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Results - Week Ending 16/04/2017

posted 18 Apr 2017, 23:34 by Webmaster BADGERS

MONIKA’S MADE IT

Monika Lampart - BADGERS
After over a year out of action following knee reconstruction surgery, BADGERS ace Monika Lampart finally made it back to the top of the podium once again with a fabulous win at the 41 mile Millennium Way Ultra race across Staffordshire. Finishing in 11th place overall, the popular pint-sized pacesetter pipped Sarah Aston by less than five minutes to finish first lady in the challenging endurance race. Her time of 7 hours and 34 minutes was a tremendous effort and a credit to her dedication to regaining full fitness.

Matt Tonks was once again in the thick of the action, this time at the inaugural Massey Ferguson Tractor 10K He too finished in 11th place and as first veteran back in the race, he picked up a nice award to accompany his new PB of 36:15. At Chasewater, Alan Argyle was the sole BADGERS representative in the 10K race there while Yvonne Faulkner travelled to the Cakeathon half marathon race in Northampton running a good time of 2:04.

With it being Easter weekend, parkrun saw lots of action on the Saturday. At Boston in Lincolnshire, Adie Kirkham grabbed a top ten finish with a rapid time of 21:22. Parkrun legend and Kingsbury Water park founder Richard Hill ran once again at Brueton Park in a fine 24:41, while Jon Davies ran solidly at Worcester. Chris Baxter recorded the quickest time of the weekend at the speedy Long Eaton course, his time of 17:11 earning him 5th place overall. Carl and Esther Holyoak travelled the furthest, to Exeter in fact, and both emerged with excellent times of 22:13 and 22:19 respectively.

There was plenty of participants at Kingsbury with BADGERS such as Danny Warren and Ben Satchell offering their services as event pacers. It was the esteemed Matt Tonks who was first back, in second place overall in a quality time of 17:43 over the slower summer course. Adi Payne continued his rise to the top with 3rd place in a new PB of 18:13. Glyn Broadhurst bagged 5th and Ashley Taylor marked another milestone with a perfunctory performance. Rob Crow and Nicki Bowman ran hard with Colin Lees and Amy Stredder both putting in a shift. Steph White, Paul Restall, Eamon Thawley and Maggi Savin-Baden all gave 100% with Judy Parkes maturing like a fine wine grabbing a new personal best, just days after her recent birthday. Jo Davies, John Dulson and Andy Smith all made it back in good time before Jo Hardy helped herself to a well deserved PB of 27:39. John and Anna Savin-Baden followed through ahead of Leesa Dennis and the experienced Karen Missen.

Dave Bailey, Ann-Marie Currier, Alan Argyle and Keir Hardy all got round safely. Izzie Bradford gave a good account of herself while Mandy Hanson paced husband John round and Jane Hughes completed a BADGER bonus. Teresa Buck also went. Next week sees seven BADGERS take on the London Marathon. Matt Tonks, Chris Horton, Jason Molloy, Luke Melling, Kelly Ford, Brendan Ford (no relation) and Martyn Barrett will all be in the capital for the biggest event on the 2017 calendar.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 11/04/17
Danny Warren & Adrian Payne

Group B - 11/04/17
Luke Miles & Stuart Walton