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Results - Week Ending 06/11/2016

posted 8 Nov 2016, 02:43 by Webmaster BADGERS

BAXTER BACK TO HIS BRILLIANT BEST

Leicester 5k - BADGERS
Chris Baxter enjoyed a bumper weekend by breaking into the top ten at the Shepshed 7 with a personal best performance. The BADGERS runner, who grew up in Shepshed, found it a happy hunting ground as he made light work of the two lap circuit through the exclusive De-Lisle Estate to record a quality time of 41:32 in 10th spot. Fellow BADGERS Chris Horton (42:20) and Matt Tonks (42:30) finished 14th and 15th respectively as they narrowly missed out on the overall team prize to high flying Charnwood AC.

This was the second time during the week that the Men’s team were pipped for honours. In the first race of four at this season’s Leicester Winter Series 5K, the Baddesley outfit had to play the role of bridesmaid as Hermitage Harriers sent out their big hitters to scoop the team prize on a cold Wednesday night. That said, there were no shortage of brave BADGER performances however. Last season’s series winner Danny Warren ran a rapid 17:39 to finish fourth, Chris Horton finished sixth in 17:55 and with it took the V40 award and Aaron Chetwynd (10th) recorded 18:39, a PB over the course. Rob Boland strode home in 17th place in a fine time of 20:54. Becky Kinson (28:17) and Sarah-Jane Fletcher (29:28) both fronted up well in the uncompromising conditions to break the 30 minute barrier.

Men’s team captain Adi Payne finished a creditable 60th in the long running Dovedale Dash Cross Country race. First run in 1959, the event attracts over 1,500 runners annually and can loosely be described as complete madness. Kerry Clover, Yvonne Faulkner and Ed Winter all took part in the Wolf Run at the weekend.

At parkrun, it was Baxter again who secured first spot with a strong run of 17:12, his second PB of the weekend. His feat ensured the club have now had the first place runner at Kingsbury for five successive weeks – a record in itself. Chris Horton toughed it out to grab third in 17:36 while Dave Jackson (18:17) and new-boy Jason Molloy (18:30) both made the top ten with spirited efforsts. Glyn Broadhurst ran a solid 18:42 with veteran Ian Smith breaking 20 minutes yet again as he closes in on Martyn Barrett’s club record at the distance. Dave Earp ran a fine 20:24 while Colin Lees returned from holiday to finish in 23:51, just ahead of Saul Oxford who is fast becoming a vital cog in the BADGERS machine. Eamon Thawley lorded it round in 23:57. Lee Millership (24:07) and Dave W Jarvis (24:19) gave a good account of themselves while Liz Peel showed a clean pair of heels to all her times of the past 12 months by recording a season’s best 25:43 ahead of the plucky Serena Baker. Lily Bowman made a confident return to form in 26:33 while John Dulson’s improvement shows no sign of stopping as he helped himself to yet another personal best in 26:39. Nicky Bowman produced a late surge to clock 26:44 while Zoe Yeatman produced the most impressive result of the day as she took an incredible 93 seconds off her previous best with a stunning time of 27:17, a testament to her recent hard work. Leesa Dennis ran brilliantly too missing her best by just six seconds, David Bailey, Karen Missen, Joanne Smith (PB) and Alan Argyle all following through just behind.

Michelle Carter ran a great 5K to finish in 31:15, a new personal best by over a minute! Vickie Gilks, Sandra Ward, Rosie Harding and Karen Draper ran well as did newcomer Charlotte Hopkins in 34:07. Anne Marie Dittman, Mark Robinson, birthday girl Kira Bowman, Teresa Buck, Sharon Whitehead and Sarah Martin all got round safely.

At Worcester, Jon Davies turned out while Perry Hall welcomed four BADGER tourists in the shape of Ashley T-Dogg Taylor, Paul Grubb, John Hanson and his wife Mandy. Richard Hill travelled to the Wyre Forest event – the first for someone from the club. Fay and Kevin Casey also debuted the Stewart parkrun near Middlesbrough.

This week sees the club face the second instalment of their cross country season with an exciting run at Markfield in Leicester. The lack of rainfall in recent weeks should make for firmer footings and potentially some quicker times as a result.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 01/11/16
Serena Baker

Group B - 01/11/16
Debbie Wilson

Group C - 01/11/16
Whole of the Group!