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Results - Week Ending 01/11/2015

posted 3 Nov 2015, 06:28 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:19 ]

Warren Incredible Performance

Conductive Education 10k 2015 - R-L Danny Warren, Rachael Bunting and David Jackson - BADGERS
Danny Warren was celebrating at the weekend after setting a new personal best and along with it new BADGERS club record for the 10K distance following a stunning run at the Conductive education run at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. Finishing in third place in the race, the 29 year Baddesley ace romped to a time of 36:11 on the fast and flat course. To put his achievement in perspective, he essentially ran a 5K quicker than all but two people in the club have ever managed and did exactly the same again immediately afterwards! Also in the race, Dave Jackson buffed up his form, finishing in an excellent 10th place with a time of 38:07. Rachael Bunting was first female BADGER home in 51:45.

At nearby Kingshurst, Ian Mansell continued his comeback with rare aplomb picking off runners at will as he crept through the field to finish 7th in the opening race to the Centurion Grand Prix 5 mile series in a time of 29:37. Chris Horton also starred finishing around a minute down on his team-mate in 30:43 earning the popular veteran 13th place overall.

At Kingsbury Water Park parkrun, several runners donned fancy dress for Halloween and pacers were provided for those runners looking to hit new bests. The legendary Matt Tonks paced 18 minutes – a fantastic run by normal standards, even more impressive when you consider carrying a flag with you all the way round!

Leesa Dennis continued her incredible streak of personal bests by running her 9th consecutive best of 29:49. Vicky Cawley also managed a PB with a time of 26:39. Other runners included Chris Upton (22:00), David Craig (22:18), Ashley Taylor (22:52) and Ed Winter (23:58). First lady back was Abbie Liddle once again in a highly respectable time of 23 minutes exactly. Kay Whitehead paced the 24 minute runners in an event that saw a bumper turnout for the BADGERS. Other runners included Rich Hill, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Hannah Burgess, Amy Stredder, Alan Argyle, Charlotte Oliver, Sheila Benbow, Dewi Powell, Karen Missen, Paul Grubb, Rosie Harding, Professor Liz Peel and Carolyn Hall.

At Conkers, Chris Horton finished 7th in 18:20, Chris Griffiths also finished in 30:21. At Brueton, John Williams ran 25:28 and in far off Barnstaple, Eamon Thawley had to borrow some kit to make the start line for the North Warwickshire side. Thankfully, ex-pat Tim Baker was in attendance and facilitated a short term loan of a BADGERS club vest to ensure Thawley was able to represent his team.

Anne Wells continued her impressive form clocking 60:28 in the Shepshed 7 and Alan Argyle showed that age is no obstacle to improvement as he ran the Flying Fox 10 mile race in Stone in 1:24, not only earning himself a new PB and V60 club record in the process, but his time was sufficiently good enough to better the V50 record at the distance too!

Richard Chester, Steph White, Nivette Mullan and Mike Taylor all participated in the Red Bull Robin Hood 2105 orienteering event with everyone scoring 150 points apiece apart from the wily Chester who managed an impressive 170, the team making the cut-off time with a minute to spare. Aaron Chetwynd ran the 15 mile Airfield Anarchy OCR event finishing a fabulous 3rd overall. On Sunday he came back for more punishment as he joined Adi Payne and Carl Holyoak in the Red Bull challenge, their trio of peculiarly dressed athletes placing 10th in the competition.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 27/10/15
David Craig

Group B - 27/10/15
Kay Whitehead

Group C - 27/10/15
Rachel Hudspith

Beginner BADGER- 28/10/15
Hattie Oliver