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Results - Week Ending 2016/08/14

posted 25 Aug 2016, 23:24 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:39 ]


Ryan Bennett @ Hermitage 10k 2016 - BADGERS
Action man Ryan Bennett piled into the top twenty in Sunday’s high profile Hermitage 10K LRRL race. The notoriously hilly course was the setting for the penultimate league fixture of the summer campaign. The 24 year old endurance athlete ran an exceptional race to finish 17th overall in a fine time of 37:03. Club record holder Danny Warren was not too far behind in 24th place running a gutsy 37:36. Matt Tonks was the first veteran back in 38:44 as he continues his improvement after a recent rare lull in form. Aaron Chetwynd turned 29 in the week and celebrated by also breaking 40 minutes, Glyn Broadhurst ran hard again while Adi Payne remarkably recorded a personal best in 40:48. Ian Smith set a new V50 club record with a high class run of 41:20. Rob Boland, Colin Lees and Saul Oxford were all vital cogs in the Badgers points-scoring machine.

Newlywed Esther Holyoak was first lady back in a cracking time of 48:08, while Ashley Taylor, Alan Argyle, Cheryl Dewis and Rachael Bunting all made good strides in their development. Hannah Burgess bounced back after a recent injury lay-off with a super new personal best while the fleet-footed Stuart Walton zipped round in 55:22. Janet Crumpton dipped under the hour mark to improve her own personal best at the distance, encouraged along the way by the experienced John Hanson. Veteran Michael Morton dug deep to break sixty minutes while the enthusiastic Leanne Baker made an impressive league debut as she finished seconds ahead of fellow debutantes Sarah Lea and Rachel Hudspith who all did fantastically well on one of the tougher courses on the league circuit. Rachel Crump made it round safely despite carrying a minor injury.

Adie Kirkham successfully completed the 66th marathon of his career at Shrewsbury as he continues his determined quest to rack up a century.

At Parkrun, Badgers were dotted around the land this week, as is often the case in the holiday season. Chris Baxter ran at the very first Minehead parkrun and landed a fine third place in 17:41. Eamon Thawley ran at Sheringham in Norfolk while John and Mandy Hanson appeared at the beautiful Killerton circuit in Devon and Anne-Marie Matthews at Yeovil Montacute. Not-on-holiday Matt Tonks ran 18:21 in 6th place at Braunstone while Jon Davies ran at Worcester, Richard Hill at Brueton and Will Cartwright along with Paul Grubb turning out at the pretty Rosliston course.

Glyn Broadhurst led the sixteen Badgers who turned out at Kingsbury Water Park home. The popular veteran ran 18:50 on the new course to claim 4th spot. Mark Williams gave it everything as he enjoyed a high finish (13th place) in a great time of 20:29. Chris Upton picked up the pace in 21:26 ahead of seasoned campaigners Ashley Taylor, David Craig and Alan Argyle. John Dulson and Liz Peel broke the 30 minute barrier while newcomers Rebecca Kinson, Zoe Yeatman, Debbie Zimmerman and Sharon Whitehead all ran with gay abandon. Amy Stredder and triathlete Rosie Harding both got round safely while Teresa Buck and Claire Bradford also went.

Finally, at the Mudnificent Seven OCR event, Ryan Bennett finished a superb second, incredibly the day before his big league race, while Adi Payne managed an excellent 6th spot. Carl Holyoak shows no sign of slowing down as he scooped a tremendous 7th place in the race and with it became the first veteran to finish in the competition, earning the popular former Men’s Captain yet more silverware to add to his burgeoning collection.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 09/08/16
Nivette Chester

Group B - 09/08/16
Leanne Baker

Group C - 09/08/16
Pete Wells