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Results - Week Ending 2017/05/28

posted 5 Jun 2017, 00:13 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 00:10 ]

MAGNIFICENT MONIKA TRIUMPHANT WHILE BADGERS TAKE THREE PARKRUN FIRSTS

Monika Lampart - BADGERS
Monika Lampart stormed to a superb first place finish at the Trail Attack 24 hour race at the weekend. Covering an incredible 80 miles over 13 laps, the gritty endurance athlete finished second in the race overall across both gender categories! What has made this efforst even more remarkable is that for almost a year, the popular runner has had to battle a career threatening knee injury and this win serves as a timely reminder to others that determination and a will to succeed are crucial in realising goals. Team mate Mark Cox ran too completing an excellent 8 laps of his own in the race. Lampart wasn’t the only BADGER running a long distance as Abbie Liddle successfully completed the Luxembourg Night Marathon in a fine 4:46:03 in particularly hot conditions, while Holly Matts clocked 2:32 in the Buxton Half Marathon.

BADGERS made history at parkrun on Saturday too as for the first time ever, the club were able to boast three different first place finishers at various events across the country. At Portrush in Northern Ireland, Danny Warren produced a stellar performance on the iconic beach based Saturday morning 5K in a time of 18:45, with fiancée Rachael Bunting finishing 9th lady in 26:31. At Conkers, Matt Tonks had a anxious journey to get to the start line but showed his class as one by one he beat off all of his challengers to finish first in a quality 17:21. Jason Husselbee-Orwin, Alan Argyle and Karen Missen in her 89th run also attended.

At Kingsbury Water Park, it was local boy Damo Taylor who once again triumphed in the fastest time of all in 17:14. He was somewhat overwhelmed by his achievement and subsequently needed an early night as the emotion of the occasion became a little too much for the brave Hurley man. Dave Jackson “bagged” himself a fine fifth place finish ahead of summer transfer target Andy Dean. Ex-Army Veteran Glyn Broadhurst breezed round in 18:49 to make 8th while Ian Smith dipped below 20 minutes again with a fine run of his own. Brendan Ford clocked an excellent 21:01 with David Craig running a solid 22:22. Colin Lees, Ashley Taylor and Lee Millership all did good things while Stuart Walton was bursting at the seams to finish in an impressive time of 25:37. Stuart Batchelor, Paul Restall and the inspirational John Hanson all thankfully got round safely, Nicki Bowman was first female BADGER back with Peter Black and David Buck both breaking thirty minutes. Sarah Jane Chetwynd made a welcome return to action after injury with Leesa Dennis and newcomer Darryl Johnson both putting in good displays. Mandy Hanson, Holly Matts and daughter Bethany also made it back in one piece.

At Rosliston, the popular Serena Baker finished 9th lady overall in 25:51, Richard Hill ticked Skipton parkrun off his ever-lengthening list of parkruns visited while Jon Davies ran a respectable 24:34 at his home run of Worcester. At the Trelissick parkrun in the South West, once again normal service was resumed with John Savin-Baden showing the rest of his family just who is boss as he finished narrowly ahead of wife Maggi and daughter Anna, whose recent improvements suggest it won’t be too long before she is beating both her parents over the distance. Finally, Jo James turned out in a four-girl relay team at the Tempo Run For Beer event completing her 2 mile leg in under twenty minutes.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 23/05/17
Carl Holyoak

Group C - 23/05/17
Emma Thawley