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Results - Week Ending 18/09/2016

posted 20 Sep 2016, 03:46 by Webmaster BADGERS

TWO WINNERS SEPARATED BY OVER 150 MILES!

Danny Warren & Chris Horton - Parkrun Winners - BADGERS
As summer slowly morphs into autumn, BADGERS running club continue to perform fantastically well as on the weekend of their fifth birthday celebrations, the club enjoyed two first places, a second, third and a fourth place at various parkruns across the land. It was long-serving club stalwart and consistent speed-merchant Danny Warren who led the Baddesley based side home at nearby Conkers. His time of 17:21 was his best yet on the course and with Chris Baxter (17:35) not far behind in third and the fearless Dave Jackson (17:47) weighing in with another solid performance in fourth, it made for an early celebration for the black-vested pace-mongers.

Meanwhile, down on the Somerset coast over 150 miles away from the scene of Warren’s triumph, fellow long-serving club stalwart Chris Horton bagged himself a fine first place at the Minehead parkrun which runs along the sea-front promenade. His time of 18:03 was too good for the rest of the field as he led a blustery race from gun to tape. At Kingsbury Water Park, it was Mr Reliable Glyn Broadhurst who once again delivered the goods as he finished a fine second in a time of 18:41. David Craig, Carl Holyoak, Eamon Thawley, Richard Hill and John Hanson all ran well as the club’s burgeoning veteran section turned out in force for the occasion. Lucy Billings made a welcome return to action alongside the popular club chairperson Karen Thompson. The incredible marathon machine that is Liz Peel opted for a somewhat shorter distance this week as she completed her 85th parkrun. Fay Casey, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Pete Boardman and new veteran Paul Grubb ran well and John Dulson missed a PB by just one agonising second. The indefatigable Angela Stallings made a long awaited return to the fold after several weeks off while Ted Franklin celebrated his 77th birthday by running another sub 40 minute time, inspiring many younger members to keep on going in the process. Teresa Buck (42:40) also went as did Anne Marie Matthews.

Jon Davies ran 24:55 at Worcester while newcomer Stefan Martin recorded a brilliant new personal best as he ran 19:50 at Braunstone. Meanwhile, Sarah Martin got round safely at Melton Mowbray.
Men’s Captain Adi Payne bagged a top ten finish in the Rodbaston cross country 10K race on Saturday as his purple patch continues apace. Young schoolboy Owen Chetwynd and action man Ryan Bennett both featured in a team at the Equinox 24 hour race held at Belvoir Castle.

There was a smattering of BADGERS in action on the Sunday too. In the local Tamworth 5 mile race, the legendary John Hanson ran bravely to finish in 40:24. Nivette Chester also ran. At the picturesque Calke Abbey, a number of BADGERS donned club colours to compete in the 10K trail race there. Richard Hill was first back in 55:03 with Becky Kinson (57:54) and Jason Husselbee-Orwin (59:40) both also breaking the hour mark. Anne-Marie Dittman (69:05) safely made it round as did the three amigos Emily Karim, Sue Wilson and Vicki Howard. Karen Thompson and Mark Robinson also ran and both got round safely without ill-effect.

Clare Whetton helped organise a birthday celebration for the club with an action packed afternoon of entertainment and activities held at Atherstone Cricket Club over the weekend. Almost £200 was raised for the UK Sepsis Trust as the club looks forward to the upcoming cross country season starting in a few weeks’ time.