Weekly Round Up – 3rd October 2022

The London marathon needs no introduction and this Sunday saw thousands of runners pounding the capital’s streets running for their clubs and raising money for their charities. This year the Peel Road Runners had three runners in the race with Ian Orton first over the line in a time of 4:41:36. Ian was running on behalf of MACS (a national charity supporting children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes). Sophie Galloway was next to finish in 4:53:40, running on the Peel RR club place (her name was drawn out of the ‘hat’ of eligible runners in the club and the place is highly coveted every year!) with Carolyne Browne close behind in a time of 4:57:41. Carolyne was running for the British Heart Foundation and has raised an incredible £3331.00 for the charity at the time of writing! Her run was made even more memorable as she met the women’s marathon record holder, Paula Radcliffe, whilst collecting her running number at the Expo on Friday.

Taking on another distance challenge closer to home, Clara Walton completed 7 laps in the Big Bear Rainbow Challenge at Kingsbury Water Park on Tuesday on a rather wet day. The run held on a mixed surface trail course equated to a distance of 23.1 miles, a distance personal best for her.

At the Kielder Run Bike Run event on Saturday (11 km run – 25 km bike – 6 km run) Joy Sykes finished in a time of 4:03:41 on the mixed surface trail run/bike course in somewhat muddy conditions.

After a summer of racing in the Burton and District Summer League, several Peel Road Runners were prize winners at the Presentation Evening on Friday. Emma Pick won first over all the races in the Senior Ladies category; Zac Simmons was second overall in the U25 male category; Lisa Stretton was second overall in the VW45 category and Wayne King was third in the VM40 category.

At the weekend’s parkruns, 12 Peelers took on the 5k course at Kingsbury Water Park. First over the line for the club was Mike Shelton in a time of 20:18, followed by Ben Dorkins (22:50); Phil Neale (24:22); Darren O’Leary (24:29); Richard Satchwell (26:36); Stella Taylor (27:13); Neal Dempsey (27:48); Allen King (28:50); Darren Truman (28:51); Helen Dempsey (32:26); Alison Perry (51:09) and Chris Norris (51:10). Parkrun tourists included: Tony Bryan at Conkers (25:39); Tim Mudd at Jersey (39:30); Garth Cox at Chasewater (25:03); Mark Boffey at Woodgate Valley Country Park, Bartley Green (22:52) and Jackie Tierney at University Parks, Oxford (30:12). Parkrun volunteers this week included: Sarah French, Ann Hill, Roger Eastaff, Wendy Bowyer, Claire Guffick, Lee Guffick and Mike Shelton (who ran and volunteered!).

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