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Results - Week Ending 2015/03/29

posted 3 Apr 2015, 01:33 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:06 ]
Danny Warren & Matt Tonks at the Desford 6 2105 - BADGERS
Heavy rain was not enough to deter the BADGERS from turning up en-masse for the penultimate LRRL winter league road race for the season, the scenic Desford 6 in Leicestershire. 16 Badgers braved the wet and windy conditions on Sunday morning with new-boy Ian Mansell leading the way in 11th place overall in a cracking time of 34:22. Also averaging sub-six minute miles was Danny Warren, not far behind in 35:53, 28th place and a PB to boot. First lady finisher was Esther McCullagh in an excellent 45:22, 11th in her age group. Other finishers included a strong run from Adie Kirkham (43:15), David Craig (44:01), Dave Earp (44:50), Ashley Taylor (46:51), Anna Gibiino (46:56) PB, Dewi Powell (47:49), Will Cartwright (47:57), Angela Stallings (49:03), Rachael Bunting (49:07) a PB on home turf, Serena Baker (50:00), Eamon Thawley (50:54), Jason Husselbee-Orwin (52:33) PB and finally veteran John Shade (54:56). 516 runners competed in this race.

On the Saturday, BADGERS were in action all around the country participating in Parkrun events. Closest to home in Kingsbury Water Park, David Earp was first Badger back in 22:12, the improving Pete Boardman recorded a PB while other finishers included Will Cartwright, Karen Thompson, Nivette Chester, Rachael Bunting, Alan Argyle, David Craig, John Savin-Baden and Tracy Elsdon. At Perry Hall, John Hanson ran his 115th Parkrun event – a remarkable feat, in a time 24:07. At Conkers, Jo James and Jason Husselbee-Orwin represented the club. Ian Mansell was the fastest Badger, running 20:11 at Brueton Park, Solihull. Ladies Captain Anna Gibiino debuted at Braunstone while Paul Grubb travelled all the way to Sheringham in Norfolk to run the 5k course in that lovely part of the world.

Travelling furthest of all was newcomer James Eckloff who ran the Berlin Half Marathon in a cracking time of 1:30:44.

Mother and daughter duo Nicola and Lily Bowman made the trip to Cannock Chase to compete in the March Mash 10k trail race. Nicola finished the challenging course in a fantastic 55:04 (7th lady), with Lily just a few minutes behind in a good time of 1:00:58.

Adrian Payne was in muddy action in the 14k Endurer Dash in the Peak District and finished a creditable 9th in the process.