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Results - Week Ending 14/02/2016

posted 16 Feb 2016, 05:58 by Webmaster BADGERS

McCULLAGH FIRST FEMALE IN FABULOUS FLEET-FOOTED FORAY

Esther McCullagh 1st Place at Kingsbury Water Parkrun
Weeks of effort and commitment finally paid off for BADGERS Esther McCullagh on Saturday as she claimed her first ever first place at Kingsbury Water Park Parkrun. The popular athlete is just one of several hair-stylists at the Baddesley based club but unquestionably one of the fastest and her assault on the pretty 5K course in a time of 21:56 was quicker than many of the men participating. Jared Karim pipped David Craig to be first man back in 21:23 while Will Cartwright and Saul Oxford put in good displays. Carl Holyoak took bragging rights in the BADGERS DJ contingent, pipping Ashley Taylor by two seconds. When asked to step up to the plate, Eamon Thawley was first to put his hand up as he showed signs of his very best form. Rob Crow and the veteran Alan Argyle also broke 25 minutes. Charlotte Oliver ran superbly to earn herself a deserved PB, while Patrick Cleall, Fay Casey and seasoned campaigner John Hanson all safely made it round. Rosie Harding also recorded a personal best as her improvement continues with aplomb. Jessica Welch and Leesa Dennis ran well as did Pete Boardman, Richard Hill and Dan Welch. Carolyn Hall also ran.

Elsewhere, Chris Upton tackled Conkers Parkrun and emerged with a creditable time of 22:33.

Adie Kirkham pulled his socks up to record a season’s best marathon time of 3:51 over at Shrewsbury as his quest for completing a century of marathons continues unabated. Also back in marathon action after a long absence was the durable Liz Peel, who alongside club Chairperson Karen Thompson, bravely completed their 26.2 mile Unusual Suspects course down in Gravesend, Kent. Jo Thompson ran half distance, her longest run to date as she bids to be ready for this year’s London Marathon in April.

Stephanie White took on the gruelling Cirencester off road mountain bike duathlon in 1:55 one of the toughest events on the circuit.

Finally, on Tuesday, Abbie Liddle ran the Hot One Half Marathon and emerged successful on a particularly cold day – the finish time was not available at the time of going to press.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 09/02/16
Saul Oxford

Group B - 09/02/16
Esther Bramley