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Results - Week Ending 2017/06/18

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:31 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:26 ]


Leicester 5k 2017 - BADGERS
BADGERS RC had plenty of action over the last week despite the soaring temperatures and with it came no shortage of success. It began at Leicester on Thursday night at the second race of four in the 5K Summer Series in Victoria Park. Danny Warren (17:41) was pipped at the post finishing second by just one second after leading most of the way round. Aaron Chetwynd steamed into 6th spot with a good time of 18:50 and with Ian Smith setting a new V50 club record in 20:14, it ensured the club secured the team prize for the second race running. Keir Hardy ran a cracking 21:13 while Monika Lampart ran 22:16 to help her collect the V35 ladies prize. Ashley T-Dogg Taylor clocked a respectable 22:25 while Dave Jarvis’s fine time of 23:04 would have given him the club record that Ian Smith set just minutes before. Sarah Jane Chetwynd continued her comeback to round up a super night for the north Warwickshire side.

The runners moved onto Nottingham on Friday night in the high profile ten mile Notts 10 race, a fixture in the calendar since the early 1970’s. Chris Horton was first back in 60:25, a personal best and new v40 club record for him. Dave Jackson suffered in the heat and clocked 67:16 while Monika Lampart surged to a time of 78:21 setting a new ladies senior club record in the process. Veteran Alan Argyle ran a terrific 81:34 to further improve his v60 club best set two years ago. Yvonne Faulkner and Kerry Clover also ran together in 95:19. At the Rothley 10K, Stuart Youngs ran an excellent 50:02 – a course PB for the tall stride-smith.
At parkrun on Saturday, Aaron Chetwynd became only the tenth man in BADGERS history to enjoy a first place finish as he romped home at Kingsbury in 18:35. Ian Smith ran an impressive 20:38 with Colin Lees, Ashley Taylor, David Craig, Rob Crow and Lee Millership all scuttling round in good time. The industrious Jo Davies was first back for the ladies in a good time of 25:38. New boy Darryl Johnson and old boy John Hanson sandwiched the returning Kay Whitehead while Ann-Marie Currier ran an excellent 28:36, her extensive warm weather training beginning to pay off. The popular Clare Hutton, Lorna Jackson and Yvonne Feasey all got round safely in the heat. Nivette Chester also ran.

Elsewhere, Colwick parkrun hosted travel twins Richard Hill (26:02) and Jared Karim (22:40) while Paul Grubb got a run in down in Burnham on Sea (27:12). Karen Missen ran at Conkers as she creeps ever closer to her 100th run. Tamworth hosted the Decathlon 5K fun run which saw a number of BADGERS attend, including Matt Tonks (2nd place), Monika Lampart (1st lady), Chris Horton, Peter Black, Liz Peel, Zoe Yeatman, Holly Matts, Claire Bradford, Izzie Bradford, Kerry Clover, Yvonne Faulkner, Jo Hardy, Michelle Carter and Professor Rosie Harding.

The scenic and challenging Annual Red Bull Steeplechase event in Exmoor was attended by over 30 BADGERS on Sunday, making up over 10% of the entire field! Danny Warren managed 26th place overall, making it to the third of four checkpoints across the coastal moorland. Behind him followed the brave quartet of Adi Payne, Aaron Chetwynd, Jason Molloy and old soldier Glyn Broadhurst. In the women’s side of the draw, Nicki Bowman showed her class by powering her way to 31st place alongside newcomer Karina Grimes. Karen Thompson showed her incredible indefatigability once again as she accompanied the improving Cheryl Dewis to the third checkpoint in a tremendous run. Many runners made it to two checkpoints, including Martyn Barrett, Brendan Ford, Stefan Martin, Keir Hardy, Charlotte Oliver, Stephanie White, Judy Parkes, Serena Baker, Angela Stallings, Jo James, Sheila Benbow, Maggi Savin-Baden, Nivette Chester and the two Daves, Earp and Jarvis. Jason Husselbee-Orwin, David Craig, Leesa Dennis, Sarah Jane Chetwynd, Clare Whetton and Vicky Cawley were all much more sensible, stopping at the first checkpoint to enjoy one of the hottest days of the year by the sea! Richard Chester also took part.

Endurance runner Abbie Liddle bravely encountered the Great Breweries Marathon in Puurs, Belgium, running an impressive 4:49:47 in stifling heat. Holly Matts tackled the Arden 9 mile race near Knowle in 1:47 and Mark Cox ran an incredible 69 miles as he made it from Carlisle to Newcastle in the Rat Race Ultra Marathon, his time of 16 hours 45 minutes something to behold. Adie Kirkham clocked up yet another marathon, this time in far flung Latvia, where it was also very hot, in a time of 3:53.

Richard Hill (2:16), Yvonne Faulkner (2:17) and the partnership of Rob Crow and Jo Davies (both 2:05) all successfully completed the Shrewsbury Half Marathon, while Stuart Youngs (57:40), Alan Argyle and John Dulson (60:08) all survived the Prestwold 10K. Finally, in the buggy race at Billing Aquadrome (yes, they have proper races for parents with pushchairs!) Carl Holyoak finished fifth male in the 5K race in a time of 20:27 while wife Esther went one better by actually winning the ladies event with son Josiah in the seat!

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 13/06/17
Cheryl Dewis

Group B - 13/06/17
Rachel Hudspith