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Results - Week Ending 05/07/2015

posted 7 Jul 2015, 00:05 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:27 ]
Hungerton 7 2015 - BADGERS
The hottest day in the last nine years was not the perfect backdrop for the nineteen brave BADGERS who turned up to run the hilly seven mile Hungerton course in Leicestershire. In a field approaching 500 athletes it was perhaps inevitable that some poor souls would require medical assistance post race but thankfully all the BADGERS got round safely with no ill effects, perhaps testament to their hill training at home in the mild mountains of Baddesley Ensor. Once again, the heat loving Ian Mansell impressed with a stunning 7th place finish in a time of 41:49. Danny Warren in 24th place continued his excellent form with 44:54, with Dave Jackson (39th) and Chris Horton (44th and new v40 club record) also making the top 50. The sun-kissed Martyn Barrett ran a magnificent race, marginally in front of the up and coming Adi Payne and marathon man Adie Kirkham while Esther McCullagh finished first lady in a splendid time of 55:54 (a female v40 club best). Other finishers included Ashley Taylor, Rich Hill, PB machine Rachael Bunting (PB), Dewi Powell, Alan Argyle (new v60 club record), Mark Robinson, Steph White, Nicki Bowman, Stuart Walton and John & Mandy Hanson.

At Kingsbury Water Park Parkrun, Dave Jackson followed up his recent first place with another top ten finish in 18:04 with Will Cartwright, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Alan Argyle, John Hanson, Pete Boardman, Dan Stredder and Anna Savin-Baden also turning out. Away from home, Paul Grubb scored an excellent 26th place at Colby Parkrun in Pembrokeshire.

Five BADGERS managed to complete the Enigma Marathon in Milton Keynes despite the soaring temperatures, Karen Thompson, Serena Baker, Adie Kirkham, Angela Stallings and Olivia Stacey all survived the brutal 26.2 miles in the blazing sunshine at the weekend. Chris Upton completed the Black Country half marathon in just over 2 hours while in the 24K OCR race Monika Lampart romped home in a fantastic first position in the female race with Adi Payne managing a fine top ten finish in the 12k men’s event at the same meeting.

The club gained further kudos too this week when Runners World magazine listed the BADGERS Atherstone 10K race as one of the top 5 UK races in August, only being pipped to top spot by the Roseland Trail race on the Cornish coastal path - high praise indeed for the club.