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Results - Week Ending 08/11/2015

posted 9 Nov 2015, 23:43 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:19 ]

BADGERS Success at Leicester Winter Series

Leicester 5k Winter Series 2015 - BADGERS - L-R  Adi Payne, Matt Tonks, Danny Warren, Chris Horton, Aaron Chetwynd, Alan Argyle and Rachael Bunting
BADGERS travelled to Victoria Park in the heart of Leicester last Wednesday and came away with the Men’s team prize in the 5K event. In the first of the series of four night races, the club fielded a strong side pitting their wits against some bigger and more established clubs from around the East Midlands. Led by the in-form Danny Warren, the brave BADGERS saw off some strong challenges, particularly from Melton Mowbray based outfit, Stilton Striders. Warren finished third overall in the race in an excellent time of 18:01 just five seconds ahead of second-claim club mate Matt Tonks whose fine time of 18:06 was enough to see him bag a prize as first veteran. Chris Horton followed in 6th place, running 18:57 and in doing so helped drag fellow Badger Aaron Chetwynd along to a well-earned personal best of his own in 19:06. With four BADGERS making up the top 7, it was no surprise that the team took the spoils. Adi Payne ran a gutsy race to finish 15th on the night in 20:56, Alan Argyle finished 2nd in the V60 age category in 24:47 while Rachael Bunting ran gamely despite feeling unwell to finish first lady back for the club in 25:04.
BADGERS were prominent at Parkrun events up and down the country this weekend too. The latest group of beginners tackled the Kingsbury Water Park race ahead of schedule despite the wet and muddy conditions underfoot. Danny Warren once again led the club home being pipped into second place in a fantastic time of 17:47. Perennial club bridesmaid Chris Horton wound up fifth in 18:24 while Esther McCullagh enjoyed a new lease of life finishing first lady Badger in 22:18. Young Josiah Holyoak enjoyed an armchair ride care of his Dad Carl who ran an excellent 22:25 pushing him along to an impressively high finish. Jason Husselbee-Orwin closed in on John Hanson’s appearance record with a run of 24:54 – John Hanson did not run. Alex Rous (25:11) continued her fine form while Paul Grubb, Hannah Burgess and Kay Whitehead all put in a good show. Youngster Evie Whitehead ran a fabulous personal best as indeed did Holly Baker. Angela Stallings made her long-awaited Parkrun debut alongside her son Grady who made it a real family affair this week for the club. The experienced Adie Kirkham helped the newcomers through the race, Joanne Hardy, Jenna Shaw, Kerry Nicholls, Daniel Welch, Ashley Carter and Kerry Bevan all running well on debut. Carolyn Hall also ran.
At Southsea Parkrun, club secretary David Craig ran 22:27, in the Lake District, Saul Oxford tackled the picturesque Keswick course, running 24:24 while Abbie Liddle went two seconds faster at the Hereford event. Dave Jackson was the sole Badger at nearby Conkers Parkrun, finishing third in truly gruelling conditions with a cracking time of 18:33.
Stephanie White ran the 11km Remembrance Trail run at Fineshade near Corby, her finish time of 54:10 a great effort on a hard undulating course. Adi Payne competed in the Robin Hood off-road Duathlon and finished a superb 5th in his age group – a great effort. This week sees Adie Kirkham tackle his 50th marathon, this time at Stratford upon Avon.