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Results - Week Ending 2016/06/12

posted 16 Jun 2016, 02:31 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:36 ]


Damo Taylor - Endure 24 2016
A 24 hour race may not be everyone’s idea of fun but after winning the men’s individual race last year, Hurley’s Damo Taylor returned with fellow endurance athlete Billy Craig by pairing up in the men’s doubles at the big event near Reading, and came away with a superb second place against runners from all over the UK. The tough runners took it in turns to complete 5 mile off road circuits and by the time the race was over, the sleep-deprived duo had chalked up an incredible 175 miles between them, enough for a fabulous silver medal spot. When most normal people would have spent weeks resting after such an arduous race, Taylor was back in the gym on Monday churning out some treadmill miles, keen to extend his streak of continuous days running towards the 300 mark!

Veteran Richard Hill collected a fine first place finish in the low key (and hot) Santorini 10K while sunning himself abroad, his first ever race win. Adi Payne took on the 22 mile Man Vs Horse challenge and managed to beat several, but not all, horses in what he described as the toughest event he has ever done.

Elsewhere, several BADGERS appeared at the Two Castles 10K in South Warwickshire. Rob Boland was first back in an impressive 45:07 while Ashley Taylor clocked up 47:42. Colin Lees in a fine 47:32 and John Hanson an excellent 47:54. David Craig and Alan Argyle broke the 50 minute barrier while Leesa Dennis and Janet Crumpton supported one another in true BADGER fashion in 60 minutes. Sarah-Jane Fletcher, Vicky Cawley and Claire Bradford all performed well too.

Glyn Broadhurst ran an excellent 41:15 in the Aldridge 10K while David Craig clocked 4:45 for the Holly Marathon in a busy week for the veteran smoothster.
Charlotte Oliver bagged first lady in the Hurley fun run earning her a bottle of prosecco for her efforts, a fine reward in only her first year of running at BADGERS. Other participants included Keir Hardy, Jo Hardy and Kally Uppal.

Parkrun saw several BADGERS in action, dotted around the UK for a change. At Barnstaple in Devon, Danny Warren bagged a fine first place in 17:44 while the majority of BADGERS made their mark at Kingsbury Water Park. Chris Upton and Chris Baxter both celebrated their 50th runs. The latter finished 5th in a great time of 17:37 while Dave Bailey recorded a PB too. Aaron Chetwynd recorded a fine 18:33 to finish ninth, Glyn Broadhurst was 16th and Brendan Ford just missed out on a sub 20 time by ten seconds. Esther McCullagh was third lady finisher. Other runners included Robert Lovegrove, Carl Holyoak, Colin Lees, Saul Oxford, Cheryl Dewis, John Savin-Baden, Paul Grubb and Fay Casey. Rob Crow, Serena Baker, Alan Argyle and Claire Bradford were amongst those who got round safely. Pete Boardman continued his improvement with another new personal best. In fact it was the day for PB’s as several BADGERS improved theirs on Saturday morning, namely Leanne Baker, Leesa Dennis, David Bailey, Dan Welch, Sarah-Jane Fletcher and Jo Davies.

Dan and Amy Stredder turned out at the Black Park run. Six BADGERS visited nearby Rosliston. Chris Horton finished second in 19:00 with John and Mandy Hanson both doing well alongside Pat Cleall and Bev Spencer. Jason Husselbee-Orwin managed his 136th parkrun too at the pretty South Derbyshire course.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 07/06/16
Claire Whetton

Group B - 07/06/16
Kally Uppal

Group C - 07/06/16
Sharon Whitehead