.
On a very wet and cool 21st August, Joy Sykes took part in the Tri on the Tyne sprint duathlon (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) and completed the course in 1:48:00. Closer to home at the Spitfire 10km at Cosford, Wolverhampton on Sunday, Neil Dempsey crossed the line in 56:39, followed by Alison Upton in 1:02:07 and Helen Dempsey in 1:06:03.
Peel Road Runners meet at 6.45 pm at the Skate Park car park in Tamworth on Tuesdays and Thursdays.