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Results - Week Ending 07/02/2016

posted 8 Feb 2016, 12:07 by Danny Warren

NO SIGN OF A SLUMP FOR SPEEDY CRUMP

Carl Holyoak at Kingsbury Water Parkrun - BADGERS
The final race of the Leicester Winter 5K Series took place last Wednesday and after a campaign rich with success, BADGERS came away with more honours. The pacy Rachel Crump was aiming for a hat-trick of individual wins but despite her best efforst, had to settle for second place as her time of 22:23 was a mere six seconds shy of outright glory. Team mate Anna Gibiino (23:27) continued her good form bagging third place in the race while the hard-working Nicki Bowman ran a fine 24:34 to ensure the BADGERS ladies outfit secured yet another team win. Youngsters Alex Rous and Chelsea Wilson also ran good races in the dark while Karen Missen collected an age grade win in the V50 category.

The men were well represented too - Rob Boland making his debut in the series finished first BADGER back in 22:02 while Saul Oxford and Ashley Taylor also turned in good displays. Luke Miles also safely made it round.

Esther McCullagh ran the Charnwood 14 mile trail race and battled particularly hard in tough conditions.

At the Extreme Challenge Obstacle Race, Aaron Chetwynd sneaked into the top ten with a battling display ahead of seasoned team-mate Carl Holyoak who was left on the fringe – his 11th place a fine result for the popular former DJ.

BADGERS travelled to a plethora of Parkrun events around England on Saturday. Dave Jackson looks to be reaping the benefits of his recent hard training by running a top class 17:52 at a wet Brueton Park, earning the Baddesley man 6th place overall. Nivette Chester (24:26) and Stephanie White (26:23) both participated in the Milton Keynes event while at Southsea, the venerable David Craig clocked 22:18. At Kingsbury Water Park – home turf, it was the irrepressible Holyoak who finished first back in 12th place overall, his time of 21:26 a fine effort in dismal conditions. Robert Crow (PB) and Matt Tonks finished ahead of Ashley Taylor with Patrick Cleall, Richard Hill and Jason Husselbee-Orwin all making their mark. Alex Rous was the first lady BADGER back in 25:56, ahead of Esther McCullagh and son Josiah, Liz Peel also ran. Paul Grubb, Fay Casey and Jo Davies (PB) all performed admirably under the circumstances. Judy Parkes put in a solid display of fortitude through the puddles. Rosie Harding, Pete Boardman and Claire Bradford all weighed in with brave displays of their own. Carolyn Hall also ran.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 02/02/16
Martyn Barrett

Group B - 02/02/16
Rob Frost