Weekly Round Up – July 4th 2022

After a very busy weekend for the club last week, this weekend was a little quieter although that did not stop three Peelers from running the Birmingham and Black Country half marathon. The race is a unique point to point run along the canal towpaths between Wolverhampton City Centre and Brindley Place in Birmingham. The race format is based on people’s predicted running time (seeded) in a time trial format with runners starting in waves between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm on a mixed terrain course. The route is largely flat with locks and bridges the only inclines and is unusual in that includes the famous ‘Coseley Tunnel’, a 350 metre tunnel and floating drink stations on canal barges! Running as a team, Lorna Carlin, Darren Truman and Mark Boffey crossed the finish line in 1:54:00.

Further north, veteran triathlete Joy Sykes took part in the Windermere Sprint Triathlon which included a 750 m open water swim, 21.6 km bike ride and 5 km run. She completed the course in a time of 2:02:19, placing 5th in the Vet 50 category.

At the weekend’s parkruns, Kingsbury drew the largest number of Peelers on its scenic 5k trail course. First across the line was Chris Bennett in 23:11, followed by Simon Gordon (24:30); Dave Fern (24:45); Allen King (25:08); Ash Goodman (25:57); Garth Cox (26:08); Claire Guffick (29:05); Jackie Tierney (29:20); Sarah French (34:56); Stella Taylor (36:22); Lee Guffick (37:05) and Stephen Andrews (39:42). Parkrun tourists included: Ian Orton at Babb’s Mill (25:00) and Mick Stevenson at Warwick racecourse (32:19).

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