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Results - Week Ending 18/10/2015

posted 20 Oct 2015, 00:34 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:19 ]

Dan's the Man at BADGERS Presentation Evening


After a fantastic season in 2015, BADGERS held their annual presentation evening at Atherstone Cricket Club last Friday and honoured a number of exceptional achievements along with a splash of more light-hearted awards. Over 60 club members packed the venue with the evening lasting long into the night. Danny Warren was the undoubted star of the show. His have been the stand-out performances wearing the distinctive black and white BADGERS vest this season, breaking a succession of club records along the way help him pick up both male Cross Country and Road League Runner of the Year. However his tireless work behind the scenes was also rewarded as his peers voted him Runner’s BADGER, most Committed BADGER as well as receiving the coveted BADGER of the Year award.

The popular Mark Williams picked up the Newcomer award while Rachael Bunting deservedly received the Most Improved trophy and Ladies Road League Runner of the Year. Serena Baker former winner of BADGER of the year took ladies Cross Country Runner of the Year. Dave Jackson bagged the Mile Master award for the most running runner. Leesa Dennis won the Beginners BADGER award, just two days prior to embarking on the Birmingham Half Marathon – an incredible effort over a short timeline. Rachel Crump picked up the Spirit of the BADGER award while several members collected certificates for completing their Standard Time Awards over the course of the season, with Anne Wells (Gold) and Chris Horton (Silver) both going on to gain a distinction.

The full list of winners and mug shots can be found here - Annual Presentation Evening 2015

Birmingham Half Marathon - BADGERSMeanwhile, away from all the back-slapping, there was also plenty of running to report. The Birmingham Half Marathon on Sunday saw sixteen BADGERS make the trip down the M42 to run in the biggest race in the Midlands. Veteran Chris Horton was first back in a splendid time of 87minutes, but the performance of the weekend was undoubtedly that of the evergreen Martyn Barrett, running an amazing 92 minutes at the ripe old age of 57, a quite fantastic achievement. Alan Argyle (1:48) took an incredible 7 minutes off his own half marathon V60 club record – a stunning effort. Richard Hill put in a good run (1:51), Luke Miles and Chelsea Wilson both managed 2:18, Clare Whetton ran a fantastic personal best (2:05), Eamon Thawley a fine 2:02, Janet Crumpton (2:25), Leesa Dennis (2:25 PB), Tim Baker made the journey all the way up from North Devon to clock an excellent (1:47), Paul Grubb ran well in 2:03 just ahead of debutante Alex Rous who managed a great 2:02, Liz Peel (2:03), Jillian Callis (2:26) and Ashley Taylor (1:49) all ran tremendously well and helped raise vital funds for charity. Elsewhere, Dave Earp finished 6th in the Thoresby 10K trail race, Aaron Chetwynd trumped him by earning a 3rd place finish at the Reaper Run while Steph White and Jason Husselbee-Orwin both competed in the Bosworth Duathlon.

At Kingsbury Water Park Parkrun, sixteen BADGERS made it out of their pit to test themselves over the scenic 5K course. First back was Dave Jackson, who overcame a plethora of pre-race issues to clock a time of 20:05 in his 84th and unquestionably most painful run to date. In his slipstream, Dave Earp ran a great PB 13 seconds adrift, Saul Oxford continued his good form in 21:57 as did Abbie Liddle who yet again was first lady finisher in a brilliant new PB of 22:24. Ashley Taylor, newcomer Hannah Burgess (25:59 - PB), John Savin-Baden, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Judy Parkes, Charlotte Oliver, Karen Missen, Tracy Elsdon and Liz Peel all ran well. Rosie Harding managed a new PB as did youngster Luke Baker whose excellent time of 26:58 enabled him to finish ahead of his more experienced mother Serena. Ian Mansell continued his comeback from injury turning out at Brueton and finishing third in 17:45.

At the first cross country race of the season in Markfield, Danny Warren continued his fine form finishing in the top ten for the first time in a league race against some quality opposition. Aaron Chetwynd pipped Dave Jackson as the second Badger back. Also competing for the club were Adi Payne, Martyn Barrett, Adie Kirkham, Saul Oxford, Dave Craig, Dewi Powell, John Shade, Alan Argyle, Eamon Thawley, Stu Walton, Paul Grubb, Will Cartwright, Rob Frost and Luke Miles. In the women’s race, Monika Lampart led the way in 18th place with a quality run. Veteran Esther McCullagh turned in a typical strong performance in 35th place while Angela Stallings, Rachael Bunting, Karen Thompson, Clare Whetton and Chelsea Wilson all helped the team secure valuable team points at the start of the season.

BADGER of the WEEK

Group A - 13/10/15
Nicki Bowman & Luke Miles

Group B - 13/10/15
Leesa Dennis

Group C - 13/10/15
Liz Peel