Weekly Round up – 9th January 2023

After a quiet period for the Peel Road Runners over the Christmas period, this Sunday saw the return of cross country racing at Derby. The Peelers put out a strong team to take on the two-lap course at Allestree Park in Derby, the third race in the Derby Runner Staffs & Derby Cross Country League. Running for the men’s team second claim athlete, Rob Dyjak, was first home for the club followed by James Stretton, Scott Chapman, Ben Dorkins, Mike Shelton, Darren Truman, Chris Bennett, Mark Boffey, Simon Gordon, Mike Hughes, Billy King (first cross country race!) and Lee Guffick. For the women, Emma Pick was first back for the club and 5th lady overall, followed by Lisa Stretton, Lorna Carlin, Catherine Tieley, Donna Lancaster, Sarah Boffey, Jackie Tierney, Sandra Ingram and Stella Taylor. Overall results were not available at the time of going to press.

At Saturday’s parkruns, poor weather saw a lower turnout than usual for the club at Kingsbury Water Park, but Tim Clark was the first home in a time of 23:42, followed by Darren O’Leary in 27:03; Helen Dempsey (36:25); Neal Dempsey (36:25) and Lee Guffick (41:43). At Conkers parkrun, Tim Mudd finished in 25:50 and Marcus Fairburn in 29:31. At Babb’s Mill, Ian Orton finished in 25:09, whilst at Warwick Racecourse Michael Stevenson trotted over the line in 34:17. At Beacon Park, Allen King stopped the clock at 22:23 with Chris Bennett (23:53) and Darren Truman (25:16) following. At the 50thrunning of the Belvoir Castle parkrun, Mark Boffey finished in 24:37 followed by Jackie Tierney (30:33) and Michael Hughes (43:17).

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