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Results - Week Ending 2015/03/22

posted 24 Mar 2015, 10:41 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:42 ]
Ashby 20 2015 - BADGERS
Spring had definitely sprung this weekend as the improvement in weather along with the increase in available races saw the busiest week of racing to date in 2015. Three club records fell and there was a plethora personal bests across a range of distances as well as some silverware for the popular former Men’s Team Captain, Carl Holyoak.

In Ashby, 14 athletes were amongst the 1200 starters and on a glorious Sunday morning, first Badger home was Holyoak in 2:44:30 (PB), less than 24 hours after his first place success in the 10k Mud Run at Drayton Manor. Kay Whitehead was first female Badger home setting a club record of 2:51:54 in the process. Other finishers were the evergreen Martyn Barrett (2:44:36), Andy Kenny (2:46:54), Karen Thompson (2:59:54 - PB), Stephanie White (an agonising 3:00:02 but still enough for an age grade club best), Anne Wells (3:01:08), Serena Baker (3:05:54), Paul Grubb (3:09:31 – PB), Jayne Potter (3:09:43), Angela Stallings, sporting undoubtedly the finest pair of socks in the race (3:09:43), Richard Hill (3:23:56), Claire Wood (3:27:23) and Pete Wells (4:06:53).

In the Warwick Half Marathon, new Ladies Captain Anna Gibiino ran a good 1:46:42 but in form Monika Lampart went one better setting a new club record and PB of 1:37:45. David Earp ran an excellent 1:47 the day after competing at the Fillongley based Reaper Run 10k.

Stuart Walton completed the 12k Scott Dirty Dozen on Cannock Chase in 1:22:54 while Eamon Thawley, Judy Dickinson, Jo James, John Hanson, Sheila Benbow and Alan Argyle represented the club at the 7 pools 10k at Sutton Park on Sunday.

On the Saturday, Danny Warren maintained his excellent form finishing third in a time of 17:46 at Kingsbury Park run while Monika Lampart was third female to finish in a time of 21:40. Other runners included David Craig, Dave Earp, John Hanson, Alan Argyle, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Luke Miles, Pete Boardman, Leesa Dennis, Karen Missen, birthday boy John Savin-Baden, Janet Crumpton, Carrie Marshall and Paul Grubb. Ian Mansell enjoyed a top ten finish at Walsall Arboretum parkrun too.

Aaron Chetwynd and Adrian Payne were also in action finishing 12th in the UK OCR championships. 
Aaron finished 5th in the Reaper Run on Saturday and then scooped 1st place in the 5k and 5th in the 10k at the Mud, Sweat and Beer event on the Sunday. Neil Gourlay completed the Reaper Night Race also in Fillongley.

Finally, a special mention to newcomer Ian Mansell who strode to a fine victory in the Market Bosworth 10k last Sunday finishing over a minute and a half in front of second place in an impressive time of 35:38.