Weekly Round Up – 6th November 2023

A bright and sunny Sunday saw the second race in the Derby/Staffs Cross Country League for Peel Road Runners. Taking on a revised course of 10k of undulating and (in places) waterlogged parkland at Allestree in Derby, the course was both testing and challenging. First home for the club was second claim runner Rob Dyjak in 6th place overall (but not eligible for team points), followed by Martin Hollamby as first counter for Peel making light work of the course and crossing the finish line in 11th place overall. Wayne King was close on his heels in 13th place, followed by Lee Rickards (20th); Luke Collins (31st); James Stretton (53rd); Scott Chapman (65th); Michael Shelton (90th); Allen King (94th); Ben Dorkins (101st); Darren O’Leary (138th); Billy King (140th); Tim Mudd (145th); Simon Gordon (146th); Mark Boffey (150th); Ian Orton (153rd); Michael Hughes (172nd) with Lee Guffick bringing the team home.

In the ladies race, Lisa Stretton was first home for the club in 26th place, followed by Sophie Galloway (61st); Claire Guffick (68th), Jackie Tierney (76th) and Sarah Boffey (77th).

Earning her third major marathon medal, Steph Attenborough held her own at the undulating TCS New York City marathon on Sunday crossing the finish line in 5:51:23.

With Saturday’s Tamworth parkrun cancelled due to the preparations for the Fireworks in the Castle Grounds, Peel parkrunners had to travel far and wide to get their weekly 5k fix this week. Running at Braunstone, Leicester Tim Mudd crossed the line in 27:08, whilst at Kingsbury James Stretton was first home in a time of 20:13, followed by Tim Clark (24:37); Lisa Stretton (25:10); Phil Neale (25:46); Darren O’Leary (26:00); Clara Walton (27:43); Claire Guffick (30:12) and Lee Guffick (40:08). At Sutton Park Garth Cox (tailrunner) finished in 55:47, whilst at Delaware and Raritan Canal, New Jersey parkrun, Steph Attenborough stopped the clock on 30:52 and at Alvaston, Allen King clocked 22:43; Chris Bennett (24:05) and Darren Truman (25:41). Travelling a little further to Irchester at Wellingborough, Ian Orton finished in 24:51, Jackie Tierney (30:47) and Michael Hughes (37:17). Mike Shelton stayed closer to home finishing in 24:14 at Beacon, Lichfield whilst Ben Dorkins braved the weather to run at Great Yarmouth North Beach in a time of 27:24. Finally, Mark Boffey (28:57) and Sarah Boffey (28:58) ran at Aston Hall, Birmingham.

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