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Results - Week Ending 2016/04/10

posted 12 Apr 2016, 07:16 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:33 ]


Top 3 finishers at KWp (L-R Chris Horton, Damo Taylor and Dave Jackson) - BADGERS
BADGERS enjoyed a quite phenomenal weekend as records tumbled at either end of the distance spectrum. On Saturday, BADGERS recorded the first ever club 1-2-3 at the popular Kingsbury Water Park Parkrun 5K. In 142 events, no club has ever captured the top three finishing positions and the Baddesley based outfit managed this feat as Damo Taylor, Chris Horton and Dave Jackson strode round majestically through the scenic yet wet and muddy course. In the first running of the event back in 2013, Taylor finished 4th and Horton 9th, both around a minute slower back then which shows how they have improved during the interim period. Taylor was in imperious form coming home in 17:10, a new club record by a mere second, while veteran Horton (17:50) is approaching something like his best form as he earned his second consecutive second place. The rapid Jackson, in his 99th appearance clocked a brilliant 17:53 to create history for the trio, who also train together away from the club. Glyn Broadhurst showed age is no barrier to glory as having turned 40 in the week, the new recruit bagged himself an impressive personal best in 7th place with a cracking time of 18:45, his first time under the elusive 19 minute barrier.

Rob Boland too recorded a fine new personal best in 20:56 while the hard-working Chris Upton continued his build up to the London Marathon with another good run. Men’s captain, Adi Payne continued his comeback from injury, while Esther McCullagh finished second lady in the field in a quality time of 21:49. Rob Crow scored an impressive new PB in 23:04, while Ashley “T-Dogg” Taylor, Richard Hill, Pat Cleall, John Savin-Baden and David Bailey all got round safely. Pete Boardman and the ever improving Leesa Dennis both recorded new personal bests as did Joanne Hardy and Rachael Howard. Bev Spencer, Joanne Burrows, Mark Robinson and Claire Bradford all turned out. Newcomer Teresa Buck went too, Carolyn Hall also ran.

Chris Baxter was the sole BADGER parkrun tourist, travelling to Long Eaton where he finished a creditable 5th in a fine time of 17:46.

On Sunday, several BADGERS turned out to run in the Manchester Marathon, an award winning event last year but somewhat shambolic in 2016. Despite braving numerous operational obstacles, five BADGERS emerged with success of differing shades. Matt Tonks ran a superb 3:00:30 to take the club record and the V40 age grade one too. While his time was slightly slower than his personal best, it was his first marathon as a fully-fledged BADGER having transferred from Nuneaton Harriers recently and the record is one that he will most likely lower further before too long. Anne Wells recorded a new age grade club best with her terrific run of 4:01:55, Alan Argyle set a new V60 club record in 4:10 while the inspirational Karen Thompson clocked up an incredible 18th marathon in a superb time of 4:14. Stuart Walton made his first and in his words only ever attempt at the gruelling distance running an excellent 5:25.

Elsewhere, speedy Danny Warren ran the Ronnie Bowker 10K in Birmingham and enjoyed a top ten finish, the Baddesley man running 36:23 to finish 8th in a competitive race. Chris Upton entered the Belvoir half marathon and took a chunk of time off his personal best finishing in 94:50, hitting top form just at the right time.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 05/04/16
Glyn Broadhurst

Group B - 05/04/16
Judy Parkes

Group C - 05/04/16
Joanne Burrows