Weekly round up – 8th August 2017

Peel Road Runner Robert Donovan took another step forward last week towards his goal of completing 100 marathons.

On Thursday 3rd August Bob ran at the Enigma Schools Out marathon held at Caldecote Lake just outside Milton Keynes. A popular event for the members of the 100 Marathon Club with over 20 members in attendance and with a small field of runners, Bob’s heat started at 8:30 in the morning and he crossed the finish line in 14th position overall with a time of 5:22:42.

Other Peel Road Runners continued their summer running training ahead of the 6th race of the Burton & District Summer League this coming weekend – The Burton 10k – with their regular Saturday morning Parkrun outings.

At Brueton Park, Solihull, Marcus Fairburn was the sole representative for the Peel Road Runners, completing the 5k loop in a time of 24:56mins.

Over at Kingsbury Water Parkrun it was Simon Smith who was the first Peeler home with a time of 20:33. Continuing a rich vein of recent Parkrun form, Shaun Coyle was the next Peeler to finish with a new PB time of 22:07mins.

Behind Shaun was Robert Hirst with a time of 21:10mins, Jenna Wilson ran her first ever Parkrun and finished in 25:26mins, Allan Williams reached his milestone 50th Parkrun and finished in a time of 25:50mins. Malcolm Bembridge crossed the finish line in 29:40mins just ahead of Darren Truman with 29:41mins and Michael Stevenson finished with another PB for the Peel Road Runners with a time of 29:59mins.


Peel Road Runner Ashley Baldwin had a superb run and came home in 1st position at the Abbott Trail 10k recently with a time of 38:36mins – Well Done Ashley!!

Simon Smith also entered the race held at Hopwas Woods and finished in 8th place overall with a time of 46:13mins. Lisa Jones-Bignell was the first female finisher in the 5k event on the same day with a time of 29:38mins finishing in 6th place overall.

Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth.

New members are always welcome.

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