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Results - Week Ending 2015/04/26

posted 28 Apr 2015, 02:05 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:20 ]
Lucy Billings post Virgin Money London Marathon 2105
It was the weekend of the Virgin Money London Marathon, the biggest event of the racing calendar and BADGERS supplied 10 of the 37,500 or so runners taking part in this year’s spectacle. All ten BADGERS successfully completed the course with Chris Horton being first back in 3:24, defying the odds to even be there even managing to run negative splits. Monika Lampart was first female back in 3:29, a fantastic effort from a runner in terrific form. Kay Whitehead turned in a stunning performance finishing well ahead of her planned 4 hour target in 3:48, raising valuable funds for Myton Hospice in the process. For those that don’t know, Kay does a terrific and often very difficult job caring for terminally ill patients and their families and this was her first attempt at the distance. Mark Darby crossed the line in 4:04 in his debut marathon, a fine effort from another whose training was interrupted with injury setbacks. Lucy Billings raised a phenomenal £5,600 (and still counting!) for her charity, Clic Sargent. Her time of 4:25 was an unbelievable feat for a debut especially given she lost a month of key training time after getting burned at work during the build up. Angela Stallings finished in 4:30 in her first London Marathon – yet another solid performance, Claire Wood ran superbly in 4:44, Tim Baker, now based in Barnstaple but still a club member managed an excellent 4:48 in his first marathon, Jayne Potter missed out on a sub five time by just seven seconds but still put in a great run as did Becce Clarke who crossed the finish line on The Mall in 5:10, again raising valuable funds for charity. Spare a thought too for Olivia Stacey, who had to withdraw due to injury a week after completing the Boston Marathon in 4:13. The good news is that we will see her in 2016 as she was able to defer her place to next year.

In other races, BADGERS featured at parkrun events on the Saturday, none further afield than Alan Argyle in Castle Demense, Ireland finishing in 25:29. Closer to home, Danny Warren came third at Conkers in a great time of 17:29, David Jackson also came third but at Kingsbury in a brilliant 17:49. Also running at Kingsbury were Adie Kirkham, Ashley Taylor, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Maggi & John Savin-Baden, Pete Boardman, Tracey Elsdon, Mandy Hanson, PB Queen Kerrie Dickens with yet another personal best, Rosie Harding and Carolyn Hall.
At the Lichfield Sprint Triathlon, Luke Miles finished in 1:17 and Shailee Schofield in 1:31, both excellent performances.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 21/04/15
Adrian Payne

Group B - 21/04/15
Zac Savin-Baden

Group C - 21/04/15
Sue Wilson