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Results - Week Ending 10/09/2017

posted 12 Sep 2017, 23:44 by Webmaster BADGERS

BADGERS DOMINATE THE INAUGURAL NUNEATON 10K

Rachel Hudspith - BADGERS
Danny Warren continued his excellent late season form as he stormed to a fine second place at the inaugural Nuneaton 10K race on Sunday. Only Leicester Coritanians stalwart Chris Jordan went quicker but BADGERS packed the top ten placings as Ryan Bennett romped home in third place. Jason Molloy is enjoying a purple patch at the moment and he raced hard to finish 6th, just in front of the improving Dave Jackson, who took his ship to more bountiful waters in this event, finishing in a superb 7th place giving his side four in the top ten overall! New vice-Captain Rob Boland ran well alongside veteran Stefan Martin while Esther Holyoak, now of the Nuneaton parish ran superbly to bag 5th spot in the female race. Nivette Chester, Steph White and Cheryl Dewis all ran well for the ladies as did Lou Bruce and Charlotte Oliver. Anne-Marie Matthews, Ellie Harris and ladies team captain Rachael Bunting all got round safely before Ted Franklin rounded up the action just days ahead of his 78th birthday – a fantastic effort by the club’s senior pro.

Lichfield held its annual 10K race on the same day and 17 BADGERS travelled up the A5 to partake. The classy Ian Smith led the way in an impressive 41:15 to make the top 50. Sam Starkey ran a PB in 45:00 with Colin Lees holding off Ian Robinson (46:27 – PB) in the closing stages to take an extra place. Dave Jarvis rolled back the years with another solid display. Lee Millership and Pat Cleall both ran well and Judy Parkes goes from strength to strength as she not only finished first lady BADGER back but secured a well-deserved PB of 54:43 in the process. Kit guru Dave Bailey ran 57:47, a fine personal best on an undulating course, Jo Hardy and Karen Missen both acclimatised themselves well before Zoe Yeatman broke her previous best with a time of 59:11. Becce Clarke, Anna Savin-Baden and Mandy Hanson all ran well as did debutante Pauline Morris. Rachel Hudspith ran a cracking race taking a minute off her best to finish in an impressive 64:38.

The Great North Run attracted plenty of media coverage and no BADGER was able to get close to Sir Mo Farah. Si Gilbert ran a PB in 1:50 and Simon Currier scurried to a time of 1:57, a tremendous efforst. Jo Davies was first lady back in a PB of 1:56, escorted by BADGERS quiz don, Rob Crow. Sheila Benbow ran a great PB in 2:14, Stuart Walton too in 2:10 and Jenna Davies-Shaw in 2:32 making it a great afternoon for many. Darryl Johnson, Dawn Cross, Eamon Thawley, Mark Williams and Stuart Youngs (1:58) all ran good races in one of the iconic races of the calendar. Dan Welch also ran.

Two BADGERS took on the Rat Race coast to coast multi-sport event, Stuart Batchelor finishing in 12 hours and the plucky Claire Fielding in an admirable 14.

As usual there was plenty of parkrun action and there were firsts for both girls and boys as the speedy Chris Baxter once again triumphed at Conkers in 17:06 despite a sore Achilles and Karen Thompson taking the honours as first female back at Rosliston. This was her debut first place finish in a cracking time of 22:53, capping a remarkable season for the popular club Chairperson. Liz Peel showed good speed at Conkers running 24:44 while Thompson was joined at Rosliston by the ever dependable Glyn Broadhurst (20:00 – 8th place), pace-ace Nicki Bowman (3rd lady), local lad Chris Upton and the returning ex-football star, Jo Thompson.

At Worcester, Jon Davies made a return to the fold and Pontefract in Yorkshire welcomed GNR runners Eamon Thawley, Stuart Youngs, Mark Williams and the amiable Stuart Walton. David and Teresa Buck went to Leamington Spa.

At Kingsbury parkrun, Adi Payne returned to home soil after his recent Stateside heroics and weighed in with an impressive third place finish in 19:18. Matt Green and Sam Starkey both ducked under the 22-minute mark with veterans Colin Lees and David Craig also running well. Stephanie White was first lady back, in a new V50 club record time of 23:51. Adam McElhone ran a fine PB in 26:58 while Kay Whitehead and daughter Evie performed admirably ahead of newcomer Matt Bradford. Pete Wells, Sarah Vine, Andy Smith, Paul Grubb, Amber & Izzie Bradford and mum Claire, Peter Black, Mandy Hanson and Anne-Marie Matthews also ran. Helen Smith also went.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 05/09/17
Matt Green

Group B - 05/09/17
Debbie Wilson