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Results - Week Ending 2016/10/23

posted 26 Oct 2016, 00:48 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:37 ]

Taylor Turmoil in Leicester Marathon Malaise

Chris Horton & Aaron Chetwynd - BADGERS
Endurance athlete Damo Taylor tackled the Leicester Marathon on Sunday and set a new BADGERS Senior club record in the process but was left wondering what might have been after a disastrous turn of events left him and a fellow competitor running the wrong way for two miles. Lying in fifth spot in the race at the time around eighteen miles in, the Hurley man along with Hermitage Harrier’s Ryan Twigg were inadvertently directed away from the marathon route. By the time the duo realised they were hopelessly off track, they had already clocked up the best part of a mile. Furious, they made their way back and gamely completed the course but by this point the damage was done. Taylor still managed a phenomenal 3:04 while team mates Matt Tonks 3:13 and Dave Jackson 3:14 followed in soon afterwards. Tonks did brilliantly as he made light of his recent illness while Jackson was brave, perhaps a little too brave as his hard training did not bear the fruit he had hoped for.

In the half marathon event, Yvonne Faulkner (2:07) and Kerry Clover (2:11) ran great races a week after their exploits in the Birmingham Half.

Over shorter distances, Chris Baxter turned out at the midweek 5K race in Derby and ran a tremendous personal best of 17:13 in a high quality field. With it being club presentation evening on the Saturday night, most runners got their weekend fix at parkrun on the Saturday. For the third week on the trot, BADGERS had a third different winner, this time it was returning speedster Danny Warren who produced a spirited late burst to snatch first place in 17:08. Chris Horton ran 17:32 in fourth with Aaron Chetwynd producing the race of his life a place behind in 17:46, a huge new personal best. Newcomer Jason Molloy (18:17) impressed on debut in 6th while Adi Payne and Glyn Broadhurst both clocked 18:27 to also record tremendous new personal bests at the 5K distance.

Rob Boland put in a good run while Esther Holyoak finished third lady in 21:52. Other runners included Ashley Taylor, Neil Gourlay, Eamon Thawley, Lee Millership, Fay Casey, Dave Bailey and Janet Crumpton. Also flying the BADGERS flag were Leesa Dennis, Zoe Yeatman, Karen Thompson, Liz Peel, Karen Draper and Anne-Marie Matthews.

Ian Smith travelled to Conkers parkrun and ran a great 19:23 ahead of a rejuvenated Adie Kirkham and the esteemed Alan Argyle. Karen Missen also ran while at Perry Hall Sarah Martin made an appearance and Jon Davies turned out as usual at Worcester.

The club’s annual presentation evening was again a huge success as members celebrated a superb season at Atherstone Cricket Club. Alan Argyle was a deserved BADGER of the Year while Hannah Burgess collected the award for most improved BADGER and popular Club Chairperson Karen Thompson was comprehensively voted in as most committed BADGER.

A full list of winners are 

Voted for by BADGERS Managing Group
Most Improved BADGER - Hannah Burgess
Most Committed BADGER – Karen Thompson
BADGER of the Year - Alan Argyle

Voted for by Club Members
Chatterbox BADGER - Clare Whetton
Humorous BADGER - Chris Horton
Late BADGER - Nicki Bowman
Gurner of the Year - David Jackson
Newcomer BADGER - Glyn Broadhurst
Beginner BADGER - Teresa Buck
Spirit of the BADGER - Rachel Crump
BADGERS Role Model - Alan Argyle
Runners BADGER - Danny Warren
RunLeader of the Year - Nivette Chester

Mile Master - Damo Taylor (2944 Miles)
Mile Mistress - Liz Peel (880 Miles)

Special Recognition

Chairperson's Special Recognition Award - Ted Franklin

Captain Awards
Road League Outstanding Performance (Male) - Glyn Broadhurst
Road League Outstanding Performance (Female) - Janet Crumpton
Cross Country League Outstanding Performance (Male) - Eamon Thawley
Cross Country League Outstanding Performance (Female) - Angela Stallings

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 18/10/16
Aaron Chetwynd

Group B - 18/10/16
Judy Parkes

Group C - 18/10/16
Ted Franklin