Yo Ho Ho! Festive round up – 19th December 2016

Peel Road Runners rounded off 2016 in style with some great performances and personal bests.

At the Sneyd Striders Pudding Run, Tim Gould led the club home in 1:11:22, securing 69th place overall. Dave Fern was the next to cross the line in 1:16:57, an impressive 4th in his age category. Stuart Hatton finished the 10 mile course in 1:19:54, a new personal best. Sandra Ingram recorded a time of 1:28:45 and Ian Grigg finished in 1:36:12, another personal best.

In Telford, Lee and Rachael Rickards completed the Telford 10k race. Lee crossed the line in 42 mins and Rachael completed the course in 54:20 mins.

Last weekend, Bob Donovan completed another marathon and took an impressive 55 minutes off his time from the previous year. He ran the 8 laps at the Newark Showground Marathon to come in 32nd place with a time of 4:40:20.

As always, the Peelers supported the local Parkruns and recorded more great times. In Rosliston, Rob Hirst recorded a time of 24:47 mins, a personal best for this course. In Walsall Arboretum, Lee Rickards crossed the finish line in 19:25 mins, coming in 19th place overall.

Ten Peelers supported the Santa parkrun at Kingsbury Water Park, with many running in colourful costumes. Tim Gould was the first Peeler home with a time of 19:57 mins. Martin Hollamby finished in 21:03 mins and Dave Fern completed the course in 21:36 mins. Stuart Hatton Crossed the line in 22:03 mins and Darren Truman recorded a new personal best with a time of 22:55 mins.

Malcolm Bembridge was the next Peeler to cross the line in Kingsbury in a time of 22:58 mins. Matt Smith finished the 5 km in 25:15 mins and Markus Fairburn completed the course in 26:37 mins. Ian Grigg crossed the line in 28:42 mins and Zoe Schnepp rounded off the Peel representation with 29:01 mins.

Peel Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Snowdome in Tamworth. The Beginners Group meet on Monday nights at 7:30pm in the Snowdome and the next couch to 5k course will start in January.

New members are always welcome.

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