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Results - Week Ending 06/09/2015

posted 10 Sep 2015, 05:49 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:21 ]

BADGER Boys in Quest For Promotion

John Fraser 10 2015 - BADGERS
Sunday saw the BADGERS travel to Countesthorpe to take part in the final race of the Leicestershire Road Runners League season. The John Fraser 10 (miles) is comfortably the longest race in the calendar and with the men’s team in a quest for promotion to a higher division, BADGERS fielded a side of no less than 21 runners on a warm and sunny morning.

Not for the first time this season, it was Danny Warren who led the way for the north Warwickshire based club, despite feeling under the weather finishing in 25th place in a corking time of 61:18. Chris Horton too, bravely got round in 65:38 while newcomer Phil Jordan in his debut league race clocked an impressive 70:56 in his comeback from injury. Carl Holyoak stirred the crowds with a powerful finish to clock a PB of 73:43 with vice-captain Dave Earp a minute behind. Rachel Crump set a new club record running a fantastic 74:49 narrowly in front of Esther McCullagh whose fine time of 75:23 was not only a PB but also good enough to have beaten the old record. Saul Oxford marked in impressive debut for the club finishing in front of luminaries such as Jared Karim, skipper Dewi Powell, Richard Hill and in his final race with his now legendary trainer and sock combo, Ashley Taylor.

Angela Stallings clocked 1:31:05 and Karen Thompson managed a smart dash to the line to overtake a straggler to finish just two seconds behind her American compatriot and with it a well-earned PB of 1:31:07. Veteran Anne Wells, Eamon Thawley (PB), a desperately determined Amy Stredder (PB), Vicky Cawley (PB) Sheila Benbow and Leesa Dennis (PB) all competed hard as did ever-popular former American footballer, Pete Wells who have given up gridiron for grinding out miles these days.

In the Wolverhampton Marathon, Matt Tonks returned towards some of his best form but was unfortunate to narrowly miss out on a sub three hour time. His effort of 3:00:36 was still a tremendous achievement in itself given the conditions and enough to secure him a fantastic 9th place in the race overall.

In the Kenilworth Half Marathon, five BADGERS completed the 13.1 mile course. Dave Jackson battled hard for his time of 1:25:25, Neil Gourlay ran 1:47:30, Will Cartwright ran a PB and Paul Grubb clocked 2:02:22. The popular Clare Whetton took on the event with real determination and lopped an incredible 20 minutes off her previous best at the distance, ending with a fabulous time of 2:04:44. In the Richmond Half Marathon, Adie Kirkham ran a respectable 1:38:21 while Abbie Liddle competed in the 10K running 52:02.

At Conkers Parkrun, Jason Husselbee-Orwin(25:33) and Chris Upton (21:36) both ran well while over at Kingsbury Water Park, newcomer Saul Oxford finished first back in a time of 21:31 - a new personal best. Will Cartwright reaped the benefits of his new health kick also running a PB in 22:16, with Ashley Taylor, Luke Miles, Chelsea Wilson, Anne-Marie Matthews, Sue Wilson (PB), Gemma Hall and John & Mandy Hanson all doing well. Holidaying Stuart Walton improved his Penrose parkrun 5k time of last week by a minute – with that kind of improvement he could be leading come Christmas if work allow him the time off!

In North Wales, Adi Payne competed in the 21.8 mile Man V Mountain challenge, finshing 34th male in a time of 4 hours 11 minutes. Luke Miles, Steph White, Richard Chester, Claire Wood, Nivette Mullan and Jason Husselbee-Orwin took part in the Market Harborough sprint triathlon to conclude a busy old week.

BADGER of the WEEK

Group A - 01/09/15
Saul Oxford

Group B - 01/09/15
Maggi Savin-Baden

Group C - 01/09/15
Sue Wilson

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