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Results - Week Ending 2015/06/28

posted 2 Jul 2015, 13:00 by Danny Warren   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:10 by Webmaster BADGERS ]
Coombe Abbey 2015 - BADGERS
Ian Mansell continued his excellent season by winning the 10K race in the Coombe Abbey Running Festival in Coventry on Sunday. On a difficult and damp course, he made all, leading the race from gun to tape and therefore finishing over a minute ahead of his nearest challenger in a fine time of 36:44. BADGERS also made the podium in the shape of last year’s winner, Chris Horton, who won a tight end battle to claim third place.

Meanwhile in the half marathon at the same meeting, Dave Earp clocked a respectable 1:46:11 to finish in 11th place just 24 hours after running the Trailblazer half marathon at Clumber Park which he completed in 1:48.

Other BADGERS travelled to the popular local Gate Gallop 10K race in Tamworth, Mike Taylor being the first man back in 49:22, beating Stephanie White who finished first female Badger in 52:45. Will Cartwright, Stuart Walton, Nicki Bowman, Luke Miles, Alan Argyle, Ashley Taylor and Shailee Schofield all ran well for the club.

Serena Baker and David Craig travelled to Colwick Park on Thursday evening for the annual 5 mile race there. Craig ran a fine 34:29 while Baker too finished in credit with an excellent effort of 41:23.

Chris Horton travelled to the picture postcard village setting of Whissendine near Melton Mowbray on Friday and finished in an excellent 7th place. His time of 36:24 not only set a new club record for the 6 mile distance but won him some silverware too as he finished first veteran in the race.

Pete and Anne Wells took on the hot and hilly Stratford Summer Six on Saturday evening, Anne finishing 6 minutes ahead of her hardworking husband in a new v50 club record time of 54:59 minutes.

At Kingsbury Water Park parkrun, BADGERS occupied two of the top three places, Dave Jackson coming home first in a fine 17:40 and no doubt thankful the event fell on the Saturday rather than the Sunday. Chris Horton also went sub18 to finish third, while the improving Adrian Payne clocked an impressive PB of 19:48, David Craig continued his good form with 20:39, and Rob Frost took almost three minutes off his best time. Also in action were Ashley Taylor, Will Cartwright, the returning Dan Stredder, Ed Winter, Maggi Savin-Baden, John Hanson, Amy Stredder, Janet Crumpton, Luke Miles, Neil Gourlay, Carolyn Hall and Vicky Cawley. At Conkers parkrun, Jason Husselbee-Orwin and Karen Missen flew the BADGERS flag.

Elsewhere, Alan Argyle ran the Overload OCR race in Derby on Saturday while on Sunday David Craig ran his third race in four days at the behest of his wife, the Whole Hog Mud Challenge.

BADGER of the Week

Group C - 23/06/15
Rob Forst