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Results - Week Ending 17/04/2016

posted 20 Apr 2016, 03:38 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 20 Apr 2016, 03:40 ]

TONKS TAKES A TROPHY IN ZEBRA RUN

KWp (L-R Chris Baxter, David Jackson and Danny Warren) - BADGERS

Matt Tonks found himself the recipient of yet more silverware as he finished in a fine third place at the weekend in the Birmingham Zebra 10K run. The Atherstone based veteran clocked a very respectable 37:14 a week ahead of his crack at the London Marathon. Meanwhile, in the Derby 10k Pat Cleall ran 52:05 and Bev Spencer a PB in 61:24 as BADGERS travelled across the Midlands in search of race action. Richard Hill ran an excellent 50:48 at the Regency 10k with Claire Bradford making her debut at the distance in the same race chalking up a time of 73:20.

In the Brighton marathon, the ever-graceful Jayne Potter ran a superb 4:37 on the south coast in wonderful conditions. While just missing out on her personal best, the popular dog-groomer finished within the top 10% in her age group – a fine achievement. Ryan Bennett followed up Carl Holyoak’s brave efforsts last week in the Reaper Run by finishing 3rd in the challenging 12km Dirty Dozen OCR. Elsewhere, Teresa Buck went to the BHF run for your heart 5K event.

Parkrun has been in the news a lot of late and while Karen Missen turned out at Conkers, the lion’s share of BADGERS appeared at the first rate Kingsbury Water Park venue where organisers and authorities enjoy a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship. Despite a lot of standing water on the course, the BADGERS big hitters again dominated the top ten. With only Cani-cross runners in their way, BADGERS took five of the top eight places. Danny Warren ran 17:45 to finish third with Chris Baxter a second and a place behind. Dave Jackson finished bravely in 17:50 in 5th with Matt Tonks beating off a rival at the end to grab 6th. Glyn Broadhurst ran a sub 19 time again to take 8th as BADGERS stole the show.

Carl Holyoak shrugged off last week’s injury concerns in 17th place with Will Cartwright and Rob Crow both running well. Ashley Taylor, Colin Lees and David Craig all got round safely while Alan Argyle showed tremendous character less than a week after setting a new club V60 marathon best in Manchester. Fay Casey was first lady BADGER back ahead of the fast improving Jo Davies. David Bailey, Liz Peel and Pete Boardman took part as did Joanne Burrows. Seasoned campaigner John Hanson finished ahead of the improving Rachael Howard (PB). Debbie Zimmerman and Paul Grubb thankfully completed the 5k course without undue concern. Nikki Aldridge and Teresa Buck both successfully avoided incident on the particularly wet course. Carolyn Hall also ran.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 12/04/16
Rob Boland

Group C - 12/04/16
Rachel Hudspith