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Results - Week Ending 19/06/2016

posted 21 Jun 2016, 07:04 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 29 Jun 2016, 00:54 ]

PERSONAL BESTS A-PLENTY AS BADGERS DISPERSE

Stone 10k 2016 - BADGERS
There were a plethora of personal bests this week for many runners in the BADGERS club as members took part in at least a dozen different races up and down the land. In Nottingham on Friday evening, all four BADGERS that finished the fast and flat Notts 10 mile race came away with personal bests. In a high class field including the likes of none other than Gemma Steel, it was Dave Jackson who strolled home first in a tremendous time of 61:32 (PB). The 37 year old Baddesley man had plenty of gas to spare at the end and finished in a superb 38th place. Chris Horton took a minute and a half of his own V40 club record to finish in 62:13, five places behind his younger team-mate. Fellow veteran Glyn Broadhurst ran an excellent 65:50 (PB) while ladies captain Rachael Bunting took three minutes off her previous best with a cracking run of 82:19. Danny Warren, current club record holder at the distance travelled over too but sensibly had to withdraw after aggravating an injury early on in the race.

In the Leicester Summer Series 5K at Victoria Park, Rob Boland finished in a PB time of 20:53. Brendan Ford was first back in 20:41 while Henry Clews and Claire Bradford (32:48 – PB) also ran well.

Marathon man Matt Tonks finished a fine 3rd place in the Milton Keynes based Shaken Not Stirred marathon in a time of 3:25. The indefatigable Karen Thompson finished in a fine 33rd place while Liz Peel continued her quest to run one hundred marathons by notching up yet another successful 26.2 mile race in 5:08.

Ryan Bennett was the star of the show at the Stone 10K race on Sunday. The newcomer clocked an impressive 35:39 to become only the second BADGER to break 36 minutes for the distance. His efforsts earned him 13th place in the field. Other runners included Dave Jackson, Glyn Broadhurst, Alan Argyle and Michael Morton. Dawn Cross scooped a PB while the streamlined John Hanson recorded a season’s best in 47:40. Popular Serena Baker was first lady back in a hugely determined 54:24.

Jo Davies and Rob Crow both competed in the Road to Recovery half marathon while at the Beacon Solstice 5 mile trail run at Beacon Hill in Leicestershire, it was a case of the lads on tour as Adi Payne and fellow athlete David Earp made their way to the Friday evening race. It was Men’s Captain Payne who earned bragging rights for the car-journey home as he beat off his Baxterley-based rival with minutes to spare, finishing 12th overall in an impressive 34:25. In Belgium, Abbie Liddle continued to perform well in races of somewhat unfamiliar lengths – this time it was the 13K race in Verviers, the Grendon-based missile recording a rapid 69:52 in the process.

In the midweek Rothley 10K, veteran Alan Argyle ran a heroic 50:18 and at Cannock Chase, the 10K Challenge saw the ladies team of the genial Jo James, the rapid Rachel Crump and the tardy Nicki Bowman finish a superb second place for their endeavours. Chris Upton ran an excellent 51:28. Alan Argyle and Judy Parkes also ran. Of course, parkrun featured on the agenda too, even allowing for the postponement of the waterlogged Kingsbury Water Park, four BADGERS found their fix at nearby Conkers. Brendan Ford joined the sub-20 club with a great time of 19:39 (PB). Liz Peel, Rosie Harding and Pete Boardman also ran. At pretty Rosliston, Rob Crow headed the club home in a time of 23:31. Bev Spencer recorded a fine PB of 28:20, impressive given the nature of the course there, while other runners included the likes of Richard Hill, Pat Cleall, Jo Davies and Claire Bradford. John Hanson helped wife Mandy to a fine run while the waspish Jason Husselbee-Orwin simply flew round.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 14/06/16
Ashley Taylor

Group B - 14/06/16
Hannah Green
Leanne Baker

Group C - 14/06/16
Sharon Whitehead
Teresa Buck

Beginner - 15/06/16
Ted Franklin