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Results - Week Ending 02/10/2016

posted 4 Oct 2016, 07:14 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 4 Oct 2016, 07:14 ]

TAYLOR TAKES CLUB HALF MARATHON BEST BELOW 80 MINUTES.

Victorious squad at Bourneville - BADGERS
BADGERS endurance athlete Damo Taylor was one of four clubmen who made the long trip to Mablethorpe on Sunday to tackle the half marathon race there. The quartet were all hopeful of some quick times but a ferocious wind coming off the North Sea negated much of the advantage gained by running on an incredibly flat course. That said, the Hurley-based speedster still produced a sparkling run finishing in sixth place in the race with a wonderful time of 79:57. This was not only a personal best but it was the first time anyone has taken the club record below 80 minutes for this distance. Previous record holder Dave Jackson scraped into the top ten with a very creditable time of 83:40 while Glyn Broadhurst produced arguably the best run of his career to date to land a big new PB of 87:38. Skipper Adi Payne ran a PB too in 91:56 as the BADGERS Men’s side finished a very close second in the team category.

Veteran Matt Tonks was also in action in the half marathon, this time at Cricklade and he stormed to a tremendous time of 82:35 in 13th place, enough to earn him a new V40 club record. Victoria Hill completed her very first half marathon in Lincoln running 2:55:47 having come a long way since her induction at the Beginners Classes not so long ago.

Liz Peel made a pilgrimage back home to Chesterfield and clocked 2:01:42 for the half marathon there. Three BADGERS attempted marathons on Sunday – Abbie Liddle ran a fine new personal best in the Brussels Marathon of 4:10:18 while Jo Davies and Rob Crow both ran a determined 4:22 in the busy Bournemouth Marathon, a terrific effort from two runners who have trained particularly hard in the run up to this event.

The vast majority of BADGERS travelled to Bourneville for the Leafy 10k race and their voluminousness enabled them to snatch a super silver salver as a reward. In the race itself, Benjamin Button-esque Martyn Barrett followed through in 7th place bagging a new 10K PB of 41:46 and prize for the top over 50 runner in the race. Big Rob Boland sneaked into the top 20 while David Craig pipped Colin Lees to 35th spot. Ashley Taylor found a late spurt to shoot into the top 50 – the rapid Nivette Chester finished 1st vet lady while Steph White bagged an age category prize too in the V45 section.

Jared Karim, Dave W Jarvis, Alan Argyle, Mark Robinson, Richard Hill and Eamon Thawley made it a great day for the clubs elder statesmen. Glamourous BADGERS Karen Thompson and Clare Whetton ran in tandem to clock a high quality 54:26. Cheryl Dewis ran a solid race while Nicki Bowman made a late charge to the line as her comeback from injury continues apace. Stuart Walton lurched into the top 100, John Dulson continued his good form as did Jo Hardy and Zoe Yeatman. Richard Chester made a long awaited return to race action after injury problems. Debbie Wilson, Rachel Hudspith and Emily Karim all gave 100%. Vicki Howard defied illness to record a new PB and Anne-Marie Matthews’ presence ensured the club took the prize for the biggest turnout.

At parkrun, Danny Warren continued his fine run of form as he appeared at Perry Hall for the very first time and came away with a first place finish on their new course. His time of 17:34 was proof that he is coming close to his very best form once again. Sarah Martin also ran. Aaron Chetwynd ran a brilliant new personal best of 18:14 at Kingsbury Water Park as he was just edged out of top spot, having to settle for second in a quick race. Glyn Broadhurst, David Craig, Brendan Ford, Neil Gourlay and Saul Oxford all weighed in with decent performances while veterans Jared Karim and Eamon Thawley both broke 24 minutes. Leon Millership and Colin Lees ran well as did Fay Casey. Albion fan Pete Wells trotted round while John Hanson stunned spectators by performing a mo-bot mid race as he marked his 167th run in style. Other runners included Claire Bradford, Anne-Marie Matthews, Sharon Whitehead who ran a tremendous personal best in her 41st run, Ted Franklin, Teresa Buck and Zoe Yeatman. Richard Hill travelled to Kettering parkrun while Jonathan Davies ran at Worcester.

Finally, Mark “Strider” Williams finished a fine 16th in his age category as he successfully completed the Oulton Park duathlon event – a top effort.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 27/09/16
Clare Whetton

Group B - 27/09/16
Maggi Savin-Baden

Group C - 27/09/16
Sharon Whitehead