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Results - Week Ending 2016/05/15

posted 17 May 2016, 06:05 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:40 ]


Kingsbury Classic 10k 2016 - BADGERS (L-R Danny Warren (winner), Dave Jackson and Chris Horton.)
An incredible 94 BADGERS have featured in racing action over the last week, far and away the biggest turn-out in the club’s short history and it was third time lucky for Danny Warren who after successive near-misses, finally went all the way and clinched a deserved first place at the midweek Kingsbury Classic 10K race.

27 BADGERS descended upon a sopping wet water park on Tuesday evening, those expecting weather like the year before were left weeping into their hot chocolates. From the start, the BADGERS made their intentions clear with Warren, who finished third in 2014 and second last year, strode out in front. By halfway, he had amassed a seemingly insurmountable lead yet still built on his advantage to storm home in first place by over a minute and a half. If Warren ran the race of his life, Dave Jackson surely produced the finish of his as he bravely beat off not one but two rivals to snatch second place literally on the line. The handsome Chris Horton trudged home in a creditable sixth place to secure yet another resounding team win for the BADGERS men. Aaron Chetwynd produced a solid run in 11th place (40:29); Glyn Broadhurst finished two places behind with Adi Payne and Jimmy Dewis both making the top 20. Carl Holyoak and Keir Hardy impressed while Esther McCullagh grabbed a well-earned trophy as she finished third lady and her team of Rachael Bunting and Amy Stredder helped secure a third position in the ladies team event. Other runners included Ashley Taylor, Richard Hill, John Savin-Baden, Patrick Cleall, Amy Stredder, John Hanson, Hannah Burgess, Charlotte Oliver, Bev Spencer, Vicky Cawley, Jo Hardy, Pete & Carla Boardman, Jo James, Leesa Dennis and the popular Jason Husselbee-Orwin.

On Wednesday, three BADGERS travelled to Rugby for the East Midlands Grand Prix Rugby 6. Matt Tonks ran a terrific race finishing 17th in 36:06 (4th vet) while the stylish Chris Horton sprinted home in 23rd place (36:45 and 5th vet). The daddy of club veterans, John Shade ran 58:08 and finished second in the over 70’s category.

Adie Kirkham travelled to Riga in Latvia to run his 61st marathon and a healthy time of 3:41 helped him cure any doubts about his form as he marched to a season’s best. Angela Stallings completed her first aquathlon in Nuneaton while Aaron Chetwynd and Carl Holyoak finished 2nd and 8th in their Iron Run obstacle event on Saturday.

On Sunday, the club were back in league action after a short break, taking on the West End 8 in Syston. Once again, it was Danny Warren who lit up the stage finishing a superb 11th place in a strong field in a wonderful time of 47:03. Dave Jackson ran a gutsy 48:49 in 27th while pin-up Chris Horton ran through searing pain to finish first veteran in a time of 50:49 and 46th place. Aaron Chetwynd showed no signs of fatigue as her ran a particularly impressive 52:02 while Glyn Broadhurst and Adi Payne both ran personal bests. Rachel Crump was the first lady back, 22nd in the race overall, in a fabulous time of 59:17, a second behind David Craig who headed home a cete of BADGERS including Jared Karim, Rob Boland, Anna Gibiino, Rob Crow and Saul Oxford. Colin Lees battled hard ahead of Alan Argyle and ladies skipper Rachael Bunting. The popular John Hanson made a strong return to form with a super run of 67:29 while the consistent Karen Thompson made it look all too easy as she strolled round effortlessly in a personal best time of 67:41. Jo Davies and Serna Baker ran hard while Paul Grubb, Liz Peel and Jason Husselbee-Orwin all helped the club score vital points. Judy Parkes, Leesa Dennis and Jo James all gave excellent performances while Janet Crumpton and Karen Missen both secured PB’s.

Finally, there were numerous BADGERS all running at Kingsbury Water park on Saturday at the weekly Parkrun. In massively better conditions than the midweek 10K, Chris Baxter produced a genuine display of speed and endurance to finish in 17:36 and with it 3rd position. Glyn Broadhurst made the top ten in 19:09 while Adi Payne and Dan Stredder both ran good times. Ashley Taylor shuttled round ahead of the improving Rob Crow (PB), while Eamon Thawley toughed it out in another show of determination. John Hanson worked hard to record his best time for some time while Colin Lees and Alan Argyle both safely made it round.  Pat Cleall and Fay Casey ran well as did Amy Stredder. Jo Davies and veteran Jason Husselbee-Orwin put up a good showing with Paul Grubb battling hard alongside the industrious Pete Boardman who clocked a long overdue PB. Jo Thompson broke the elusive 28 minute barrier with Karen Thompson just feet behind. Youngster Ava Jackson ran her third PB in as many weeks while David Bailey, Hannah Green, Natalie Banner and Rachael Howard all notched another appearance on their stats. Newcomer Aguwen Mibabi made his debut at the picturesque two-lap circuit while Debbie Zimmerman and Mandy Hanson both got round safely. Young Ashley Carter looked good once again while veteran Neil Gourlay emerged unscathed as did Carolyn Hall who also ran. Nikki Aldridge headed a trio of Bakers home, namely Serena and daughter Holly along with the returning Leanne. Finally, Teresa Buck went round in 45:13.

Next week sees more league action with the new Gaddesby 7 race taking place on Sunday as the club continues to go from strength to strength.

BADGER of the Week

Kingsbury Classic - 10/05/16
Danny Warren
Amy Stredder
Jason Husselbee-Orwin

Beginner - 11/05/16